|Lupin the 3rd Part 6
(Rupan Sansei Pāto Shikkusu)
|Anime television series
|Takahiro Ōkura (#1–12)
Shigeru Murakoshi (#13–24)
|October 10, 2021 – March 27, 2022
|24 + Episode 0
Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (Japanese: ルパン三世 PART6, Hepburn: Rupan Sansei Pāto Shikkusu) is a Japanese anime television series produced at TMS Entertainment, directed by Eiji Suganuma, and written by Takahiro Ōkura and Shigeru Murakoshi. Part of the Lupin III franchise, it is the seventh anime television adaptation of the Lupin III manga series created by Monkey Punch. The series aired from October 2021 to March 2022 on Nippon TV.
The first half of the series features gentleman thief Lupin III contending with detective Sherlock Holmes when Lupin becomes the top suspect in the murder of the former's longtime partner, Dr. Watson. Lupin is also after a treasure hidden by The Raven, a mysterious organization that manipulates the British government from the shadows. The second half revolves around Lupin's search for the mysterious woman Tomoe, whom Lupin believes to be his mother. Along the way, Lupin encounters other disciples of Tomoe, and begins to piece together forgotten memories of his past.
See also: List of Lupin III characters
|Grandson of Arsène Lupin. He is the world's most wanted thief and a genius mastermind.
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ("Episode 0" only)[a]
|Lupin's marksman. He is fast on the draw and shoots with amazing accuracy.
|Goemon Ishikawa XIII
|Lupin's swordsman. Thirteenth generation descendant of the renegade samurai Ishikawa Goemon who has a sword which can cut through almost anything.
|Intelligent and crafty thief who sometimes collaborates with Lupin in his schemes.
|Inspector Koichi Zenigata
|Police inspector working for the ICPO who has made it his mission in life to arrest Lupin.
|Younger ICPO police officer who serves as Zenigata's assistant.
|Young female ICPO police officer who works with Zenigata.
|Member of France's Central Directorate of the Judicial Police who was formerly Lupin's partner in crime.
|Freelance detective who sometimes advises Scotland Yard. He lost his partner John H. Watson in an incident 10 years ago.
|John H. Watson
|Holmes' former companion and Lily's father.
|14-year-old school girl who lives with Holmes. She lost her memory in an incident 10 years ago, when she saw her father killed and then Lupin standing over his body.
|A young woman working in a florist in New York. Lupin buys flowers from her as part of one of his schemes and takes a paternal interest in her.
|Member of Raven and protector of information leading to Raven's hidden treasure. He was killed by a Raven hitman while in Scotland Yard.
|Scotland Yard Inspector who works closely with Holmes but is later revealed to be Watson's killer.
|Professor James Moriarty
|Criminal mastermind who holds a personal interest in both Holmes and Lupin.
See also: List of Lupin the 3rd Part 6 episodes
Lupin the Third Part 6 is produced at TMS Entertainment and directed by Eiji Suganuma, who previously directed the Lupin TV special Prisoner of the Past in 2019. It is written by Takahiro Ōkura with character design by Hirotaka Marufuji. The series features scripts from guest writers like Mamoru Oshii, Masaki Tsuji, Taku Ashibe, Kanae Minato, and Akio Higuchi. The series was announced by TMS on May 26, 2021, and aired with an episode 0 from October 10, 2021 to March 27, 2022 on Nippon TV and other NNS networks, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the anime, with Part I having premiered on October 24, 1971. On August 20, 2021, Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video and streaming on Hidive. The series began airing on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block in the United States starting on April 17, 2022,[b] with the same dubbed episodes releasing weekly on Hidive starting on April 18, 2022. In Japan, the first twelve episodes were released in a Blu-ray box set on October 26, 2021. On January 7, 2022, it was announced that Shigeru Murakoshi would take over as series composition for Part 6, beginning with episode 13.