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Lupin 3 TV Licensed?

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
According to Nikkei.net, Pioneer Entertainment may be the holders of the Lupin III TV series rights...

Translated from this article <http://www.nikkei.co.jp/news/sangyo/20020527CAHI350727.html> (Japanese only) on Nikkei.Net:
Anime "Lupin the 3rd" Television Rights in America

Thomas Entertainment, on the 27th, has awarded the popular anime series "Lupin the 3rd" TV broadcasting and video rights. Theater and product rights are included, too. During the 7-year contract period, sales are estimated to be around 14 billion yen [$112 million USD]

The local [American] licensor is Pioneer Entertainment (USA)"

The article goes on to mention the history of Lupin III, as well as Hamtaro's upcoming release in the US.

Please note that this story should only be considered a rumor until the license can be verified with Pioneer Entertainment.

Thanks to Yūji Mori for the link.

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