LUPIN THE THIRD: THE FIRST Image Gallery From Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: lupin-3rd-movie.com (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toho Co., Ltd. has provided high-res images from LUPIN THE THIRD: THE FIRST (ルパン三世 THE FIRST, Rupan Sansei THE FIRST), the new computer animated feature film that calls back to Lupin III’s grandfather, the master thief Arsene Lupin.
Created by Monkey Punch, the Lupin the Third manga debuted in Manga Action in 1967. The adventures of Lupin and his friends and foes have been adapted into several anime series and feature films, including LUPIN THE THIRD: CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (ルパン三世 カリオストロの城, Rupan Sansei Kariosutoro no Shiro, 1979), directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Forty years after Miyazaki’s masterpiece, comes the first movie version of Lupin using 3DCG animation. This was a longtime dream of Monkey Punch, who died this past April. Now that dream is a reality thanks to director Takashi Yamazaki, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the ALWAYS- SUNSET ON THIRD STREET trilogy, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマト, Uchu Senkan Yamato, 2010) and THE ETERNAL ZERO (永遠の0, Eien no Zero, 2013). Yamazaki is supported by longtime LUPIN THE THIRD voice actors Kanichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Daisuke Namikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro and Koichi Yamadera as well as others who have contributed to the franchise over the decades.
“I’m here to get the Bresson Diary” — Lupin the Third
Lupin sets his sights on the Bresson Diary, a legendary treasure that is said to be the only one that his grandfather Arsene Lupin failed to steal. He teams up with Leticia, a girl with a passion for archeology to track it down. But, Lambert, a researcher for a secret organization also after the Diary, and the mystery man Geralt stand in their way.
What is the amazing truth hidden in the Bresson Diary?
The biggest treasure hunt in history by the greatest thief in the world begins!!
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: December 6, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow at Toho Cinemas)
Lupin III: Kanichi Kurita
Daisuke Jigen: Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Goemon Ishikawa XIII: Daisuke Namikawa
Fujiko Mine: Miyuki Sawashiro
Inspector Koichi Zenigata: Kouichi Yamadera
Leticia: Suzu Hirose
Lambert: Kotaro Yoshida
Geralt: Tatsuya Fujiwara
Director / Screenplay: Takashi Yamazaki
Original Story: Monkey Punch
Executive Producers: Hibiki Ito, Hiroyasu Shinohara, Shuji Abe
Producers: Koji Nozaki, Naoaki Kitajima, Takeshi Ito
Sound Effects: Akihiko Okase
Music: Yuji Ohno
Production Company: 2019 “Lupin the Third” Movie Production Committee
Animation Production: Marza Animation Planet, TMS Entertainment
©Monkey Punch/2019 “Lupin the Third” Movie Production Committee
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.