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This man, is he a villain, or a hero?

— Text on the first poster's visuals

Lupin the 3rd Part 6 (ルパン三世 PART6 Rupan Sansei PART6?) is the sixth and last animated television based on the Lupin III manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It was produced by TMS Entertainment, and was broadcasting by Nippon TV.

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]


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.[2] 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.[1]

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.[3]

A teaser image was first released on the official Sega Twitter account[4] and fully revealed during the TMS Expo on March 25, 2021.[5] 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
04 Diner Hitmen
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
08 Last Bullet
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
10 Darwin's Bird
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
12 British Ghost
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
蜃気楼の女性 (Shinkirō 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
16 Samurai Collection
サムライ・コレクション (Samurai Korekushon?)
Tomoko Shinozuka January 30, 2022
17 Win or Lose in 0.1 Seconds
0.1秒に懸けろ (0.1 Byō ni Kakero?)
Akira Kindaichi February 6, 2022
18 Witch and Gentleman Fake Calls for a Lie (Part 1)
フェイクが嘘を呼ぶ 前篇 (Feiku ga Uso o Yobu Zenpen?)
Shigeru Murakoshi
19 Fake Calls for a Lie (Part 2)
フェイクが嘘を呼ぶ 後編 (Feiku ga Uso o Yobu Kōhen?)
February 20, 2022
20 Two Terrible Ladies
二人の悪女 (Futari no Akujo?)
Ayumi Shimo February 27, 2022
21 Welcome to the Island of Bubbles
うたかたの島へようこそ (Utakata no Shima he Yōkoso?)
Tomoko Shinozuka March 6, 2022
22 My Mother's Documents
私のママの記録 (Watashi no Mama no Kiroku?)
Kōichi Chigira March 13, 2022
23 Witch and Gentleman The Memories of a Beloved Witch
愛しの魔女の記憶 (Aishi no Majo no Kioku?)
Shigeru Murakoshi March 20, 2022
24 What Crooks Love
悪党が愛すもの (Akutō ga Aisu Mono?)
March 27, 2022


Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Kanichi Kurita
Daisuke Jigen Akio Ōtsuka
Kiyoshi Kobayashi (Episode 0)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Daisuke Namikawa
Fujiko Mine Miyuki Sawashiro
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Kōichi Yamadera
Goro Yatagarasu Nobunaga Shimazaki
Albert d'Andrésy Kenjiro Tsuda
Sherlock Holmes Masato Obara
Lily Sumire Morohoshi
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Tony Oliver
Daisuke Jigen Richard Epcar
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Lex Lang
Fujiko Mine Michelle Ruff
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Doug Erholtz
Goro Yatagarasu Kaiji Tang
Albert d'Andrésy Kaiser Johnson
Sherlock Holmes Yong Yea
Lily Emi Lo


Further Information: List of Lupin III Albums/Series#Lupin the 3rd Part 6

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". The official soundtrack was originally released on November 03, 2021 for the first season "London" and on January 26, 2022 for the second season "Woman"[6][7].

On March 30, 2022 a vinyl version of these two original soundtrack will be released[8][9].

Opening Theme Songs

  1. "Theme from Lupin III '80" (ep 0)
  2. "Theme from Lupin III 2021" (ep 1-24)

Ending Theme Songs

  1. Milk Tea" (ep 1-12)
  2. Bitter Rain" (ep 13-24)


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


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Part 6 logo
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International logo

Main Protagonist



Teaser image of Lupin the 3rd Part 6
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First poster
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Second poster
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Third poster


Eyecatcher A1
Eyecatcher A2
Eyecatcher B1
Eyecatcher B2


Promotional Video

Character Showcase



  • A leaked poster was posted on Twitter on May 24[10] 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.
  • The leaked poster of Lupin, in terms of lighting, bears a resemblance to a shot of Marco waking from a nightmare in The Manchurian Candidate, which hints at the brainwashing plot of the series' second arc.


v  e
Lupin the 3rd Part 6
Lupin IIIDaisuke JigenGoemon Ishikawa XIIIFujiko MineKoichi Zenigata
Co-Protagonists S1
Sherlock HolmesLily WatsonGoro YatagarasuAlbert d'AndrésyLestrade
Co-Protagonists S2
TomoeMattea FarahAriannaMercedes CamiloHazel
Side Characters S1
Mrs. HudsonElliotFalknerDr. WatsonMarquessMortonQueen's Police SuperintendentManfred LeeFrederic DannayAndre AndersonWaitressShigetomi RurikoSarantuyaAkechi KogorōColonel DaidōjiBrando RoarkKenny HowellOld WomanSakuraMihailEliot Buckingham
Side Characters S2
Mylene LeGrandCount Fernand MaistreJackalGabbyLagerfeldLinfeng WangAmeliaGraysonMuruFinn ClarkMariel
Theme from Lupin III 2021
Milk TeaBitter Rain
Insert Song(s)
International Theme(s)
v  e
Lupin the 3rd Anime Media
Part 1Part 2Part IIITWCFMPart 4Part 5Part 6
Lupin VS the CloneThe Castle of CagliostroThe Legend of the Gold of BabylonFarewell to NostradamusDead or AliveThe First
The Plot of the Fuma ClanReturn of the MagicianGreen vs. RedMasterFileDaisuke Jigen's GravestoneThe Blood Spray of Goemon IshikawaFujiko Mine's Lie
TV Specials
Bye-Bye Liberty - Close Call!Mystery of the Hemingway PapersSteal Napoleon's Dictionary!From Russia With LoveOrders to Assassinate LupinBurn, Zantetsuken!Pursue Harimao's Treasure!!The Secret of Twilight GeminiWalther P38Tokyo CrisisFujiko's Unlucky Days$1 Money WarsAlcatraz ConnectionEpisode 0: First ContactOperation Return the TreasureStolen LupinAngel's TacticsSeven Days RhapsodyElusiveness of the FogSweet Lost NightThe Last JobBlood Seal - Eternal MermaidAnother PagePrincess of the BreezeItalian GameGoodbye PartnerPrison of the Past
Lupin the Third: Pilot FilmLupin VIIILupin III 3DCGIs Lupin Still Burning?
Lupin III vs. Detective ConanLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie

External Link


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sentai Nabs LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6 Anime Series.
  2. INTRODUCTION. (in Japanese)
  3. Lupin III 50th Anniversary Project New TV Anime Broadcast Decision Teaser Visual / PV 1st Release - Japan News Lounge (Japanese)
  4. SEGA OFFICIAL Twitter (Japanese)
  5. TMS EXPO Lupin the 3rd Page (Japanese/English)
  6. Lupin The Third Part 6: London Original Soundtrack.
  7. Lupin The Third Part 6: Woman Original Soundtrack.
  8. Lupin The Third Part 6: London Original Soundtrack. (Vinyl version)
  9. Lupin The Third Part 6: Woman Original Soundtrack. (Vinyl version)