Lupin the 3rd exhibition - This is the world of Lupin the 3rd- will be held at the EKI Kyoto museum in Kyoto from April 28 to May 29. The exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Lupin the 3rd anime series. The event will also present an autograph session by the original manga creator Monkey Punch on April 29 & 30.
The first Lupin the 3rd manga appeared in Weekly Manga Action in 1967. Following the success of the manga, the first television anime series was aired in 1971. So far, 3 TV series, 5 theatrical features, 21 TV specials, and 3 OVAs have been made (and one live action film in 1974...). Monkey Punch himself directed the 6th anime film "Dead or Alive" in 1996.
Source: WEST JAPAN RAILWAY ISETAN
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