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Lupin the 3rd: The First English Dub Cast Announced, Coming Soon to Western Theaters

Lupin the 3rd: The First

GKIDS have announced the major English dub cast for Lupin the 3rd: The First (also known as Lupin III The First).

The film originally launched in Japan in December 2019. The plot sees the titular Arsène Lupin III attempting to find and solve the mysteries of the Bresson Diary- an ancient device linked to his grandfather. However, Lupin must race against forces hoping to use its secrets to revive the Third Reich.

You can find the English Dub cast (and their other roles) below.


  • Lupin III – Tony Oliver (Rick Hunter in Robotech, Lancer in Fate/stay night)
  • Daisuke Jigen – Richard Epcar (Zangetsu in Bleach, Etemon and Myotismon in Digimon, Batou in Ghost in the Shell, Joseph Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
  • Goemon Ishikawa – Lex Lang (Soichiro Kuzuki in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Marechiyo Ōmaeda in Bleach)
  • Fujiko Mine – Michelle Ruff (Chi in Chobits, Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach, Yuki Nagato in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Yoko Littner in Gurren Lagann, Sinon in Sword Art Online)
  • Koichi Zenigata – Doug Erholtz (Gin Ichimaru in Bleach, TK Takaishi in Digimon Adventure 02, Asuma Sarutobi and Kankuro in Naruto, Jean Pierre Polnareff in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders)
  • Laetitia – Laurie C. Hymes
  • Lambert – J. David Brimmer (Nosferatu Zodd in Berserk [1997], Crocodile in One Piece [4Kids])
  • Gerard – Paul Guyet (Nimzo in Dragon Quest: Your Story, Eskola in Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative)

Oliver, Epcar, Lang, Mine, and Erholtz have all played the main Lupin cast in English dubs numerous times. This will be the first time Lupin has stepped into 3D.

A premiere date was not announced at this time, though the listing of the film on GKIDS website suggests a theatrical release.

You can find the full rundown (via GKIDS) below.


The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.


Lupin the 3rd: The First is coming soon to western theaters.

Image: Press Kit

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