Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is truly a historic moment in the media franchise. This franchise started out as a 6-volume series of graphic novels simply titled Scott Prilgrim by Cryan Lee O’Malley. Then over the years it gained several adaptations. This includes a highly successful live-action film in the form of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, an animated short, a video game, and even a mobile comic. Honestly, it feels like this anime adaptation is the logical next step for the franchise, and one that we’ve been waiting for quite a while now. To the point where an official trailer for that anime adaptation from Netflix made its debut at New York Comic Con 2023. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out that Netflix official trailer below, and revel in the 80’s to 90’s nostalgia for yourself?

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Official Trailer: Details

Honestly, it feels like this anime is the graphic novels come to life.

Netflix showed off that new official trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off at NYCC 2023 and on YouTube. As you can see, this official trailer shows off some pretty bonkers animation by Science SARU (Space Dandy, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Star Wars: Visions), who is also one of the production companies alongside Marc Platt Productions, Not Penny’s Boat, Complete Fiction, and Universal Content Productions (UCP). It looks like they’re going all out for this anime, while having an animation style that’s right out of the graphic novels. Complete with 16-bit art in places to boot. You can’t get any more faithful than that, to be honest.

Even better, this official trailer gives us a clue as to when we’re going to get to see this anime. The end of that trailer reveals that Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will make its debut on November 17, 2023. As you can guess though, this will be a Netflix exclusive. Thus, you will need a paid subscription to watch this anime adaptation of one of the best graphic novels in existence.

Bonus: Synopsis

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (L to R) Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

Want to know more about what this story is actually about? Well, Netflix does have an official synopsis for this anime in their press release. You can check that out below:

In SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF, Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, and discovers he must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her. But this time, things get even more complicated. Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF revisits and reimagines the beloved cult classic, taking Ramona Flowers, her evil exes, Scott, and his friends off on a mysterious new action-packed journey to find love.

The anime series reunites the original film cast to reprise their roles, including Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers), Satya Bhabha (Matthew Patel), Kieran Culkin (Wallace Wells), Chris Evans (Lucas Lee), Anna Kendrick (Stacey Pilgrim), Brie Larson (Envy Adams), Alison Pill (Kim Pine), Aubrey Plaza (Julie Powers), Brandon Routh (Todd Ingram), Jason Schwartzman (Gideon Graves), Johnny Simmons (Young Neil), Mark Webber (Stephen Stills), Mae Whitman (Roxie Richter), and Ellen Wong (Knives Chau).