The Solid Snake actor takes up the role in the next episode
On October 9, long-running series Lupin the Third said farewell to the final member of its original generation. 88-year-old Kiyoshi Kobayashi stepped down from the role of Daisuke Jigen in last week's "Episode 0." Fans are calling the episode — which runs the gamut from emotional one-on-one talks to explosive shoot-outs — a fitting tribute to Kobayashi's tenure in the role.
Starting this week, Akio Otsuka takes up the mantle of Lupin's trusted sidekick, debuting in the official first episode of Part 6. Fans will recognize Otsuka as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid game series, Batou in Ghost in the Shell, and All For One in My Hero Academia. He's also the son of Chikao Otsuka, the voice of Goemon in the first season of the Lupin the Third TV series.
Check out the latest PV for Part 6, and listen to Otsuka palling around with Lupin voice actor Kanichi Kurita:
Lupin the Third: Part 6 is licensed by HIDIVE, and continues October 16.
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