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'Lupin III vs. Cat's Eye' Crossover Anime Announced for 2023

by Vindstot
Sep 21, 11:25 PM | 18 Comments
TMS Entertainment opened an official website for a crossover anime titled Lupin III vs. Cat's Eye (Lupin the 3rd vs. Cat's Eye) on Thursday, revealing the production staff, lead cast, a key visual (pictured), and the first promotional video. The anime will debut worldwide on Amazon's Prime Video platform in 2023.

Kanichi Kurita and Keiko Toda are reprising their roles as Lupin III and Hitomi Kisugi from the original anime.

The anime is celebrating both the 50th anniversary of Lupin III and 40th anniversary of Cat's Eye anime series. The crossover anime will take place in the 1980s, when Tsukasa Hojo's action mystery manga was being serialized.

Lupin III: Part 6 (Lupin the 3rd Part 6), the latest installment in the franchise, aired in 24 episodes beginning Fall 2021. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in North America and simulcast it on HIDIVE with subtitles.

Staff
Director: Koubun Shizuno (Sidonia no Kishi), Hiroyuki Seshita (Blame! Movie)
Assistant Director: Keisuke Ide (Levius director)
Script: Shuuji Kuzuhara (Puzzle & Dragon)
Character Design: Haruhisa Nakata (Fairy Gone original character design), Junko Yamanaka (Kono Oto Tomare!)
Production Design: Naoya Tanaka (Kuutei Dragons), Ferdinando Patulli (Godzilla trilogy)
Art Director: Mitsunori Kataama (Sidonia no Kishi: Ai Tsumugu Hoshi)
Editing: Aya Hida (Bubble)
Sound Director: Youji Shimizu (Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna)
Music: Yuuji Oono (Lupin III: Part II), Kazuo Ootani (Cat's Eye)
Studio: TMS Entertainment

Synopsis
Lupin III, the great phantom thief—the man who loves freedom and lives in romance—never fails to steal his prey. The Cat's Eye are the ladies who run the night splendidly and create commotion in the world. They are sometimes phantom thieves, other times three beautiful sisters who run a café.

The mutual target is "Three Paintings"—which were left behind by the three sisters' father, leading to the dream showdown between Lupin and the Cats. Amidst the mix-up of the charming characters, the story eventually leads to the amazing "secret" hidden in the picture... A retro and stylish exhilarating crime action unfolds!

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Official site: https://www.lupin-vs-catseye.com/
Official Twitter: @lupin_vs_cats

Source: Anime! Anime!

Lupin III vs. Cat's Eye on MAL

18 Comments Recent Comments

Oh, it's hot! We are waiting!

Sep 29, 10:05 PM by Verdandy

What happened to the Lupin III vs Phantom Kid crossover?!?! What is this nonsense?

Sep 26, 5:33 PM by Justp94

Hey, that sounds neat.

*sees animation*

Oh...

Sep 25, 8:36 PM by malvarez1

From detective vs thief to thief vs thief but female teams

Sep 25, 8:15 AM by reny1966nanin

I was surprised because I thought Lupin would eventually do a Detective Conan or City Hunter collaboration instead of a Cat's Eye collaboration. But I'm looking forward to your collaboration with Cat's Eye!

Sep 24, 8:58 AM by kihel

Now this is a thing. The next step has to be Lupin 3rd vs Kaito Kid.

Sep 23, 5:58 PM by Mymbl3

Now we're cooking.. Childhood dreams have come true...
May be will see jigen VS Ryo saeba cameo...

Sep 22, 11:47 PM by ryo-san

I'm a bigger fan of City Hunter than Cat's Eye, but I think it should be a great concept to have these two thieves face off with each other. I can't wait for Fujiko to meet the Cat's Eye sisters, that'd be an even fiercer rivalry.

Also Pink Jacket 80s Lupin is back.

The animation could be prettier though. Lupin III and Cat's Eye deserve better if their anniversaries are being celebrated.

Sep 22, 3:24 PM by Haneken2086

This looks so bad with this cheap cgi.

Sep 22, 12:11 PM by bastek66

Not a fan of this CG at all, but I may still check this out...I've never heard of this Cat's Eye thing though

Sep 22, 4:11 AM by Tokoya

anime-prime said:
JCRide said:
While the animation isn't near the level of The First (and understandably so as the budget of the two movies is vastly different), I think these two series can work very well with each other! In fact, I think this can work a lot better than the Lupin vs Conan stuff. Still can't believe there's a new pink jacket project! And who knows, maybe this is the first step in finally getting a Lupin vs City Hunter movie! Perhaps in 2027 when it will be City Hunter's 40th anniversary and Lupin's 60th.
And then for Lupin's 100 year anniversary, they all join up Avengers style to finally take down the Black Organization once and for all, at the exact time that Detective Conan reaches the end of its story.


I feel like it just devalues ​​the actual character versus villain confrontation as you stop expecting any development and just watch it like a weekly show with the monster of the week.

Sep 22, 4:09 AM by RobertBobert

JCRide said:
While the animation isn't near the level of The First (and understandably so as the budget of the two movies is vastly different), I think these two series can work very well with each other! In fact, I think this can work a lot better than the Lupin vs Conan stuff. Still can't believe there's a new pink jacket project! And who knows, maybe this is the first step in finally getting a Lupin vs City Hunter movie! Perhaps in 2027 when it will be City Hunter's 40th anniversary and Lupin's 60th.
And then for Lupin's 100 year anniversary, they all join up Avengers style to finally take down the Black Organization once and for all, at the exact time that Detective Conan reaches the end of its story.

Sep 22, 3:52 AM by anime-prime

While the animation isn't near the level of The First (and understandably so as the budget of the two movies is vastly different), I think these two series can work very well with each other! In fact, I think this can work a lot better than the Lupin vs Conan stuff. Still can't believe there's a new pink jacket project! And who knows, maybe this is the first step in finally getting a Lupin vs City Hunter movie! Perhaps in 2027 when it will be City Hunter's 40th anniversary and Lupin's 60th.

Sep 22, 3:40 AM by JCRide

This makes 2 CGI Lupin films in a row now. The last one was really good, so I have hope for this one, despite the CGI not looking nearly as good as the previous film. This should be a very entertaining crossover.

Sep 22, 12:26 AM by anime-prime

I'm way too excited about this! Although I feel like my interest in the Lupin franchise is getting a little out of hand now. :P Still... big YAY!

Sep 22, 12:10 AM by removed-user

Yay! More Lupin, and this crossover atleast thematically fits I guess. Lupin looks kind of weird in the trailer, somehow the rest of the Lupin gang look okay though. I guess Lupin is wearing the pink jacket because the third Lupin series and the cat's eye manga and anime run over lapped with each other. The setting being the 80's is also cool.

Cool to see this project along with the new City Hunter movie.

Sep 21, 11:56 PM by Kumiveneella

If Lupin doesn't meet Ryo Saeba in this we riot

Sep 21, 11:43 PM by MrRiddlyDiddly

I don't mind, but why not a full manga adaptation or a crossover with City Hunter?

Sep 21, 11:37 PM by RobertBobert

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