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Lost in Translation
Japanese broadcasting channel NTV aired a television commercial for the 24th Lupin III television special, Lupin III: Princess of the breeze ~Kakusareta Kūchū Toshi~ (Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze - The Hidden City in the Sky), on Friday. Yui Ishikawa, the voice actress for Mikasa in the popular Attack on Titan anime and Deianeira in Heroic Age, will play the special's heroine Yutika. Yutika is a "sky pirate" girl who goes against the titular thief Lupin and his gang.
The story is set in Shahalta, a tiny European city-state floating in the air with practically no contact with the outside world for years. The government is transitioning from a monarchy to a republic, and to celebrate the occasion, a national treasure exhibition is being held. Lupin infiltrates the exhibition for the secret royal treasures, but not before sky pirates snatch them first.
Takaomi Kanasaki (Is This a Zombie?, Tokyo Ravens) is directing the anime, and actor Katsurō Hidaka (Lupin III: Tōhō Kenbunroku ~Another Page~) co-wrote the script with Touko Machida (Lucky Star) and Shigeru Morita (Space Battleship Yamato 2199).