Crunchyroll to Simulcast Lupin III Part 4 Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will begin simulcasting the 2015 Lupin the Third anime series under the title Lupin the 3rd Part 4. The episodes that have already aired in Japan will become available on January 7 at 2:30 p.m. EST, when the simulcast begins.
The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands.
Lupin the 3rd Part 4, the first in three decades to star the titular character, premiered in Japan in October, after first premiering as Lupin III - L'avventura Italiana on Italian television on August 29.
The story of the new series takes place in Italy and San Marino, and it features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s. The series open with an invitation to Lupin's wedding to a new character named Rebecca (played by Yukiyo Fujii).
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.
Crunchyroll is also streaming the three earlier Lupin the Third anime.