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.
In addition to Lupin The 3rd Part4, Nihon TV will also air a new two-hour TV special Lupin the Third: Italian Game at 21:00 on January 8, 2016 (JST). The first Lupin TV special in two years is helmed fourth TV series' director Yuichiro Yano also works on the special, alongside general director Kazuhude Tomonaga. Legendary animator Koji Morimoto has offered a teaser for his opening.
Crunchyroll is kicking off its winter 2016 anime plans with LUPIN THE 3rd PART4. The episodes that have already aired will be available when the simulcast kicks off on January 7 at 11:30am Pacific Time. Read on for more.
In addition to the ongoing fourth TV series, Nihon TV will also air a new two-hour TV special Lupin the Third: Italian Game at 21:00 on January 8, 2016 (JST). It will be the first Lupin TV special in two years since the 24th Princess of the Breeze - The Hidden City in the Sky in November 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
Crunchyroll is adding in more Lupin the Third anime, with Lupin the Third Part 2 episodes 80-155 set to go live for premium members today at 6:00pm Pacific Time. Free members will be able to watch the first half today, followed by the second half next week. More after the jump.
Bandai has scheduled a quartet of iconic and beloved characters for their line of "Simple Style" and "Heroic Action" poseable figures. Coming in April 2016 are SH Figuarts figures of Pikachu, Lupin III's blue jacket version of the titular theif, along with Fujiko and Digimon Adventures' Omegamon. Get a look after the jump.
With not-so-gentlemanly thief Lupin III making his return to Japanese TV in October, the character's logo and look, including his classic red jacket and the new blue one, are being featured on four sets of men's boxer-briefs released this month. These are joined by a pair featuring the outfit of the character's adversary, Inspector Zenigata, all selling for 1080 yen each. Get a look after the jump.
Before its highly-anticipated premiere on Nihon TV tomorrow, Cinema Today has posted a 80-second opening movie for the upcoming new Lupin the Third TV anime series featuring the newly-recorded iconic theme by Yuji Ohno. Check the clip after the jump.