Discotek had a slate of new licenses to announced at this weekend's Otakon. including 1974 anime Charge Man Ken, which they're calling "the worst anime ever...or the best?," 1982 Captain Harlock origin story movie Arcadia of My Youth and 1984 Mamoru Oshii directed movie Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, as well the additions of 1997 special Island of Assassins (aka In Memory of the Walther P38) and 2003 Operation Return the Treasure to their Lupin III library.
LUPIN THE 3rd PART4 volume 6 is set to be released on May 25th with inset art from "The Murdering Marionette" and a cover featuring Lupin squaring off against Nyx. The placement of the anime's logo is quite interesting in a way that... let's say... you can't unsee. Get a look after the jump.
As part of the ongoing "Lupinissimo in Isetan 2016" collaboration that celebrates the newest iteration of the Lupin III TV series and the 130th anniversary of the Isetan department store, a special limited run of Lupin III themed ukiyo-e prints are being produced. Hit the jump to learn more.
Isetan Shinjuku Store’s seventh floor promotional hall is set to host some high caliber fashion February 3-8 with "Lupin III LUPINISSIMO IN ISETAN 2016." WWD Japan ad Tadashi Harada, who previously presented Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and TerraFormars inspired looks helped recreate Lupin, Zenigata, Jigen and Goemon for the department stores showcase. Chief director of the blue jack TV anime Tomonaga Kazuhide will also be doing talk for the event.
Veteran voice actor Richard Epcar (Ghost in the Shell's Batou, Robotech's Ben Dixon) has alluded to his return to the role of Lupin the Third's Daisuke Jigen in an English dub of LUPIN THE 3rd PART4. Responding to fan guestions, he suggested the return of Tony Oliver's Lupin, Michelle Ruff's Fujiko and Lex Lang's Goemon, with Dan Lorge's Zenigata taking part of the cast reunion. More after the jump.
Fans have discovered a cute homage in the tank battle against Anzio High School in the 2014 Girls Und Panzer OAV: the fight between rival teams of tanks faithfully reproduces the famous chase sequence from the beginning of the 1979 theatrical anime film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro. Hit the jump to learn more.