Miyuki Sawashiro Performs Lupin III Part 5 Anime's Ending Theme
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the fifth Lupin III anime series announced on Tuesday that Miyuki Sawashiro, the voice of Fujiko Mine, is performing the show's ending theme song, composed by longtime Lupin III composer Yuji Ohno. The song is titled "Seine no Kaze ni... (Adieu)" (To the Winds of the Seine... (Farewell)).
Sawashiro's ending theme song will ship on CD on May 9 as part of the Lupin the Third Part V ~ Si Bon! Sin Bon! soundtrack album, which will feature 15 vocal tracks including two by Sawashiro and the 2018 version of the Lupin III theme. A 43-track instrumental soundtrack album titled The Other Side of Lupin the Third Part V ~ French will ship on the same day.
Yuichiro Yano is returning from the fourth series to direct Lupin the Third: Part 5 at Telecom Animation Film with character designer Hisao Yokobori. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is in charge of the series scripts.
The new series moves the setting to modern France. While Lupin will still use classic cars and traditional guns like the Walter P38, he will also employ the Internet, mobile devices, and other digital gadgets to take on his foes.
The series will air on NTV starting in April, and it will also stream on Hulu and other services.
TMS and Telecom Animation Film announced at Japan Expo in Paris last year that a fifth Lupin III series is in production. France is the home of Lupin III's grandfather and namesake, Maurice Leblanc's master thief character Arsène Lupin. For decades, Lupin III was renamed as Edgar in France, but starting at Japan Expo, the character is returning to his original Lupin III name in France.
Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga about the titular thief's escapades inspired four previous television anime series, several theatrical anime films, and a near-annual string of television anime specials. It also inspired the Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine television anime series and live-action adaptations, including 2014's live-action film.
Lupin III: Part IV, the first Lupin III television anime series in three decades to star the titular character, premiered in Japan in October 2015, after first premiering as Lupin III - L'avventura Italiana on Italian television on August 29, 2015. The story took place in Italy and San Marino, and it featured a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20s.
Crunchyroll began streaming Lupin III: Part IV in January 2016. The television anime then premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on June 17 with an English dub. The Lupin III Italian Game special aired on January 8, 2016, and TMS Entertainment premiered it in the United States at Anime Expo in July.
Source: Comic Natalie