Lupin III: Italian Game US Premiere Will Be at Anime Expo 2017

Credit: TMS Entertainment

Today TMS Entertainment USA announced the US premiere of Lupin The 3rd: Italian Game that will screen at the Anime Expo on July 3rd.  This is the newest Lupin TV Special and has never been seen before in the US. Simultaneously, the company is also launching the Lupin official website in English ( as part of Lupin’s 50th Anniversary events.

The official synopsis for the TV Special is below:

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?

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.

Check out the details of the Event below and let us know what you think:

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

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