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Post Reply First Winter 2016 Simulcast Announcement ~ LUPIN THE 3rd PART4!
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Hey everyone we've got our FIRST Winter 2016 simulcast announcement coming your way!

We're excited to announce that we'll be simulcasting LUPIN THE 3rd PART4 this season! Back episodes and simulcast will be available January 7th @ 11:30AM PST.



A beloved classic franchise, LUPIN THE 3rd PART4 will be the first full-fledged Lupin the 3rd television series to air since 1984, when Lupin the 3rd Part 3 aired. The new story takes place in Italy and San Marino, and features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20’s. Lupin the 3rd follows the escapades and adventures of master thief Arsene Lupin III, a brilliant thief who has been able to carry off heists no one ever thought possible. Although he has been arrested and jailed on multiple occasions, he has always managed to escape.

Territories: United States, Canada, Central and South America, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands.

Stay tuned for more winter simulcast announcements!

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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/29/15
Yes yes yes! I've been waiting for this show since the spring season and it's finally, finally here! (And for Scandinavia too!)
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Thanks for getting Lupin series for the UK (hopefully you're working on getting parts 1-3 for the UK too...)
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I've been wondering about Lupin since so many people seem to like it! Too bad for the rest of the continent though. Really these licences should be made available for the EU at least. We're already an economic bloc so why not? Maybe we should start a petition
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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/28/15
OMFG Thank you Crunchyroll! I have something other than just the few shorts i was anticipating to look forward to now! Could you also pick up Isobe Isobee Monogatari?
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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/28/15
depois de tanto pedir finalmente nos Brasileiros fomos atendidos.
after so finally ask the Brazilians were met. be welcome LupinIII
I hope that further, release the previous seasons of Lupin III for Latin America, Brazil, u, k etc ...
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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/28/15
Winter season almost on us already :-o where has the time flown?

Thanks for the expanded regions
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First title, its a suprise that we got it in the UK considering we dont have the first 3 parts :o

What i really want to know is tho, will we also get the last DRRR now Funimation has it?
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Hexahedronaut wrote:

First title, its a suprise that we got it in the UK considering we dont have the first 3 parts :o

What i really want to know is tho, will we also get the last DRRR know Funimation has it?


I think Funimation does have DRRR.
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Oops i meant now not know XD it'll probably be a wait and see situation and i highly doubt that well be left out but when Funimations involved, i always expect the worst.
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Hexahedronaut wrote:

First title, its a suprise that we got it in the UK considering we dont have the first 3 parts :o

What i really want to know is tho, will we also get the last DRRR now Funimation has it?


I'm confident CR will also stream DRRR, it would be insane if Funimation had exclusive rights over a series that's licensed by Aniplex USA.
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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/28/15
Well, well. A title for the Netherlands right off the bat. I honestly did not see that coming.
Hopefully this trend continues. Although i'm obviously not holding my breath here, prior experience has learnt me not to expect much of anything anymore when it comes to this stuff.
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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/28/15

gash13 wrote:


Hexahedronaut wrote:

First title, its a suprise that we got it in the UK considering we dont have the first 3 parts :o

What i really want to know is tho, will we also get the last DRRR know Funimation has it?


I think Funimation does have DRRR.


Aniplex of America have full rights (streaming & home video**), they just simply expanded their streams to include Funimation that's all.

Both Durarara!!x2 Ketsu and Erased (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) will be on Crunchyroll (as well as Daisuki*).

*Daisuki confirmed UK rights for Erased so I would assume Crunchyroll might do the same.

**Home video depends on how well the streams are doing on Crunchyroll etc, Aniplex aren't fussed about not bothering to release certain titles on DVD or Blu-ray.
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Posted 12/28/15 , edited 12/28/15
It's kind of impressive to me that we are now getting DRRR on THREE streaming sites, yet none of them are making the show available in Europe (unless CR changes the territories for the last season, which is unlikely) What did we do to Aniplex to deserve this?
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Posted 12/28/15

Hexahedronaut wrote:

First title, its a suprise that we got it in the UK considering we dont have the first 3 parts :o

What i really want to know is tho, will we also get the last DRRR now Funimation has it?

The first 3 parts were already licensed by a US company, Discotek, who is the publisher providing them to CR (which is also why they are available only in the US and Canada).

I wouldn't be surprised if the way CR got the rights to this series were by also getting the home video rights (they've done it with a few series before). If so, I would expect they would relicense those rights to Discotek, as they did with these series.
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