The series revolves around its namesake characternote , a Canadian twentysomething slacker who plays bass in a band called Sex Bob-Omb and otherwise lives a comfortable life mooching off his friends and roommate. Said life is thrown into chaos when American ninja delivery girl Ramona V. Flowers moves into town and starts using his dreams as a shortcut to other places, and Scott falls in love with her. However, to be free to date her, he has to defeat her seven evil exes in battle (they have a league) and — quite possibly — get a life.
The series runs through six volumes:
- Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (2004)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2005)
- Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness (2006)
- Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (2007)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe (2009)
- Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (2010)
The film version of the series, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, was directed by Edgar Wright, starring Michael Cera as Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona, and released in summer 2010. A side-scrolling beat-'em-up game by Ubisoft, with sprite work by Paul Robertson and music by Anamanaguchi, was released a matter of days before the film's American premiere as a tie-in. O'Malley was heavily involved in both adaptations.
For those who prefer a more tactile gaming experience, a Deckbuilding Game called Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game was published in 2017 by Renegade Game Studios, who also launched a Kickstarter campaign for a tabletop miniatures game, Scott Pilgrim Miniatures the World, in 2019.
In January 2022, it was announced that Netflix is developing an anime series based on the graphic novels, written by O'Malley and produced by Science SARU.
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