GKIDS, TMS Entertainment, and Fathom Events have announced that they will screen Lupin III THE FIRST, the first 3D CG feature-length anime film in Monkey Punch’s Lupin III franchise, in theaters in the United States on October 18, 2020 (with an English dub) and October 21, 2020 (with English subtitles). GKIDS will then separately release the film theatrically in select theaters on October 23, 2020. The Fathom Events screenings will include a special introduction from director Takashi Yamazaki. GKIDS plans to release the film on home entertainment platforms in 2020.
GKIDS announced in March 2020 that it would release the film theatrically in North America in 2020 with English subtitles and an English dub. The film competed in the Features category at this year’s digital Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2020.
Lupin III THE FIRST opened in Japanese theaters on December 6, 2019.