Lupin the 3rd is a popular anime franchise, and GKIDS has recently secured the North American distribution rights for the latest film, Lupin III: The First. The film is helmed by writer-director Takashi Yamazaki and will see a theatrical debut later this year. One fun note is that this is the franchise’s first foray into CG animation.
The pic follows “gentleman thief” Lupin III who, along with his colorful underworld companions, races 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.
According to Deadline, it appears that Lupin III: The First will release in both Japanese and English.