Say what you will, but there’s no doubt that Netflix knows what it’s doing when it comes to animation. The streaming platform has brought forth top-notch series like BoJack Horseman, Over the Garden Wall, Tuca & Bertie, or The Midnight Gospel. Undoubtedly, it is the perfect platform for watching animated series that go beyond a children’s audience, and now they have just released a series that reaffirms this trend.
Scott Pilgrim makes the leap” has become one of the best series on Netflix in history. And it’s not just me saying it; the data says so: it has a 100% critical approval on Rotten Tomatoes and an 82% audience score. Additionally, it has made its way into the list of the most-watched on Netflix in dozens of countries, undoubtedly proving to be a new original version that fits perfectly with the film directed by Edgar Wright in 2010.
The series that managed to live up to the movie
Scott Pilgrim makes the leap” has its own identity, and despite being 100% what we expect from this character and his story—Bryan Lee O’Malley, the author of the original comic, is behind this new adaptation—it has enough surprises and resources to keep you hooked to the screen. Produced by the Japanese studio Science Saru, it’s a kind of anime that adapts the story of Scott Pilgrim but is both the story we saw in the movie and also something much superior for which we weren’t prepared.
With the original voices of the film actors, the series has made an effort to be faithful to both O’Malley and Wright in the adaptation. Thus, it will sound a lot like Scott Pilgrim fans. But at the same time, it has a much more unique landscape that allows you to rediscover everything you know about the character from scratch.
Some critics say about the series that it is “the best thing that has been done with Scott Pilgrim” and “the fresh air that Netflix currently needed.” Undoubtedly, it is clear that the platform has done it again with an original product that respects its audience and fits perfectly into its catalog. We won’t know if there will be a second season, but hopefully, that will be the case.