Lupin III

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  • Titles: Lupin the 3rd L'avventura italiana / Lupin III: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone
    Japanese: ルパン三世 LUPIN THE THIRD / LUPIN THE IIIRD 次元大介の墓標
    Airing dates: 1/10/2015 (5th TV series, 24 episodes) and 30/8/2015 (pre-air)
    Theatrical release dates: 21/6/2014 (animated movie) and 30/8/2014 (live-action film)
    Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Crime, Ecchi, Seinen
    Original creator: Monkey Punch (Kazuhiko Kato) and Maurice Leblanc (concept)
    Directors: Kazuhide Tomonaga, Yūichirō Yano (TV), Takeshi Koike (movie) and Ryuhei Kitamura (live action)
    Written by: Yūya Takahashi (TV/movie) and Rikiya Mizushima (live action)
    Produced by: Yū Kiyozono (TV/movie) and Mataichiro Yamamoto (live action)
    Music by: Yūji Ohno (TV), James Shimoji (movie) and Aldo Shllaku (live action)
    Director of photography: Jirō Tazawa (movie) and Pedro J. Márquez (live action)
    Episode director: Osamu Kobayashi (TV)
    Sound director: Yōji Shimizu (movie)
    Character designer: Takeshi Koike (movie)
    Creative advisor: Katsuhito Ishii (movie)
    Art director: Seiki Tamura (movie)
    Mechanical designer: Takeshi Koike (movie)
    Color setting by: Takahiro Mogi (movie)
    Design by: Toshiyuki Yamashita (movie)
    Planning by: Ryōta Katō and Shūhei Katō (movie)
    Title design by: Nobuo Sekiguchi (movie)
    Visual coordinator: Yūko Saitō (movie)
    Studio: Telecom Animation Film (TV/movie)
    Distributed by: TMS Entertainment (TV/movie) and Toho (live action)
    Network: NTV (JP), Italia 1 (IT)
    Ending theme: "Chanto Iwanakya Ai Sanai" (ちゃんと言わなきゃ愛さない / I Won't Love You If You Don't Say It Straight) by Sayuri Ishikawa
    Anime film theme songs: "Forever And A Day" by Beverly Staunton and "Revolver Fires" by Gary Stockdale
    Live action main theme: "TRICK ATTACK -Theme of Lupin the Third-" by Tomoyasu Hotei

    Main cast: Arsène Lupin III (ルパン三世) voiced by Kanichi Kurita and played by Shun Oguri
    Daisuke Jigen (次元 大介) voiced by Kiyoshi Kobayashi and played by Tetsuji Tamayama
    Fujiko Mine (峰 不二子) voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro and played by Meisa Kuroki

    Goemon Ishikawa XIII (十三代目 石川 五ェ門) voiced by Daisuke Namikawa and played by Gō Ayano
    New cast: Rebecca Rossellini (レベッカ) voiced by Yukiyo Fujii
    Nyx (二クス) voiced by Shunsuke Sakuya

    Kōichi "Inspector" Zenigata (銭形 "警部" 幸一) voiced by Kōichi Yamadera and played by Tadanobu Asano
    Anime film cast: Yael Okuzaki (ヤエル奥崎) voiced by Akio Hirose
    Queen Malta (クイーン=マルタ) voiced by Mari Minase and Beverly Staunton (song)

    Live-action cast: Narón (ナローン) played by Vithaya Pansringarm
    Miss Vee (ミス・ヴィー) played by Rhatha Phongam (Ya Ya Ying)
    Royal (ロイヤル) played by Thanayong Wongthakul (Kradum)
    Pierre (ピエール) played by Kim Jun
    Michael Lee (マイケル・リー) played by Jerry Yan
    Momrachiao Pramuk (モムラーチャオ・プラムック) played by Nirut Sirichanya (Ning)
    Thomas Dawson (トーマス・ドーソン) played by Nick Tate
    Jirō (ジロー) played by Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
    Maria (マリア) played by Yuka Nakayama
    Sabre (サーベル) played by Kazutaka Yoshino

    Official websites and PVs: (TV), (movie) & (live action)

    Synopsis: A new Lupin III TV series is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2015 according to a MIPCOM event in Cannes, France. Lupin will be starring as the main character in this upcoming series set to take place in Italy and San Marino. Reflecting its setting, the Anime will debut in Italy before airing in Japan. Lupin III fans will note that the titular thief now has a blue coat, following his earlier appearances in green (first series and some OVAs), red (the second series as well as most films and television specials) or pink (third series).

    The film will be a continuation spinoff of the 2012 "Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine" television Anime series. Lupin and Jigen have their sights set on a treasure worth stealing called the Little Comet which is located in the country of East Doroa. The country has fortified its border after a singer named Queen Malta got assassinated in the neighboring country of West Doroa upon visit. Despite the two countries being enemies, Lupin and Jigen still plan to steal the treasure. During the heist, Jigen almost got killed by a skilled sniper named Yael Okuzaki. His specialty is preparing tombstones for his targets before executing his kills. Its said that no one has survived after Yael makes a grave for that target. The live action film focuses on how the series' main characters met for the first time and will reportedly update the franchise to a contemporary setting. Lupin and friends infiltrate a highly secured fortress-like safe named "Ark of Navarone" (ナヴァロンの箱舟) to claim the "Crimson Heart of Cleopatra" (クリムゾンハート・オブ・クレオパトラ).

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