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[size=20]Hulu Streams Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone Film[/size]
posted on 2015-04-24 10:00 EDT
Posted with English subtitles before Discotek’s planned dubbed/subtitled Blu-ray/DVD

TMS Entertainment is streaming the anime film Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone (Lupin the IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyō) on the American service Hulu with English subtitles.

Originally released in June 2014, Lupin III: Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone is a spinoff of the 2012 television anime Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, and features much of the television anime’s creative staff, including director, character designer, and art director Takeshi Koike. The film tells the story of how Lupin and Jigen became partners. The two undertake a heist in a fortified country, and Jigen’s life is threatened by a skilled sniper.

Discotek Media plans to release the movie on Blu-ray and DVD with the dub and English subtitles.

The Castle of Cagliostro

May 3, 2015

A blog devoted to our labor of love, the upcoming North American release of Hayao Miyazaki’s film debut, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, by Discotek Media/Eastern Star. (Legal: Opinions shared are the maintainers’ alone, not Discotek’s/TMS’. Film and Materials © Monkey Punch / TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd… All rights reserved.)

Hello again everyone! Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray is being pressed and should be making its way to those of you with Discotek Media Store pre-orders very soon, and widely available (for those who ordered elsewhere) sometime around June 23rd. In the meantime, we have some more extras to reveal! Today let’s talk about interviews.

Unfortunately, we could not secure the lengthy interview with animation director Yasuo Ohtsuka from the 2006 Special Edition DVD Manga Entertainment released, so if you must have that interview (and it’s good!), definitely hold onto your copies. However, we DID clear a shorter-but-denser interview with him, previously seen only on certain French releases! And it’s not just him.

[details=We also secured similar interviews with key animator Kazuhide Tomonaga (who, coincidentally, is now supervising the upcoming Lupin TV series!)…][/details]

[details=…and Monkey Punch, Lupin the Third’s creator!][/details]

This is the first time any of these interviews have been seen with an English translation!

[details=“But what about the English voices?” You might ask. Well, as you probably guessed…][/details]

We had a wonderful audio interview with Bob Bergen, who voiced Lupin for Carl Macek’s 1992 dub of the film. He told us about how he got hired for the part and gave us some behind-the-scenes insights. It runs just over 15 minutes long!

[details=And we have one more interviewee to formally announce:][/details]

It’s no surprise to many of you, but it’s David Hayter, Lupin’s voice from the 2000 English dub! The interview is over a half-hour long and both interesting and entertaining! Mr. Hayter was also kind enough to record a brief introduction for the film, which is what you see above. In his interview, David tells us his thoughts on why the film is such a pleasure, what he loved about playing the character, and lots of other neat stuff!

Naturally, we adapted the questions you folks submitted for both of these interviews, so hopefully you learn something you wanted to know!

Oh, and after Bob’s and David’s interviews, don’t cut back to the menu too early. :wink:

How about another new feature announcement for The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray Disc?

Art galleries! There are three unique galleries on the disc. Much like slideshows, they will cycle through the images while playing music from the movie. We spent months painstakingly sourcing, rescanning, and restoring each and every piece of art that was cleared to be included on this release.

(Click the link for more of article & pics)

Got the disc today.

Audio Option are:
Japanese Mono (DTS HD-MA)
Japanese 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital)
1992 English Dub Mono (DTS HD-MA)
2000 English Dub Stereo (LPCM)
2000 “Family Friendly” Dub Stereo (Dolby Digital)
And the commentary in mono (Dolby Digital)

The transfer is same one used on the Studio Ghibli release in Japan. It’s not perfect but for me, it’s miles better than the VAP master. Better colors and an overall more filmic look.

The audio tracks are in amazing shape from what I can tell. I’m amazed at how clear the Japanese Mono and Streamline tracks sound.

For Bonus Features: There’s an intro with David Hayter, creditless, international and US home video openings, new closing credits, trailers, interviews (Most seem to come from French release), art galleries, translation notes (Goat bills explained…), and a “brief history”.

[size=16]New Lupin III Show to Launch with Lupin’s Wedding to New Beauty[/size]
posted on 2015-05-26 19:55 EDT
Lupin’s gang gathers at ceremony of female conglomerate head with a secret
[size=20]New Titles: Lupin the Third Part 2[/size]
June 12, 2015

Hey all, here to announce Lupin the Third Part 2!!! Red coat Lupin takes to the many screens of Crunchyroll to provide you non-stop action and fun. Both the sub and the dub of Lupin Part 2 will be available in the US and Canada starting IMMEDIATELY!


Exclusive: Discotek Adds Lupin III: Voyage to Danger Special

posted on 2015-06-26 13:25 EDT

Release will include Funimation’s English dub

Discotek Media announced on ANNCast on Friday that it has licensed the anime special Lupin III: Voyage to Danger. The company will release the special on a remastered home video.

Funimation previously released the 1993 special on DVD in 2003, and again in 2006 as part of a movie collection. Discotek’s release will include Funimation’s English dub.

[size=20]ANNCastle of Cagliostro[/size]
by Zac Bertschy, Jun 26th 2015

Discotek representatives Brady Hartel and Reed Nelson stop by to talk about their most recent prestige release, The Castle of Cagliostro on Bluray. Plus: an announcement!

You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version, or you can just use these handy links:

Click here to subscribe to our show in iTunes!

RSS feed (for other software)

Also: if you like the show (or don’t like the show, I guess) be sure to write us up a review over on iTunes! It’d be a big help!

NSFW Language Warning: Plenty!

ANNCast Episode 230 Breakdown
01:20 Reed Nelson and Brady Hartel introduction and The Castle of Cagliostro project
49:24 Announcement! Lupin III: Voyage to Danger is coming back to DVD!
58:29 Twitter time!

And that’s it! See you next week!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!

[size=16]New Lupin III Series’ Italian Opening, August 29 Premiere Revealed[/size]
posted on 2015-07-20 02:45 EDT
July 23, 2015 12:09pm CDT

[size=16]ANN: New Lupin III TV Anime Unveils Visual, Stamp Rally[/size]
posted on 2015-07-23 13:15 EDT
July 26, 2015 8:00am CDT

Discotek Media @ Otakon 2015

10:16:40 < bay|Ota|Discotek > and we just announced another tv movie
10:16:45 <bay|Ota|Discotek> voyage to danger
10:17:08 <bay|Ota|Discotek> we’re going to be re-releasing the first of funimation’s…
10:17:29 <bay|Ota|Discotek> as long as you keep buying them, we’ll keep releasing subsequent ones

10:18:11 < bay|Ota|Discotek > Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan
10:18:14 <bay|Ota|Discotek> special and movie coming soon

10:18:11 < bay|Ota|Discotek > Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan
10:18:14 <bay|Ota|Discotek> special and movie coming soon
10:18:40 <bay|Ota|Discotek> and for 2016

Lupin VS Conan trailer shown at Otakon 2015

Posted by Discotek Media on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oh yeah they will be monitoring the performance of Jigen’s Gravestone very closely to decide if they want to do more original dubs.
August 11, 2015 11:45pm PDT
August 18, 2015 8:42pm PDT
Series kicks off in Italy on August 29th, then in Japan’s fall TV season

Lupin vs Conan Trailer

[size=19]2015 Lupin III TV Anime’s New Video, Ending Theme Revealed[/size]
2015-08-25 21:00 EDT
Enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa, Hello! Project’s Tsunku, franchise composer Yuji Ohno create song
August 26, 2015 1:30am CDT
ED song is performed by 57-year-old enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa

David Wald as Lupin
Boom…nuff’ said…