Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of Lupin but not much of who he is or where he came from. Finally, the franchise decided to produce a prequel series titled ‘Lupin Zero’ that takes us back to this world-class thief’s origins.
Long before Lupin was a mastermind criminal, he was a trouble-seeking high school kid that’s always onto some shenanigans.
A new teaser for the ‘Lupin Zero’ net anime series accurately shows that Lupin has been notorious and wicked since he was young. The series consists of six episodes and is scheduled to have a worldwide premiere on December 16, 2022.
Coming from a family of renowned and infamous thieves, it was only natural for Lupin to step into the world of crime and robbery. His father, Lupin II, and his grandfather, Lupin III, were well-known for their notoriety and taught Lupin III the same.
The teaser shows Lupin as a high school student interested in anything but studies and a respectable career. Lupin also meets his best friend and right-hand man, Daisuke Jigen, during his school life. The two start as rivals but go on to form a friendship and become one of the world’s most wanted criminals.
Moreover, the video also introduces Yoko, who will be an essential character in the story. The franchise has revealed the cast for her along with others, and they’re as follows:
|Yoko||Saori Hayami||Yor Forger (Spy×Family)|
|Lupin I||Yoshito Yasuhara||Toshiyuki Kadokura (Golden Kamuy)|
|Shinobu||Toa Yukinari||Casca (Berserk)|
|Lupin II||Toshio Furukawa||Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)|
Besides a phenomenal cast lineup, the video previews the anime’s opening and ending theme songs. The OP is “AFRO”LUPIN’68” composed by Takeo Yamashita, and the ED is “Lupin Sanse Shudaika II” (Lupin III Theme Song II) by Tavito Nanao.
The opening theme song by Yamashita is based on the original theme song from the 1971 Lupin the Third anime series.
Lupin Zero will finally reveal the path and actions Lupin took to become a thief of this level.
What made this young kid turn to the world of crime, and how did he do it? We’ll get to know it all in detail.
About Lupin Zero
Lupin Zero is an original anime for the Lupin III franchise. It will have 6 episodes and will debut in December 2022.
The story focuses on a young Lupin who is determined to proove that he is the best thief in the world. He will go out of his way to pull heists and reach his goal.
Source: Official Website