The Lupin the 3rd franchise moved into its next phase, one that creator Monkey Punch was excited about before his passing last year, with Lupin III THE FIRST. The film saw a December 6th, 2019 debut in Japan where it was written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki. GKIDS previously picked up the rights to the film and brought it out at the start of the year on home video. With the film out for the past month now, GKIDS has dropped a fun new “quick bites” interview with Michelle Ruff talking about her role as Fujiko and the larger experience with the character over the years, and just how iconic she is.
Check out our review of the film.
GKIDS previously scheduled the DVD/BD release for a January 12th, 2021 debut that’s priced at $26.98. The set will have a steelbook edition as well when it arrives on the same date priced at $32.98. For those wanting it digitally, it became available on December 15th, 2020.
The English dub cast for it:
- Tony Oliver as Lupin III
- Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen
- Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa
- Michelle Ruff as Fujiko Mine
- Doug Erholtz as Koichi Zenigata
- Laurie C. Hymes as Laetitia
- J. David Brimmer as Lambert
- Paul Guyet as Gerard
Property Concept: The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, 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 a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.