The Japanese anime ‘Lupin III: The First’ to be released by Spacetoon Pictures in MENA

Spacetoon Pictures will roll out a 3D Japanese animation movie titled Lupin III: The First across GCC theatres on August 12. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the film in several languages, including Japanese, English, and Arabic, with professional dubbing delivered by Spacetoon.

Lupin III: The First took place in the 1960s, and the story revolves around a hidden treasure, which could only be obtained by stealing Bresson’s diary, the hidden treasure of the Bresson Diary, which aroused Lupin’s curiosity to begin his journey searching for it, accompanied by his squad Daisuke Jigen and Goemon Ishikawa. Lupin and his crew, discover later on that they have rivals in this journey, one of them is Fujiko Mine, and another mysterious organization uses a young lady named Laetitia to do the mission. Believing that whoever gets the diary will gain the absolute power and a great fortune. All the rivals meet at the climax of events, where adventures and exciting events begin.

The movie was first launched in Japan, ranking #2 at the Japanese Box Office in its opening weekend, earning more than $2m before having a worldwide release.

Lupin III: The First has the signature of Takashi Yamazaki, the Japanese director who stands behind many top-rated anime works in Japan such as Stand By Me Doraemon and Dragon Quest: Your Story.

The movie has been voted for the Animation of the Year at the 43rd Japan Academy Awards, the Best Animated Film in Hawaii Film Critics Society, and the Best Feature Film at Annecy International Animation Festival.

Lupin III: The First will be launched on August 12 across movie theatres in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait cinemas in Arabic, Japanese, and English versions along with different options of subtitles.