For the first time in thirty years, there's a new Lupin the Third animated television series. So far, the show certainly seems promising.
A few years back, we got a Lupin the Third spin-off anime which centered on Fujiko. But this latest one, which debuts this October in Japan, is classic Lupin the Third. It's even got the theme song -- and a bunch of Fiats and Alfa Romeos.
Animator Kazuhide Tomonaga, who did key animation on The Castle of Cagliostro and worked on the original TV series, is overseeing the project, while Kanichi Kurita will be voicing Lupin, Kiyoshi Kobayashi is Daisuke Jigen, Daisuke Namikawa is Goemon, Miyuki Sawashiro is Fujiko, and Koichi Yamadera is Zenigata.
Cinema Today reports that the first of 24 weekly episodes airs starting October 1 in Japan.
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