December 15th marks the 15th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro. While North American fans have a Discotek DVD to look forward to on December 23rd, following by a Blu-ray in 2015. While Japan got their restored release in August, they can also celebrate this month with Bandai's new Ichiban Kuji prize lottery. More after the jump.
News out of Cannes' MIPCOM trade show is that Lupin III is returning to TV in 2015 and taking the gang to the Italian Republic of San Marino. Allowing for the 2012 Woman Called Fujiko Mine spin-off, the Telecom production will be the first TV series since 1984-85's Part III. More after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced new licenses for 2015, including more Lupin III, sure to be nostalgic to some who remember its TV run, Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troupers, and Bokurano - a pain and trauma laden giant robot anime from 2007, helmed by Studio Ghibli veteran Hiroyuki Morita (the Cat Returns). Get the details after the jump.
Redline director Takeshi Koike's spin-off film, Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone, is fresh off its limited screening at Shinjuku Wald 9, and a new teaser is here with another brief preview of the feature after the jump.