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June 28 ,2024

Live Streaming of the Brand-new Kabuki Production “LUPIN III” to 28 countries!

Shochiku Co., Ltd. will live stream the recorded footage of the brand-new kabuki production “LUPIN III”, with English subtitles to 28 countries and regions via ‘Kabuki On Demand’, its official online streaming service exclusive to kabuki performances. The streaming will begin on August 11 (Sun), 2024 at 9:00 PM (JST) live, and will be available on archive from the following day until August 18 (Sun) 11:59 PM (JST).

The kabuki performance in December was a great success and tickets were sold out. After receiving comments from many international customers, it has been decided to stream “Lupin III” online worldwide.

Please enjoy Lupin and the other characters brought to you with the techniques and stage tricks of kabuki!

◆About “Lupin III”

Based on the original work by the popular manga artist Monkey Punch, the “Lupin III” series boasts numerous fans both domestically and abroad, with manga and TV anime at the forefront. Over the years, several masterpieces have been created through collaborations with other genres. In December 2023, it was adapted as a brand-new kabuki production at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre (Tokyo), and the story was newly written for that performance.

◆Available with English subtitles

Kabuki On Demand has so far distributed 9 classic kabuki plays with English subtitles or secondary audio in English, in order to enable overseas residents and inbound visitors to enjoy the traditional Japanese culture of kabuki more than ever.

And now, for the first time on Kabuki On Demand, the brand-new kabuki production “Lupin III” will be distributed live with English subtitles worldwide. Both live streaming and archive will be distributed in Japan, U.S., France, Italy and 24 other countries and regions around the world. Kabuki On Demand will be available in more areas, and we will deliver the charm of Kabuki to countries around the world through 10 performances, including Lupin III. 

The Brand-new Kabuki Production
“Lupin III”

[Streaming Dates]

Live streaming
August 11 (Sun), 2024  9:00 PM (JST) until August 18 (Sun) 11:59 PM (JST)
Archive streaming
August 12 (Mon) 0:00 AM (midnight) until August 18 (Sun) 11:59 PM (JST)

*During this period, viewers can enjoy the performance as many times as they like.

Streaming Countries and regions

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, U.K., U.S.

Ticket Information

<Overseas> 4,000 JPY+System usage fee 200 JPY
<Japan>   4,400 JPY+System usage fee 220 JPY

*Chat screens are only available for the live streaming. The archived streaming is of stage footage only.
*The streaming performance features footage recorded in December 2023. It will be delivered with English subtitles.
*When purchasing, you will need to register and log in to the video streaming website ‘MIRAIL’ with your e-mail address, etc.

Viewing Guide

*Live or archived streaming from overseas is not available from smartphones.
To view live and archived broadcasts, you will need to use a web browser on a computer that meets the recommended environment.

▼Recommended system requirements
・Windows 10 or later, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge
・Mac OS 10.11 or later, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari
*Please update your browser to the latest version for the best experience.

▼Internet connection
Standard quality: Stable connection speed of approx. 20 Mbps or more.
Low quality: Stable connection speed of approx. 6 Mbps or more.

▼VPN (Virtual Private Network) is not available.
This Streaming Live is restricted to areas where it can be purchased and viewed.
If you are using a VPN, you will not be able to view the video due to restrictions. 
If you wish to purchase and view the Streaming Live, please do not use a VPN connection and access the video from your regular network.

For more information on how to watch and purchase, please visit the streaming platform.
(Please note that inquiries are only available in English.)

This original story is set in the Azuchi-Momoyama period (the last third of the 16th century), in which the great and infamous thief, Ishikawa Goemon, lives. Lupin III is engaged in a fierce struggle for the gold seal of Himiko, a national treasure. To break that seal, two treasured swords are needed, and if the swords and the seal are together, it is said that one gains the power to rule the world. However, one of the swords was in the hands of Ishikawa Goemon, and he, too, was searching for Himiko’s gold seal. Mashiba Hisayoshi, the ruler of Japan, also seems to be looking for the gold seal, and Lupin’s arch-rival, Inspector Zenigata, is in pursuit of Lupin, Goemon and the others…

Lupin III ・・・Kataoka Ainosuke
Ishikawa Goemon・・・Onoe Matsuya
Jigen Daisuke・・・Ichikawa Emisaburō
Mine Fujiko・・・Ichikawa Emiya
Inspector Zenigata・・・Ichikawa Chūsha

Itohoshi, a courtesan / the Great King of Ito・・・Onoe Ukon
Nagasu Tomiemon・・・Nakamura Takanosuke
Kujūsaburō , the head of a prisoner’s group・・・Ichikawa Juen
Karakuriya Kanezaemon・・・Ichikawa En’ya
Mashiba Hisayoshi・・・Bandō Yajūrō

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