Discotek Media is bringing the fan-favorite anime gentleman thief Lupin III back to audiences in the United States with the announcement they will bring the 2005 TV film ‘Lupin III: Angel Tactics’ to a home video release. Directed by Shigeyuki Miya, the movie was produced by TMS Entertainment and had its debut on the Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV.
The Blu-ray DVD will include its original Japanese audio with English subtitles. The movie has a planned release date of June 27, 2023, but it is currently available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website.
Discotek released an image of the box set:
Voice actors include Kanichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama, Gorō Naya, Naoko Matsui, Atsuko Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai, Mamiko Noto, and Mayumi Asano.
The theme song “Fragments of a Dream,” is composed by Yuji Ohno and performed by the Japanese band DOUBLE.
TV Tropes describes the synopsis as follows,
“Lupin’s new goal is the mysterious Original Metal, a seemingly alien artifact kept in Area 51 under strict guard. However there’s another party who wants to obtain the orb: the terroristic organization known as the “Bloody Angels”, composed only of women all of whom are skilled assassins. Soon Lupin and his friends are hunted by Zenigata and his new clumsy assistant Emily O’Brian and at the same time targeted by these deadly ladies aiming for the Original Metal, which has proven too hard to cut even for Goemons’ Zantestuken. The major question is whether this is just a series of professional assassination attempts or if the Angels have an underlying agenda…or a personal grudge.”
‘Lupin III’ sometimes stylized as ‘Lupin the 3rd’ was created by the manga artist Kazuhiko Katō, known professionally as Monkey Punch. It had its debut in 1967 and completed publication in 1969. The first anime adaptation premiered in 1971 and ran for 23 episodes.
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