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Lupin III Gets New TV Anime Special This Winter

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
26th TV special to feature Lupin with black jacket

The official website for the Lupin III anime franchise revealed on Thursday that a 26th Lupin III anime special will air on NTV this winter, in 2019. The special will feature Lupin wearing a black jacket.

Jun Kawagoe (Lupin III: Operation Return the Treasure, Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman, Innocent Venus) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Takehiko Hata (The Aurora) is penning the script, Hirotaka Marufuji (Lupin III: the Last Job key animator, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress chief animation director) is serving as character designer and chief animation director, and franchise composer Yuji Ohno is returning to compose the music.

The Lupin the Third: Part 5 anime series premiered in NTV's AnichU programming block on April 3, and aired 24 episodes through September. Crunchyroll streamed the series in Japanese with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. The new series moves the story's setting to modern France. While Lupin still uses classic cars and traditional guns like the Walter P38, he also employs the Internet, mobile devices, and other digital gadgets to take on his foes.

Sources: Lupin III anime's website, Comic Natalie

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