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Ani-One Asia Streams Lupin III Part 6 Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime preimeres on October 9 in Japan

Ani-One Asia announced on Monday that it will stream the Lupin the 3rd Part 6 television anime series this coming October. It will announce streaming platforms at a later date.

The series will premiere on the NTV channel in Japan on October 9 at 24:55 (effectively, October 10 at 12:55 a.m.), and it will also run on NTV's affiliates as well as on Hulu and other streaming services in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in North America, and it describes the series:

Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it! When Holmes' longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.

The new series will center around two keywords, with "mystery" being the keyword of the "first cours" (quarter of a year). The thief Lupin is after a treasure hidden by The Raven, a mysterious organization that manipulates the British government in the shadows. However, the detective Sherlock Holmes appears before Lupin.

The new season will commemorate the original anime's 50th anniversary.

Eiji Suganama (Lupin III: Prison of the Past) is directing the series at TMS Entertainment. Takahiro Ōkura (Lupin the Third: Part 5) is in charge of the series scripts. Hirotaka Marufuji (Lupin III: Goodbye Partner) is designing the characters. Yuji Ohno (Lupin III) is composing the music. The late Monkey Punch is credited for the original work.

The guest writers include director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, Vladlove), veteran scriptwriter Masaki Tsuji (Astro Boy, Kyojin no Hoshi, Umi no Triton), popular mystery novelist Taku Ashibe (Murder in the Red Chamber), adventure and science-fiction novelist Akio Higuchi (Zone), and mystery and suspense novelist Kanae Minato (Confession). Yumi Matsumiya, Kōichirō Bizen, Hiromasa Ogura, Wataru Nishizawa, Beom Seon Lee, and Yūsuke Takeda are directing the art, and Hiromi Miyawaki is the color key artist. Akemi Sasaki is the compositing director of photography, and Masato Yoshitake is editing. Youji Shimizu is directing the sound, and Hiromune Kurahashi is handling the sound effects.

Maurice Leblanc's original French stories about the thief Arsène Lupin served as a loose inspiration for Monkey Punch's more boisterous Lupin the 3rd character, and some of the stories famously pitted the original Lupin against Sherlock Holmes (renamed "Herlock Sholmes" after objections by Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle). Toei Animation pitted the original Lupin against Holmes in the 1981 television special, Lupin vs. Holmes.

Source: Ani-One Asia's Facebook page


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