On the run to redemption, “Lupin III: The First” movie comes back to life in full 3D CGI!
Once more, our favorite infamous criminal Arsène Lupin III returns for it’s very first 3D CGI movie ever. The movie trailer for “Lupin III: The First” just dropped a few days ago and to be honest, it looks pretty great!
In case you don’t know (Shame on you!), Lupin III is one of the most famous classic manga series and anime. It follows the escapades of the master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc’s series of novels. He’s known for announcing his intentions to steal valuable objects by sending out calling cards to their owners.
Lupin III: The First
With Takashi Yamazaki directing and Toho Animation producing, they’ll be ditching the traditional 2D animation. Because this time, they’ll be going all out with a 3D CGI animation just like in Stand by Me Doraemon.
The trailer for Lupin III: The First shows off the classic cast of Lupin III. Other than Lupin, Daisuke Jigen, his right-hand man and an expert marksman will be there. And yes, he seems dashing with that trimmed beard. Of course, the prideful master swordsman Goemon Ishikawa III and femme fatale and Lupin’s rival and love interest, Fujiko Mine joins them too. And lastly, the ever stubborn Inspector Koichi Zenigata will still continue to pursue the notorious master-thief.
There isn’t much information revealed regarding the story of the movie in the trailer. But it did feature numerous action scenes. Particularly Lupin’s stunts, his signature Fiat, dog fights and car chases. To top that all is the Lupin III, iconic theme song playing in background. But the lighting and color palettes are surely popping out in the trailer. And to say the least, it looks damn promising. Definitely an improvement from the last Lupin III film.
Anyway, Lupid III: The First will premiere in Japan on December 6. No official announcements yet if they will be releasing it worldwide.