Lupin III vs. Cat’s Eye, a brand-new cel-shaded CG crossover anime, will make its global premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2023, according to a TMS announcement on Thursday. The duration of the anime was not specified in the announcement.
The new endeavor honors both the 40th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga and the 50th anniversary of the Lupin III anime. The 1980s, the original setting of Cat’s Eye, will be used for the anime. The Cat’s Eye sisters are attempting to steal three paintings that were formerly owned by their father once more, but Lupin is pursuing the same prey this time. But a long-hidden mystery will also be revealed through the paintings.
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Kanichi Kurita and Keiko Toda will reclaim their roles as both Lupin III and Hitomi Kisugi respectively for the anime.
The new anime at TMS Entertainment will be co-directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita, who also co-directed the Knights of Sidonia anime and the Godzilla anime film trilogy. Keisuke Ide (Levius) will serve as the assistant director. The script is written by Shji Kuzuhara (Pazudora). The soundtrack is being written by Cat’s Eye anime composer Kazuo Otani and Lupin III series composer Yuji Ohno.
The characters are created by Haruhisa Nakata (the original inventor of Levius) and Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life). For production design, Naoya Tanaka and Ferdinando Patulli are recognized. The director of arts is Mitsunori Kataama. The editor is Aya Hida. The sound director is named Youji Shimizu.
The Lupin the 3rd Part 6 television anime series, the most recent entry in the franchise, debuted on the NTV channel in Japan in October 2021. Sentai Filmworks obtained a home video and streaming distribution license for the new series in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all of the Nordic nations.
Three sisters who operate a café during the day and are infamous art thieves at night are the main characters in Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga. The manga, which ran from 1981 to 1985, served as the basis for two Tokyo Movie Shinsha television anime seasons. Between 1983 and 1984, the first 36-episode season aired, and between 1984 and 1985, the second 37-episode season aired.
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