Scott Pilgrim 日本に来る!

That’s right. ‘Scott Pilgrim’ is finally coming to Japan. As are myself and Michael Cera who are flying out to Tokyo next week to promote.

Hoping to see our Japanese colleagues on the movie while we are there; master Keigo Oyamada of Cornelius fame and the twins brothers Shota & Keita Saito who play the Katayanagis.

My last trip to Tokyo promoting ‘Hot Fuzz’ with Simon Pegg was extremely memorable, so I can’t wait to come out again. Japanese press trips are the best.

Here is the Japanese poster and alternate title too; Behold ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs The League of Evil Exes.’

And check below for the literal translation of the Japanese text on the poster. That, my friends, is one hell of a tagline. Sold.

すぐに来る!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BEYUQIY7XQGFWCFB7XGRB6EGBE Hunter Lemley

    I have a feeling that this movie will do much better in Japan, people over there obsess easily and in case you haven’t seen any of their recent media; love this kind of stuff to death.

  • http://twitter.com/Ice_Koobs KubaKoobs Klitenik

    Maybe it’s just me. But don’t the posters seem to be getting better and better with each Regional Release?

  • Melancholick

    If Universal had a face, I would punch it… based on how long this baby’s taken to come out in the one market where it’s going to absolutely kick the frame in.

    Go forth and shake the pillars of heaven, Edgar.

  • Melancholick

    If Universal had a face, I would punch it… based on how long this baby’s taken to come out in the one market where it’s going to absolutely kick the frame in.

    Go forth and shake the pillars of heaven, Edgar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/halsall Ian ‘Akuma’ Halsall

    Do you know if the cinema release has an English or Japanese voicetrack? I hope it resonates with the Japanese, especially with the Otaku community as then you can merchandise everything about the movie. Blu-Rays, DVD’s, Manga, Figues, T-Shirts, costumes, cup noodles!

    • Phil Knall

      Only very few movies ever get dubbed here (top blockbusters and kids’ movies). Scott Pilgrim will be available subtitled only.

  • http://twitter.com/drscottpepsi Scott Branscombe

    The whole movie has a vibe to it that I think the Japanese will be very loving towards. Hope it does well!

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  • Anonymous

    “Love-Battle-Action-Comedy” is a hell of a way to sell it in English too. I also would like to win Game and Rock’n Roll. Cool girlfriend I got.

    I don’t know if this has ever been asked (has to have and I probably missed it or hadn’t seen it) but have you ever had to do anything crazy ridiculous to win someone’s heart Edgar?

  • Anonymous

    “Love-Battle-Action-Comedy” is a hell of a way to sell it in English too. I also would like to win Game and Rock’n Roll. Cool girlfriend I got.

    I don’t know if this has ever been asked (has to have and I probably missed it or hadn’t seen it) but have you ever had to do anything crazy ridiculous to win someone’s heart Edgar?

  • Anonymous

    “Love-Battle-Action-Comedy” is a hell of a way to sell it in English too. I also would like to win Game and Rock’n Roll. Cool girlfriend I got.

    I don’t know if this has ever been asked (has to have and I probably missed it or hadn’t seen it) but have you ever had to do anything crazy ridiculous to win someone’s heart Edgar?

  • Anonymous

    Omg I want that poster and that cute little 8-bit scott! Lol!

  • Prowl

    Where and when is the premiere? I’m currently base in Tokyo

    • Phil Knall

      Regular roadshow starts April 29th, Cinema Rise in Shibuya! Other venues to be announced. Edgar will be here I believe 3/3-5?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Edgar, completely unrelated and I know I probably won’t receive an answer, but anyway. I have two questions, 1. Are you producing/executive producing Attack The Block, i’ve been researching it, and found different answers, IMDb says no, The Big Talk website says yes, Film4 also says no. are you able to clear any of that up? and finally, once you’ve finished the Ant-Man rewrites, will you be directing that next or possibly writing The Worlds End with Simon as you said was a possibility in the Digital Spy interview??

    Thats all, i don’t think you’ll answer, but it was worth a shot :)

  • Anonymous

    Hey Edgar, completely unrelated and I know I probably won’t receive an answer, but anyway. I have two questions, 1. Are you producing/executive producing Attack The Block, i’ve been researching it, and found different answers, IMDb says no, The Big Talk website says yes, Film4 also says no. are you able to clear any of that up? and finally, once you’ve finished the Ant-Man rewrites, will you be directing that next or possibly writing The Worlds End with Simon as you said was a possibility in the Digital Spy interview??

    Thats all, i don’t think you’ll answer, but it was worth a shot :)

  • Anonymous

    Hey Edgar, completely unrelated and I know I probably won’t receive an answer, but anyway. I have two questions, 1. Are you producing/executive producing Attack The Block, i’ve been researching it, and found different answers, IMDb says no, The Big Talk website says yes, Film4 also says no. are you able to clear any of that up? and finally, once you’ve finished the Ant-Man rewrites, will you be directing that next or possibly writing The Worlds End with Simon as you said was a possibility in the Digital Spy interview??

    Thats all, i don’t think you’ll answer, but it was worth a shot :)

  • Anonymous

    Hey Edgar, completely unrelated and I know I probably won’t receive an answer, but anyway. I have two questions, 1. Are you producing/executive producing Attack The Block, i’ve been researching it, and found different answers, IMDb says no, The Big Talk website says yes, Film4 also says no. are you able to clear any of that up? and finally, once you’ve finished the Ant-Man rewrites, will you be directing that next or possibly writing The Worlds End with Simon as you said was a possibility in the Digital Spy interview??

    Thats all, i don’t think you’ll answer, but it was worth a shot :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000081762235 Sly Hedo

    scott pilgrum VS ZE WORLDOO!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    they goonna love it… the best 2010 movie. you are great.

  • Anonymous

    they goonna love it… the best 2010 movie. you are great.

  • Niel Nordegraf

    Everyone’s totally gonna rooting for the Katayanagis :D

  • Niel Nordegraf

    Everyone’s totally gonna rooting for the Katayanagis :D

  • Ricky Angel

    Dude..It’s japan..They love this stuff..They can make this into a trip anime cartoon if they wanted too..This movie is amazing..Why wouldn’t they love it..//_^”..This movie falls right next to kick-ass..And kick-ass was a fucking sick ass movie..It had hero’s,blood,gun’s,blades,and bad guys..It’s everyone’s dream to become a super hero..Well not everyones..But I’m sure there are people who wanna do it..I would..People just don’t know how and they are scared..Nobody wants to die..And Scott Pilgrim has every rocker kids dream and intrest in..MUSIC,LOVE,COLORFULNESS,VIDEO GAME,HOT ASS CHICK[Ramona Flowers:Hottest fucking person on the planet],and finally fighting..I’m would love my life to be just like Scott Pilgrims life..Over all..Scott Pilgrim wins this battle between KICK-ASS or Scott Pilgrim..People my wanna be super hero’s..But If life was life Scott’s..It would be a whole lot better

    • Anonymous

      How well did Speed Racer do in Japan?

  • Ricky Angel

    Dude..It’s japan..They love this stuff..They can make this into a trip anime cartoon if they wanted too..This movie is amazing..Why wouldn’t they love it..//_^”..This movie falls right next to kick-ass..And kick-ass was a fucking sick ass movie..It had hero’s,blood,gun’s,blades,and bad guys..It’s everyone’s dream to become a super hero..Well not everyones..But I’m sure there are people who wanna do it..I would..People just don’t know how and they are scared..Nobody wants to die..And Scott Pilgrim has every rocker kids dream and intrest in..MUSIC,LOVE,COLORFULNESS,VIDEO GAME,HOT ASS CHICK[Ramona Flowers:Hottest fucking person on the planet],and finally fighting..I’m would love my life to be just like Scott Pilgrims life..Over all..Scott Pilgrim wins this battle between KICK-ASS or Scott Pilgrim..People my wanna be super hero’s..But If life was life Scott’s..It would be a whole lot better

  • http://twitter.com/RintaroWatanabe わたなべりんたろう

    Looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo!

  • http://twitter.com/RintaroWatanabe わたなべりんたろう

    Looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo!

  • Phil Knall

    Correction, “Oyamada” ;)

  • Phil Knall

    Correction, “Oyamada” ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/luistijerina4 Luis Tijerina

    When is it coming to Mexico? Aww, this sucks. You know what sucks? Everything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/luistijerina4 Luis Tijerina

    When is it coming to Mexico? Aww, this sucks. You know what sucks? Everything.

  • http://twitter.com/isaiah19 Mike Dunn

    Love the 8-bit Scott :P

  • http://twitter.com/isaiah19 Mike Dunn

    Love the 8-bit Scott :P

  • Stone

    This movie probably will do very well in Japan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578113460 Samuel Tecpaocelotl Castillo

    That’s crazy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/halsall Ian ‘Akuma’ Halsall

    Awesome, I look forward to seeing you on TV eating food and yelling “Umai” on a show hosted by Smap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sakura-Suzuki/100001877291477 Sakura Suzuki

      Don’t forget “Kawaii ne”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-S-W-McLean/562645458 Marcus S W McLean

    What an awesome poster.

    One complaint, I don’t like how they switched to a plumtree shirt, just cause I hate the trend of photoshopping different clothes on actors on movie posters. It robs it of character and authenticity for me.

    • http://www.edgarwrighthere.com Edgar Wright

      He does wear the Plumtree shirt to be fair.

    • Deadlysin687

      this is a completely different picture though. In the US version he has the sword. So they took another picture in a different shirt.

    • Deadlysin687

      this is a completely different picture though. In the US version he has the sword. So they took another picture in a different shirt.

  • Casshern

    I bet the Japanese would love this, with the whole video game fighting!

  • anon

    うまく行くといいな〜

  • CB2001

    8-Bit Scott Pilgrim FTW!

  • http://aerialgrrrl.livejournal.com/ Rabbitwithfangs

    Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more epic! I wish I was there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Fowler/1600329915 Brian Fowler

    That poster may replace my Buffy Tales cover desktop. Awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RamenDoodles Jessica George

    Soooooooo is it being subbed or dubbed? I’d love to know who they cast if it’s dubbed in Japanese :) I wonder how fans of the Saito twins are gonna feel about their lack of lines XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/robarriCaptSEGA Robert Arriola

    this sounds epic!! sooo since youre going to japan Edgar can you make a megaman, or dragonball movie plz!!!!

  • Dom

    Lovin’ the Engrish translation. XD

  • Yooyo

    I can’t wait for publishing!
    but,Japanese altanate title is slightly uncool ;)

    まちきれない!

  • AmberGrindstaff

    Awesome SP poster!

    Have a great time in Japan next week :)

  • AmberGrindstaff

    Awesome SP poster!

    Have a great time in Japan next week :)

  • AmberGrindstaff

    Awesome SP poster!

    Have a great time in Japan next week :)

  • http://twitter.com/AlexBarbatsis Alex Barbatsis

    8 bit scott! I never would have seen that! Ha!

  • http://twitter.com/pixelatedsoul Greg Spenser

    I’m surprised to hear it hasn’t already been released in Japan. Also, I want to buy that poster!

  • http://twitter.com/AgentWhiskers Essamus Awesomus

    Ahhh, I just shipped a few Scott Pilgrim Blu-rays to friends residing in Osaka a few weeks ago.

  • https://openid.org/ironcurtain Iron Curtain

    I pray that this movie doesn’t flop in Nihon. If it does, I have lost all faith in humanity.

    • Meli.M

      There is no way it’ll flop! (hopeful, yes) The design and energy of it will probably be a hit with the gamers/comic lovers over there as it was here!

    • http://www.jb2x.com/wordpress/ Anonymous

      I have a good feeling it will do very well.

    • http://www.jb2x.com/wordpress/ Anonymous

      I have a good feeling it will do very well.

  • http://twitter.com/GorillaCortez Kevin Cortez

    Spoiler poster :O. Still awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neil.butler2 Neil Butler

    *set as background*

  • http://www.facebook.com/neil.butler2 Neil Butler

    *set as background*

  • http://www.facebook.com/neil.butler2 Neil Butler

    *set as background*