TMS Entertainment recently revealed some new details for the upcoming Lupin III: Goodbye Partner televised special. For those who are not aware Lupin III: Goodbye Partner is the 26th anime special of the franchise overall.
First, they revealed a new visual for the special.
Next, they revealed two new guest cast members, which include:
- Junichi Suwabe: Roy Forest
- Minako Kotobuki: Arisa
Thirdly, they revealed the premiere details for the special. Lupin III: Goodbye Partner will premiere as a part of the “Friday Roadshow” timeslot on NTV on January 25 at 9 PM JST- 10:54 PM JST. The previous special titled, “Lupin III Italian Game,” will air on January 18 on the same timeslot.
ANN provided a short description of the special.
The new special will be the first “completely original” special in approximately six years, and will feature Lupin wearing a black jacket. The special will have a theme of “Jigen’s betrayal.” In the story, Jigen is after Lupin’s life, and Goemon cannot forgive a friend’s betrayal, and is enraged. The special will feature a showdown between Jigen (considered “the strongest rival ever”) and Lupin and Goemon.
Lastly, the staff for the special was announced.
The staff includes:
- Jun Kawago: Director
- Takehiko Hata: Script Writer
- Hirotaka Marufuji: Character Designer/ Chief Animation Director
- Yuju Ohno: Music Composer
- TMS Entertainment: Production