JAPAN: Anime fans, gear up yourselves for the most intriguing crossover between the two iconic thieves. Yes, you’ve read it correctly! Lupin the Third vs Cat’s Eye crossover anime is happening. Surprisingly, Studio TMS announced the most-anticipated anime venture.
Lupin III is based on Monkey Punch’s manga of the same name, which chronicles the story of the world’s greatest thief. Similarly, Cat’s Eye follows Tsukasa Hojo’s manga, which covers the lives of three sisters, who are also highly skilled thieves. Given the synopsis of both iconic anime characters, the upcoming title can be described as the perfect crossover venture.
Lupin III Vs Cat’s Eye received the latest key visual and a promo video
The official Twitter handle of Amazon Prime Video Anime dropped the crossover anime news. All the mysteries surrounding the series are set to be uncovered with its global release on Prime Video in 2023.
The streaming giant also shared a new key visual starring Lupin III clutching a gun and Hitomi Kisugi holding a card. Both anime characters are featured posing in a stylish stance with a symbol of “VS” in the middle, indicating the faceoff of two popular thieves.
The upcoming series, Lupin III vs Cat’s Eye, marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lupin III and the 40th anniversary of Cat’s Eye. The crossover anime will take place in the original 1980s time period of the Cat’s Eye anime, as evident in the promotional video.
TMS Entertainment will develop the anime series under the directorial vision of Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Both filmmakers are known for directing the three-part Godzilla anime movies on Netflix. Kanichi Kurita will also join the voice cast as Lupin III, along with Keiko Toda reprising her role as Hitomi Kisugi.
Shuji Kuzuhara handed the script for the crossover anime. Yuji Ohno, popular for composing Lupin III’s background score, and Kazuho Otani, known for Cat’s Eye music, are collaborating to provide the soundtrack, along with Youji Shimizu as sound director. Naoya Tanaka and Ferdinando Patulli will bankroll the upcoming venture.
In addition to the crossover anime, Lupin III: The First lands as the latest anime feature in the film franchise, which debuted in 2019.