Anime Pilipinas has learned that Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia is set to premiere Lupin the Third Part 5, the sixth television anime adaptation of the popular franchise, this February.
The anime series will premiere on Monday, February 18, airing every Monday and Tuesday nights at 10:00pm (09:00pm JKT/BKK).
Lupin sniffs out a fresh source of income – jacking the digital profits from a pack of dark web drug dealers who distribute narcotics online via an illegal marketplace called Marco Polo. It might be digital cash this time, but there’s still a safe – in this case, a fortress-like cloud server in the middle of the ocean – and there’s still a key, namely Ami, the hacker who built Marco Polo’s payment systems. Lupin’s ready to do what it takes to get her to open up, but she’s already about to crack – and requests the legendary thief’s aid in her escape. Meanwhile, Lupin’s foes find that the best way to capture the thief is to turn to social media. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Lupin the Third Part 5 is the sixth television anime adaptation based on the popular manga series created by Monkey Punch in 1967.
The series aired in Japanese television in Spring of 2018.
The anime was directed by Yuichiro Yano, who previously worked in the slice-of-life comedy anime Moyashimon, while Code Geass creator Ichiro Okuchi handled the series composition.
Hisao Yokuburi, who previously worked on several Lupin III movies and television series, returned to work on the latest series, which was produced by TMS Entertainment’s Telecom Animation Film studios.
Kanichi Kurita (as Arsene Lupin III), Kiyoshi Kobayashi (as Daisuke Jigen), Daisuke Namikawa (as Goemon Ishikawa), Miyuki Sawashiro (as Fujiko Mine) and Koichi Yamadera (as Inspector Zenigata) returned to voice their respective roles in the series.
ANIMAX Asia previously announced Lupin the Third Part 5 as a part of the channel’s highlights for the First Quarter of 2019, together with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside and Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody.
ANIMAX Asia is available on SKYcable, Cignal TV, SatLite and GSat, and through several provincial cable providers nationwide. Check your local listings.