Get ready to learn the roots and origin of Lupin!!
TMS Entertainment USA announces that the latest installment of the LUPIN THE 3rd series,LUPIN THE 3rd Part 5, will launch on Crunchyroll on April 3rd, simultaneously with Japan’s broadcast. It will be streamed with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles.
LUPIN THE 3rd Part 5 (24 x 30-minute episodes) is going to reveal the secret life story of how Lupin III came to be the world’s greatest thief. Lupin III, grandson of the infamous phantom thief Arsène Lupin, is a notorious thief who never fails in taking what he targets. Lupin works along with Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa, and Fujiko Mine. Despite dealing against Inspector Zenigata, who has dedicated his life to capturing Lupin, they continue to swiftly take their targeted treasures. The series will be based in France, focusing on Lupin’s roots and origin, something that has been kept a mystery for 50 years…until now!
LUPIN THE 3rd is one of the most well-known animated TV series in Japanese history. It began as a Japanese Manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch in 1967. The series follows the escapades of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc‘s series of novels. The TV series followed in 1971, with the broadcast starting on Japanese TV and becoming a very popular, long airing show.
“The master gentleman thief is back to France, the origins of his grandfather’s home turf. He’ll carry his Walther P38 and drive cool classic cars but use current technology at his disposal for a modern twist. It’s something the world has been waiting for, including myself!” said Masami Tokunaga, Vice President of TMS USA.
Lupin’s current target: a key to a certain server facility. Once obtained, the information of all the customers and their funds from the world’s largest online bank will be in Lupin’s hands. Lupin and Jigen speed through their various obstacles and head to their targeted destination.
There, they find the developer of the security system of the bank: Amlita. Whilst having all the skills and utilizing her knowledge about programming, her illness has left her weak, being unable to live her daily life normally.
Lupin and Jigen successfully capture Amlita and bring her to their hideout. However, almost immediately upon their arrival, Zenigata and his men surround the place. Being at a loss as to why their location was exposed so easily, they discover an online show going viral. The show’s name, “Arrest Lupin III” where people all over the world participate, providing information and summoning up suspects.
Thus, a new TV series centering on 2 capitals – Tokyo and Paris, begins