New release: The classic animated series, Lupin III, celebrates its 50th anniversary in a new hardcover book! From the press release: "On October 24th, 1971, an exciting new anime premiered based on the hit manga “LUPIN III” by legendary creator Monkey Punch. For 50 years, the exploits of master thief Lupin III and his gang of outlaw pals have thrilled and entertained audiences worldwide, spawning over 300 serialized episodes, more than 10 feature films, dozens of standalone specials and OVAs, with even more adventures currently in the works. As one of the most popular and prolific animated franchises, it has evolved through the decades, capturing the hearts of several generations. Now, fifty years later, Magnetic Press and TMS Entertainment take an official look back at the animated history of this beloved character through the decades in a premium, comprehensive 50th Anniversary Art Book!" When I lived in Japan in the 1980s and early 90s, I often caught after-school broadcasts of Lupin III on TV. With its fun cocktail of heist action, international locations, humor and crime jazz, the series quickly became a favorite part of my routine. It's been great to see some incarnations of the franchise appearing on streaming services lately and now this new coffee table book. 50 Animated Years of Lupin the 3rd comes in two options: a standard hardcover and a deluxe slipcover edition. More info here. The standard hardcover is also available on Amazon.
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