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Discotek Media Acquires Lupin III

by Naruleach
Jul 14, 2011 12:20 AM | 15 Comments
According to their official facebook page, Discotek Media has licensed the first season of the TV anime Lupin III which aired in 1971 and consists of 23 episodes. They will release the classic on DVD in the spring of 2012.

Source: Discotek Media's facebook post

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FOE-tan said:
That's already a more sensible acquisition than anything Maiden Japan decided to go for, despite it's age. Lupin is an iconic anime. I notice it's the "green jacket" series they acquired, I'm not sure about the status of the "red jacket" series (AKA Part 2 on this site), seeing as a few episodes of that were localised already

It would be nice if they licensed some other old-school gems like Rose of Versailles too. They need more exposure.

So: Part 1 = Green Jacket , Part 2 = Red Jacket , Part 3 = Pink Jacket , isn't it?

Jul 15, 2011 8:27 PM by RyuujinRagnar

Awesome news!

Jul 14, 2011 9:25 PM by Dreadnaught_500

dun dun RUPAN DA THIIIIRD

dun dun RUPAN DA THIIIIRD

rupan ruPAN rupan ruPAN

dun dun RUPAN DA THIRD

dun dun RUPAN DA THIRD

I know everyone loves the later theme but the very first Lupin theme will be stuck in my head forever. I'm very glad to hear Lupin the Third is getting somewhat of another chance in America.

Jul 14, 2011 9:01 PM by kkslider5552000

Yay! At last i can get my hands on it :)

Jul 14, 2011 4:09 PM by Kazeshini

sweet news is very sweet, can't wait to see it come out

Jul 14, 2011 3:37 PM by Lordcrab86

this is awesome lupin the third first series was great. cant wait to pick up a copy of this. I think lupin is still very popular in Japan but not sure about here in the US

Jul 14, 2011 12:00 PM by stonnyfor

Best news I've heard in a long freaking time

Jul 14, 2011 11:59 AM by martin03345

Cool, this is another opportunity to add an older show to my shelve.

Jul 14, 2011 11:54 AM by Universal_SheeP

This I approve of. Wonder whether this'll follow on with licenses for any other older shows...

Seems these days companies just pick up really recent stuff. I'm pretty OK with that, but it'd be nice to see some older classics get released as well.

Jul 14, 2011 6:12 AM by Seasonreaper

well i need the part 2

Jul 14, 2011 5:31 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sheepdude said:
Isn't Lupin already on dvd? I remember renting it from Netflix...
That's part 2, the one where Lupin wears a red jacket and has the famous theme composed by Yuuji Oono.

This is the lesser-known part 1 that's being licensed. Here, Lupin wears a green jacket and a different opening is used (which basically consists of "Lupin the Third" being repeated over and over again).

Jul 14, 2011 2:03 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

Isn't Lupin already on dvd? I remember renting it from Netflix...

Jul 14, 2011 1:41 AM by Sheepdude

So, the latter half of 2011 is when the lesser known licensors are finally starting to rear their head, eh?

Jul 14, 2011 12:59 AM by no-thanks

That's already a more sensible acquisition than anything Maiden Japan decided to go for, despite it's age. Lupin is an iconic anime. I notice it's the "green jacket" series they acquired, I'm not sure about the status of the "red jacket" series (AKA Part 2 on this site), seeing as a few episodes of that were localised already

It would be nice if they licensed some other old-school gems like Rose of Versailles too. They need more exposure.

Jul 14, 2011 12:53 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

If only they'd release it on Blu-Ray, too... Oh well. That's 30 GB's I don't need on my laptop, as I definitely plan on buying it :v

Jul 14, 2011 12:26 AM by Pizzaholic

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