417 votes
Great Pretender

Great Pretender

Fuji TV 2020

Supposedly Japanโ€™s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Great Pretender

Great Pretender - S1E14

#1 - Case 3_4: Snow of London


Season 1 - Episode 14

Laurent's fake dark auction begins with outrageous prices. Among the bidders, Coleman and Cynthia vie over "Snow in London."

The episode was rated from 44 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E13

#2 - Case 3_3: Snow of London


Season 1 - Episode 13

Makoto searches for Thomas, the art forger connected to Cynthia, to create a fake version of "Snow in London." Laurent and Abbie's plan continues.

The episode was rated from 45 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E10

#3 - Case 2_5: Singapore Sky


Season 1 - Episode 10

With the air race finals on the horizon, all the pieces move into place. Makoto has a serious talk with each pilot before making a wager of his own.

The episode was rated from 49 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E5

#4 - Case 1_5: Los Angeles Connection


Season 1 - Episode 5

The pressure is on as everyone watches Makoto make the first batch of Sakura Magic, but with Agent Dickins in his ear, things take a very serious turn.

The episode was rated from 58 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E11

#5 - Case 3_1: Snow of London


Season 1 - Episode 11

Working as a sushi chef while living in France, Makoto attempts to plan a con without Laurent's help after a pompous Englishman terrorizes the locals.

The episode was rated from 46 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E7

#6 - Case 2_2: Singapore Sky


Season 1 - Episode 7

The crew heads to Singapore to begin the con on the two princes and the fixed Pathfinder Air Race, but Makoto has concerns about Abbie's mental state.

The episode was rated from 53 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E12

#7 - Case 3_2: Snow of London


Season 1 - Episode 12

In London, Laurent and the team put their payback con against the "007 of the art world" into action. Cynthia reminisces about art and love.

The episode was rated from 44 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E2

#8 - Case 1_2: Los Angeles Connection


Season 1 - Episode 2

Dangling from the Hollywood sign, Makoto recalls his path from salesman to a life of crime. Back on the ground, he learns more about "confidence men."

The episode was rated from 64 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E6

#9 - Case 2_1: Singapore Sky


Season 1 - Episode 6

Two years later, Makoto gets an honest job as a mechanic once he gets out, while Laurent and the crew reunite for a job in Las Vegas.

The episode was rated from 55 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E4

#10 - Case 1_4: Los Angeles Connection


Season 1 - Episode 4

With construction proceeding on the new lab, Makoto enjoys LA in the company of Eddie's enforcer, and Paula Dickins sets her sights on him.

The episode was rated from 57 votes.

Great Pretender - S1E9
#11 - Case 2_4: Singapore Sky
Season 1 - Episode 9

Not realizing who the bookies are, the greedy prince places a series of eye-popping wagers. Abbie's harrowing past begins to affect her focus.

The episode was rated from 51 votes.
Great Pretender - S1E3
#12 - Case 1_3: Los Angeles Connection
Season 1 - Episode 3

Makoto tells Laurent how he got into Eddie's good graces, but keeping up the con isn't easy, and the LAPD is monitoring the situation closely.

The episode was rated from 60 votes.
Great Pretender - S1E1
#13 - Case 1_1: Los Angeles Connection
Season 1 - Episode 1

Makoto and his partner make their living conning the innocent. But when a simple scam on a tourist goes awry, he's soon out of his depth in Los Angeles.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.
Great Pretender - S1E8
#14 - Case 2_3: Singapore Sky
Season 1 - Episode 8

When their first strategy fails, Laurent recruits some extra help, using Makoto's skills as a mechanic to deal with the stubborn elder prince.

The episode was rated from 49 votes.

Last updated: aug 04, 2022



Twas nice to watch!! Lighthearted swindling anime that makes u feel amused. Kinda lame at the start when they speak in english though. Good thing they switched it back to japanese for the rest of the series. Cant wait for Laurentโ€™s backstory at the 2nd season!!


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