Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (ルパン三世 PART6 Rupan Sansei PART6?) is the sixth animated television based on the Lupin III manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It will be produced by TMS Entertainment, and planned to be broadcasting by Nippon TV in October 2021.
The visual on the first poster reads: "This man, is he a villain, or a hero?"
On August 20, 2021 it was announced that Sentai picked up the rights to stream and produce home video releases in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Production
- 3 Episodes
- 4 Cast
- 5 Music
- 6 Release
- 7 Staff
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Video
- 10 Notes
- 11 Navigation
- 12 External Link
- 13 References
This series will develop a story in two seasons around two keywords. The first one is "Mystery". A royal and original story with many mysteries begins. Lupin III and his gang will lightly run through the hard, heavy and severe world of Reiwa. The second keyword "Woman" was revealed with the 3rd promotional poster and the release date of the second OST album by Yuji Ohno.
Season 1 (Lupin vs. Holmes)
Gentleman thief Lupin III is back and ready for his next caper— unless legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has anything to say about it! When Holmes’ longtime partner, Dr. Watson, is murdered, none other than Lupin tops the suspects list. With Holmes fast closing in, Lupin must prove his innocence and bring a shadowy organization called The Raven to heel if he wants to live to steal another day.
Set in London, Lupin targets a treasure said to be hidden by the Raven, a mysterious organization that pulls the strings of the British Government from its shadows.
A single piece of art holds the key. But Scotland Yard and MI6 will do whatever it takes along with Inspector Zenigata and none other than Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective. Has the world’s greatest thief met his match?
Season 2 (Witch and Gentleman)
Lupin's next aim is a mysterious jewel that was put up for a treasure auction. The treasure, whose its origin and history are "unknown," was stolen from the mansion where the young Lupin once lived. A remnant of a certain woman that Lupin misses. And the fascinating women who appear one after another... It's magical nature invites the Lupin crew to an unreadable suspense. The stage takes off from England and goes to the whole world! Further "romance" and "mystery" await Lupin crew!!
The series was created to celebrate 50 years since the airing of Lupin the 3rd Part 1 and to engage with the fans, five people were given the opportunity to appear in the series by a lottery on the @lupin_anime Twitter account.
A teaser image was first released on the official Sega Twitter account and fully revealed during the TMS Expo on March 25, 2021. The announcement of producing and broadcasting this series was posted on May the 5th, the same day as the anniversary of Monkey Punch, the original author of Lupin III.
|No.||Story Arc||Title||Writer(s)||Original air date|
|00||EPISODE 0 -Era-
EPISODE 0 ―時代― (EPISODE 0 -Jidai-?)
|Yūya Takahashi||October 10, 2021|
|01||Lupin III vs. Holmes||Sherlock Holmes Entry
シャーロック・ホームズ登場 (Shaarokku Hoomuzu Tōjō?)
|Takahiro Ōkura||October 17, 2021|
|02||Detective and Villain
探偵と悪党 (Tantei to Akutō?)
|October 24, 2021|
|03||Adventure Along the (Fake) Transcontinental Railroad
大陸横断鉄道 (嘘) の冒険 (Tairikuōdanteddō (Uso) no Bōken?)
|Tsuji Masaki||October 31, 2021|
ダイナーの殺し屋たち (Dainā no Koroshiyatachi?)
|Mamoru Oshii||November 7, 2021|
|05||The Imperial City, Dreams of Thieves (Part 1)
帝都は泥棒の夢を見る 前篇 (Teito wa Dorobō no Yume o Miru Zenpen?)
|Taku Ashibe||November 14, 2021|
|06||The Imperial City, Dreams of Thieves (Part 2)
帝都は泥棒の夢を見る 後編 (Teito wa Dorobō no Yume o Miru Kōhen?)
|November 21, 2021|
|07||Lupin III vs. Holmes||An Untold Tale
語られざる事件 (Katararezaru Jiken?)
|Takahiro Ōkura||November 28, 2021|
ラスト・ブレット (Rasuto Buretto?)
|Akio Higuchi||December 5, 2021|
|09||The Jet-Black Diamond
漆黒のダイヤモンド (Shikkoku no Daiyamondo?)
|December 12, 2021|
ダーウィンの鳥 (Daawin no Tori?)
|Mamoru Oshii||December 19, 2021|
|11||Lupin III vs. Holmes||The Truth and the Raven
真実とワタリガラス (Shinjitsu to Watarigarasu?)
|Takahiro Ōkura||December 26, 2021|
英国の亡霊 (Igirisu no Bōrei?)
|13||Witch and Gentleman||An Invitation From the Past
過去からの招待状 (Kako kara no Shōtaijō?)
|Shigeru Murakoshi||January 9, 2022|
|14||The Mirage Women
ミラージュの女性 (Mirāju no Josei?)
|January 16, 2022|
|15||Wedding Bells Ring with the Sound of Gunfire
祝福の鐘に響けよ、銃声 (Shukufuku no Kane ni Hibike yo, Jūsei?)
|Akira Kindaichi||January 23, 2022|
The music is composed by Yuji Ohno and performed by "Yuji Ohno & Lupintic Six". The main theme of the series is "Theme from Lupin 2021".
A CD soundtrack album will be available on November 3, 2021, which includes the main theme.
- Further Information: Home Media Releases/Lupin the 3rd Part 6
- Original Work: Monkey Punch
- Director: Eiji Suganuma
- Series composition: Takahiro Ōkura
- Character design: Hiroki Marufuji
- Music: Yuji Ohno
- Art Directors: Yumi Matsumiya, Kōichirō Bizen, Hiromasa Ogura, Kō Nishizawa, Bonzen Lee, Yūsuke Takeda
- Color design: Hiromi Miyawaki
- Director of Photography: Akemi Sasaki
- Edit: Masato Yoshitake
- Sound Director: Yōji Shimizu
- Sound effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
- A leaked poster was posted on Twitter on May 24 while news was posted a day later on Japan News Lounge regarding the series and the contest. The news revealed that Eiji Suganuma was the director while Hirotaka Marufuji was the character designer.
Lupin the 3rd Part 6
|Lupin III • Daisuke Jigen • Goemon Ishikawa XIII • Fujiko Mine • Koichi Zenigata|
|Sherlock Holmes • Lily • Goro Yatagarasu • Albert d'Andrésy|
|Lestrade • Mrs. Hudson|
|Theme from Lupin III 2021|
|Milk Tea • Bitter Rain|
- Official Lupin the 3rd Part 6 website (in Japanese)
- Sentai Nabs LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 Anime Series. sentaifilmworks.com
- INTRODUCTION. lupin-pt6.com (in Japanese)
- http://japan-newslounge.com/archives/219295 Lupin III 50th Anniversary Project New TV Anime Broadcast Decision Teaser Visual / PV 1st Release - Japan News Lounge (Japanese)
- https://twitter.com/SEGA_OFFICIAL/status/1372714498625179656?s=19 SEGA OFFICIAL Twitter (Japanese)
- https://tms-expo.jp/lupin-3rd.php TMS EXPO Lupin the 3rd Page (Japanese/English)