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.
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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.
The official website for LUPIN THE ⅢRD Mine Fujiko no Uso/Fujiko's Lie has started streaming a 70-second full trailer introducing its main villain character Bincam voiced by Mamoru Miyano, who has a magic power to manipulate people at his wills. Check out the clip from the latest hard boiled edition Lupin The Third story after the jump.
Following Lupin the Third: Lupin vs. the Clone released today in Japan, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro will get its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from VAP at 8,424 yen (about 75.5 US dollars) on July 24, 2019. The classic anime film celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Hit the jump for more details.
TMS Entertainment announced today that a limited theatrical run of a new anime film LUPIN THE ⅢRD Mine Fujiko no Uso/Fujiko's Lie will be held in Japan from May 31, 2019. 33-year-old Miyuki Sawashiro, who has voiced the iconic heroine since 2011, is cast as the title character, of course. Hit the jump for more information including a teaser trailer.
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.
"Real escape game" specialists SCRAP and TV anime LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5 are teaming up for some grand larceny in a special collaboration heading to Tokyo Mystery Circus in April of 2019: a "real stealth game" that challenges players to help everyone's favorite gentleman thief to rob a precious gem from a heavily-guarded art museum. Hit the jump to learn more.
After the rebroadcast of the 25th TV special Italian Game last night, the official Twitter for Nihon TV's special programming block Kinyo Roadshow! announced that a new feature film from the Lupin The Third anime franchise is set to be released in Japan in the winter of 2019 (it is expected to be December of this year). Hit the jump for more details.
A new key visual and cast additions are here for the 26th Lupin TV anime special, Lupin the Third: Goodbye Partner. As previously reported, all the main cast members are returning for the special, so read on for the latest details.
The official website for Nihon TV's special programming block Kinyo Roadshow! announced today that the Lupin The Third anime series' 26th TV special titled Lupin The Third: Goodbye Partner is set to be aired on January 25, 2019, one week after the 25th special Italian Game (2016) on January 18. The theme of the new special is "Jigen's betrayal." Hit the jump for more details.