Lupin III Voice Cast Changed

For the first time in 16 years, the voice cast of Lupin III has been changed. The news about the different seiyuu for characters Zenigata, Goemon, Fujiko were announced in Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web siteon Sunday. The new actors will take on their roles in December’s special Lupin III Chi no Kokuin ~Eien no Mermaid~ (Blood Seal ~Eternal Mermaid~). This will be the first Lupin III installment, even though smaller than usually, after a break of almost 2 years.

Here are the new seyuu and their respective roles:

Kouichi Yamadera (Briareros Hecatonchires in Appleseed, Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebob, Togusa in Ghost in the Shell, Jubei Kibagami in Ninja Scroll) as Inspector Zenigata
Daisuke Namikawa (Ulquiorra Ciffer in Bleach, North and South Italy in Hetalia, Baka Ouji in Level E, Fai D. Flourite in Tsubasa Chronicle) as Goemon Ishikawa
Miyuki Sawashiro (Beelzebub in Beelzebub, Canaan in Canaan, Dalian in Dantalian no Shoka, Celty Sturluson in Durarara!, ) as Fujiko Mine

Source: Anime News Network

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[…] 27 years later after the Lupin III manga ended in 1972, the franchise was reborn with a special. 2 more specials later (one of them including Detective Conan himself!), it’s time for another to air in 2 December 2011. It’s called Lupin III: Blood Seal – Eternal Mermaid (Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin – Eien no Mermaid) and also tells the story of the grandson of the legendary gentleman-thief Arsene Lupin. The producers are still the same – T?ky? Movie Shinsha, now known as TMS Entertainment. As Shinigami-sama already informed you, the voice cast has been changed. […]

BakaOuji
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Celty Sturluson talks?! No waaaay… :D :D :D

LazySamurai
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Oh, man… :D

Lulubel
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How can you play Beelzebub and Canaan? What a versatile seiyuu… o.O

Shounen
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I’m impressed…

DevilMayCry
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Lupin is one of the best productions and with that star cast, I’m sure it’s staying on top…