Replacing him will be Akio Ohtsuka (Black Jack, Ghost in the Shell), who will voice the character in the remaining episodes of Part 6 and likely beyond. Part 6 will be the first Lupin the Third series with no main cast members from Lupin the Third: Part 1.
In addition, Part 6 will feature guest writers including director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), veteran scriptwriter Masaki Tsuji (Astro Boy), popular mystery novelist Taku Ashibe (Murder in the Red Chamber), adventure & sci-fi novelist Akio Higuchi (Zone), and mystery & suspense novelist Kanae Minato (Confession).
The series will be once again animated by TMS Entertainment, and will be directed by Eiji Suganama (Lupin III: Prison of the Past). The series will be written by Takahiro Ōkura (Lupin the Third: Part 5), with character designs by Hiroki Marufuji (Lupin III: Goodbye Partner), and music by long time Lupin III composer Yuji Ohno.
Lupin the Third: Part 6 is set to premiere this October 6th.
[Source: Anime News Network]