The official website for the Lupin the 3rd Part 6 television anime series has confirmed that long-time veteran voice actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi is retiring from the Daisuke Jigen role. The anime’s “Episode 0,” titled “Jidai” (Historical Period) features his last appearance as the character. The episode will serve as the anime’s first episode on October 6, 2021.
Akio Ohtsuka will replace Kobayashi in all the other episodes of the anime.
Kobayashi is the only remaining original first-generation cast member in the Lupin III franchise, and had been voicing Jigen since 1969.