A new Lupin III TV series – the first series to star Lupin since 1985 - will debut in 2015, according to an announcement at MIPCOM. The series will take place in Italy, and key art unveiled at MIPCOM shows Lupin with a blue jacket. In the previous three Lupin TV series, Lupin wore a different color jacket in each one - green, red and then pink.
The crew for the series was also announced, including Kazuhide Tomonaga (Castle of Cagliostro and Mystery of Mamo) as chief director, Yuichiro Yano (Moyashimon) to direct, and Yuuya Takahashi (Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone) as screenwriter.
Check out the brand new website for the new series, (in Japanese) which contains messages from the crew, as well as Lupin creator Monkey Punch!
From Chief Director Tomonaga: "The Lupin we watched for the first time forty years ago was way different from the kid-centric animation that had come before. It had a huge impact on adult fans. For both those who remember that series and those who don’t, I want to create an exciting anime with both real and fantastic feeling. I want to make a Lupin where the hardboiled, comical, cool and nonsensical all work together."
Sounds like an exciting direction for the new series!
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