TMS Entertainment has announced a new and crossover anime series, which will debut in 2023. The Amazon Original anime series will be available globally, exclusively on Amazon''s Prime Video streaming platform. A new teaser trailer also showed off the upcoming stylized 3D animation. [Thanks, Dengeki!]
Both franchises will be celebrating their 50th and 40th anniversary in 2023. follows Lupin III, the titular protagonist and international gentleman thief, and his band of other criminals. Although lesser known outside of Japan, they also started as a manga series, and follows three sisters who work together as art thieves. Both franchises have seen significant success in Japan, with many anime and movie adaptations over their almost half-century-long run.
The anime series will be set in Japan in 1980s, at the same time period as the serialization. Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita have previously worked on the recent films, as well as the previous three CG-animated films with Seshita. Seshita also worked at Square Enix. Yoshiyuki Kurita will also be the show''s exemplified character.
The following video can be found:
Prime Video will be streaming exclusively worldwide, starting sometime in 2023. There has been no confirmed release date.