GKIDS and TMS Entertainment have announced the voice cast for the upcoming English-language dub to the new animated feature from director/screenwriter Takashi Yamazaki, Lupin III: The First.
The Lupin the 3rd franchise, from original creator Monkey Punch, began in 1967 and has spanned a variety of manga, TV, game, theme park ride and musical adaptations, including The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), the feature film debut from the acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. An official selection at the 2020 Annecy Film Festival, the highly anticipated Lupin III: The First marks the first installment in CGI for the lauded animated franchise.
The upcoming version will feature the returning voices of Tony Oliver (Beyblade Burst, Naruto Shippuden) as Lupin III, Doug Erholtz (Street Fighter franchise, Wakfu), Michelle Ruff (Sword Art Online, The Promised Neverland) as Fujiko Mine, Richard Epcar (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, Mortal Kombat franchise) as Daisuke Jigen, and Lex Lang (One Punch Man, Star Wars Resistance) as Goemon Ishikawa.
Joining the cast for this latest adventure are Laurie C. Hymes (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V) as Laetitia, J. David Brimmer (FLCL Progressive, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) as Lambert, and Paul Guyet (Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, Red Dead Redemption II) as Gerard.
Synopsis: The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made Lupin the 3rd one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.