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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
"Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro" (original title)

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A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasuo Yamada ...
Eiko Masuyama ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Gorô Naya ...
Sumi Shimamoto ...
Lady Clarisse d' Cagliostro (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Gardener (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Jodo (voice)
Tadamichi Tsuneizumi ...
Gustav (voice)
Kinzô Azusa ...
Archbishop (voice)
Shôzô Hirabayashi ...
Interpol Secretary General (voice)
Mikio Terashima ...
West German Delegate (voice)
Akio Nojima ...
Japanese Delegate (voice)
Minoru Midorikawa ...
Servant (voice)
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Reknowned international thief Lupin III (known as "Wolf" in the English dub) comes to the small European duchy of Cagliostro to investigate some excellently-forged money and stumbles across a national conspiracy going back some hundreds of years. Lupin and his friends must rescue the beautiful Clarice from the hands of the evil Count Cagliostro and solve the mystery of a hidden treasure dating back to the 15th century. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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15 December 1979 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro  »

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JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Throughout his animated history, Arsène Lupin III has worn jackets of a varying color between TV shows. Lupin wore a green jacket in Rupan sansei (1971) and Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012); a red jacket in Lupin the 3rd (1977); a pink jacket in Rupan sansei: Part III (1984); and a blue jacket in Lupin III (2015). In this film, he wears a green jacket to homage his animated beginning. See more »

Goofs

As Lupin is pointing out the Count's castle to Jigen, the time shown on the clock tower jumps from 7:10 to 7:20 between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daisuke Jigen: We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
[a pile falls on Lupin]
Lupin III: There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
[Jigen buries Lupin with the bills as ordered, but sees Lupin look downcast]
Daisuke Jigen: What's wrong, Lupin?
Lupin III: Dump them.
Daisuke Jigen: WHAT?
Lupin III: These are fakes. Good ones, but fakes.
Daisuke Jigen: These? It can't be! We stole these from the vault of the national casino!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a montage of Lupin and Jigen on their way to Cagliostro. See more »


Soundtracks

Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Music by Yûji Ohno
Performed by Bobby
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The grand debut of the master of anime
22 February 2004 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

"The Castle Of Cagliostro"(TCOC) from 1979 is the grand debut Hayao Miyazaki, one of the world`s finest filmmakers and a master of anime. TCOC is a movie that has it all; action, adventure, romance, comedy. It is a superb movie that appeals to everyone. The main character is Lupin, the master thief, who you may know already if you have read the manga which this is based upon. Lupin travels to a European country called Cagliostro, where he intends to uncover the secret of The Castle Of Cagliostro. This is a must see, and it is also my favorite of all the Miyazaki-films.

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