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Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)
"Rupan sansei" (original title)

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Lupin risks death to learn the secret and intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasuo Yamada ...
Eiko Masuyama ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Gorô Naya ...
Tôru Ôhira ...
Stuckey (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Commissioner (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Special Agent Gordon (voice)
Shôzô Iizuka ...
Flinch (voice)
Ichirô Murakoshi ...
Scientist (voice)
Shunsuke Shima ...
Dietman (voice)
Yûji Mikimoto ...
Police Officer (voice) (as Masaru Miyashita)
Kô Nishimura ...
Mamo (voice)
Haruo Minami ...
Chief Police Officer of Egypt (Special Guest) (voice)
Fujio Akatsuka ...
President (Special Guest) (voice)
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Storyline

In Transylvania, Lupin III, the notorious international thief, is hung and no one is more suprised to learn of that than Lupin III himself, who was alive and well and nowhere near that area at that time. The answer to that mystery, begins to surface when Lupin gets a seemingly ordinary pebble from an Egyptian pyramid for his would-be girlfriend, Fujiko, the mercenary thief, who is in the employ of a mysterious figure known only as Mamo. Intrigued by this bizarre request, Lupin decides to get involved and finds himself in an international chase that has a greater scope and danger than he has ever faced. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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16 December 1978 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Lupin III  »

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JPY 500,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

There were 1,315 people in the staff. See more »

Goofs

In the sewer chase, the top of the windscreen of Lupin's car is present in close-ups, but vanishes in long shots. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: Kill, kill, kill let's see kick-ass collateral damage, now you die, ha ha ha ha!
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Crazy Credits

The 2003 Geneon dub replaced the film's original ending song, 'Lupin Ondo', featuring singer Haruo Minami (who played the Egyptian Police Chief in the Japanese version), with a reprise of the Lupin III theme. This was apparently due to copyright issues surrounding the song. Discotek's 2013 release contains the Geneon dub with the Lupin III theme as the ending song, but all the other soundtracks on the DVD (including the Japanese audio) use 'Lupin Ondo.' See more »

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Soundtracks

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Music by Yûji Ohno
Lyrics by Yôko Narahashi
Performed by Tommy Snyder
Published by Teichiku Records
(Heard only in the first English dub)
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the first ever Lupin the 3rd Anime movie.
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first Lupin the 3rd Anime Movie. It was made 1 year before Castle of Cagliostro. The plot and character designs are similar to the way they look in the manga series.

It has some funny moments to it. But wish it had some improvements to it in some parts.

If Miyazaki did this movie then we would see a more enjoyable Anime.

Comparing this to Castle of Cagliostro, it seems it was made 5 years before that movie.

in other words it's worth viewing. Just a reminder the animation is nothing compared to the kind in Castle of Cagliostro.

Not bad for being the first Lupin Anime film.

I give it 7/10 for almost perfect.


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