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New Anime of Lupin III Due This Autumn

by dtshyk
Apr 29, 2011 6:00 PM | 34 Comments
At the end of the rerun of Lupin III: Dead or Alive on Nihon TV on April 29th, a new anime "series" of Lupin III was announced to be aired this autumn. The last TV series aired in the 1980s.

MyCom Journal and Mainichi Digital Newspaper reported the new anime but they didn't say it's a series. It's uncertain whether there will be a TV series or a special one-shot. The previous one-shot Lupin III: The Last Job aired in February 2010.

The aging of the cast has been discussed.
Zenigata: Naya Goro, 81 years old
Jigen: Kobayashi Kiyoshi, 78 years old
Fujiko: Masuyama Eiko, 75 years old
Goemon: Inoue Makio, 70 years old
Lupin III: Kurita Kanichi, 53 years old

Sources: Screenshot of the announcement, MyCom Journal

Lupin III: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid on MAL

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Milk the cow... if K-ON! can be milked more, so can this westernized classic. >.>

May 1, 2011 6:15 PM by Shwele

2011 is a much better year than any I remember, then again, I've only been watching anime for 3 years, so that probably doesn't mean anything.

May 1, 2011 9:21 AM by AstuteOtaku

I find this pretty epic. Let's see how it turns out, but I#m optimistic!

Apr 30, 2011 8:34 PM by Pullman

Great News

Apr 30, 2011 8:23 PM by Yorozuya-GIN

I'm looking forward to this; great news.

Apr 30, 2011 3:47 PM by Queen_Stars

No thanks.
I prefer good anime.

Apr 30, 2011 1:11 PM by Detective

YATA!!!!!

Apr 30, 2011 12:37 PM by Nasty001

this is awesome news!

Apr 30, 2011 11:54 AM by brokeback

Heard about this yesterday. Really looking forward to it, and it's about time too!

Apr 30, 2011 10:09 AM by Retro8bit

hell yeah this a a very good news

Apr 30, 2011 8:08 AM by Mr_Gutts

A new Lupin III series this Autumn... Dear 2011: Why are you being so awesome?

SaraSlurpsCoffee said:
I'm still curious as to what the heck Lupin II did with his life though...
If I recall correctly, Lupin III mentions in different episodes/movies/whatever that his father was a thief too, so I guess being light-fingered runs in their family :)

Apr 30, 2011 7:07 AM by Threepwood

So much love for the whole Lupin familyyy!! :D :D :D Can't wait!!

I'm still curious as to what the heck Lupin II did with his life though...

Apr 30, 2011 5:06 AM by SaraSlurpsCoffee

Lupin III - The Old Days

Apr 30, 2011 4:58 AM by SurferDude

Sucks that it's Walpurgis Night and the world is going to end, would have been intrested in a new Lupin series.

Apr 30, 2011 3:18 AM by hakati

Damonashu said:
mikhailn said:
Interesting. Especially the aging of the characters. IIRC Indiana Jones tried the same thing, right?

Can't answer the question but I think you're a bit confused. That's not the characters' ages it's the voice actors/actresses.


They're linked. After all, if the character's voice sounds old you can't expect the character to be a 10 year old right?

Apr 30, 2011 3:13 AM by mikhailn

One of the inspiration of all Mystery anime series out there <3

Apr 30, 2011 12:45 AM by Aezile

animes from the past are coming back. Cool!

Apr 30, 2011 12:39 AM by asaness01234

OMG! I miss Lupinn..^_^

Apr 30, 2011 12:26 AM by yellowbuds

dtshyk said:

The aging of the cast has been discussed.
Zenigata: Naya Goro, 81 years old
Jigen: Kobayashi Kiyoshi, 78 years old
Fujiko: Masuyama Eiko, 75 years old
Goemon: Inoue Makio, 70 years old
Lupin III: Kurita Kanichi, 53 years old


their voices will never change lol

but damn 2011 has a lot of good anime already, i think its a bad idea to make a lot of good anime as folks like me cannot keep up and i cannot even give more time to reflect on a particular show because im inclined to watch a new one, so what happens is that old good anime like Madoka and Star Driver will just be a thing of the past for me :(

Apr 29, 2011 11:50 PM by j0x

best news I heard all day.

Apr 29, 2011 11:26 PM by Culex

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