Netflix is back with more anime content and this time its supervillains! Netflix’s Super Crooks has announced a release date in a teaser trailer and we’re here for it. The anime is based on the original four-issue SuperCrooks comic series written by (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: Secret Service, Jupiter’s Legacy) and Leinil Francis Yu’s (Wolverine, X-Men, New Avengers) and published by Marvel Comics.
The comic book series was first released in 2012 and had an average review rating of 7.7/10, making it a fairly well-liked release. The anime adaptation of the series will be under Studio Bones of My Hero Academia, Bungou Stray Dogs and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood fame to name a few. The anime has already been added to My Anime List.
Super Crooks Trailer
Super Crooks Plot
In a typical heist fashioned tale, the anime dives into the minor crook Johnny Bolt who manages to recruit a team of eight supervillains for a grand heist in Spain. As the source material for the anime is not a manga but an actual comic book series, there are significant differences in how the comic flows versus how the anime has been made.
There are few details about the actual sequencing of the anime but the comics name the protagonist as Johnny Lightning who himself is a supervillain who ends up in prison for five years and returns planning a huge heist after he finds other former supervillains in need of money who also have plans for a heist.
The protagonist in the anime is named Johnny Bolt. It is not yet known whether the last name change of the character is the only change made in the adaptation of his origin story is altered. CBR’s report on the Netflix release confirms that the anime adaptation will act as a prequel to the events of the comics and then overlap with some of the events in it. The plot continues the same way as planning for a grand heist in Spain.
SuperCrooks Anime Release Date on Netflix
Super Crooks Season 1 is set for a 13-episode run on Netflix! From what is known till now, the anime will be a Netflix exclusive release. Netflix has other heist themed anime originals including The Great Pretender, that gained a lot of popularity in its Season 1 release. Each episode will be of 30 minutes duration.
As of now, the SurperCrooks episodes for the anime adaptation are set for release on Thursday, November 25th 2021. Though the series was first announced by Studio Bones in 2019, the anime is releasing after two years of wait and work. It is yet not confirmed whether the anime will receive a Season 2 also, maybe waiting for the reviews of SuperCrooks Season 1.
In even more interesting news, Netflix announced a live-action adaptation of the series in June 2021! This comes in times similar to the Cowboy Bebop the live-action updates for which is also set for a November 2021 release.
We don’t yet know if an English Dub will be available for the upcoming release but updates will follow when made available.
The confirmed voice cast for Super Crooks includes:
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Johnny Bolt
- Maaya Sakamoto as Kasey
- Hiroshi Yanaka as Christopher Matts
- Junichi Suwabe as Josh (The Ghost)
- Hisao Egawa as The Salamander
- Eiji Takemoto as TK McCabe
- Yasuji Kimura as Carmine (The Heat)
- Pierre Taki as The Gladiator
- Subaru Kimura as Sammy Diesel
- Tetsu Inada as Roddy Diesel
- Wataru Hatano as the Praetorian
- KENN as Forecast
The confirmed SuperCrooks characters of the anime include Motonobu Hori who will be directing the anime at Studio Bones. The script supervision is under Dai Sato, best known for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Cowboy Bebop. Takafumi Mitani is in charge of character design and Stanislas Brunet is overseeing the concept design for the adaptation.
Stay tuned for updates on Super Crooks and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Best Fall 2021 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch!