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Lupin III vs. Detective Conan TV Special Gets 3-Chapter Manga

posted on 2013-07-24 09:00 EDT
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie to open in Japanese theaters on December 7

The September issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine is announcing on Thursday that a manga adaptation of the Lupin III vs. Detective Conan crossover TV anime special between and will serialize in the magazine beginning in the October issue. The adaptation will completely retell the story of the TV special, and last for 3 chapters. The Meitantei Conan: Shikkoku no Chaser manga by Yutaka Abe and Denjirō Maru will not appear during the special manga's serialization, and will restart in the magazine's first issue of 2014, which is scheduled to be released in November.

Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine revealed in April that a Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie film will open in Japan in December, more than four years after Lupin III vs. Detective Conan television special aired on NTV in 2009. The special featuring the protagonists of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga and Lupin III manga earned a 19.5% rating.

The film is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on December 7.


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