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Lupin the Third: The Secret of Mamo -- Lupin risks death to learn the secret and intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse.

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Release Date:
16 December 1978 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Sometimes being able to put together a world-class art collection takes a thief... this time it takes an extraordinary thief!
Plot:
Lupin risks death to learn the secret and intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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10 Reasons To Love . . . Lupin III
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Fun, but not as good as Castle Of Cagliostro See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yasuo Yamada ... Lupin (voice)

Bob Bergen ... Lupin (1995) (voice: English version)
William Dufris ... Wolf (1996) (voice: English version) (as Bill Dufries)
Tony Oliver ... Lupin (2003) (voice: English version)
Kô Nishimura ... Mamo (voice)

Robert Axelrod ... Mamo (1995) (voice: English version)
Allan Wenger ... Mamo (1996) (voice: English version)
Paul St. Peter ... Mamo (2003) (voice: English version) (as George C. Cole)
Gorô Naya ... Zenigata (voice)

David Povall ... Zenigata (1995) (voice: English version)
Sean Barrett ... Zenigata / President (1996) (voice: English version)
Dan Lorge ... Zenigata (2003) (voice: English version) (as Jake Martin)
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Fujiko (1995) (voice: English version)
Toni Barry ... Fujiko (1996) (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Fujiko (2003) (voice: English version)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Jigen (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Jigen (1995) (voice: English version)

Eric Meyers ... Jigen (1996) (voice: English version) (as Eric Myers)

Richard Epcar ... Jigen (2003) (voice: English version)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Goemon (1995) (voice: English version)

Garrick Hagon ... Goemon (1996) (voice: English version) (as Garrick Hagen)

Lex Lang ... Goemon (2003) (voice: English version)
Kôsei Tomita ... Commissioner (voice)
Jeff Winkless ... Commissioner / Boris (1995) (voice: English version)

Richard Cansino ... Commissioner / Scientist (2003) (voice: English version) (as Edward Zilla)
Tôru Ôhira ... Stuckey (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Gissinger / President / Chief (1995) (voice: English version)
Osgood W. Glick ... Stuckey (2003) (voice: English version)
Hidekatsu Shibata ... Gordon (voice)

Michael Forest ... Gordon (1995) (voice: English version) (as Mike Forest)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Flinch (voice)

Michael McConnohie ... Gordon (2003) (voice: English version)
Haruo Minami ... Chief (voice)
Bob Papenbrook ... Flinch (2003) (voice: English version)
Fujio Akatsuka ... President (voice)
Ikki Kajiwara ... Boris (voice)
Shunsuke Shima ... Premier (voice)
Ichirô Murakoshi ... Scientist (voice)
Yûji Mikimoto ... Cop (voice) (as Masaru Miyashita)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Baddeley ... Gissinger / Commissioner / Chief (1996) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

William Roberts ... Gordon / Boris (1996) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sôji Yoshikawa 
Richard Epcar (ADR director: 2003 Pioneer English version)
Carl Macek (ADR director: 1995 Streamline English version)
George Roubicek (ADR director: Manga UK English version)
Yasuo Ôtsuka (supervising director) (as Yasuo Otsuka)
 
Writing credits
Monkey Punch (comic)

Atsushi Yamatoya (writer) &
Sôji Yoshikawa (writer)

Carl Macek (adaptation) (1995 Streamline English version)

Ardwight Chamberlain (dialogue) (1995 Streamline English version)

George Roubicek (writer) (Manga UK English version)

Grant Moran (2003 Pioneer English version)

Maurice Leblanc  original concept: Arsène Lupin (uncredited)

Produced by
Ken Duer .... producer: Fuse (2003 English version)
Yutaka Fujioka .... producer
Hideki Goto .... producer: Pioneer (2003 English version)
Laurence Guinness .... producer (Manga UK English version)
Saburô Gôda .... assistant producer (as Saburo Goda)
James Yosuke Kobayashi .... executive producer (2003 English version) (as Yosuke Kobayashi)
Carl Macek .... producer (1995 Streamline English version)
Hiroe Tsukamoto .... producer: Pioneer (2003 English version)
 
Original Music by
Yûji Ohno  (as Yuji Ohno)
 
Cinematography by
Keishichi Kuroki 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshiaki Aihara 
 
Casting by
Jill Wilmot (English version: Manga UK)
 
Art Direction by
Yukio Abe 
 
Production Management
Scott Narrie .... production manager (1995 Streamline version)
 
Art Department
Masaharu Arai .... ink and paint: Group Joy
Sumie Hagiwara .... ink and paint: Easy World
Mariko Kadono .... assistant to art director
Mari Kikuchi .... ink and paint: Easy World
Takashi Maekawa .... ink and paint: Easy World
Kiyoko Morita .... ink and paint: Easy World
Kenji Notani .... assistant to art director
Yumiko Sone .... ink and paint: Easy World
Toji Tateno .... ink and paint: Studio Tatge
Yoshiharu Wakai .... ink and paint: Studio Life
Toshimi Watanabe .... ink and paint: Easy World
 
Sound Department
Satoshi Hara .... sound mixer
Shoji Hashimoto .... sound effects editor
Satoshi Kato .... recording director
Clive A. Mitchison .... re-recording engineer: 1996 Manga Video UK English version (as Clive Mitchison)
Ernie Sheesley .... sound editor: 1995 Streamline English version
Ted Spooner .... dubbing mixer: 1996 Manga Video UK English version
Ted Spooner .... re-recording engineer: 1996 Manga Video UK English version
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tetsuro Kumase .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Toshiaki Morita .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Toru Ogiwara .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Satoshi Ono .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Yoshimi Sakurai .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Masayuki Shimizu .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Takehiro Suzuki .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Kazushi Torigoe .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Hisako Yamaguchi .... camera operator: Trans Arts
Seiichi Yokotani .... camera operator: Trans Arts
 
Animation Department
Kimiko Amano .... animator: ACT
Junko Andô .... animator: Studio Live
Takeshi Anzai .... animator: ACT
Katsushi Aoki .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Yuzo Aoki .... animation director
Yuzo Aoki .... character designer
Hisako Araki .... animator: ACT
Kazuo Ebisawa .... background artist: Atelier Robin
Takafumi Hayashi .... animator: ACT
Takahisa Ichikawa .... animator: Studio Mates
Kazuo Inoue .... animator: Magic Bus
Yumi Inoue .... animator: Studio Mates
Yamako Ishikawa .... background artist: Kabutomushi Kobou
Setsuko Ishizu .... background artist: Kabutomushi Kobou
Koyo Itô .... background artist: Mukuo Productions (as Koyo Ito)
Yukimatsu Itô .... animator: Act (as Yukimatsu Ito)
Yoshio Kabashima .... animation director
Miyuki Kanbayashi .... animator: Studio Mates
Junji Kasahara .... background artist: Atelier Rock
Hachio Kashime .... animator: Oka Studio
Takafumi Kato .... background artist: Mukuo Productions
Ken Kawai .... background artist: Atelier Rock
Ryoko Kishimoto .... animator: Studio Mates
Yûko Kitagawa .... animator: Studio Live
Shigetaka Kiyoyama .... animator: Magic Bus
Sakiko Kobayashi .... animator: ACT
Kenzô Koizumi .... animator: Studio Mates
Shigemitsu Koshiba .... animator: ACT
Tadao Kubota .... background artist: Mukuo Productions
Tatsuji Kunishima .... animator: Studio Look
Reiko Kuwahara .... animator: Studio Look
Hiroshi Kuzuoka .... animator: OH Productions
Tomoko Kôda .... animator: ACT
Junko Maeda .... animator: ACT
Masaji Maruyama .... animator: Studio Live
Saburô Masutani .... animator: Oka Studio
Setsuko Matsuda .... animator: Studio Look
Masazumi Matsumiya .... background artist: Mukuo Productions (as Masasumi Matumiya)
Kenji Matsumoto .... background artist: Atelier Robin
Jun'ichi Mizunô .... background artist: Kabutomushi Kobou (as Junichi Mizunoo)
Noriko Mochizuki .... animator: Studio Look
Akemi Morikawa .... animator: ACT
Seiji Murakami .... background artist: Atelier Rock
Kôichi Murata .... animator: OH Productions
Yûko Nakajima .... animator: Studio Mates
Hirotetsu Nishio .... background artist: Atelier Rock
Noriko Numa .... animator: ACT
Kiyomi Ogawa .... animator: Studio Live
Seiji Ogiwara .... color designer
Yutaka Oka .... animator: Studio Look
Kenichi Okamoto .... animator: OH Productions
Masae Ootake .... animation checker
Akio Sakai .... animator: Studio Live
Nobukazu Sakuma .... animator: ACT
Yoshiko Satô .... animator: ACT
Yumiko Satô .... animator: ACT
Mieko Seki .... animator: ACT
Tsutomu Shibayama .... director of layout and design
Setsuko Shibuichi .... animator: Magic Bus
Kazuyoshi Shimada .... animator: Studio Mates
Chûzô Shimizu .... animator: Magic Bus
Kazuhiro Sotoyama .... animator: Magic Bus
Mariko Suzuki .... animator: Magic Bus
Rie Takahashi .... animator: Studio Live
Toshio Takahashi .... animator: Studio Look
Masamichi Takano .... background artist: Atelier Rock
Tsukasa Tannai .... animator: OH Productions
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... animator: OH Productions
Sachiko Uchiyama .... animator: Studio Mates
Junji Uesugi .... animator: Studio Look
Hiroshi Watanabe .... animator: Studio Live
Shôjurô Yamauchi .... animator: OH Productions
Yumiko Ôhasa .... animator: ACT
Shizuko Ôjima .... background artist: Mukuo Productions
Takeshi Ôsaka .... animator: ACT
Yukio Ôya .... animator: Studio Mates
 
Editorial Department
Alex Agoston .... video editor: 2003 Pioneer version (English version)
Masatoshi Tsurubuchi .... negative editor
 
Music Department
Seiji Suzuki .... music editor
 
Other crew
Yurika Dennis .... translation: 2003 Pioneer English version
Vincent Distefano .... subtitles: 2003 Pioneer English version
Katsunori Haruta .... production staff
Yoichi Ikeda .... chief production staff
Mariana Malkoskie .... subtitles: 2003 Pioneer English version
Kara Redmon .... production coordinator: 1995 Streamline English version
Kazuaki Yajima .... production staff
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rupan sansei" - Japan (original title)
"Lupin the 3rd: The Movie - The Secret of Mamo" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:12 (VHS rating) | USA:PG-13 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
There were 1,315 people in the staff.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the chase in the sewer, the tires of Lupin's Mercedes Benz SSK are seen behind the water. In the next shot they are in front of the water. Note: This goof was corrected in both the Vap and Pioneer DVD releases.See more »
Quotes:
Goemon Ishikawa:Once again I have cut a worthless object.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in After the Sunset (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rupan OndoSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fun, but not as good as Castle Of Cagliostro, 7 June 2000
Author: Donald Davis (donaldjr@neo.rr.com) from NE Ohio

I have just recently began to discover the Lupin III series. I purchased Castle Of Cagliostro(CoC) a few weeks ago. This film, while a fun adventure, lacks the fluidity of CoC. CoC builds up the excitement with subtle events as well as action filled moments. The Mystery Of Mamo seems to be rather disjointed at times. There are some high points followed by low points and back again, much like a rollercoaster.

One thing that I did not like was the animation style. I found the way Lupin was drawn and how he walked to be a bit...odd. CoC has better animation as well as more natural character movements.

Now, It may sound as if I did not like Mystery Of Mamo. That is not the case. The storyline is very enjoyable. More of a Sci-Fi theme compared to CoC. Watching Lupin constantly hit on Fujiko is quite humorous! As in CoC, Lupin shows some excellent ingenuity in how he deals with Mamo. Jigen and Goemon add their charisma to this film, more so than CoC. And the action is not missing from this film.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this film to any Lupin III fan. While not the fun-filled ride that Castle Of Cagliostro is, Mystery Of Mamo is still enjoyable to watch and does belong on the shelves of Lupin III fans.

One closing note. The car chase through the sewer with the helicopter, the hanging scene, as well as major amounts of footage from CoC, were used in a 1983 Laserdisc Arcade game titled Cliff Hanger.

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