TMS Leisure has introduced the upcoming launch of LUPIN ZERO — a brand new authentic anime prequel collection of the Lupin the Third franchise that depicts the youthful days of the world’s biggest thief, Lupin III. The prequel anime will include six 30-minute episodes that may premiere on December 16, 2022 on the HIDIVE streaming service in the USA.
TMS additionally revealed a 30-second teaser trailer and key visible highlighting a youthful Lupin III. Particulars relating to the anime opening and ending themes might be launched at a later date.
The anime manufacturing crew additionally posted some stills from the upcoming anime collection on the official Twitter account.
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— アニメ『LUPIN ZERO』公式 (@lupin_zero) October 23, 2022
As well as, HIDIVE and TMS Leisure will host an unique world premiere screening of LUPIN ZERO at Anime NYC on November 18, 2022 on the Jacob Ok. Javits Conference Heart in New York Metropolis. It can happen at 6:30 PM in Panel 4 of the Javits Heart. As a result of mature nature of the anime, attendees will should be over 18 years of age to enter.
A panel of the collection can even be held at Anime NYC and have a voice solid reveal and giveaway contest with unique prizes. Attendees on the panel will obtain an unique LUPIN ZERO short-term tattoo sticker, depicting a younger Lupin III.
The anime manufacturing crew consists of Daisuke Sakou (LUPIN THE third PART 5, Yokai Watch) as director, Ichirou Okouchi (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) as collection screenwriter and supervisor, Asami Taguchi (Chain Chronicle: The Mild of Haecceitas) as character designer, Seiichi Shirato (Jormungand) as settings researcher, and Yoshihide Otomo (Ama Chan, INU-OH) as music composer. Telecom Animation Movie is accountable for the collection’ animation manufacturing.
TMS Leisure describes the synopsis of LUPIN ZERO as:
A younger boy climbs the staircase to villainhood. What was he pondering and what steps did he take? How did this younger boy turn out to be infamous gentleman thief “Lupin III”? That is the untold origin story of the world’s biggest thief.
Loosely based mostly on Younger Lupin III from the unique manga, LUPIN ZERO will inform a nostalgic, but model new authentic story, lastly lifting the veil solid upon Lupin III’s humble beginnings. Set in the course of the period through which the unique collection was first revealed, the anime depicts Younger Lupin III working across the streets of 1960’s Japan in the course of the nation’s financial increase.