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Bring ‘Lupin III: The First’ Home in Time for Christmas - Available on Digital Dec 15

The iconic anime superstar is back in a highly anticipated reimagined 3D/CG animated feature coming to Blu-ray + DVD combo pack January 12, 2021.

Lupin III: The First, an expertly animated high-profile Japanese 3D/CG feature starring the manga and anime superstar Lupin III makes its way to home entertainment this winter following a North American theatrical run. Introducing the manga superstar in CG animation for the first time, the film will be released on digital download-to-own on December 15, 2020 and on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, as a standalone DVD, and as a SteelBook edition of the Blu-ray combo on January 12, 2021 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

This release will be presented in both the original Japanese version and a new English dubbed version, featuring the return of the beloved English cast that has voiced previous Lupin films and series.

Bonus features exclusive to the Blu-ray include interviews with director Takashi Yamazaki and the Japanese voice cast, and much more. The SteelBook edition also includes a beautiful 16-page booklet featuring character concept art. Fans who order their Blu-ray + DVD combo pack or SteelBook copies from shoutfactory.com will receive an exclusive 18x24” lithograph, while supplies last. 

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning caper, 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 have made Lupin The 3rd one of the most storied animation franchises in the world. 

The all new English language dub film features 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.

SteelBook, Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features:

  • Interviews with Director and Japanese Cast*
  • CG Model Gallery
  • Animation Breakdown
  • Yellow Carpet Premiere
  • Theatrical Trailers and Promos

*exclusive to the SteelBook & Blu-ray releases

Lupin III: The First Limited Edition Steelbook is available for preorder at Shout! Factory.

Source: Shout! Factory

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