Lupin the Third: Part VI Anime Announced For October

A new official website was made to announce Lupin the Third: Part VI, the new anime series based on the Lupin III franchise, and to commemorate the franchise’s 50th anniversary. The anime is set to air sometime in October. A teaser visual and promotional video for the anime were also revealed.

The anime’s staff includes Eiji Suganama (Lupin III: Prison of the Past) as director, Takahiro Ōkura (Lupin the Third: Part V) as series composer, Hiroki Marufuji (Lupin III: Goodbye Partner) as character designer, and Yuji Ohno (Lupin III) as music composer. The late Monkey Punch is credited for the original work. TMS Entertainment is in charge of the animation production.

The Lupin III series is based on the manga by Monkey Punch and follows the titular master thief Arsene Lupin and his various heists and escapades. The manga spawned multiple TV anime sequels, films, and specials. 

Lupin the Third: Part V is the most recent TV anime in the series. Crunchyroll streamed Part 5 as it aired and describes the story as:

Lupin’s current target: a key to a certain server facility. Once obtained, the information of all the customers and their funds from the world’s largest online bank will be in Lupin’s hands. There, they find the developer of the security system of the bank: Ami. Lupin and Jigen successfully capture Ami and bring her to their hideout. However, almost immediately upon their arrival, Zenigata and his men surround the place. Being at a loss as to why their location was exposed so easily, they discover an online show going viral. The show’s name: “Arrest Lupin III. 

,Source: Lupin the Third: Part VI website, Twitter

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