Lupin III is getting his own 3DCG film with Lupin The First. And now, Toho has started streaming the film’s opening sequence. It shows off its impressive 3DCG animations, as well as introduces the main characters.
In this new film, 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 has never managed to steal it.
They also revealed that Live-action Chihayafuru actress Suzu Hirose will be voicing Leticia in the film. Meanwhile, Koutarou Yoshida and Tatsuya Fujiwara will be voicing characters named Lambert and Geralt respectively.
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.
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.
Source: Toho YouTube channel