“Lupin III” turned 50 and “Cat’s Eye” turned 40. A collaboration animation will be produced as a work that decorates the end of the anniversary year of the two works. As the Amazon Original “Lupin the Third VS Cat’s Eye”, it will be distributed exclusively worldwide on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. Produced by Tom’s Entertainment.
Along with the production decision, in addition to the teaser visual and first PV, comments from Tsukasa Hojo, the original author of “Cat’s Eye,” and the production team have arrived.
The story stage is the 1980s when “Cat’s Eye” was serialized. “Exhilaratingly retro and stylish crime action unfolds. Please expect a ‘thief x phantom thief’ hybrid collaboration!”
“Cat’s Eye” Author: Tsukasa Hojo Commentary
“Lupin 3e” is the work of a great high school student that I have been reading since I was in college. I can’t help but wonder what kind of reaction Monkey Punch-sensei would have had when he heard about this collaboration…?
During my life, I had the opportunity to meet him several times in a bar, but we never talked about manga together. One day someone told me there was something I wanted to ask him, but he died before I could ask. I don’t think that was the story of this collaboration, but I’m happy to be able to join you this time through a strange fate. I sincerely hope that Monkey Punch-sensei will also be satisfied.
MPWorks Representative: Shuhei Kato (second son of Monkey Punch) Comment
Monkey Punch loved the world of Cat’s Eye. There was a time when we happily talked about how a showdown between “Cat’s Eye” and “Lupin the Third” would surely do some interesting work.
The collaboration between “Cat’s Eye” by Mr. Hojo and “Lupin the Third”, with whom I had a close exchange, is a dream project for Monkey Punch, which I was looking forward to.
Even as the original author, I enjoyed “Lupin the Third” anime as one of my fans. I’m sure as a fan, I’m looking forward to the completion of this project as well.
Commentary by Kanichi Kurita as Lupine III
“Lupin III” is the 50th anniversary of the animation and “Cat’s Eye” is the 40th anniversary of the original. I did not expect to be able to have a confrontation in this memorable year.
Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Zenigata Tottsuan. And Fujiko-chan and the three sisters! I can not wait to be there !
Commentary by Keiko Toda as Hitomi Kisugi
When I heard the story, I was overwhelmed with a feeling like, uh?
I don’t want to think about it for the first time in decades!
Producer: Keiichi Ishiyama Commentary
A dream collaboration “Lupin the Third VS Cat’s Eye” which succeeds “Lupin the Third VS Detective Conan”. It’s a thief against a phantom thief, so it’s a work with a good tempo full of splendid and stylish action elements.
Hojo-sensei had a lot of respect for Monkey-sensei, and there was an order saying, ‘I want to show that cats exist in Lupin’s worldview, and I want them to look like Lupin’s characters.’ ‘ I drew an illustration and renewed the two characters.
Also, the reason Lupin’s jacket is pink is because “Cat’s Eye” is set in the 80s, and this work also features the setting of that time period, so it was decided that “Pink is the 80’s Lupin” .
A great thief who always steals his target prey. The man who loves freedom and lives a romantic life is Lupine III.
Once a phantom thief, another time three beautiful sisters in a cafe. Women who run beautifully at night and make noise in the world are cat’s eyes.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the animation of Monkey Punch’s masterpiece “Lupin III” and the 40th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s first serialized work “Cat’s Eye”… A “thief x phantom thief” hybrid collaboration is finally here! Set in the 1980s when “Cat’s Eye” was serialized, exhilarating retro and stylish rising action takes place!
The target is the “three photos” left behind by Cat’s Eye’s father. The “dreamstealer showdown” between Lupine and Cats, both of whom aim for the paint. Every charming character is blended together, and the story eventually leads to the amazing “secret” hidden in the picture…
The quirky worldview of “Lupin the Third” merges with the emotional story of “Cat’s Eye.” A new royal and audacious work has just been completed.
Directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita. Moreover, many up-and-coming creators have made high-quality images with cel-look CG. The “magnificent voice actors” who followed the original version of each are also named, and the work will be alive!
A work of entertainment for adults that colors Reiwa’s night. I want you to burn the miraculous Thieves co-star in your eyes.