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Mar 7, 2012 3:55 PM

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According to MyCom Journal, a new TV series of Lupin III was announced to be aired from April 4th. It's a thirteen episode series titled "LUPIN the Third ~ Mine Fujiko toiu Onna ~". The adventures of Lupin III in his youth will be told featuring Mine Fujiko.

Key illustration of new Lupin III series

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Director: Yamamoto Sayo
Character Design & Animation Director: Koike Takeshi
Series Composition: Okada Mari

Cast
Lupin III: Kurita Kanichi
Fujiko: Sawashiro Miyuki
Jiken: Kobayashi Kiyoshi
Goemon: Namikawa Daisuke

Source: MyCom Journal

Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna on MAL
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hell yes

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
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Mar 7, 2012 3:57 PM

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Neat. On the topic of Lupin, I wish someone'd license the manga here again...
Take his BED.
 
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Mar 7, 2012 4:11 PM

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This is great news! It's kind of a pity that it's going to be only 13 episodes long, though. Still, more Lupin III goodness is always welcome, and that illustration looks really awesome.
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Excellent, really a big fan of the original! :D
 
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Mar 7, 2012 4:30 PM

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"Director: Yamamoto Sayo"

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Mar 7, 2012 4:32 PM

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Geez, how many TV shows of Lupin do they need?!
 
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Mar 7, 2012 4:35 PM

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I'llbe watching this new one.

 
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Mar 7, 2012 4:49 PM

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This one looks...different. That illustration sure looks interesting. Nice style.
 
Mar 7, 2012 5:17 PM

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hell yeah but it could have been great if it was more than 13 episodes .
 
Mar 7, 2012 5:19 PM

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Still going to miss Fujiko's old voice.
Still going to watch it.
 
Mar 7, 2012 5:41 PM

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Lupin III really wasn't for me (though I respect it) but hooray for the fans.
 
Mar 7, 2012 6:20 PM

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So exciting!! As much as I enjoy watching the same good ol' Lupin it's nice that they're doing something a bit different.

Another awesome spring show though -_- Why can't it air during summer instead?
 
Mar 7, 2012 6:52 PM

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Will definitely watch this.
 
Mar 7, 2012 7:36 PM

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I best be getting around to finishing the original.

 
Mar 7, 2012 8:09 PM

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Mine body: thou art ready, indeed.
 
Mar 7, 2012 8:09 PM

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Never got around to watching the original...but I will watch this.
 
Mar 7, 2012 8:26 PM

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oh yeah!
 
Mar 7, 2012 8:38 PM

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looks like the art is good ill check it out
 
Mar 7, 2012 9:46 PM

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Wow @ the staff. The Redline dude!

I'm not a big fan of Lupin, but now I have to watch it.
 
Mar 8, 2012 12:11 AM

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Might have to check this one out. It's been almost a decade since I last saw a Lupin show.
 
Mar 8, 2012 1:33 AM

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Yamamoto, Koike and a Lupin series focusing on Fujiko? So many kinds of HNNNNGH.
 
Mar 8, 2012 7:40 AM

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Very nice.
 
Mar 8, 2012 1:15 PM

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Having Fujiko as the lead and being directed by the same woman as Michiko e Hatchin makes this very interesting. Lupin III is reliably entertaining enough to always merit some attention, but this actually has me curious. Fujiko is a cool character, but is sometimes lowered to being defined by only her cheesecake appeal or by her relationship with Lupin; this, however, could be something refreshing.

The designs in the accompanying image are interesting too. I like the look of it a lot, but all of the men do look rather menacing and sinister. I wonder if it means that Lupin et al will be less affable rogues and more dangerous criminals in this series. That too, could be refreshing.

I really very eager to see this.
 
Mar 8, 2012 5:31 PM

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Okada Mari, huh? This should be interesting, her works are oddly inconsistent.
 
Mar 8, 2012 5:33 PM

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casting = bad
= anime is bad
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Mar 8, 2012 10:13 PM

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Fucking stoked for this; this is going to be great. Or not...but I have reasonably high hopes.


24601 said:
casting = bad
= anime is bad


Yeah I enjoy talking shit about anime that hasn't even aired yet, either.

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Mar 8, 2012 10:50 PM

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I"m not sure if im going to like this or not. WTF call it Lupin III if its about Fujiko. I aint going to lie though in the latest movies/specials she really aint get no screen time. Then again they did movies just about her so...

Well i wont have my hopes up if it disappoints.
 
Mar 9, 2012 1:06 AM

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Wow. Thanks, Japan. I'm going to have even less of a social life this spring when all these awesome new shows come out.

Is it bad that I'm going to make this my first Lupin? :V
 
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Never_Know_Best said:
Wow. Thanks, Japan. I'm going to have even less of a social life this spring when all these awesome new shows come out.

Is it bad that I'm going to make this my first Lupin? :V


LOL maybe, If you want to know all about Lupin III watch the previous series. Since this is mostly about his partner in crime Fujiko.
 
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Should Ecchi be listed as a genre for this show?

Didn't the manga have lots of nudity?

Plus the NSFW banner at the website might be a sign of what to expect
http://lupin40.com/tv/

Airing at around 1:30 in the morning also implies it's for a mature (horny) audience. :)
 
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Hias said:
Fucking stoked for this; this is going to be great. Or not...but I have reasonably high hopes.


24601 said:
casting = bad
= anime is bad


Yeah I enjoy talking shit about anime that hasn't even aired yet, either.


llren about Lupin and you will see why ths is bad cast
none of the main 3 whose sieiyuus are still alive are played by there proper Seiyuu so its bad casting
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Top 5 quality. Yes, I can time travel.
 
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24601 said:
llren about Lupin and you will see why ths is bad cast
none of the main 3 whose sieiyuus are still alive are played by there proper Seiyuu so its bad casting


I remember you whined about the same thing when the most recent special came out last year. I'm sure the new cast will play their parts just fine, the original cast cannot be around forever, you know.

Get over it.
 
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Hias said:
24601 said:
llren about Lupin and you will see why ths is bad cast
none of the main 3 whose sieiyuus are still alive are played by there proper Seiyuu so its bad casting


I remember you whined about the same thing when the most recent special came out last year. I'm sure the new cast will play their parts just fine, the original cast cannot be around forever, you know.

Get over it.


The new cast doesnt bug me 2 much but the damn story better be top notch. It will probably have a lot of nudity in it but i hope its not just the fan service. Fujiko usually only gets naked just 2 get her way.
 
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Hias said:
24601 said:
llren about Lupin and you will see why ths is bad cast
none of the main 3 whose sieiyuus are still alive are played by there proper Seiyuu so its bad casting


I remember you whined about the same thing when the most recent special came out last year. I'm sure the new cast will play their parts just fine, the original cast cannot be around forever, you know.

Get over it.

sue me is im a fan of proper casting i like the actors in most of there otthers parts but its not right for them to Darrin a role of a still living actor just to appole to young people who will not watch the anime any way
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When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
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For the Union makes us strong
 
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Enjolras1830 said:
sue me is im a fan of proper casting i like the actors in most of there otthers parts but its not right for them to Darrin a role of a still living actor just to appole to young people who will not watch the anime any way


Dat grammar.

Regardless, I'm really excited for this. Lupin III is my favorite anime character of all time, and this is going to (hopefully) breathe some fresh air into the franchise. Which it most definitely deserves. Personally, I'd have been a tad bit more interested in seeing a Jigen-focused series, but he may be more suited to a special, anyway. Fujiko is a great choice regardless. And that art is killer. Definitely interesting how menacing everyone but Fujiko looks.

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jmal said:
24601 said:
sue me is im a fan of proper casting

"Proper" and "same" are not synonyms.

i like the actors in most of there otthers parts but its not right for them to Darrin a role of a still living actor just to appole to young people who will not watch the anime any way

What inside knowledge do you possess that allows you to make these statements? There's more that goes into casting decisions than whether someone is still breathing or not. I don't think you'd get far as a casting director in the anime industry.


lupin will never appeal to younger people in japan to keep the older fans in to need to cast safe people why to you think the other SP got crap tv ratings
you did not grow with lupin
would you stiil watch an anime if you anime cganged its cast after 15 years

an example is if you watch Simpsons for 2o yaers and you knoe your VA and sudenrly a voice actor changed how would you react
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"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
 
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Can't wait for this show, hell yes!
 
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The show's PV has recently been released, in case anybody's curious. Presentation and visuals look amazing, cannot wait. :)

 
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I just know notice i see they using the original Lupin III green jacket. Like it was in the 1st series of Lupin.
 
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Wow what a trailer, absolutely love the retro stylin they are going with the visuals and music. I've only seen the start of the second series which has been on my hold list for years and the same with detective conan vs lupin III movie which has been on my PTW for some time as well.

Its a good thing i was watching that series dubbed so the cast choices don't mean a thing to me (they rarely do for me anyway). Going to keep a very close eye on this.
 
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ImagineThat said:
Wow what a trailer, absolutely love the retro stylin they are going with the visuals and music. I've only seen the start of the second series which has been on my hold list for years and the same with detective conan vs lupin III movie which has been on my PTW for some time as well.

Its a good thing i was watching that series dubbed so the cast choices don't mean a thing to me (they rarely do for me anyway). Going to keep a very close eye on this.


Hell the english dub for the series was pretty damn good. I dont think i will be bothered with the voice actors like most people on here. It could be a reason why some of them not doing the roles. For all we know they could be retired but idk i didnt research. LOL

I take back what i said about the voice actors. They did some shitty choices. A lot of the new voice actors did characters i disliked in the anime roles they did. So far i dont like Fujiko, Goemon, or Zenigata actors. They better sound like a clone when this show airs.
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bonifide said:
ImagineThat said:
Wow what a trailer, absolutely love the retro stylin they are going with the visuals and music. I've only seen the start of the second series which has been on my hold list for years and the same with detective conan vs lupin III movie which has been on my PTW for some time as well.

Its a good thing i was watching that series dubbed so the cast choices don't mean a thing to me (they rarely do for me anyway). Going to keep a very close eye on this.


Hell the english dub for the series was pretty damn good. I dont think i will be bothered with the voice actors like most people on here. It could be a reason why some of them not doing the roles. For all we know they could be retired but idk i didnt research. LOL

I take back what i said about the voice actors. They did some shitty choices. A lot of the new voice actors did characters i disliked in the anime roles they did. So far i dont like Fujiko, Goemon, or Zenigata actors. They better sound like a clone when this show airs.


I couldn't find anything with Fujiko or Goemon but i found one with Zenigata's new VA from the Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid special that aired last year.



I have no idea how he compares in quality to the original but i really like it. Its how i would envision him sounding from what i know of the character. Apparently, according to the review here on MAL for that special, the other two do try to portray their characters similar to the original VA's. So you may get your wish in that respects.
 
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dietmango said:
The show's PV has recently been released, in case anybody's curious. Presentation and visuals look amazing, cannot wait. :)



This trailer? AWESOME. It takes advantage of the fact that we already know these characters and gives us some entrancing visual displays instead of what your typical trailer has to do. (Show us basic characters, dramatic scenes, etc...) Looking forward to this show's premiere later this week.
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woooooot

sage subs picks up another new Lupin!
the subs are fine, no bad Englsih (can't comment on translation, but they probably? use CC for help, so should be very good)

i love it so far, but of course I am a huge Lupin fan.
I am also a huge fan of Michiko to Hatchin, so I am psyched about the choice of director.
definitely this one is more for adults, tho.
 
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