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"Lupin the 3rd" Original Series Licensed by Discotek Media

Discotek Media has announced on its Facebook page that it will distribute the “first season” of the anime series Lupin the 3rd on DVD. Based on the manga by Kazuhiko Kato (a.k.a. Monkey Punch), the show follows the exploits of Arsène Lupin III and his small band of thieves as they attempt ambitious heists all over the world while evading the dogged pursuit of Investigator Zenigata. The original Lupin the 3rd cartoon ran for twenty-three episodes from 1971-1972. Later iterations of the TV show were previously distributed by Geneon Entertainment and aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block; the title has also received numerous movies and TV specials.

Discotek expects to release the series in spring 2012.

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