Streaming service HiDive announced on Friday that it had acquired the rights to exclusively stream the upcoming Lupin the 3rd Part 1 dub, which will premiere before the year ends. The first four episodes of Part 1 will premiere on December 23, 2021. The anime streaming service has made quite the commitment to Lupin the 3rd as it now has streaming rights to the entire series.
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For those looking to pick up something more physical, Discotek Media has also announced a Lupin the 3rd Part 1 Blu-ray that features the new English dub. The Blu-ray is set to release sometime in 2022 and will include both the subbed and dubbed version of the show, as well as a full restoration of the 23-episode series.
Check out a trailer for the remastered version below:
Lupin the Third Part 1
On Blu-ray in 2022!
The entire original anime subbed, plus a brand new dub from the cast you love!
We’ve done a brand new restoration on the ENTIRE SERIES!
Plus hundreds of pages of liner notes & essays by Reed Nelson & friends, plus rare production art! pic.twitter.com/iWguVxJLsp
— 💿Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) December 14, 2021
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The remaster comes from the same source material as the Japanese Blu-rays, except Discotek has also done “extensive” dust and scratch removal, as well as new color correction. The Lupin the 3rd Part 1 Blu-ray will also feature 200 pages of new liner notes by anime historian Reed Nelson, and includes an extensive gallery of rare production art.