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    LUPIN THE IIIRD: GOEMON ISHIKAWA`S SPRAY OF BLOOD Info and High-Res Images

    The swordsman Goemon Ishikawa takes center stage in the upcoming feature film, LUPIN THE IIIRD: GOEMON ISHIKAWA`S SPRAY OF BLOOD. Image courtesy of Showgate. Original comic books created by Monkey Punch © TMS

    Source: Showgate Inc. Official Site: goemon-ishikawa.com (Japan)

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Advance poster. Image courtesy of Showgate. Original comic books created by Monkey Punch © TMS

    Distributor Showgate Inc. has provided information and images from their upcoming release, LUPIN THE IIIRD: GOEMON ISHIKAWA’S SPRAY OF BLOOD (LUPIN THE IIIRD ????????, Lupin the IIIrd Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon). The anime will open at the Shinjuku Baltic 9 and other theaters across Japan on February 4, 2017. GOEMON ISHIKAWA’S SPRAY OF BLOOD will be the third entry in a series of prequels by Telecom Animation Film based on Monkey Punch`s manga Lupin the Third -- detailing the master thief`s first encounters with his most famous allies -- that began with the 13 episode LUPIN THE THIRD: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE (LUPIN THE THIRD ??????????, Lupin the Third ?Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna, 2012). The feature film LUPIN THE THIRD: JIGEN`S GRAVESTONE (LUPIN THE IIIRD ???????, Lupin the IIIrd Jigen Daisuke no Bohyoo) followed in 2014. The crew and voice cast of THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE and JIGEN`S GRAVESTONE have reunited for the new film, which focuses on the lone swordsman, Goemon Ishikawa. The creative team includes director Takeshi Koike (REDLINE), writer Yuya Takahashi (TIGER & BUNNY), creative advisor Katsuhito Ishii (PARTY 7), composer James Shimoji (REDLINE) and producer Yu Kiyozono (LUPIN THE THIRD franchise). Telecom`s top animators Kazuhide Tomonaga, Hisao Yokobori and Sadakazu Takiguchi are also participating in the picture. The production team has told fans to "expect the highest peak in animation".

    The gentleman thief, Lupin the Third. Image courtesy of Showgate. Original comic books created by Monkey Punch © TMS

    CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, February 4, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow) Cast Lupin the Third: Kanichi Kurita Daisuke Jigen: Kiyoshi Kobayashi Goemon Ishikawa: Daisuke Namikawa Fujiko Mine: Miyuki Sawashiro Inspector Koichi Zenigata: Koichi Yamadera Staff Director: Takeshi Koike Original Concept: Monkey · Punch Screenplay: Yuya Takahashi Producers: Takeshi Koike, Yu Kiyozono Creative Adviser: Katsuhito Ishii Music: James Shimoji Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film Production: TMS Entertainment Distributor: Showgate © Monkey Punch © TMS

    The Bermuda Spectre. Image courtesy of Showgate. Original comic books created by Monkey Punch © TMS

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