Amazon announced that they had acquired the distribution rights to the upcoming film ‘Jigen Daisuke,’ a cinematic retelling of the character from the iconic manga and anime ‘Lupin III.’
“Prime Video announced that it will exclusively premiere Amazon Original Jigen Daisuke on October 13 in Japan and in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide,” Amazon said in a statement.
They added, “Amazon Studios and TMS Entertainment, Inc., the producer of Lupin III, co-produced the live-action movie directed by Hashimoto Hajime, and starring Tetsuji Tamayama as the cool, loyal, and sorrowful Jigen Daisuke, the most popular character in the Lupin III series. Prime members in Japan enjoy unlimited access to fast, convenient shipping benefits such as express delivery and specific time delivery at no additional charge, as well as a variety of other shopping benefits and entertainment.”
They dropped a teaser trailer for the film:
The character first appeared in the Lupin III manga chapter 7: “Magician.”
Prime Video explains, “The latest in the series tells the origin story of Jigen Daisuke, Lupin’s one-and-only sidekick and the world’s greatest gunfighter. With his chic appearance and hard-boiled looks, he is an important character who is as popular as the main character Lupin. Jigen Daisuke is once again played by Tetsuji Tamayama, who also portrayed the character in the live-action movie Lupin III.”
Tetsuji Tamayama previously portrayed Jigen in a 2014 film ‘Lupin the 3rd.’
The actor expressed his enthusiasm saying, “I was really honored and happy to be offered the role after the Lupin III movie that was released in 2014.”
“I had seen the anime LUPIN THE 3RD: JIGEN’S GRAVEST, which featured Jigen as the main character, and I really liked the edgy, adult atmosphere of Jigen in this film, which is slightly different from the style of the previous anime. I am beyond excited to being able to play the character again,” he added.
‘Lupin III’ is based on a manga from the creator known as Monkey Punch.
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