'Lupin III [PART 6]' releases key visual for anime on October 9

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: September 1, 2021 at 13:22 PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter account of Lupin III [PART 6] has released its key visual for the anime which will broadcast on Oct. 9, 2021, on Nippon TV at 24:55 JST.

The key visual is drawn by character designer Hirotaka Marufuji, and it features the main characters standing in the wilderness which will transition to the theme song of the series "Mystery."


Lupin III [Part 6] is set in London. This time, Lupin's target is the treasure hidden by Raven, the mysterious organization that controls the British government in the shadows.


Scotland Yard and MI6 stand in Lupin's way, with Inspector Zenigata closely monitoring his movements. Moreover, the detective who faces Lupin is none other than Sherlock Holmes! The main story by series creator Takahiro Ogura is intertwined with omnibus episodes written by a brilliant team of scriptwriters such as Masaki Tsuji, Taku Ashibe, Akio Higuchi, Kanae Minato, and Mamoru Oshii.

Staff list

  • Original work: Monkey Punch

  • Director: Eiji Suganuma

  • Series composition: Takahiro Ogura

  • Character design: Hirotaka Marufuji

  • Art directors: Yumi Matsumiya, Koichiro Bizen, Hiromasa Ogura, Ko Nishizawa, Bonzen Lee, Yusuke Kushida

  • Color design: Hiromi Miyawaki

  • Cinematographer: Akemi Sasaki

  • Editor: Masaru Yoshitake

  • Sound director: Hiroshi Kiyo

  • Sound effects: Hiromune Kurahashi

  • Music: Yusuke Ono

  • Main Theme: "THEME FROM LUPINE III 2021"

  • Composition and arrangement: Yusuke Ono; Performed by Yuji Ohno & Lupintic Six with Friends

  • Production: TMS Entertainment

  • Production: Lupin III PART6 Production Committee


About Lupin III

"Lupin III" (Japanese: ルパン三世, Rupan Sansei), also written as "Lupin the Third" is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It follows the adventures of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin.


Lupin III first appeared in the seinen manga magazine Manga Action on August 10, 1967, and has since spawned a media franchise including numerous manga, animated films, several video games, etc.


Over 50 years after its creation, Lupin III remains popular, with the sixth anime series airing in 2018.


Synopsis of Lupin III by MAL:

Arsène Lupin III is the grandson of world-famous thief Arsène Lupin, and he's living up to his grandfather's memory as a high-profile thief himself. Due to his infamy, Lupin III attracts the attention of the persistent Inspector Zenigata of the ICPO, as well as rival criminals. Lupin III's criminal lifestyle even seeps into his love life. The main woman in Lupin III's world is femme fatale Fujiko Mine, who Lupin III can never tell is working with or against him. Follow Lupin and his gunman partner Daisuke Jigen on their quest to own the world-or at least the valuable bits!


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Source: Lupin III official Twitter, Mantan Web, Animate Times

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