Crunchyroll Adds 2nd Half of Lupin III: Part II Anime

posted on by Kyle Hallmark

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it began streaming episodes 80-155 of the Lupin III: Part II television anime for members in the U.S. and Canada. The episodes are available with English subtitles.

The anime became available to premium Crunchyroll members on Tuesday. Free members are currently able to watch the first half (episodes 80-117), and the second half (episodes 118-155) will be available next week. Crunchyroll added episodes 1-79 dubbed and subbed in June, and they are available to all members in the U.S. and Canada.

Crunchyroll describes the plot:

Five years have passed since master thief Lupin and his gang made their daring escape out of Japan and went their separate ways. Then one day Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko each receive an invitation from Lupin for a reunion aboard the luxury liner Sirloin. Reunited on the ship, they discover Lupin didn't send the invitations and the reunion is a trap by a vengeful Mister X, the Leader of the Scorpion Gang! Foiling Mister X's plot while evading his ICPO nemesis, Inspector Zenigata, is all in a day's work for Lupin and his gang, as their heisting adventures around the globe begin again!

Lupin III: Part II ran for 155 episodes from 1977 to 1980, and several episodes aired on Adult Swim in the United States in 2003. Geneon released part of the season on DVD in North America.

Japanese publisher Kodansha is releasing all 178 episodes of Lupin III: Part II and Lupin III on DVDs bundled with its Lupin III DVD Collection magazine.

A new Lupin III series, the first in three decades to star the titular character, premiered in Japan in October.

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