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‘Lupin the 3rd Part Four’ Anime Begins Hulu Distribution… In Japan

Lupin the 3rd 2015 Visual 1Well, at least we know that the Lupin the 3rd Part Four TV series isn’t on a complete lockdown for streaming. The first three episodes have now been added to Hulu Japan where it can be streamed to audiences there in HD across all devices. The franchise has a lot of material on Hulu in general, so it’s not too much of a surprise. But with the episodes finally being added, could we begin to see streaming elsewhere in the world for this show soon?

The new Lupin the 3rd TV series is currently getting its broadcast run in Japan and TMS Entertainment is handling the promotion for it. And part of that is bringing out next episode previews of the upcoming anime episodes. They’ve now got a quick look at the fourth episode of the series that will arrive on October 23rd, 2015.

As noted before, this will mark the first time since the Part III series ended back in 1985 that we’ve had a full on TV series for the property. We’ve had countless specials and movies since, and a renewed interest in the TV form through the 2012 series Lupin the 3rd: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, but now the title character and his group will get to shine again.

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.

Chris has been writing about anime, manga, movies and comics for well on twenty years now. He began AnimeOnDVD.com back in 1998 and has covered nearly every anime release that’s come out in the US ever since.

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