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50 Animated Years of LUPIN THE 3rd!

Five Decades of the Adventurous Thief’s Anime History is Featured with Artwork, Insights, and Exclusive Pre-order Incentives.

After months of development and digital restoration, we’re excited to finally pull back the curtain on this spectacular, long-awaited, official coffee table art book: 50 Animated Years of LUPIN THE 3rd, a 200-page hardcover volume celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the beloved character’s anime adventures, will be released this Fall! 

Developed in official partnership and full cooperation with TMS Entertainment, the prolific Japanese animation studio behind the LUPIN THE 3rd series since its debut in 1971, this beautiful tome showcases the many madcap exploits of the master thief throughout his entire franchise career to date. Take a comprehensive look back through the decades with over 800 pieces of production artwork, screenshots, and promotional illustrations all digitally restored and remastered from the official archives!

Originally based on the manga by acclaimed creator Monkey Punch in 1967, Lupin III has starred in hundreds of serialized animated episodes, specials, and feature films adored worldwide. The anniversary art book chronicles the franchise’s evolution from the very first televised episode in 1971 to the newest season LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6, as well the franchise’s many animated specials and feature films, including LUPIN THE 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro — notable for being the theatrical debut of renowned director Hayao Miyazaki — and LUPIN III: The Firstthe franchise’s first foray into feature-length CG animation released in 2019.

It has been a lengthy labor of love that can now be pre-ordered through the dedicated website!


Available in two editions, both of which will include exclusive items available only through this pre-order site — The standard 200-page hardcover will include an exclusive 48-page softcover sketchbook filled with additional artwork and designs from Lupin’s storied history, including artwork from LUPIN THE 3rd PART 1, LUPIN THE 3rd PART 2, LUPIN THE 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, LUPIN THE 3rd PART 3, LUPIN THE 3rd PART 5, LUPIN THE 3rd PART 6, and the LUPIN THE IIIRD seriesas well as a Limited Edition Golden Metal Coin featuring the Cagliostro and Lupin Emblems.

Limited Deluxe Slipcase Edition will also be available featuring the book inside a premium gold-foiled slipcase, a Limited Edition 11×8.5″ Linen Cardstock Print from The Castle of Cagliostro, a gold foil-stamped bookmark, an exclusive golden lapel pin featuring the official 50th Anniversary Lupin logo, and a numbered tip-in bookplate in addition to the standard edition’s bonus sketchbook and collectible coin.

This Slipcase Set will only be available through this pre-order site, and only 1000 copies will be produced.