Lupin the Third, one of the greatest anime’s to ever air is returning to television with the first new series in 27 years. Dubbed Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine, the anime will center around Lupins long time love interest Fujiko Mine.
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Lupin III – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine centers around the lead female character Fujiko Mine. The new anime will be based on Fujiko, Lupin and the rest of the main cast during their younger days. And is reported to be more true to the overall feel present in Monkey Punch’s original Lupin III manga, in its new take on the franchise.
The new anime will by headed by Sayo Yamamoto. Takeshi Koike will serve as animation director and character designer, and Mari Okada(AnoHana) will handle the series composition. Kanichi Kurita will voice Arsene Lupin III. Along with Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen, Daisuke Namikawa as Goemon Ishikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro as Fujiko Mine, and Kouichi Yamadera will voice Inspector Zenigata.
I am really excited for this, i’ve long been a fan of Lupin both in anime and manga form but been annoyed the series itself ended before i was even born. This really is great news, and on a side note i must say April is shaping up to be quite a month what with this, Akibaranger and Super Hero Taisen all coming out around the same time.
Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine will run for 13 episode’s starting this April.