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Next February, a new animated Lupin feature opens in Japan. Titled Lupin The IIIrd: Chikemuri no Ishikawa Goemon (Goemon Ishikawa’s Spray of Blood), the flick will center around Lupin’s samurai buddy, Goemon.


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Any idea if this is going to be in the same continuity as the Red Jacket Lupin, Blue Jacket Lupin, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, or in a brand new continuity?