Posted April 27, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Anime/Manga

Prepare For A Chase As The First ‘LUPIN III’ Live-Action Trailer Hits Online!

The long wait is over. The first official trailer for Ryuhei Kitamura’s live theatrical rendition of Monkey Punch’s iconic manga/anime series Lupin III hits the interwebs!

Based on Maurice Leblanc’s Arsene Lupin series of novels, Lupin III focuses on the titular character’s quest to become the greatest gentleman thief there is. Together with his associates – the magnum-toting Daisuke Jigen, the silent swordsman Goemon Ishikawa XIII, and the femme fatale Fujiko Mine, he embarks on a series of adventures involving rare treasures, robbery and more often than not, a chase with Interpol’s very own Koichi Zenigata. 

Shun Oguri(Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen) will be playing the role of Lupin, whereas Tetsuji Tamayama, Go Ayano, Meisa Kuroki & Tadanobu Asano(of Thor: The Dark World fame as Hogun the Grim) has been cast to play Jigen, Goemon, Fujiko, and Detective Zenigata respectively. It will be showing in Japanese theaters come August 30. No information were given yet as to when it will hit local cinemas in RP.

Here’s the trailer. Enjoy!



Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.