TMS has announced that it is producing a new cel-shaded CG crossover anime titled Lupin III vs. Cat’s Eye, which will debut worldwide exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The announcement did not reveal the length of the anime.
The new project celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the Lupin III anime and the 40th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga. The anime will be set in Cat’s Eye‘s original 1980’s time period. The Cat’s Eye sisters are again aiming to steal three paintings that once belonged to their father, but this time, Lupin is after the same catch. But the paintings will also reveal a long-buried mystery.
Kanichi Kurita and Keiko Toda both reprise their roles as Lupin III and Hitomi Kisugi, respectively.
Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, who co-directed the Knights of Sidonia anime and Godzilla anime movie trilogy, will direct the new anime at TMS Entertainment, with Keisuke Ide as assistant director. Shūji Kuzuhara is writing the script. Lupin III series composer Yuji Ohno and Cat’s Eye anime composer Kazuo Otani are both composing the music. Haruhisa Nakata and Junko Yamanaka are designing the characters.