Normally we have reservations when a long-standing anime superstar tries to go the CG route, but the new anime film Lupin III: The First, which came this year to America courtesy of GKIDS, made the translation flawlessly (live-action is even worse, by the way, and Lupin’s been there). But this time the classic designs by Monkey Punch came alive in the animation shift — and the plot wasn’t bad either; critics loved it.
Unfortunately it had to come here in 2020, so you likely haven’t seen it yet. You’ll get your chance when the film hits Blu-Ray and DVD January 12 — or today, if you prefer to own it digitally. Join Lupin and his friends — six-shooter-wielding Jigen, ninja swordsman Goemon, and love interest-slash-frenemy Fujiko Mine — as they search for the mysterious Bresson Diary.
- English Cast Reunited**
- CG Model Gallery
- Animation Breakdown
- Yellow Carpet Premiere
- Trailers & Promos
- Interviews with Director and Japanese Cast**
Lupin III: The First is out now on digital formats. Disc versions will be out January 12. Here’s a new clip courtesy of GKIDS…
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.