Lupin III Returns to Toonami With an OVA

The 5th season of Lupin the 3rd is nearly wrapped for it’s English dubbed run on Toonami. But Monkey Punch isn’t going to let the fans easily forget the series as the all-new OVA “Is Lupin Still Burning?”

The new anniversary special OVA is essentially a remake of the very first episode of the series, titled “Is Lupin Burning?” It is set to premiere on December 14th @ 3 AM ET/PT on Toonami, Adult Swim.

Announcement and Quick Updates:

  • OVA Release Date: December 14th @3 AM ET/PT
  • Channel: Toonami, Adult Swim
  • Manga Volumes: 21
  • TV Anime Seasons: 5

This was announced by Toonami’s official Facebook page on Friday along with the full timeline for the day:

Toonami’s stepping on the gas! On December 14th, get ready to race with the Lupin the 3rd OVA “Is Lupin Still Burning?”…

Gepostet von Toonami am Freitag, 22. November 2019

The series also has a movie coming as on July 10th, 2019, a computer-animated film titled “Lupin The Third: The First” was announced and is set for release on December 6th.

Trailer:

映画『ルパン三世 THE FIRST』予告【12月6日(金)公開】

In the first episode of the series “Is Lupin Burning”, Lupin participated in a dangerous race. Fujiko split off from him to steal gold, only to be captured by Mister X who had a plan to finish off Lupin once and for all. The new OVA will feature Fujiko again.

Still, this time she gets kidnapped by the Scorpion Gang when Lupin is aiming for the first prize in the Hida Speedway race. Zenigata is also watching every step of Lupin. What Lupin will do in this tight situation will surely be a show!

About Lupin III:

Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of the fictional gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin, is considered the world’s greatest thief, known for announcing his intentions to steal valuable objects by sending a calling card to their owners. His right-hand man and closest ally is Daisuke Jigen, an expert marksman who can accurately shoot a target in 0.3 seconds. Although Lupin and Jigen frequently work as a two-man team. They are often joined by Goemon Ishikawa XIII, a master swordsman whose sword can cut anything. Or Fujiko Mine, a femme fatale and Lupin’s love interest. Although Fujiko usually works together with the others, she occasionally exploits Lupin’s interest in her to steal the treasure for herself. Lupin and his gang are always chased by Inspector Koichi Zenigata of Interpol.

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