Six-episode LUPIN ZERO anime has been announced with a December 16, 2022 release date. The story of the spin-off will explore Lupin the Third’s origins and it will have an early premiere at this year’s Anime NYC on November 18. HIDIVE will stream the anime; the same service also has the original anime. A teaser trailer and visual have been revealed.
The staff for LUPIN ZERO includes:
- Director: Daisuke Sakou (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5, Yokai Watch)
- Series Supervisor: Ichirou Okouchi (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
- Settings Research: Seiichi Shirato (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5, Jormungand)
- Character Designer: Asami Taguchi (LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5, Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas)
- Music: Yoshihide Otomo (Ama Chan, INU-OH）
- Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
- Presented by TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
TMS Entertainment describes the plot as:
How did this young boy become notorious gentleman thief “Lupin III”?
Since the initial serialization of Monkey Punch’s globally renowned “LUPIN THE 3rd” manga in 1967, Lupin III has taken the world by storm and has appeared in various media. However, despite his longstanding status and notoriety as the world’s greatest thief, there was once a time when even Lupin III, was young and inexperienced.
Loosely based on Young Lupin III from the original manga, LUPIN ZERO will tell a nostalgic, yet brand new original story, finally lifting the veil cast upon Lupin III’s humble beginnings. Set during the era in which the original series was first published, the anime depicts Young Lupin III running around the streets of 1960’s Japan during the country’s economic boom.
A young boy climbs the staircase to villainhood. What was he thinking and what steps did he take?
This is the untold origin story of the world’s greatest thief.
The Lupin franchise is based on a manga by Monkey Punch. It ran from 1967 to 1972 and has spawned multiple spin-offs, side stories, anime, and movie adaptations.
Source: TMS Entertainment
© Monkey Punch All Rights Reserved.; © TMS All Rights Reserved.