A report picked up by ANN
today hints at a new TV anime series in the Lupin III
franchise. According to an announcement
made by TOHO Cinemas, at this month's 40th anniversary Lupin III anime event (to be held on March 18) fans will also be treated to a promotional video for a "new television series premiering in April".
Hopes for a new, full-fledged anime series were also renewed last spring, when another such "new television series of Lupin III" was announced for fall 2011. But that story was later amended to say that the new anime would only by a TV special, not an actual series. The project eventually became Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin - Eien no Mermaid
, and it aired this past December. Hopefully this time they're really making a proper series.