Hulu Adds the Lupin the 3rd: Part Five Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Hulu is adding both the subtitled and dubbed versions of the Lupin the 3rd: Part Five anime to its service. Previously, the series was simulcast on Crunchyroll.

Yuuichirou Yano directed the anime based on the series composition by Ichiro Okouchi. Hisao Yokobori worked on the character designs and Telecom Animation Film handled the animation.

The Lupin III franchise is described as:

Arsène Lupin III is the grandson of world-famous thief Arsène Lupin, and he’s living up to his grandfather’s memory as a high-profile thief himself. Due to his infamy, Lupin III attracts the attention of the persistent Inspector Zenigata of the ICPO, as well as rival criminals. Lupin III’s criminal lifestyle even seeps into his love life. The main woman in Lupin III’s world is femme fatale Fujiko Mine, who Lupin III can never tell is working with or against him. Follow Lupin and his gunman partner Daisuke Jigen on their quest to own the world-or at least the valuable bits.

Source: The Fandom Post

Discotek Media Announces Releases for January 26, 2021

Discotek Media has announced that the following titles will be released on January 26, 2021:

  • Kiss×sis
  • The Legend of Black Heaven
  • Symphogear G
  • Genocyber
  • Hajime no Ippo (2000 anime series)
  • Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

The release for Kiss×sis will include all 12 episodes in 1080p high definition with Japanese audio and English subtitles on Blu-ray Disc.

The Legend of Black Heaven will include all 13 episodes in 1080p high definition with Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.

Genocyber will include all five episodes in standard definition with Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.

Symphogear G will include all 13 episodes in 1080p high definition with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Hajime no Ippo The Fighting! Collection 1 will feature episodes 1-24 of the series in 1080p high definition with Japanese, English, and Spanish audio and English subtitles.

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro will be released on 4K UHD. The release will include Japanese audio and both English dubs, as well as English subtitles. Extras include a 7.1 Japanese audio track, a deleted storyboard opening, an isolated score, and art galleries in 4K, among other extras.

Source: ANN

GKIDS to Release Lupin III THE FIRST on Home Video on December 15, 2020 and January 12, 2021

One of the most influential characters in anime returns with a new adventure. The exciting new film Lupin III THE FIRST makes its way to home entertainment this winter following a North American theatrical run. Introducing the beloved characters in CG animation for the first time, the film will be released on digital download-to-own on December 15, 2020 and on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, as a standalone DVD, and as a SteelBook™ edition of the Blu-ray combo on January 12, 2021 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

This release will be presented in both the original Japanese version and a new English dubbed version, featuring the return of the English cast that has voiced previous Lupin films and series. Bonus features exclusive to the Blu-ray include interviews with director Takashi Yamazaki and the Japanese voice cast, and much more. The SteelBook edition also includes a beautiful, 16-page booklet featuring character concept art. Fans who order their Blu-ray + DVD combo pack or SteelBook copies from shoutfactory.com will receive an exclusive 18×24” lithograph, while supplies last.

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning caper, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in this electric adventure that is sure to steal the hearts of fans old and new.

The all new English language dub film will feature the voices of Tony Oliver, Doug Erholtz, Michelle Ruff, Richard Epcar, and Lex Lang returning to their roles within the franchise, and Laurie C. Hymes, J. David Brimmer, and Paul Guyet joining the cast for this latest adventure.

SteelBook, Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features:

  • Interviews with Director and Japanese Cast*
  • CG Model Gallery
  • Animation Breakdown
  • Yellow Carpet Premiere
  • Theatrical Trailers and Promos

*exclusive to the SteelBook & Blu-ray releases

Discotek Media Announces Releases for December 29, 2020

Discotek Media has announced that the following titles will be released on December 29, 2020:

  • Lupin III: Tokyo Crisis
  • Gin Rei
  • Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter
  • Devilman Lady
  • Thermae Romae
  • Battle Athletes

The Lupin III: Tokyo Crisis anime special’s Blu-ray Disc release will include the Japanese version with English subtitles as well as the FUNimation dub.

Discotek’s release of the Gin Rei original video anime (OVA) will feature a new upscaled version of the three-episode OVA in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The release will also include the “Love Fight” and “GinRei Remix” music videos.

The company’s release of Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter (Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter), the 21st film in the franchise from 2017, will feature a new English dub featuring cast from recent releases of anime in the franchise. The release will also include the film’s Japanese version with English subtitles.

Discotek’s high definition remaster of the Devilman Lady television anime will feature all 26 episodes in Japanese with English subtitles, and it will also include include the English dub from ADV Films’ initial 2003-2004 DVD release (titled Devil Lady).

The company will release the Thermae Romae anime on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles and with the new English dub. The release will also include a special mini episode.

The standard definition Blu-ray Disc release of the Battle Athletes OVA and Battle Athletes Victory television anime will feature newly restored versions of both anime in Japanese with English subtitles and the Pioneer LDC dub. The release will also include the song battle extras.

Source: ANN

Lupin III THE FIRST CG Anime Film to Screen in the United States on October 18 and 21, 2020

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.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Several New Anime Licenses

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed The Rose of Versailles, the 2000 Hajime no Ippo anime, The Legend of Black Heaven, the Battle Athletes OVA and Battle Athletes Victory series, Lupin III: Tokyo Crisis, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Genocyber, Project A-Ko, Ninja Senshi Tobikage (Ninja Robots), Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter, Submarine Super 99, Symphogear G, Devilman Lady, and KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 2.

The Rose of Versailles release will be the HD remaster of the series, and a two-volume release will ship in early 2021.

The Hajime no Ippo release in 2021 will include all 76 episodes (including the unaired 76th episode) with English and Spanish dubs (except for episode 76), the Hajime no Ippo – Champion Road special, and for the first time in North America, the Hajime no Ippo – Mashiba vs. Kimura original video anime (OVA) with subtitles only.

The Legend of Black Heaven release will be the anime’s first release on Blu-ray Disc ever in the world, and will be a new upscale that includes the original Pioneer LDC dub. The release is slated for late 2020 to early 2021.

The SD Blu-ray Disc release of the Battle Athletes OVA and Battle Athletes Victory television anime will feature newly restored versions of both anime and the Pioneer LDC dub in late 2020. The release will also include the song battle extras.

The Lupin III: Tokyo Crisis release will include the FUNimation dub and ship in 2021.

The Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine release will include the FUNnimation dub from the 2013 Blu-ray Disc/DVD release. Discotek Media did not announce a release date for the anime. FUNimation’s license of the series expired in August 2018.

Genocyber‘s SD Blu-ray Disc release will contain video remastered from the original Japanese materials. It will include the Manga Entertainment/Central Park Media English dub. Discotek Media did not announce a release date for the OVA.

The remastered Project A-Ko Blu-ray Disc release will use a Domesday Duplicator to recover video content from the LaserDisc release. Discotek Media did not announce a release date for the anime.

The Ninja Senshi Tobikage (Ninja Robot) release will include the English dub by Alexander Entertainment Group that aired on Cartoon Network in India and Asia for the first 20 episodes. Discotek Media is currently seeking assistance in tracking down the rest of the dub. The company did not announce a release date for the anime.

Discotek Media’s release of Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter (Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter), the 21st film in the franchise from 2017, will have a new English dub featuring cast from recent releases of anime in the franchise. The company did not announce a release date for the anime.

Discotek Media’s Submarine Super 99 release will be the first English-translated release for the anime based on Leiji Matsumoto’s manga and ship in 2021. The release will feature newly upscaled video.

Symphogear G is the second season in the Symphogear franchise. Discotek Media did not announce a release date for the anime. The company previously licensed the first season and will release it on Blu-ray Disc on October 27, 2020.

Discotek Media’s HD remaster of Devilman Lady will include the English dub from ADV Films’ initial 2003-2004 DVD release (titled Devil Lady) and ship in early 2021.

Discotek Media’s release of KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 2 will include the series’ second OVA, and the English dub from Crunchyroll when it ships in 2021. Discotek Media released the first season and OVA on Blu-ray Disc on May 26, 2020.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Anime Licenses

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed the Dancouga, Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini, A Thousand & One Nights, Big Order, and Hanasakeru Seishōnen anime. All of these releases will ship on Blu-ray Disc on November 24, 2020.

Dancouga will be available with English subtitles. The release will include all 38 television anime episodes as well as the Dancougar: Requiem for Victims and Dancougar: Blazing Epilogue original video anime (OVA) projects.

Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini will be available with English subtitles and the original English dub. The release will include translation notes, a credits collection, and an edited version of the dub.

A Thousand & One Nights will be available with English subtitles and the original English dub. The release includes a documentary of the restoration of the “lost” English dub, a commentary track with Helen McCarthy, an interview with director Eiichi Yamamoto, trailers, and an art gallery.

Big Order will be available with English subtitles, and includes the uncensored version of the anime and the interactive OVA.

Hanasakeru Seishōnen will be available with English subtitles. The release will include all 39 episodes.

Source: ANN

RetroCrush Announces Debuts for September 2020

Digital Media Rights has announced that it has licensed six new anime titles for its RetroCrush streaming service. The company also announced the release dates for the anime titles that will stream on the service in September 2020.

The titles will launch on consecutive Fridays in September 2020:

  • Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret – September 4, 2020
  • Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret: Purezza – September 4, 2020
  • Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 – September 11, 2020
  • Kite: International Version – September 11, 2020
  • Kobato. – September 18, 2020
  • Lupin III: Part II – September 25, 2020

The Kite original video anime (OVA) will stream in English on the service. The Lupin III: Part II anime will stream in both Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub. The other four anime will stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

RetroCrush is a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service available in the United States and Canada. The service has apps on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and smart TVs, in addition to being available on browsers.

Source: ANN

Amazon Prime Adds More Episodes of Lupin III Part 2

The Fandom Post is reporting that Amazon Prime has added the “second season” of 26 episodes for the Lupin III Part 2 anime to its streaming service.

The episodes are available in the English dub with English closed-captions for members of the service. Due to licensing restrictions, they’re only available to members in the United States and Canada.

Source: The Fandom Post

Discotek Media Announces New Anime Licenses

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed the New Getter Robo original video anime (OVA), Isuca anime, and Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao’s Treasure anime special. The company will release all three on Blu-ray Disc on October 27, 2020.

Discotek’s release of New Getter Robo will include all 13 episodes in 1080p high definition with both the original English dub and Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The company’s release of the anime adaptation of Osamu Takahashi’s Isuca manga will include uncensored versions of all 10 television episodes and the OVA episode in 1080p high definition with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Discotek’s release of Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao’s Treasure will feature the special in 1080p high definition with both the original English dub and Japanese audio with English subtitles.

The company also revealed details of two other previously announced anime releases. Discotek will release the first Senki Zesshō Symphogear anime and the Cleopatra anime film on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles on October 27.

Source: ANN