When will North America get Lupin the 3rd: The First Flim Release?


Lupin the 3rd: The First, has already hit theaters in Japan last year December of 2019. Lupin the 3rd is the manga and anime franchise that has been around since 1967. This film is a completely CGI film that looks much like Toy Story and other Pixar films. It’s important to say it’s the first of it’s kind for the franchise hence the title.


We at Anime Pad talked to Tony Oliver veteran voice actor back in January of 2020. In our discussion, we talked about 3D and CGI in anime. We also talked about GKIDS and the English dubbing studio NYAV Post. To our excitement, he hinted at a big CGI film hitting the states soon. Being experts on Oliver’s history we knew exactly what film he was working on. Oliver is one of the original English voice actors and most known for voicing Lupin the 3rd.


Shortly after that time that you could have a gathering of people; that ended because of Coronavirus. Now, we’re not sure when or how we’ll see the Lupin film in North America. GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and TMS Entertainment announced the voice cast for the upcoming English language dub to the new animated feature from director/screenwriter Takashi Yamazaki, LUPIN III: THE FIRST. The Lupin the 3rd franchise, from original creator Monkey Punch, began in 1967 and has spanned a variety of manga, TV, game, theme park ride, and musical adaptations, including The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), the feature film debut from the acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. An official selection at the 2020 Annecy Film Festival, the highly anticipated film marks the first installment in CGI for the lauded animated franchise.


The upcoming English language dub film will feature the voices of Tony Oliver, Doug Erholtz, Michelle Ruff, Richard Epcar, and Lex Lang returning to their roles within the franchise, and Laurie C. Hymes, J. David Brimmer, and Paul Guyet joining the cast for this latest adventure.


Lupin III – Tony Oliver
Daisuke Jigen – Richard Epcar
Goemon Ishikawa – Lex Lang
Fujiko Mine – Michelle Ruff
Koichi Zenigata – Doug Erholtz
Laetitia – Laurie C. Hymes
Lambert – J. David Brimmer
Gerard – Paul Guyet

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades, and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that has made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.

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This news is excellent and keeping us excited for the film’s release. All we can do is stay safe and keep our fingers crossed.

Copyright notice: © Monkey Punch / 2019 LUPIN THE 3rd Film Partners



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