From thieves to pirates, mecha to monsters, Japanese fans voted on the anime properties they’d most like to see experience the most elusive of experiences - a faithful Hollywood adaptation. Check out the results after the jump.
Illinois illustrator Eric Maruscak has a history of creating large scale chalk at the Anime Central convention. This year, his work marked FUNimation's release of Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. Get a look at his work after the jump.
Seems like Lupin III is following the trend of muscular anime character in designs updated for this fall's Lupin the Third: Princess of the Breeze: Hidden City in the Air. The 24th TV special caper airs this September sees the buffer thief up with Yui Ishikawa (Attack on Titan's Mikasa) guest starring as the sky pirate Yutika. Get a look after the jump.
In anticipation of December's Lupin III vs Detective Conan anime movie, the site for the thief and crime solver have posted a pair of teasers. Get a look after the jump.
Lupin III casting is always an interesting subject of conversation among fans of the long running anime franchise and FUNimation is set to fuel a new round, continuing their recent run of big news with the announcement of their cast for Lupin III - The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. The series is set to be released in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on July 30th. See who's who after the jump.
FUNimation has updated their release schedule with their July slate. Titles include the kick off of Fairy Tail season 2 and One Piece season 5, along with the collection of Lupin III - The Woman called Fujiko. Get the details after the jump.
Having previously matched wits in a March 2009 TV special, anime's star criminal and crime solver, Lupin III and Detective Conan, will be meeting again in a new anime movie, scheduled to hit Japanese theaters this December. More after the jump.
Japan's Bike-O ("bike king") has teamed up with criminal gang from classic anime/manga Lupin III to promote their motorcycles. In addition to a commercial campaign, a prize lottery features the thieves Lupin and Fujiko, gunman Jigen, samurai Goemon and police officer Zenigata on prepaid QUO cards, with a grand prize life sized black clad Fujiko on a pink refurnished 2008 Harley-Davidson FLHT. Get a look at the animated ads after the jump.
In addition to streaming the first 26 episodes of 1977's second Lupin III series, Hulu is now offering episodes 145 "Albatross – Wings of Death" and that iteration of the caper series' 155th and final episode, "Farewell Beloved Lupin." What's significant about the pair is that they were written and directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. More after the jump.
Japan's Bike-O ("bike king") has teamed up with criminal gang from classic anime/manga Lupin III to promote their motorcycles. In addition to a commercial campaign, a prize lottery features the thieves Lupin and Fujiko, gunman Jigen, samurai Goemon and police officer Zenigata on prepaid QUO cards, with a grand prize life sized black clad Fujiko on a pink refurnished 2008 Harley-Davidson FLHT. Get a look after the jump.
Lupin the Third - The Woman Called Fujiko Mine was repeatedly named in Crunchyroll News' 2012 favorites list, with lots of love given to its music. FUNimation is streaming the anime, and also has rights to release it on home video. And, now you can get a digital copy of the soundtrack from iTunes. More after the jump.
Increasingly loved distributor of classic and niche anime Discotek has taken to Facebook to outline their plans for the first half of 2013. Robust mecha anime director Jun Kawagoe's 2000 OVA Shin Getter Robo VS Neo Getter Robo and 1996 update of '70s Tatsunoko anime Hurricane Polymar have firm release date while Samurai Pizza Cats, Lupin the 3rd Green VS Red, Love Com and Captain Harlock are penciled in. Get the details after the jump.