Tuesday, June 25, 2013

There's An Alleged Live Action Lupin III Movie in the Works

Lupin III time once again. According to a report by the Japanese newspaper The Tokyo Sports, casting is well underway for a live-action Lupin III movie with Shun Oguri reportedly holding the role of the master thief.


Aside from Ouri, rumor also has it that the roles of Jigen and Goemon have already been given to Arashi's Sho Sakurai and Satoshi Tsumabuki respectively.

shun oguri

Unfortunately for fanboys, the rumor does not state who Fujiko Mine will be. Although the newspaper dropped several names when they printed this little rumor including Mirei Kiritani, Masami Nagasawa, Anne Watanabe, Airi Taira, Kyoko Fukada, Asami Mizukawa, Tsubasa Honda, Kiko Mizuhara, and Kou Shibasaki.

Now for the sad part, Animenewsnetworth adds that "NTV, the television broadcaster of the Lupin III anime, has not officially announced a live-action Lupin III film." Plus there's also the fact that the casting seems so.... 'fancasted' don't you think?

Regardless, I'm looking forward to see a live-action Lupin III and if Rurouni Kenshin/ Samurai X is a good indication, then maybe it's high time anime and manga series start developing high quality movie adaptations. Oh and before you go, do vote for this little game I'm hatching for Cosplay battle, we have three ladies battling for the right to be called the ULTIMATE Fujiko Cosplayer. Click for the link - HERE

Sources: ANN, Yaraon!

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