A new crossover anime featuring Lupin III and Cat’s Eye is coming, as TMS announced on Thursday that it would be producing a crossover set to debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
The anime, titled Lupin III vs. Cat’s Eye, will debut sometime in 2023 on the streamer and will see both iconic thieves team up for one grand heist.
Check out the trailer and poster for Lupin III vs. Cat’s Eye below:
News of the crossover anime comes as both anime are celebrating huge milestones, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Lupin III anime, while the Cat’s Eye manga celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. According to TMS, the anime will be set in Cat’s Eye‘s time period of 1980 and will focus on the Cat’s Eye sisters trying to steal three paintings that Lupin also has his eyes set on.
According to TMS Entertainment, Kanichi Kurita and Keiko Toda will both reprise their roles as Lupin III and Hitomi Kisugi, respectively. Originally released in 1981, Cat’s Eye became a hit manga that was quickly adapted into an anime that ran for two seasons and has since been adapted into various live-action films since its creation.
The original Lupin the 3rd manga was created by Monkey Punch and has inspired five previous anime series, plus the spin-off Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.