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Yukiyo Fujii Joins 2015 Lupin III Cast as Rebecca

posted on 2015-09-01 16:27 EDT
New character will appear in 1st episode

Voice Actress Yukiyo Fujii will play the new character Rebecca Rossellini in the first new television anime series in three decades to star Lupin III.

Rebecca is the young president of a conglomerate based in the Republic of San Marino, the story's setting. She has also worked as a model and an actress, and has become an international "gossip queen" due to rumors of affairs with many celebrities. She has an independent wild streak, as well as a secret she cannot tell anyone.

The 24-episode anime premiered as Lupin III - L'avventura Italiana on Italian television on the Italia 1 channel on August 29. It will premiere on Japanese late-night television on NTV and other stations on October 1 at 1:29 a.m. The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s.

The new series will be the first full-fledged Lupin III television anime series to star the legendary thief character since 1984-85's Lupin III Part III ended three decades ago. Sayo Yamamoto and TMS Entertainment made the Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine television anime spinoff in 2012.

Text: My name is Lupin III
Lupin: I'm stealing back what's already been stolen, that's all.
Jigen: Word of advice, pointing a gun at me is...
Goemon: Until I've paid back my debt, I will protect you.
Fujiko: Which do you prefer?
Zenigata: I won't let you get away until I die, Lupin!
Rebecca: Because I'm your wife! I'm Mrs. Lupin!
Lupin: Lupin III
Lupin: I'll take what I claim!

Franchise veteran Kazuhide Tomonaga (key animator on Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo and Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, particularly the iconic car chase) is serving as chief director, and Yuichiro Yano (Moyashimon, Francesca, Mujin Wakusei Survive, Patapata Hikōsen no Bōken) is directing at Telecom Animation Film. Writer Yuuya Takahashi (Donten ni Warau, Tiger & Bunny, Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone) is in charge of the series scripts. The franchise's veteran composer Yuji Ohno again composes the series' music, including the ending theme song by enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa.

Source: Comic Natalie


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