Here's what the 'Scott Pilgrim' characters in Netflix's new anime look like compared to their live-action movie counterparts

Here's what the 'Scott Pilgrim' characters in Netflix's new anime look like compared to their live-action movie counterparts
  • "Scott Pilgrim Takes Off" is an anime adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic series.

  • The full cast of the "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" film returned to voice their roles.

  • Here's what the cast, from Michael Cera to Chris Evans, looks like in the movie and anime.

Almost two decades after Bryan Lee O'Malley's manga-influenced "Scott Pilgrim" comic debuted, the iconic series about an average guy and his subspace-traveling girlfriend has finally been adapted into an anime.

"Scott Pilgrim Takes Off," the anime series produced by Japanese studio Science Saru ("Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken"), is an eight-episode revisitation to a familiar story. Scott Pilgrim, an early 20s bass player in the indie band Sex Bob-omb, becomes infatuated with new girl Ramona Flowers after she uses a subspace highway running through his brain to deliver packages. In order to be with her, however, he has to face one crucial challenge — defeating her seven, evil exes.

This isn't the first time that "Scott Pilgrim" has been adapted. The series was turned into a cult classic live-action movie in 2010 directed by Edgar Wright. The full cast of that film have returned to reprise their roles in the new anime, and there are some big names: Chris Evans and Brie Larson have both gone on to become Avengers; Kieran Culkin starred in "Succession"; Anna Kendrick led the "Pitch Perfect" franchise across three movies.

Here's what the "Scott Pilgrim" characters on Netflix's new animated show look like versus how the same characters looked in the live-action movie.

Michael Cera plays Scott Pilgrim

left: michael cera as scott pilgrim, wearing a blue button up shirt and crushing a red solo cup in his hand; right: scott pilgrim in the anime, also crushing a solo cup and smiling
Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim.Universal Pictures/Netflix

The titular character is an early-20s bassist who lives in Toronto and must fight Ramona Flowers' seven evil exes.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Ramona Flowers

left: mary elizabeth winstead as ramona flowers in the scott pilgrim movie, wearing a pink button up shirt with dyed pink and blue hair and holding a red solo cup; right: ramona flowers in the anime, with a similar shirt, solo cup, and pink and blue hair
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Ramona Flowers.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Ramona is a new girl who just moved from New York City to Toronto.

Ellen Wong plays Knives Chau

left: ellen wong as knives chau in the scott pilgrim movie, smiling widely and with her hair cropped into a bob. she's wearing a green goat with a fur collar; right: animated knives, her face in a cartoonish expression of joy and wearing a similar jacket
Ellen Wong plays Knives Chau.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Scott dates 17-year-old Knives before he leaves her for Ramona Flowers.

Kieran Culkin plays Wallace Wells

left: kieran culkin as wallace wells in the movie, wearing a blue collared shirt embroidered with his intials; right: wallace in the aniemd sereies, wearing a blue collared shirt and making a kissy face with sparkles all around him
Kieran Culkin plays Wallace Wells.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Wallace is Scott's more responsible, cooler gay roommate and a diligent gossip.

Satya Bhabha plays Matthew Patel, Ramona's first evil ex.

left: satya bhabha as matthew patel in the scott pilgrim movie, wearing a striped rugby shirt, with heavy eyeliner, and a combative expression; right: patel in the anime, grinning wildly while flying through the air
Satya Bhabha plays Matthew Patel.Universal Pictures/Netflix

They dated for a week and a half in middle school.

Chris Evans plays Lucas Lee

left: chris evans as lucas lee in the scott pilgrim movie, with facial hair, thick eyebrows, and a leather jacket; right: lucas lee in the anime, with a beard, flyaway hair, and a leather jacket, smiling
Chris Evans plays Lucas Lee.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Ramona's second ex is an action movie star with a penchant for skateboarding.

Brie Larson plays Envy Adams

left: brie larson as envy adams in the scott pilgrim movie, with long blonde hair, bangs, and a black dress. she's singing seriously into a microphone; right: envy adams in the anime, seen through a screen at a concert. she ha red hair and heavy makeup
Brie Larson plays Envy Adams.Universal Pictures/Netflix

She's the lead singer of The Clash at Demonhead and Scott's most recent ex.

Brandon Routh plays Todd Ingram

left: brandon routh as todd ingram in scott pilgrim movie, his hair worn blonde and touseled, wearing a white shirt with black stripes on the shoulders; right: todd ingram in the scott pilgrim anime, wearing a blue jacket and taking a bite of celery
Brandon Routh plays Todd Ingram.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Ramona's third ex Todd has vegan powers and plays bass in The Clash at Demonhead.

Jason Schwartzman plays Gideon Graves

left: jason schwartzman as gideon graves, wearing a red shirt, white blazer, and black tie. he has on large black rimmed glasses and his hair is worn to the nape of his neck; right: gideon graves in the anime, his glasses reflective as he sits in a chair and holds his hands together as if plotting
Jason Schwartzman plays Gideon Graves.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Gideon is Ramona's most recent ex and the mastermind behind the League of Evil Exes.

Mark Webber plays Stephen Stills

left: mark webber as stephen stills, standing in a beige collard shirt with dark brown pockets, holding a beat up acoustic guitar, and singing passionately into a microphone; right: stephen stills in the anime, holding a similar pose and wearing similar clothes
Mark Webber plays Stephen Stills.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Stephen is the "talent" of Sex Bob-omb and its guitarist and lead vocalist.

Aubrey Plaza plays Julie Powers

left: aubrey plaza as julie powers, wearing a coffee shop baseball with her hair pulled back, looking irate and wearing round glasses; right: julie in the anime, looking despondent in similar clothes and squinting her eyes
Aubrey Plaza plays Julie Powers.Universal Pictures/Netflix

The ill-mannered barista is the most well-connected person in Toronto.

Anna Kendrick plays Stacey Pilgrim

left: anna kendrick as stacey pilgrim in scott pilgrim holding a phone to her ear, wearing a coffee shop uniform and smiling slightly; right: stacey in the anime, looking panicked while holding a phone up to her ear
Anna Kendrick plays Stacey Pilgrim.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Stacey is Scott's teenage younger sister.

Alison Pill plays Kim Pine

left: alison pill as kim pine in scott pilgrim, a young woman with a high-collared zip-up jacket, short red hair, and an incredulous expression; right: kim in the anime, looking worried and holding her hand up to her face
Alison Pill plays Kim Pine.Universal Pictures/Netflix

She's the no-nonsense drummer of Sex Bob-omb and another of Scott's ex-girlfriends.

Johnny Simmons plays Young Neil

left: johnny simmons as young neil in scott pilgrim, wearing a grey tshirt and with floppy brown hair; right: young neil in the anime, frowning slightly and with floppy brown hair
Johnny Simmons plays Young Neil.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Young Neil is a Sex Bob-omb groupie who aspires to join the band.

Mae Whitman plays Roxie Richter

left: mae whitman as roxie richter in the scott pilgrim movie. she has blone hair styled into pitails, a choker necklace, two black stripes below her eyes, and red lipstick; right: roxie in the anime, wearing a monster face mask, her hair still up into pigtails
Mae Whitman plays Roxie Richter.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Roxie is Ramona's college roommate and her fourth evil ex.

Shota Saito played Ken Katayanagi, one of the Katayanagi twins

left: shota saito as katayanagi ken in the scott pilgrim movie; right; ken in the movie, scowling
Shota Saito played Katayanagi Ken in the "Scott Pilgrim" movie. He's voiced by Julian Cihi in the anime.Universal Pictures/Netflix

Keita Saito played Kyle Katayanagi, the other twin

left: keita saito as kyle katayanagi in the scott pilgrim movie, wearing a white collared shirt and with long, dyed blonde hair; right: kyle katayanagi in the scott pilgrim anime, scowling.
Keita Saito plays Kyle Katayanagi in the "Scott Pilgrim" movie. He's voiced by Julian Cihi in the anime.Universal Pictures/Netflix

The Katayanagi twins were Ramona's fifth and sixth exes, who she dated simultaneously. The Katayanagi twins don't speak in the live-action movie, and they're both voiced by Julian Cihi in the anime.

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