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‘Lupin the 3rd: Part IV’ Anime Gets Japanese DVD/BD Release Plans

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Lupin the 3rd 2015 Visual 1The folks at VAP have set up their release plans for the new Lupin the 3rd anime series and it’s definitely a pretty good one overall. With the series planned for twenty-four episodes, it’s getting an eight volume release on both DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD releases are priced at 5,000 yen each while the Blu-ray’s are at 6,000 yen each, which is pretty good considering it’s three episodes per volume. The series begins its release on December 23rd, 2015 and we’ll be updating with new information in new posts with cover art and extras as they become available.

The series is taking place in Italy and San Marino, which is where it got its world premiere before the fall 2015 Japanese debut.

The series has Kazuhide Tomonaga working as the chief director on the property, which is welcome as he was involved in some of the best parts of previous films, while Yuichiro Yano will be directing based on scripts by Yuuya Takahashi. The series is animated at Telecom Animation Film. They’re not exactly a really well-known production company, but they’re heavily involved in backgrounds, finishing animation and a lot of secondary production assistance. They worked on the Inuyahsa TV series and were involved in the Brave Story feature as the primary animation production company. They have experience with this franchise as well, having been involved in several of the specials and a couple of the movies as well.

Volume Date Extras
1 12/23/15 Audio commentary, clean op, clean closing, booklet
2 01/20/16
3 02/24/16
4 03/23/16
5 04/20/16
6 05/25/16
7 06/22/16
8 07/20/16
Lupin the 3rd Part IV Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Lupin the 3rd Part IV Japanese Volume 1 Cover

[Source: Lupin the Third: Part IV]

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