TMS Entertainment Postpones the YouTube Stream of the First Episode of Lupin III Part 1 in English

The first season of the classic Lupin III television anime got a brand new English dub, which makes its debut in select theaters in the United States on October 24, 2021, along with the premiere of the first two episodes of Lupin The 3rd Part 6. TMS Entertainment was also planning to premiere the first episode for free on YouTube on the same day, but the stream has since been postponed until further notice.

The world premiere was set to go live on October 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PDT—which marks 50 years to the day since the episode first aired in Japan—and remain available to watch until October 31, 2021. At the time of this writing, the date has been shifted a year, likely until they figure out their schedule.

Here’s what TMS Entertainment had to say about the delay:

[POSTPONED – Until further notice]

Due to scheduling conflicts, we will be rescheduling our LUPIN THE 3rd PART 1 YouTube premiere event until further notice.

We sincerely apologize to the fans looking forward to this Sunday’s premiere.

Source: Crunchyroll

TMS Entertainment to Stream the First Episode of Lupin III Part 1 in English

TMS Entertainment has announced that it will stream the world premiere of the English-dubbed first episode of Lupin III Part 1 on its official YouTube channel on October 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the 50th anniversary of the first episode’s original airdate in Japan. The episode will be available until October 31, 2021. Richard Epcar, director of the English dub and the voice of Jigen, will host the screening.

TMS Entertainment is also screening the first episode’s English dub along with the first two episodes of the Lupin the 3rd Part 6 television anime series in Japanese with English subtitles from October 24-28, 2021 in select theaters in the United States. The original announcement listed October 22-28, 2021, but no theaters are screening the anime before October 24.

Lupin III Part 1 premiered in Japan on October 24, 1971.

Source: ANN

HIDIVE to Simulcast the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 Anime in Fall 2021

HIDIVE has announced that it will be simulcasting the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 anime during the Fall 2021 anime season. The simulcast will begin on October 9, 2021, and will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Tonga, and Scandinavia.

The story of Lupin The 3rd Part 6 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.

Source: HIDIVE

Special Lupin the 3rd Theatrical Engagement Coming in October 2021

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Lupin The 3rd anime franchise, Sentai and TMS Entertainment (TMS) are hosting the world premiere of the English dub of Lupin The 3rd Part 1 Episode 1, presented alongside the first two subtitled episodes of the Lupin The 3rd Part 6 anime series in theaters for a limited time, special engagement.

Lupin The 3rd Part 1 Episode 1, made its broadcast debut 50 years ago on October 24, 1971. The special theatrical engagement will grant fans exclusive early bird access to premiere the brand-new English dub version of Lupin The 3rd Part 1 Episode 1 as well as the latest animated Lupin The 3rd series, Lupin The 3rd Part 6 Episodes 0 and 1. Sentai is honored to bring the next chapter of this influential series to theaters, where fans can experience the thrilling, high-flying escapades of Lupin III on the big screen. To watch the complete Lupin The 3rd Part 6 anime series, fans should visit Sentai’s streaming partner, HIDIVE, where the series will stream in full.

Fans can catch the elusive thief Lupin III in theaters from October 22-28, 2021. Tickets for this exclusive event go on sale on September 24, 2021. For booking, visit our list of theater locations and event times.

The escapades of Lupin III have thrilled audiences for decades, with entries in the franchise spanning everything from manga and anime series to feature films and live action adaptations. To celebrate Lupin’s 50th anniversary of his anime debut, TMS Entertainment is making 2021 the “Year of Lupin,” bringing audiences a brand-new Lupin adventure along with exciting events, new theatrical and home video releases, and more.

Lupin III and God Mars Will Be Streaming on FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Lupin III and the God Mars anime on September 14, 2021. Both properties will be available for viewing in the United States and Canada.

This is the full list of what will be available:

  • Lupin The 3rd Part 1
  • Lupin The 3rd Part 2
  • Lupin The 3rd Part 3
  • Lupin The 3rd Part 5
  • Lupin The 3rd: 50th Anniversary Special – Is Lupin Still Burning?
  • Lupin The 3rd: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
  • God Mars

Lupin The 3rd Part 4 is already available for streaming on FUNimation.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Discotek Media Announces Releases for November 2021

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed the Z/X Ignition for Blu-ray Disc release on November 30, 2021. The company will also release the Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie and Urusei Yatsura: Only You anime films on Blu-ray Disc and the Kodocha and Saiyuki Reload anime on standard definition Blu-ray Disc on the same day.

Discotek’s release of Z/X Ignition will include all 12 episodes with English subtitles and with an English dub. The company previously released the anime on DVD in November 2015.

The release of Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie will include an all-new English dub “starring the ‘classic’ Lupin the 3rd cast, as well as the all-new Case Closed theatrical movie cast.” The release will also include 2.0 and 5.1 surround audio mixes for both versions of the movie. Discotek previously released the film on DVD in 2015.

Discotek will release the Urusei Yatsura: Only You film with English subtitles and the English dub from the previous AnimEigo release.

The company will release the entirety of the Kodocha anime series, including the middle school portion of the series that has never before been released in the United States. The release will include the original music, including the original opening theme song. The release will come in two SD Blu-ray Discs, with the first release including the first 51 episodes and FUNimation’s English dub. The second set will launch in 2022 with subtitles only.

The release of Saiyuki Reload will include all 25 episodes, as well as Geneon’s English dub.

The company also announced that it will be releasing the Project A-Ko anime film on Blu-ray Disc on December 21, 2021. The remastered Blu-ray Disc release will use a Domesday Duplicator to recover video content from the LaserDisc release. The release will include English subtitles and the original English dub.

Source: ANN

Lupin The 3rd Part 6 Anime to Premiere on October 10, 2021

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.

Source: ANN

TMS Entertainment and Magnetic Press Announce Partnership to Publish Lupin the 3rd 50th Anniversary Book and Tabletop RPG

TMS Entertainment and publisher of graphic novels and art books, Magnetic Press (a Polarity owned company), have announced their partnership to publish a line of products based on the world-popular anime series Lupin the 3rd, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary in October 2021. Plans include a brand-new tabletop role-playing Game built on Magnetic’s new D6MV ruleset variation of the renowned D6 System of roleplaying rules made popular by licensing partner West End Games and a deluxe retrospective coffee table book.

“As a lifelong anime fan, Lupin the 3rd has always been a standout favorite,” said Mike Kennedy, founder and publisher of Magnetic Press. “The charm, wit, and thrills of that entire series, from Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro to the latest Lupin III: The First, have transcended the test of time to become an evergreen of fun entertainment. We’re excited to not only capture that storied history in a beautiful Anniversary Coffee Table book, but to offer a doorway into that universe through a new tabletop RPG.”

Created in the late 1960’s by the mangaka Monkey Punch, TMS produced Lupin the 3rd, the first animated series which debuted on October 24, 1971 and has since spawned well over 250 serialized episodes and numerous animated feature films and original video animations (OVAs). It is most widely recognized for the 1978 feature film Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro which marked the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki. While the series has evolved over the decades, the energetic style and jazzy globetrotting adventures remain true to the heart of the property.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Magnetic Press to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lupin the 3rd franchise,” said Masami Tokunaga, Senior Vice President of TMS Entertainment, USA, Inc. “Having grown up with the series, I cannot begin to describe how incredibly exciting it has been to have watched the Lupin the 3rd universe expand and evolve throughout the years. I am greatly looking forward to the release of these new offerings from Magnetic Press, as they will provide fans the ability to experience Lupin in a capacity like never before; I cannot think of a better way to celebrate this momentous anniversary.”

The tabletop role-playing game will give players an opportunity to participate in fast-paced adventures and master-thief heists set around the globe, with a unique open-world quest system filled with rewards and challenges reminiscent of both collectible card games and video game RPGs. The game will be published under Magnetic’s gaming imprint, Magnetic Press Play, and will utilize their unique “Magnetic Variant (D6MV)” ruleset built upon the classic D6 System made popular by West End Games with their original Star Wars and Ghostbusters RPGs. More details about the game will be revealed in October 2021 as part of the anniversary celebration.

The Anniversary Coffee Table Book will spotlight the birth and evolution of the Lupin the 3rd franchise since its manga inception by the late Monkey Punch, with a comprehensive look at each episode, feature, and season produced by TMS Entertainment through the years. The book will also include a near-encyclopedic look at the central characters and supporting cast throughout the series, as well as various media adaptations and a gallery of artwork certain to entertain fans both old and new.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Lupin The 3rd Part 6

Sentai Filmworks has announced that it acquired Lupin The 3rd Part 6, the next adventure in the saga of globetrotting thief, Lupin III. The latest installment commemorates the 50th anniversary of this influential franchise. Sentai will distribute the series to audiences in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all Nordic Countries.

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.

Produced by TMS Entertainment and based on the original work of Monkey Punch, Lupin The 3rd Part 6 is directed by Eiji Suganuma with music from longtime series music composer Yuji Ohno and series composition by Takahiro Okura. Hirotaka Marufuji provides the series’ character design.

The escapades of Lupin III have thrilled audiences for decades, with entries in the franchise spanning everything from manga and anime series to feature films and live action adaptations. To celebrate this beloved franchise’s 50th anniversary, TMS Entertainment is making 2021 the “Year of Lupin,” bringing audiences a brand new Lupin adventure along with exciting events, new theatrical and home video releases, and more.

Sentai will stream Lupin The 3rd Part 6 in association with select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

Pluto TV Adds the Lupin III Part 2 Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Pluto TV has added the Lupin III Part 2 anime to its service.

The story of Lupin III Part 2 is described as:

Five years have passed since master thief Lupin and his gang made their daring escape out of Japan and went their separate ways. Then one day Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko each receive an invitation from Lupin for a reunion aboard the luxury liner Sirloin. Reunited on the ship, they discover Lupin didn’t send the invitations and the reunion is a trap by a vengeful Mister X, the Leader of the Scorpion Gang. Foiling Mister X’s plot while evading his ICPO nemesis, Inspector Zenigata, is all in a day’s work for Lupin and his gang, as their heisting adventures around the globe begin again.

Source: The Fandom Post