Takashi Yamazaki’s groundbreaking Lupin III: The First — the franchise’s first-ever 3D CG feature — has arrived on digital download-to-own today through Shout! Factory and GKIDS. To celebrate the debut (and upcoming SteelBook, Blu-ray & DVD release on January 12), check out our wily hero’s creative escape from police custody in the newly released car chase clip below.
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.
Written and directed by Yamazaki, the English-dub version of Lupin III: The First features the voices of returning cast Tony Oliver as Lupin III, Doug Erholtz as Inspector Zenigata, Michelle Ruff as Fujiko Mine, Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen, and Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa; joined by Laurie C. Hymes as Laetitia, J. David Brimmer as Lambert, and Paul Guyet as Gerard.