LOS ANGELES, CA – November 14th, 2018 – TMS Entertainment USA today announced LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5: Season 1 (12 x 30-minute episodes), the latest installment of the long-running anime series, will be made available for purchase for the first time in US on all major digital distribution services including Apple iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Digital starting November 18th.
Included as an exclusive bonus content for the Season 1 bundle is the special 50th anniversary episode that had never been made available in the US. The anniversary episode, “Is Lupin Still Burning?” commemorates the 50 year anniversary since Monkey Punch created the beloved master thief and hails Monkey Punch himself as the executive director.
In “Is Lupin Still Burning?” Lupin receives an invitation from his old nemesis Mr. X to a race that’s collected past rivals and even Inspector Zenigata. Despite the suspicion that he’s walking into a trap, Lupin decides to participate. As Jigen and Goemon spectate, Lupin is mysteriously sent to the past, forever altering the course of Lupin and his gang’s history.
To celebrate the digital release, “Is Lupin Still Burning?” will see its first US premiere at Anime NYC on Saturday, November 17th, making it an exciting opportunity to catch the never before seen episode of Lupin and his gang on the big screen at East Coast’s highly anticipated anime fan gathering.
Event Details for “Is Lupin Still Burning?” US Premiere
Date & Time: November 17, 2018 at 6:45pm ET
Location: Anime NYC Panel Room 3
More information: www.animenyc.com
Theatrical features of LUPIN THE 3rd’s LUPIN THE 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, (100min) directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and LUPIN THE IIIRD: Jigen’s Gravestone, (50 min) that centers on Lupin’s longtime right hand man and dead shot gunslinger, Daisuke Jigen, are also available for digital purchase through digital distribution services.
About LUPIN THE 3rd
Created in 1967 by Monkey Punch, LUPIN THE 3rd is a highly acclaimed media franchise that follows the adventures of the world’s greatest thief Lupin III, the grandson of famed French master thief Arsène Lupin. Together with Daisuke Jigen, an expert marksman, and Goemon Ishikawa, a master swordsman whose sword can cut anything; Lupin travels across the globe to rob the world of its most valued treasures whilst always staying one step ahead of Inspector Zenigata and his Interpol agents. http://www.tmsanime.com/lupin
About TMS Entertainment USA
TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS), one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide.
Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution.
TMS website: www.tms-e.com/english/ www.tmsanime.com
Source: TMS Entertainment USA
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