Lupin the 3rd Part 6
An illustration of the main cast
Key visual
ルパン三世 PART6
(Rupan Sansei Pāto Shikkusu)
Anime television series
Directed byEiji Suganuma
Written byTakahiro Ōkura (#1–12)
Shigeru Murakoshi (#13–24)
Music byYuji Ohno
StudioTMS Entertainment
Licensed bySentai Filmworks
Original networkNippon TV
English network
Original run October 10, 2021 March 27, 2022
Episodes24 + Episode 0 (List of episodes)

Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (Japanese: ルパン三世 PART6, Hepburn: Rupan Sansei Pāto Shikkusu) is a Japanese anime television series in the Lupin the Third franchise, produced at TMS Entertainment and directed by Eiji Suganuma and written by Takahiro Ōkura[1] and Shigeru Murakoshi.[2] It is the seventh television anime series adaptation of Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga series, following 2018's Part V. The series aired from October 2021 to March 2022.

Premise

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.[3]

Voice cast

See also: List of Lupin III characters

Character Voice actor
(Japanese)[4]
Voice actor
(English)[5]
Description
Arsène Lupin III Kanichi Kurita Tony Oliver Grandson of Arsène Lupin. He is the world's most wanted thief and a genius mastermind.
Daisuke Jigen Akio Ōtsuka
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ("Episode 0" only)[a]
Richard Epcar Lupin's marksman. He is fast on the draw and shoots with amazing accuracy.
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Daisuke Namikawa Lex Lang Lupin's swordsman. Thirteenth generation descendant of the renegade samurai Ishikawa Goemon who has a sword which can cut through almost anything.
Fujiko Mine Miyuki Sawashiro Michelle Ruff Intelligent and crafty thief who sometimes collaborates with Lupin in his schemes.
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Kōichi Yamadera Doug Erholtz Police inspector working for the ICPO who has made it his mission in life to arrest Lupin.
Goro Yatagarasu Nobunaga Shimazaki Kaiji Tang Younger ICPO police officer who serves as Zenigata's assistant.
Arianna Nanako Mori Courtney Lin Young female ICPO police officer who works with Zenigata.
Albert d'Andrésy Kenjiro Tsuda Kaiser Johnson Member of France's Central Directorate of the Judicial Police who was formerly Lupin's partner in crime.
Sherlock Holmes Masato Obara Yong Yea Freelance detective who sometimes advises Scotland Yard. He lost his partner John H. Watson in an incident 10 years ago.
John H. Watson Taisuke Nishimura Joe Hernandez Holmes' former companion and Lily's father.
Lily Watson Sumire Morohoshi Emi Lo 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.
Mattea Farah Risa Shimizu Suzie Yeung 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.
Lord Falkner Mitsuru Takakuwa Doug Stone Member of Raven and protector of information leading to Raven's hidden treasure. He was killed by a Raven hitman while in Scotland Yard.
Lestrade Tomoyuki Shimura Luis Bermudez Scotland Yard Inspector who works closely with Holmes but is later revealed to be Watson's killer.
Professor James Moriarty Akira Ishida Khoi Dao Criminal mastermind who holds a personal interest in both Holmes and Lupin.

Production

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.[7] 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.[3] 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.[3][7][8] On August 20, 2021, Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video and streaming on Hidive.[9][10] 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.[11] 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.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ This marks Kobayashi's final performance as Jigen before his retirement, having held the role since the first pilot film produced in 1969.[6]
  2. ^ Adult Swim lists the series as premiering on April 16, 2022 at 1:30 a.m. (25:30) EDT/PDT, which is effectively April 17.

References

  1. ^ "LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 to Be Released to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Anime Series". TMS Entertainment - Anime You Love. Archived from the original on 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  2. ^ a b "【インタビュー】意識したのは「ルパンチームの在り方」──シリーズ構成・村越繁が語る「ルパン三世 PART6」第2クール". Akiba-Souken. Archived from the original on 2022-01-07. Retrieved 2022-01-16.
  3. ^ a b c Loo, Egan (August 31, 2021). "Lupin III Part 6 Anime Teases Sherlock Holmes Plot, Writer Mamoru Oshii, October 9 Debut". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on September 1, 2021. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "Staff/Cast". Lupin the Third Part 6. Archived from the original on 2021-09-07. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  5. ^ "Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (TV)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2021-04-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Pineda, Rafael (2021-09-06). "Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Retires as Lupin III's Jigen After 52 Years". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2021-09-07. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  7. ^ a b Mateo, Alex (May 25, 2021). "Lupin III Franchise Gets 6th Anime Series for 50th Anniversary". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  8. ^ "新作TVアニメ『ルパン三世 PART6』 2021年10月より日本テレビほかにて放送決定! 公式サイトOPEN、第1弾ビジュアル、PV解禁! | ルパン三世 PART6". lupin-pt6.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  9. ^ Mateo, Alex (August 20, 2021). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Lupin the 3rd: Part VI Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  10. ^ LUPIN THE 3rd Part 6 Official Teaser (Television production) (in Japanese). HIDIVE. August 20, 2021.
  11. ^ Mateo, Alex (2022-04-13). "HIDIVE Streams Lupin III Part 6 Anime's English Dub". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2022-04-17.