The official Twitter account for the Lupin the 3rd anime franchise has announced that the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 series is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 10, 2021. This new season commemorates the anime’s 50th anniversary.
Guest writers for the series were also announced: director Mamoru Oshii, veteran scriptwriter Masaki Tsuji, popular mystery novelist Taku Ashibe, adventure and science-fiction novelist Akio Higuchi, and mystery and suspense novelist Kanae Minato.
The concept of this series for Lupin III is described as:
Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it. When Holmes’ longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.
Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the license for the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all Nordic Countries. The company will stream the series in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.