To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise, Sentai Filmworks is hosting a special theatrical engagement.
It will feature the world premiere of the English dub of Lupin the Third Part 1, Episode 1. After the premiere of the dub, the event will also feature the first two subtitled episodes of Lupin the Third Part 6, the latest entry in the franchise. The latest installment features Lupin III going up against none other than Sherlock Holmes himself. The official website for the event features a list of participating locations across the United States, as well as dates and times.
Originally released in 1971, Lupin the Third Part 1 was the first-ever adaption of the prolific manga series and essentially worked as an introduction to the character of Lupin III. Up until now Part 1 has only ever been available in Japanese, although Lupin the Third Part 2 was partially dubbed in English in the 1990s.
Sentai hasn’t announced a cast list as of yet, but hopefully the original series receiving an English dub opens up the door to other episodes receiving the same treatment.