The official Tumblr blog for the Lupin the Third series has shown off a new visual for the upcoming Lupin III: Goodbye Partner TV special, as well as the album art for the accompanying soundtrack!
The new visual:
For those who need a quick refresher on the plot of the special:
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.
TMS Entertainment also revealed the special guest VAs Junichi Suwabe (who’ll play as Roy Forest) and Minako Kotobuki (who’ll play as Arisa) for the TV special and their comments about their involvement within the special, which you can read here! It is in Japanese for the time being, however, that’s nothing Google Translate can’t solve (mostly).
Additionally, the album art for the soundtrack has also been shown off for the special, with the CD being listed on Amazon.jp as being released on January 23, 2019.
Album Art and sleeve:
The current price is set to ￥3,240 yen, which is roughly $29.23 USD. That may seem expensive, but it’s definitely worth it considering how great Lupin soundtracks are.
According to the Lupin III Tumblr page, Tower Records in Japan is also offering the CD for sale at the same price, but if you buy between December 10, 2018, and January 31, 2019, you’ll also receive a clear file (A4 size) featuring Lupin wearing a red jacket.
There’s almost no doubt that this new TV special will turn out to be a good one, and with January approaching fast, I personally can’t wait to see what TMS and the folks behind Lupin have in store for us.
And that’s it for this article! Shoutout to @WilliamBabey on Twitter for bringing this information to our attention! What are your thoughts on Lupin III: Goodbye Partner so far? Let us know in the comments below! And as always, any feedback or suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!
TV Special 26th “Lupine III Goodbye Partner” New Album Artwork Opening & Release Commemorative Campaign: https://lupinnewseason.tumblr.com/post/181452910715
TV Special 26th “Lupine III Goodbye Partner” Main Visual Public / January 25, 2019 (Japan TV Friday Road SHOW!) First Broadcasting! Guest voice actor · Junichi Suwabe and comment arrived from Misako Sumi!: https://lupinnewseason.tumblr.com/post/181452815666