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TMS Announces Return of the Gentleman Thief in Adult Swim Debut of ‘Lupin the 3rd Part 4’

Anime TV series ‘Lupin the 3rd Part 4’ celebrates ‘Lupin’ franchise’s 50th anniversary with Adult Swim debut.

LOS ANGELES -- TMS Entertainment USA has announced that the latest installment of the animated Lupin the 3rd series, Lupin the 3rd Part 4, will launch on Adult Swim on Saturday, June 17th. It will appear in the weekly Toonami programming block.

Lupin the 3rd Part 4 (26 x 30 minutes) is the latest series following Lupin as he tries to outmaneuver MI-6 throughout Italy. Lupin deals with a motley crew of unique characters, including an extraordinary genius that steps out of history and into his life.

Debuting in 1967 as a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch, Lupin The 3rd is one of the most well-known animated TV series in Japanese history. The series follows the escapades of master thief Arsène Lupin III, grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc’s novel series. The TV series followed in 1971, broadcasting on Japanese TV.

“Lupin is a cool, comedic, and attractive character; I have watched the show since I was a child. The style has not changed and it is still my favorite show. We are so excited about launching on Adult Swim to celebrate the 50th anniversary,” said Masami Tokunaga, vice president of TMS USA. “We are planning a lot of marketing activities for Lupin’s 50th anniversary, along with this new broadcast and would like to expand Lupin in various ways in the US.”

Lupin the 3rd Part 2 aired on Adult Swim a decade ago. The English dubbed version of the new film will only be available on Adult Swim. The Lupin the 3rd Part 4 English-subtitled version is available on video streaming service Crunchyroll.

Source: TMS