Lupin III Gets New Anime Film Starring Goemon Ishikawa XIII

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Lupin III | Goemon Ishikawa Film Poster

TMS Entertainment has announced that Lupin III would be receiving another anime film adaptation. The film will star Goemon Ishikawa XIII instead of series protagonist Arsène Lupin III. The official website for the film is streaming a teaser for the upcoming film. You can check out that trailer below.

The film will be titled Lupin the IIIrd Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon. It is set to premiere in Japan on February 4, 2017.

The staff behind Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone return to produce the film. Much of the staff previously worked on Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. They are as follows:

  • Director, Producer: Takeshi Koike
  • Screenplay: Yuuya Takahashi
  • Music: James Shimoji
  • Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film
  • Producer: Yu Kiyozono
  • Creative Adviser: Katsuhito Ishii
  • Production: TMS Entertainment
  • Distributor: Showgate

The current cast for the Lupin III series will return to reprise their roles for the film. The cast returning is as follows:

  • Daisuke Namikawa as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
  • Kanichi Kurita as Arsène Lupin III
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Fujiko Mine
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen
  • Kōichi Yamadera as Koichi Zenigata

Lupin III is a manga series written by Monkey Punch. The series was published by Futabasha in their Weekly Manga Action magazine. The entire series (including the second series) had a total of 35 volumes.


About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was younger. He grew up watching shows such as Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Yu Yu Hakusho. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He strongly believes that Sinon, Maki and Mash are best girls.