More snippets from the upcoming blue jacket Lupin III TV series!

These images are taken from an episode of NHK Gendai, which aired in Japan yesterday evening.

During the episode, the staff behind the new TV series revealed that Lupin dons a blue suit jacket as a tribute to Italian fans. The traditional Italian football kit consists of a blue jersey - hence the new jacket colour! It’s a cute little detail, especially since the new show is set in Italy too!

The new character art has an interesting mix of styles. It looks a little like Mystery of Mamo, The Castle of Cagliostro and Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone all combined into one. The fluidity of the animation also reminds us a little of the 1980's pink jacket series, which certainly isn't a bad thing!

Now is a great time to be a fan of the Lupin franchise, whether you live in Japan, Italy or just about anywhere else in the world! This new show is shaping up to be fantastic and we can't wait to see more of it as TMS hype up it's début this spring. Stay tuned, folks!