The "blue jacket" series may have finished its weekly 24 episode run on TV in Japan, but it's returning sooner than expected - and at an earlier time slot, too!

NTV are currently airing episodes from "Lupin III Part IV" every Sunday night at 11pm. The re-run kicked off last weekend, with the first episode airing on Sunday the 3rd of April.

This is great news for those that missed the critically acclaimed series the first time around, and it gives fans the opportunity to see it a second time without splashing out thousands of yen on DVD / Blu Ray collections.

[Source: Studio Telecom @ Twitter]