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Naoya Hayakawa Launches New Lupin III Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series based on ongoing Lupin III TV anime debuted on Tuesday

This year's 21st issue of Futabasha's Manga Action magazine published the first chapter of Naoya Hayakawa's adaptation of the currently airing Lupin III TV anime series on Tuesday. The first chapter portrays the wedding between Lupin and Rebecca as seen in the anime's first episode.

Hayakawa is also serializing the Lupin III H manga in Futabasha's Lupin III Official Magazine. Original Lupin III manga creator Monkey Punch is writing the series. Futabasha published the manga's "The world is mine" compiled book volume on March 27.

The new series is 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. The story of the new series takes 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 again composes the series' music, including the ending theme song by enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa.

The 24-episode anime premiered as Lupin III - L'avventura Italiana on Italian television on the Italia 1 channel on August 29. It premiered on Japanese late-night television on NTV and other stations on Thursday, October 1 at 26:40 (effectively Friday, October 2 at 2:40 a.m.)

Source: Comic Natalie

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