Fans of the Lupin the 3rd TV series saw an extra dose of the Italy storyline and material back in 2016 with Lupin the 3rd: Italian Game and that special is now getting some new distribution. TMS Entertainment has brought the nearly two-hour special to Amazon where you can rent it for $2.99 or purchase it for $9.99 in HD. Both editions are in its original Japanese language with English subtitles here.
The special had Kazuhide Tomonaga as the chief director with Yuichiro Yano directing based on the screenplay by Yuya Takahashi. Hisao Yokobori worked on the character designs with Telecom Animation Film handling the main production.
The Japanese cast includes Daisuke Namikawa as Goemon Ishikawa, Kanichi Kurita as Arsène Lupin III, Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen, Kōichi Yamadera as Inspector Zenigata, Miyuki Sawashiro as Fujiko Mine, and Yukiyo Fujii as Rebecca Rossellini.
Plot Concept: Lupin investigates the kidnapping of his estranged wife, Italian millionaire and celebrity, Rebecca Rosselini, who still carries this name. But when Lupin arrives in Italy to rescue her, he finds himself drawn into a game with an unknown enemy when he is issued a challenge by the Masked Count: find the inheritance of the Count of Cagliostro. To complicate matters, Lupin’s nemesis Inspector Zenigata arrives in Italy to arrest Lupin, as well as M16 Agent Nyx who is after the Masked Count as well.