Lupin the 3rd, was one of the most formative anime of my youth. It aired on Toonami, during the years I was in high school. I remember many a late night of studying for AP exams infront of the tv with Lupin and his gang, pulling hijinks. Since then we have had another run of the show in 2012, and several movies licensed for US release. Now for the first time TMS Entertainment will premier US debut of Lupin The 3rd: Italian Game  at the Anime Expo on July 3rd. Lupin The 3rd: Italian Game, is the newest Lupin TV Special and has never been seen before in the US. Also on July 3rd TMS Entertainment will launch the Lupin official website in English as part of Lupin’s 50th Anniversary events.

In The Italian Game, Lupin investigates the kidnapping of his estranged wife, Italian millionaire and celebrity, Rebecca Rosselini, who still carries this name.  But when Lupin arrives in Italy to rescue her, he finds himself drawn into a game with an unknown enemy when he is issued a challenge by the Masked Count: find the inheritance of the Count of Cagliostro. To complicate matters, Lupin’s nemesis Inspector Zenigata arrives in Italy to arrest Lupin, as well as M16 Agent Nyx who is after the Masked Count as well.  With all the players in place, the Italian Game begins…but who will be the winner?

Fans Will get a T-Shirt at the screening.

Lupin The 3rd is one of the most recognized animated TV series in Japanese history. It debuted as Manga comic in 1967 and started broadcasting on television in 1971. There are five TV series, totaling 267 episodes, including this newest LUPIN THE 3rd Part 4 (26 x 30-minute episodes), English dubbed version on Adult Swim and English subtitled version on Crunchyroll.  There are 26 feature length TV specials, and several theatrical films. The most recent film in theaters in Japan, “GOEMON ISHIKAWA” (2017), focuses on Goemon Ishikawa XIII, a master swordsman whose sword can cut anything.

Event Details

 Title: Lupin The 3rd: Italian Game – US Premiere

  • Date: Monday, July 3rd
  • Time: At 2:00PM
  • Room: Video 2/JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom
  • Bonus: Free original T-shirt on-site at the screening. The art as specially designed by Hisao Yokobori

About TMS Entertainment USA

TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS), one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios.  TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking community for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality.  With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide. Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 100 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 8,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence.