The latest addition to Netflix’s repertoire, the anime series “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” has been a resounding success among its dedicated fanbase. If you’re on the fence about watching it, here’s a tidbit: the heroic endeavor of safeguarding the world through musical prowess apparently doesn’t take up too much time.
Comprising eight episodes, this new series reunites the entire cast from the beloved 2010 cult movie. Michael Cera reprises his role as the eponymous guitarist, Scott Pilgrim, while Mary Elizabeth Winstead lends her voice to his unconventional girlfriend, Ramona Flowers, renowned for her uniquely vibrant hair. Returning co-stars also include Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, and Brie Larson, portraying Wallace Wells, Stacey Pilgrim, and Envy Adams, respectively.
“Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” isn’t a sequel or a prequel; rather, it presents a complete reimagining of the original story in anime form. Notably, it diverges from the original graphic novels, crafting an alternate timeline that takes the narrative down unexplored avenues. But if you’re wondering about the duration of each episode in this exciting rendition:
The episode lengths for “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” typically align with Netflix’s standard format, ranging between 26 to 30 minutes per episode, tailored to each chapter’s treatment. Here’s a breakdown of the titles and lengths of each episode based on information provided by Netflix:
1. “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life” – 29 minutes
2. “A League of Their Own” – 27 minutes
3. “Ramona Rents a Video” – 27 minutes
4. “Whatever” – 27 minutes
5. “Lights. Camera. Sparks?!” – 26 minutes
6. “WHODIDIT” – 28 minutes
7. “2 Scott 2 Pilgrim” – 28 minutes
8. “The World Vs Scott Pilgrim” – 28 minutes
It’s worth noting that Bryan Lee O’Malley, the original creator of the graphic novel, is credited with developing this anime. Additionally, Edgar Wright, who directed the original film, serves as an executive producer, ensuring that “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” maintains a tone that pays homage to the beloved movie.
For those eager to delve into this animated adventure, all eight episodes are currently available for streaming on Netflix.