In a recent update to the Amazon Japan listing for Lupin the Third’s physical releases, we learned that the fifth entry into the long-running franchise will be aired across two cour, totaling in at 24 episodes across five Blu-ray and DVD releases. This news comes just after the first episode of the new series began airing earlier this week, receiving a simulcast on Crunchyroll with the original Japanese audio track and English-language subtitles.
OTAQUEST contributor Jacob wrote at length just the other day about the series’ incredible new opening and ending themes, as well as the videos that accompany them. They gave enormous praise to both of the themes, noting that both showcased some of the best parts of Lupin the Third as a franchise and compressed them down into an enjoyable short digest.
Originally airing in late 1974, the original Lupin the Third: Part One received a similar two cour treatment spanning across a total of 23 episodes. This was thrown out the window in both the second and third parts to the master thief’s story, where the creators opted for longer running times during their original runs. It wouldn’t be until 2015 that the two cour format was again utilized in Lupin the Third: Part Four, and again was carried over into the latest series.
Source: Anime News Network