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Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)

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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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)
Kinpei Azusa ...
Archbishop (voice) (as Kinzô Azusa)
Shôzô Hirabayashi ...
Interpol Secretary General (voice)
Mikio Terashima ...
West German Delegate (voice)
Akio Nojima ...
Japanese Delegate (voice)
Minoru Midorikawa ...
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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)  »

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Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro  »

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JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Lupin says Zenigata is "truly the ideal of the Showa period." Showa was the name of the reign of Emperor Hirohito (1926-1989). See more »

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In the clock tower, Lupin undoes a bolt by turning it clock-wise. See more »

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[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 »

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Followed by Rupan sansei: Babiron no Ôgon densetsu (1985) See more »

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Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Music by Yûji Ôno
Performed by Bobby
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WAY better than expected!!
5 September 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I don't like Japanese anime most of the time. In fact, the only anime I genuinely love comes from Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Now, I knew this movie was a Miyazaki film, but the fact that I'd never even SEEN or READ Lupin the series made me veeery hesitant to check this movie out. I'd seen it at the Library movie section but wasn't willing to fork over the one dollar to rent it.

I finally saw it yesterday, thanks to my sister, and MAN! was it awesome! I didn't expect it to play out like a regular Miyazaki film, but it did in every aspect I can think of: the animation style, the facial expressions, the plot, storyline and script, and the overall feel of the movie screamed Miyazaki. By the end, I even learned to love Lupin and the whole cast of characters who were all strangers to me at the beginning of the movie.

Aside from the corny 70's music, this movie was fun every step of the way. It was funny, romantic, dramatic, action-packed: everything! So I guess that sums it up well. I'm sorry I didn't watch it before, so now i'm telling you--GET THIS MOVIE! I'm sure you will find at least something in it that will entertain you.


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