Lupin III Gets New Film in Winter 2019
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official Twitter account for NTV's Kinyō Road Show! (Friday Road Show!) timeslot revealed on Friday that a new Lupin III film will open in winter 2019. The timeslot aired the 2016 Lupin III Italian Game anime special on Friday.
Lupin III: Goodbye Partner, the 26th Lupin III anime special, will premiere on Kinyō Road Show! on January 25 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:54 p.m.
The new special will be the first "completely original" special in approximately six years, and will feature Lupin wearing a black jacket. The special will have a theme of "Jigen's betrayal." In the story, Jigen is after Lupin's life, and Goemon cannot forgive a friend's betrayal, and is enraged. The special will feature a showdown between Jigen (considered "the strongest rival ever") and Lupin and Goemon.
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.