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Lupin III Movie “Chikemuri no Goemon Ishikawa” In The Works

First, we met the woman called Fujiko. Then, we saw Daisuke’s grave. Now, it’s time to avoid being the blood spilled by Goemon’s sword.

Earlier today, TMS Entertainment opened a website for a new film in the Lupin III universe. The feature, titled Lupin the IIIrd: Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon (Lupin III: Goemon Ishikawa’s Spray of Blood), will hit Japanese theaters on February 4, 2017.

The site updated with a 36-second promo video, which offers glimpses of the feature in motion.

In addition, a visual for the film was posted the the film’s website, which you can check out below:


Lupin the IIIrd: Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon was announced earlier today, directly after a screening of Lupin the IIIrd Jigen’s Gravestone. Director Takeshi Koike, script writer Yuuya Takahashi,composer James Shimoji, and producer Yu Kiyozono were all present at the event.

The feature is set in the same timeline as The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, and features the same creative staff from 2014 film Lupin the IIIrd Jigen’s Gravestone.

Takeshi Koike (Afro SamuraiRedline) is directing and producing the film at TMS Entertainment, with Yuuya Takahashi (Laughing Under the CloudsLuck & Logic) writing the screenplay. James Shimoji is scoring the film’s soundtrack. Yu Kiyozono will co-produce the feature, with Katsuhito Ishii serving as creative advisor.

Ina addition, the core voice cast will return from The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. The confirmed members include:

  • Lupin III: Kanichi Kurita
  • Fujiko Mine: Miyuki Sawashiro
  • Goemon Ishikawa: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Daisuke Jigen: Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Source: Comic Natalie

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