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'Lupin III' Franchise Receives Fifth Anime Series

by Sakana-san
Jul 6, 2017 2:09 PM | 30 Comments

TMS Entertainment announced at its booth at Japan Expo on Thursday that a fifth Lupin III series is in production. The new series will take place in France—titular character Arsène Lupin's home.

The previous installments of the Lupin III series are based on the manga by Monkey Punch. The series has received various anime adaptations since it was published in 1967. Produced by TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film, the most recent anime adaptation, Lupin III: Part IV is the first TV anime since Lupin III: Part III ended in 1984. Lupin III: Part IV was first broadcast on August 29 via Italian television channel Italia 1, before premiering in Japan on October 1. The TV series ran for 24 episodes and took place in Italy and San Marino, featuring Lupin in a blue coat.

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Source: Telecom Animation Film's Twitter

Lupin III: Part V on MAL

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Holy SHIT! The hype is real!

Jul 14, 2017 4:37 PM by Zainou86

j0x said:
Rei366 said:

edit: nobody seems interested about this news here...

well Lupin is an old franchise like Gundam that both have decreasing fanbase as years pass by

I don't know about the anime fandom in general, but I personally just recently got into the Lupin franchise and have been having a blast watching it. I love the characters (especially Jigen) and how the series shifts in tone and style throughout its various incarnations. So I can't wait for part five and what it'll bring to the table.

Jul 10, 2017 5:31 PM by AnimEva

I am still at the end of third series...

Gotta continue this wonderful franchise.

Jul 10, 2017 10:52 AM by Kleferi

Part IV was phenomenal, I can't wait for this!

Jul 10, 2017 3:17 AM by alpha_shadow

Amazing news, can't wait!

Jul 10, 2017 2:30 AM by starshums

OH GOD Yes. Can't wait to get to see more of Lupin & Jigen. ♡

Jul 10, 2017 2:30 AM by cure_potato

@Sazanami-Kai It's still interesting to watch the early episodes of the first show (before it focused on "adventures"). You would even get to watch the group meet a future regular character for the first time.

Jul 10, 2017 12:18 AM by Rei366

Loved Part 4. Really looking forward to this.

Jul 9, 2017 10:19 PM by fickle_sticks

I hope for an another season directed by Yamamoto Sayo.

Jul 7, 2017 12:17 PM by Johnnyd3rp

PogFkingChamp Kreygasm

Jul 7, 2017 9:58 AM by Yuki_Ookami

I honestly don't know how to start celebrating this.

Sazanami-Kai said:

Is it ok to watch this without watching the previous season?
I heard it's Plotless episodic series.

Yeah, pretty much you can start anywhere.

Jul 7, 2017 8:14 AM by Noesnecesario

Excited for the upcoming season. I hope it will be another 2 cour similar to the previous.

Jul 7, 2017 3:50 AM by Stark700

A fifth one?! I'm still stuck watching the first one.

I hope it's good, though.

Jul 6, 2017 9:43 PM by albertbrown

Sazanami-Kai said:
A Franchise that never dies but at least it's a good thing.

Is it ok to watch this without watching the previous season?
I heard it's Plotless episodic series.

You can.
My first taste of Lupin was recently with the 2015 version, i had a lot of fun with it !
I'll definitly try the other stuff in the future.

Jul 6, 2017 9:09 PM by DatRandomDude

Atleast it's not the black jacket, cause that is edge personified.

Jul 6, 2017 8:41 PM by ichii_1

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! :') i really love this anime .i am really glad there is more

Jul 6, 2017 8:25 PM by kaitoXotaku96

A Franchise that never dies but at least it's a good thing.

Is it ok to watch this without watching the previous season?
I heard it's Plotless episodic series.

Jul 6, 2017 8:08 PM by Gridley

j0x said:
more sexy Fujiko is always welcome
Who let their child ghost write this???

anyway, my thrussy is ready for more lupin even tho i havent completed shit

Jul 6, 2017 7:11 PM by tretij

Am excited for this. Can't wait to see the cast back together.

Jul 6, 2017 3:40 PM by AntwanMantilla

Every title related to Lupin I've seen till now has been fantastic so I don't doubt that I will enjoy this one too.
I'm also glad it's in Europe again because it's such an underused setting and seeing European architecture in anime has always been a very nice detail for me.

Jul 6, 2017 3:40 PM by Halicone

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