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Lupin III live-action movie first details

2014 at 12:31 pm by admin

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Originally announced last November, the first details for the upcoming Lupin III live-action movie have finally been unveiled! A short plot synopsis has been uploaded to the movie’s official website, and claims that the plot will stay true to the manga’s roots, as well as introduce a new story into the Lupin universe. The movie, directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, will revolve around the crew of thieves before they became partners, and their escapades as they try to infiltrate a high-security fortress to steal the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra. On top of that, the first photos of the live-action characters have been uploaded as well, giving us our first look at these iconic manga characters in real life! The photos showcase Shun Oguri (Crows Zero and Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa) as Lupin, Meisa Kuroki (Vexille, Space Battleship Yamato, and Crows Zero) as Fujiko, Tetsuji Tamayama as Jigen, Gou Ayano as Goemon, and Tadanobu Asano as Detective Zenigata, and show how closely the film crew has tried to emulate the style and characterization of the manga characters in reality. With a release date of August 30th in Japan, this live-action movie will be the first for the Lupin III franchise in 40 years, and fans should definitely look forward to it!

Official Website:http://lupin-the-movie.jp/

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Lupin III is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch, starring master thief Arsène Lupin III, and his escapades as he steals valuable objects alongside his close partner and expert marksman Daisuke Jigen. Regularly joined by swordsman Goemon Ishikawa XIII and femme fatale Fujiko Mine, they are constantly chased by Inspector Koichi Zenigata across the globe as they try to strike it rich. The original manga, published from 1967 to 1969, was popular enough to spawn several anime and film adaptations, and remains popular to this day. Alongside the upcoming live-action movie, a new animated film starring Jigen was recently announced as well, showing that Lupin is as big as ever in the modern era!

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