New Lupin III TV Anime Unveils Visual, Stamp Rally
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This year's brand-new Lupin III television anime series unveiled a new visual of the title thief and his gang (along with Inspector Zenigata in pursuit) on Thursday.
The "Chō Shiodome Paradise!" event will start in Tokyo on Saturday, and it will hold a Lupin III stamp rally from August 1 to August 16. People who collect all the stamps at the event will receive an exclusive Lupin III sticker.
Italian television network Mediaset announced on July 10 that the anime series will premiere on Italian television on the Italia 1 channel on August 29. Mediaset revealed the show's Italian title, Lupin III - L'avventura Italiana (Lupin III - The Italian Adventure), and the opening sequence at an event on Saturday.
The series is slated for 26 episodes.
Italia 1 previously aired the earlier Lupin III television anime series, as well as many of the franchise's television specials.
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.
The series will be broadcast in Japanese television this fall. The story of the new series will take place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s.
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 will again compose the series' music.
Source: Comic Natalie