The Lupin the 3rd franchise is getting ready to move into its next phase, one that creator Monkey Punch was excited about before his passing earlier this year, with Lupin III THE FIRST, a 3DCG animated film coming out this year. We’ve had trailers, teasers, and even the opening sequence streamed and now to entice us a bit more we’ve got anew 90-second action chase scene clip! The film is set for a December 6th, 2019 debut where it’ll be written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki, who worked on Stand By Me Doraemon and the Dragon Quest: Your Story 3DCG films.
The new characters, via ANN, include:
- Suzu Hirose as Luticia
- Kōtarō Yoshida as Lambert
- Tatsuya Fujiwara as Geralt
Property Concept: Lupin the Third is the great nephew of Arsène Lupin, the original “gentleman thief,” and one of the most famous and most wanted of thieves in the world. A rutheless thief with a sense of humour and a weakness for beautiful women. He is constantly pursued by Inspector Zenigata, and often accompanied by a group of not so faithful accomplices as he attempts some of the most outrageous thefts of all time, or deals with the many, many people that want him dead.