Discotek Adds Lupin the Third Series 2 TV Anime

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155-episode series aired from 1977-1980

North American distributor Discotek Media announced on Friday that it has licensed the Lupin the Third Series 2 (Lupin III: Part II) TV anime series. The company plans to release the series in four DVD sets starting in 2016. The company will include "any English dubs that already exist" and the Japanese language with English subtitles.

Discotek added that episodes 80-155 will have improved English subtitles and episodes 145 and 155 will also have the Streamline English dub.

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.

Crunchyroll added episodes 1-79 dubbed and subbed in June, and it then added episodes 80-155 with English subtitles earlier this month.

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!

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.

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