In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Monkey Punch’s “Lupin the Third” manga, a new TV anime series“Lupin the Third Part 6” (ルパン三世 PART6) will debut in October 2021. A teaser visual and the first promotional video are revealed.
▍50th Anniversary Project
The “Lupin the Third” franchise also revealed details of the 50th anniversary project, which includes an event where fans will have the opportunity to make appearances in “Lupin the Third Part 6” anime.
Participants have to follow the official twitter (@lupin_anime), change your twitter icon to the following “Gokurou-san mark”, and hashtag “#WELOVE ルパン三世” “#ルパン６” in your post with your favourite scenes, gestures or lines from the franchise. Applications are accepted until July 31 and 5 participants will be selected randomly. You will have to be a resident of Japan to participate in the event.
“Lupin the Third” also confirmed a collaboration with JOURNAL STANDARD with new collaboration T-shirts and goods coming in the future.
Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of the fictional gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin, is considered the world’s greatest thief, known for announcing his intentions to steal valuable objects by sending a calling card to their owners. His right-hand man and best friend is Daisuke Jigen, an expert marksman who can accurately shoot a target in 0.3 seconds.
Although Lupin and Jigen frequently work as a two-man team, they are often joined by Goemon Ishikawa XIII, a master swordsman whose sword can cut anything, and Fujiko Mine, a femme fatale and Lupin’s love interest. Although Fujiko usually works together with the others, she occasionally exploits Lupin’s interest in her to steal the treasure for herself. Lupin and his gang are constantly chased by Inspector Koichi Zenigata of Interpol, who has made it his life’s work to arrest them, pursuing Lupin across the globe.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Monkey Punch
Director: Eiji Suganuma
Series Composition: Takahiro Ōkura
Character Design: Hirotaka Marufuji
Music: Yuji Ohno
Animation: TMS Entertainment