As we reported earlier, Lupin III is getting its very own 3D CG anime film. The new film is titled Lupin III THE FIRST, and the staff revealed not one, but two new trailers:
As the trailers revealed, Lupin is teaming up with a woman named Leticia to steal a treasure known as the Bresson Diary. The treasure is really significant, as the original Arsène Lupin could not even steal it.
They also revealed that Live-action Chihayafuru actress Suzu Hirose will be voicing Leticia in the film. Meanwhile, Koutarou Yoshida is voicing a character named Lambert, as well as Tatsuya Fujiwara, who’ll be voicing Geralt.
Takashi Yamazaki (Stand By Me Doraemon) will be directing the film. It also revealed that it will open in Japanese theatres starting 6th December 2019.
Unfortunately, this will also be the first Lupin III film since creator Monkey Punch passed away last April. However, the mangaka does know about the film project and even released a message that he was excited to see a fresh take on his characters. He released the message on October 2018, a few months before his passing. Sadly, he will never get to see the film completed.