Prime Video has announced that Lupin the Third Vs. Cat’s Eye, a film special which will see two of iconic Japanese manga franchises cross over, is being produced and will be available to stream sometime next year.
According to the special’s newly-launched website, it was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lupin the Third manga and 40th anniversary of the Cat’s Eye manga. Accompanying the announcement, a new trailer has been released along with several details about the production.
TMS Entertainment is handling animation with Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters directors Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita set to direct the special. Keisuke Ide (Ajin) is also on board as deputy director. Character designs will be done by Haruhisa Nakata (Anonymous; Code) and Junko Yamanaka (Lupin the 3rd Part 6 animation director) and the screenplay comes from Shuji Kuzuhara (Go! Anpanman: Dororin).