New Lupin The Third TV Special Titled "Goodbye Partner" To Air January 28th

After only a month from its initial announcement, TMS Entertainment has revealed more details about the upcoming new Lupin the Third TV Special titled Lupin III: Goodbye Partner, including that the special will air January 26th, 2019 on NTV as part of the channel’s “Friday Roadshow” timeslot.


The special will be focusing on the theme of “Jigen’s Betrayal”, and will be about Jigen betraying the gang and going after Lupin’s life. Goemon becomes enraged by this, unable to forgive his friend and companion for what he has done. The special will also feature the ultimate showdown between Lupin, Goemon, and Jigen – who is considered to be the strongest rival ever!

This new special will be “completely original” – which makes it the first original special in 6 years. This time, Lupin will be wearing a black jacket.

Along with Goodbye Partner, NTV will also be showing the previous TV special titled Lupin III: The Italian Game on January 18th, 2019.


Jun Kawagoe will be directing this special at TMS Entertainment, with Takehiko Hata writing the script and Hirotaka Marufuji being credited as Character Designer and Chief Animation Director for the special. As per Lupin tradition, Yuji Ohno will be returning to compose the music.

While the details may be limited for now, hopefully, we’ll get to see a trailer soon!

Back in November, TMS Entertainment released the first half of Part 5 and the OVA titled Is Lupin Still Burning? on iTunes in the US, so it’s possible this special will receive the same treatment. There’s no guarantee it’ll happen anytime soon, but we’re hoping it also gets an English Dub when it makes its official overseas debut.

And that’s it for this article! Are you excited for this new special? Let us know in the comments below! And as always, any feedback or suggestions are always appreciated.

Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!

-Kanoa Howell

Further Reading/Sources

Lupin The Third New Work “Goodbye Partner” Broadcast Decision! The theme is “betrayal of Jigen”:

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