Lupin III is back, and he will be having his long-awaited 5th anime series very soon. Now, the new Lupin the Third Part 5 anime’s staff have announced new details about the anime on twitter. They revealed that the anime’s setting is in modern-day France, and they also unveiled a new key visual.
And it looks like we would only be waiting a few more months to see this new series. This is because the staff revealed that the anime will premiere in April 2018. Yuichiro Yano, who directed the fourth series, is also returning to direct Lupin the Third Part 5. Telecom Animation Film will be animating the project, with Hisao Yokobori doing the character designs,. Finally, Code Geass writer, Ichiro Okouchi, will be doing the anime’s scripts.
And while the new series will have a modern setting, Lupin III will still be using his trusty Walter P38 pistol, along with classic cars to keep that Lupin the Third feel alive. However, it will be having a more modern feel to it, as the legendary thief will also use the internet and mobile devices for his heists.
NTV will be airing the anime in Japan in April, with Hulu streaming it online as well.