Anime Expo Hosts U.S. Premiere Screening of Lupin III Italian Game Special
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TMS Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will hold a screening of the Lupin III Italian Game special at Anime Expo on July 3. The screening of this latest Lupin III special will be the anime's United States premiere. TMS Entertainment will give out free T-shirts with art by Hisao Yokobori.
TMS Entertainment describes the anime:
In The Italian Game, Lupin investigates the kidnapping of his estranged wife, Italian millionaire and celebrity, Rebecca Rosselini, who still carries this name. But when Lupin arrives in Italy to rescue her, he finds himself drawn into a game with an unknown enemy when he is issued a challenge by the Masked Count: find the inheritance of the Count of Cagliostro. To complicate matters, Lupin's nemesis Inspector Zenigata arrives in Italy to arrest Lupin, as well as M16 Agent Nyx who is after the Masked Count as well. With all the players in place, the Italian Game begins…but who will be the winner?
The television special aired in January 2016 as a companion to the Lupin III: Part IV television anime. The television anime premiered on Adult Swim 's Toonami block on June 17 with an English dub.
In addition, the staff of Anime Expo announced on Wednesday that the event will host voice actress Charlet Chung and voice actor Jonny Cruz as guests. They will have autograph sessions throughout the convention weekend.
This year's Anime Expo convention will run from July 1 to July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, the convention will formally include a preview night a day before on June 30.