The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is one of the most acclaimed series within the beloved Lupin III franchise, but at the moment, options for watching it are limited. That’s going to change soon, with a new partnership with TMS Entertainment (who owns the rights to Lupin III) bringing a whole lot of Lupin back to Funimation—the adventures of the breathtaking femme fatale included.
The partnership will see Lupin III Parts 1, 2, 3, and 5 made available to stream, as well as Lupin III: 50th Anniversary Special – Is Lupin Still Burning, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, and—for something a bit different—sci-fi mecha series God Mars. With Part 4 already on Funimation, this means all the current anime series’ (though not movies and OVAs) will be together in one place, at least until Part 6 premieres later this year. All of the above will be available from September 14.
Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Funimation’s announcement only mentions availability United States and Canada. That being the case, it’s unlikely it’ll be available in Australia and New Zealand (or anywhere else), presumably for licensing reasons, but we’ve reached out to Funimation ANZ for confirmation.
Based on Monkey Punch’s manga of the same name, Lupin III follows the dramatic, humorous exploits of the grandson of Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc’s famous gentleman thief. The series has been kicking around in some form or another for more than 50 years—the original manga debuted in 1967—and remains as popular as ever.
The Woman Called Fujiko Mine was the fourth Lupin III anime, originally airing in 2012. The 13-episode series, directed by none other than Yuri!! On Ice creator Sayo Yamamoto, is an origin story for Fujiko Mine, a frequent collaborator and love interest for Lupin III. It’s garnered widespread praise for its nuanced exploration of the character, and has received numerous accolades in the years since its initial run.