Lupin III vs. Cat’s Eye, a new cel-shaded CG crossover anime that TMS is making, will make its global premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The anime’s running time was not specified in the announcement.
Both the 40th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga and the 50th anniversary of the Lupin III anime are commemorated with the new project. The anime will take place in the original 1980s setting of Cat’s Eye. Three paintings that formerly belonged to the Cat’s Eye sisters’ father are being attempted to be stolen once more, but Lupin is seeking the same prey this time. However, the artworks will also shed light on a long-hidden secret.
As Hitomi Kisugi and Lupin III, respectively, Kanichi Kurita and Keiko Toda repeat their previous performances.
The Godzilla anime movie trilogy and the Knights of Sidonia anime were both co-directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Keisuke Ide (Levius) will serve as the new anime’s associate director.
The script’s author is Pazudora’s Shji Kuzuhara.
Music is being created by Lupin III series composer Yuji Ohno and Cat’s Eye anime composer Kazuo Otani.
The characters are being created by Haruhisa Nakata, who created Levius in its original form, and Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Kono Oto Tomare! : Sounds of Life).
Production design is ascribed to Naoya Tanaka and Ferdinando Patulli.
The art director is Mitsunori Kataama.
Editing is done by Aya Hida.
The sound designer is Youji Shimizu.
In October 2021, the Lupin the 3rd Part 6 television anime series, the most recent entry in the franchise, had its Japanese television animation debut on the NTV channel. For home video and streaming in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, and all Nordic countries, Sentai Filmworks obtained a license for the new series.
In Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga, three sisters who operate a café during the day and are infamous art thieves at night. Two television anime seasons produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha were based on the manga, which lasted from 1981 to 1985. A 36-episode season one ran from 1983 to 1984, while a 37-episode season two aired from 1984 to 1985.