Back on May 18, Jason Demarco, the Creative Director of Adult Swim who also helps run the Saturday night block known as Toonami, announced on his Twitter that they have acquired the classic anime Lupin the Third along with a promo picture that shows it’s air date and time (which has been update to actually air at 2am not 1:30am). No doubt, the Toonami community had a high, and mostly anticipated, response to the news. The airing of this series actually marks the return for it as it used to air on Toonami when it used to be on Cartoon Network in 2003. Now this isn’t the same part of the series that aired back then. The Cartoon Network Toonami aired what is known as Part 2 which you can actually watch on Crunchyroll (for free and there is an English Dub available). The Adult Swim Toonami will be airing what is known as Part 4 which actually was released about 2 years ago.
About Lupin The Third Part 4: A beloved classic franchise, LUPIN THE 3rd PART4 will be the first full-fledged Lupin the 3rd television series to air since 1984, when Lupin the 3rd Part 3 aired. The new story takes place in Italy and San Marino, and features a blue-jacketed Lupin in his 20’s. Lupin the 3rd follows the escapades and adventures of master thief Arsene Lupin III, a brilliant thief who has been able to carry off heists no one ever thought possible. Although he has been arrested and jailed on multiple occasions, he has always managed to escape. (Crunchyroll)
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