Warner Brothers Japan's Warner Bros. Home entertainment started digital streaming of Aquaman in Japan on May 8, and also released an illustration of Shazam for a forthcoming "DC Hero" collaboration campaign, produced by the late manga artist Monkey Punch, who passed away on April 11 due to pneumonia. Learn more after the jump.
Following the current Lupin VA Kanichi Kurita introduced yesterday, other voice cast from the Lupin the Third anime series have released their condolence messages on passing of the manga creator Monkey Punch. Read them after the jump.
Soon after the news about the sudden passing of 81-year-old manga artist Monkey Punch, best known for his internationally popular series Lupin The third, Kanichi Kurita, who has been voicing the protagonist character in the anime series for 25 years, released a condolence message to Japanese media. He said, "I was saved by Sensei, who treated me with a smile."
It is with a heavy heart that we report that manga author and Lupin III creator Kazuhiko Katou, better known internationally under his pen name "Monkey Punch", has passed away at the age of 81. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new preview video has been published promoting the Japanese Bluray / DVD release of LUPIN THE 3RD GOODBYE PARTNER, the latest TV special in the long-running Lupin III franchise, and it hints at the conflict when Lupin faces off against his greatest foe yet: expert marksman and former-partner-in-crime, Daisuke Jigen! Hit the jump to check it out.
Florida-based American anime distributor Discotek Media recently announced that they have licensed the 2nd series of the Lupin III TV anime for U.S. home video release. Hit the jump to learn more.
The pachinko game CR Ginroku Gijinden Roman—which features original characters designed by Lupin creator Monkey Punch—is kicking off its anime adaptation on January 7. Now we can see the Bakumatsu era thievery in action thanks to a pair of promotional clips after the jump.