Monkey News - 08.10.19
Welcome to this weeks edition of Monkey News, the news roundup for everything Lupin III!
Lupin III: The First to get Italian release!
The Lupin III franchise has been hugely popular in Italy, even rivalling that of Japan in terms of fanbase and viewership. This is primarily due to the original green jacket TV series airing in Italy, complete with a dub, back in 1979. The second red jacket TV series hit Italy in 1981, and the third pink jacket series in 1984.
Like many of the Lupin III films and TV specials from over the years, this latest release will also receive an Italian dub. The voice cast is a mixture of old and new talent. Stefano Onofri will be returning as Lupin, Alessandro D'Errico as Jigen and Antonio Palumbo as Goemon. Fujiko Mine will be played by Joy Saltarelli instead of her regular voice actress, Alessandra Korompay (much to her surprise)!
So far, only the initial reveal trailer has been shown, however we suspect there will be a dubbed version of the second trailer within the coming weeks or months.
We cannot embed the Italian trailer directly, so be sure to check it out at romics.it here! Additional thanks goes to the Lupin the 3rd Toy Page for the voice cast details - please give them a follow!
Fujiko’s Lie releases on digital storefronts in Japan!
Fujiko Mine's Lie is being distributed digitally in Japan!
If you are in Japan and are looking to pick up the latest Takeshi Koike spin-off film, there is no shortage of options. You can find it on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Video Market, the Playstation Store and MIRAIL!
The film has received an English dub already, but plans of when this will publicly release in the US are currently unknown. Considering Goemon’s Blood Spray has only just released on Blu-ray in the states, we can only assume Fujiko Mine’s Lie is close behind!
New Lupin novel out now in Japan!
A brand-new entry in the selection of Lupin written novels has released in Japan.
The Mystery and Truth of the Lupin Family is now on sale for 1650 Japanese yen ($15.50 / €14 / £12.50), and totals in at 248 pages.