Netflix has given fans a real treat today on Halloween when it released the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off opening credits sequence. The intro features “Bloom,” the show’s theme song performed by Japanese rock band Necry Talkie.

The much-anticipated animated adaption of the Bryan Lee O’Malley graphic novels arrives on the streaming platform on Nov. 17. 

Watch the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off opening below:

Michael Cera returns as the 23-year-old bass player of Sex Bob-Omb, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Johnny Simmons as young Neil, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, and Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, and Mae Whitman as the Evil Exes. The series comes from anime house Science SARU and is written and executive produced by O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, with music by Anamanaguchi (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game) and Joseph Trapanese.

“They’ve all gone on to do incredible things, but to me, they’re family,” O’Malley told Tudum back in March. “There — to this day — is still a group email with the entire cast on it, that’s been going since 2010. I was happy to be able to reach out to everyone with the news that we had finally come up with a way to continue the adventure. Seeing (and hearing) everyone come back to their roles has been a true pleasure.” 

Although email chains might not be as popular as they were 13 years ago, Scott Pilgrim has continued to gain a loyal cult following since the comic’s inception in 2004. Scott Pilgrim Takes Off follows the title character as he falls in love with New Yorker Ramona Flowers. But in order to date her, he must defeat all seven of her evil exes. Then things get even more complicated. 

“I knew that a live action sequel was unlikely, but I would usually defer by suggesting that perhaps an anime adaptation was an interesting way to go,” said Edgar Wright, who directed the live action film, back in March. “And then, lo and behold, one day Netflix got in touch to ask about this exact idea. But even better, our brilliant creator Bryan Lee O’Malley had an idea that was way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation of the original books.” 

Get ready to head-bang to Sex Bob-Omb when Scott Pilgrim Takes Off premieres Nov. 17.


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