Lupin III: The First Trailer Shows Off Colorful CGI Action
The first trailer for GKIDS’ Lupin III: The First has arrived online and it looks like a lively bit of animated fun. You can check out the trailer below!
Here’s the plot synopsis: The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.
For those unaware, Lupin the Third is considered one of the most beloved characters in Japan and has appeared in everything from video games, animated feature films and numerous TV specials. Lupin III: The First marks the first time the character will appear via CGI, so it’s kind of a big deal.
The film is written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki. The English dubbed version will feature the talents of Tony Oliver, Richard Epcar, Lex Lang, Michelle Ruff, Doug Erholtz, Laurie C. Hymes, J. David Brimmer, and Paul Guyet.
Lupin III: The First will be available for digital streaming rental in December, though a specific date hasn’t been announced.