First trailer of Lupin III ‘s first CGI animated movie released

Toho Animation on Wednesday released the first trailer for the upcoming movie based on Monkey Punch’s popular manga series Lupin III.

Titled Lupin III: The First, the new movie is the franchise’s first 3D CG feature-length movie, written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki. Yamazaki also directed the 2014 Stand by Me Doraemon and the upcoming Dragon Quest: Your Story, which are 3D CGI animated.

Lupin III is a popular manga series written and illustrated by the late Kazuhiko Katou. He was known by his pen name Monkey Punch.

The series follows the story of Arsene Lupin III, the grandson of Arsene Lupin, who is considered to be the greatest thief of all time. It inspired several live-action movies, games, and anime adaptations, which includes TV series, spin-offs, OVAs and full-length movies.

Lupin III: The First is set for release in Japanese theaters on December 6.