Via Comic Natalie: the latest PV of the upcoming TV anime “Lupin III PART 6” has revealed that the role of Daisuke Jigen will be taken over by Akio Otsuka from Kiyoshi Kobayashi, who has been playing the role for 50 years — since 1971. “Lupin III PART 6” will air from October 2021 in Japan.

The series will be directed by Eiji Suganuma, with series composition by Takahiro Ohkura, character design by Hiroki Marufuji, music by Yuji Ohno, and production by TMS Entertainment. Mamoru Oshii, Masaki Tsuji, Taku Ashibe, Akio Higuchi, and Kanae Minato are also participating as guest screenwriters.

Lupin III was originally written and illustrated by Monkey Punch, and centres on master thief Arsène Lupin III — the grandson of the French gentleman thief from Maurice Leblanc’s novels. It has since been adapted into numerous comics, TV anime, movies, s Koitage plays, and other media.