To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lupin The Third anime along with the 40th anniversary of Cat’s Eye manga, a crossover anime collaborative project between the two have been confirmed to hit the Amazon Prime platform worldwide in 2023.
The crossover anime will be titled Lupin The 3rd vs Cat’s Eye. A teaser trailer and visual for the same has been unveiled on Sep 22, 2022.
Moreover, an official website and twitter account for the anime has been opened, where further updates regarding it will be posted.
The staff involved in Lupin The 3rd vs Cat’s Eye include:
- Director: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kobun Shizuno
- Screenplay: Shuji Kuzuhara
- Assistant Director: Keisuke Ide
- Character Designer: Haruhisa Nakata, Junko Yamanaka
- Music: Kazuo Otani, Yuji Ohno
- Art Director: Mitsunori Kataama
- Editing: Aya Hida
Kanichi Kurita and Keiko Toda will reprise their roles as Arsène Lupin III from Lupin III anime and Hitomi Kisugi from Cat’s Eye anime respectively.
Lupin The 3rd vs Cat’s Eye anime will be produced by TMS Entertainment.
Lupin III, also written as Lupin the Third, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It follows the endeavors of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc’s series of novels.
The Lupin III manga, which first appeared in Weekly Manga Action on Aug 10, 1967, spawned a media franchise that includes numerous manga, two versions of an animated pilot film, six animated television series, one spin-off animated television series, eleven theatrically released animated films, two live-action films, five OVA works, twenty-seven animated television specials, two musicals, many music CDs, and several video games.
Cat’s Eye is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1981 to 1985, and collected into 18 tankōbon by Shueisha.
The story follows the adventures of the three Kisugi sisters — Hitomi, Rui and Ai, who are formidable art thieves trying to collect all the works belonging to their missing father.
The manga was made into a televised anime series originally broadcast in 1983 to 1984 on Nippon TV, with a second season ending in 1985. It has also received two live-action adaptations; a TV movie in 1988 and a theatrical film in 1997.
Source: Official Website
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