Lupin the IIIrd: Mine Fujiko no Uso Film Reveals More Cast, Story in Video
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The official website for Lupin the IIIrd: Mine Fujiko no Uso (Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie), the new theatrical anime film for the Lupin III franchise, unveiled a new full promotional video and visual for the film on Friday. The video reveals two new cast members for the film.
The new cast members include (Note: Character name romanizations are not official):
Tomoe Hanba as Gene, a boy with a heart condition. In order to pay for surgery for his condition, his father absconded with $500 million worth of funds from Godfrey Mining. However, Bincam chased down Gene's father, and Gene's father blew himself up in desperation. As Gene is the only one who knows the location of the money, Bincam pursues him.
The site also revealed the film's story, which follows Fujiko running away with Gene, a boy who holds the proverbial key to $500 million dollars that his father embezzled from a company. They are pursued by Bincam, an assassin who can manipulate people's hearts.
The film will open in Japan on May 31. The film is described as the third film in a series consisting of 2014's Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone and 2017's Lupin the IIIrd Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon.
The current main cast members of the franchise reprise their roles for the film, including Miyuki Sawashiro as the titular Fujiko Mine, Kanichi Kurita as Lupin, and Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen.
Takeshi Koike, who directed the previous two films and designed the Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine series, is directing the new film at Telecom Animation Film. Yūya Takahashi also returns from the previous two films and the Lupin III: Part IV as the scriptwriter. James Shimoji is again the composer. Katsuhito Ishii is the creative advisor. TMS Entertainment is credited for production, and will also distribute the film alongside T-Joy.
The Lupin the Third: Part 5 anime series premiered in NTV's AnichU programming block in April 2018, and aired 24 episodes through September. Crunchyroll streamed the series in Japanese with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. The new series moved the story's setting to modern France, with new high-tech gadgets and the use of social media and the Internet as new themes for the franchise.