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Release Date:
15 December 1979 (Japan) See more »
A Miyazaki classic returns the way it was meant to be seen!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bob Bergen ... Wolf (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Jigen (voice)

Michael McConnohie ... Count Cagliostro (voice)

David Povall ... Inspector Keibu Zenigata (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Fujiko (voice)
Joan-Carol O'Connell ... Clarisse (voice) (as Joan Carol O'Connell)
Jeff Winkless ... Jodo (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Gustav (voice)
Mike Reynolds ... Walter (voice)
Steve Kramer ... Goemon (voice)

Juliana Donald ... Waitress (voice) (as Julie Donald)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Sam (voice)
Tom Wyner ... American Councilman (voice)

Barbara Goodson ... Young Clarisse (voice)

Stephen Apostolina ... Interpol Officer (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sensil Astoroth ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Kinzô Azusa ... The Archbishop (voice)

William Bassett ... Bill Counterfeiter / Whispering Councilman (Manga Video Dub) (voice: English version) (as Fred Bloggs)
Lauren Benjamin ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)

Beau Billingslea ... Casino Police (Manga Video Dub) (voice: English version) (as John Daniels)
Susan Chavez ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Tony Clay ... American Delegate (Manga Video Dub) (voice: English version) (as Wayne Anthony)
Christopher Cunnington ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Bar Waitress, Woman Playing Cards (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as Bambi Darro)
Andrew Ebert ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Fujiko Mine (Manga Video English Dub) (as Dorothy Melendrez)

Richard Epcar ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)

Michael Forest ... Archbishop (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Gloria Gines ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Kevin Guy ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)

David Hayter ... Arsene Lupin III (Manga Video English Dub) (as Sean Barker)
Shôzô Hirabayashi ... Interpol Secretary General (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Clarisse d'Cagliostro (voice: English version) (as Ruby Marlowe)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
Tarô Ishida ... Count Cagliostro (voice)
Milton James ... Jodo (Manga Video) (voice: English version) (as Richard Barnes)
David Jeffries ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Junkichi Kamada ... Soviet Delegate (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine (voice)
Steve McGowan ... Servant (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as Richard Plantagenet)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Gardener (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Jodo (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Zenigata (voice)

Jeff Nimoy ... Archbishop's Driver / Italian Delegate / Restaurant Patron (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Akio Nojima ... Japanese Delegate (voice)

Daran Norris ... Interpol Officer by Fountain (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as Jack Hammer)
Jamieson Price ... Zenigata's Second In-Command (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Elliot Reynolds ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Osamu Saka ... British Delegate (voice)
Kevin Seymour ... Inspector Zenigata (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro (voice)

Adam Sholder ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)

John Snyder ... Daisuke Jigen (Manga Video English Dub) (as Ivan Buckley)

Peter Spellos ... Interpol Chairman (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as G. Gordon Baer)
Paul St. Peter ... French Delegate (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as George C. Cole)
Carol Stanzione ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Barry Stigler ... Christopher (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version) (as Gil Starberry)
Mikio Terashima ... West German Delegate (voice)
Tadamichi Tsuneizumi ... Gustav (voice)
B.D. Vesbite ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Keith Roger Washington ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
David Waterhouse ... (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Yasuo Yamada ... Arsene Lupin III (voice)
Yôko Yamaoka ... Waitress (voice)
Ken Zhee ... Japanese Delegate (Manga Video English Dub) (voice: English version)
Carl Macek ... Interpol Officer / Servant (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hayao Miyazaki 
Writing credits
Monkey Punch (graphic novel series)

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) &
Haruya Yamazaki (screenplay) (as Harauya Yamazaki)

Maurice Leblanc  characters (as Môrisu Ruburan)

Produced by
Yutaka Fujioka .... executive producer
Tetsuo Katayama .... producer
Carl Macek .... producer: USA dubbed release
Original Music by
Yûji Ohno 
Cinematography by
Hirokata Takahashi 
Film Editing by
Masatoshi Tsurubuchi 
Art Direction by
Shichirô Kobayashi 
Production Management
Hisao Saitô .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shigetsugu Yoshida .... assistant director
Art Department
Hayao Miyazaki .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Hideyasu Iizuka .... sound mixer
Satoshi Kato .... recording director: Tôhoku Shinsha
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects editor: Tôyô Onkyô
Camera and Electrical Department
Akio Hirayama .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Tadashi Hosono .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Masao Miyauchi .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Yoshinori Nakamura .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Keizô Saitô .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Takuo Suzuki .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Nobuhisa Takahashi .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Katsumi Ôta .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Animation Department
Katsushi Aoki .... background artist
Yasunao Aoki .... animator
Nobumasa Arakawa .... animator
Yûko Fujie .... background artist
Sachiko Hamada .... inbetween artist
Masayo Hamahata .... inbetween artist
Keiko Hara .... animation checker
Shunsuke Harada .... inbetween artist
Saburo Hashimoto .... inbetween artist
Masako Hayashi .... inbetween artist
Naoya Hayashi .... ink and paint artist: E.G. World
Yumiko Hayashi .... background artist
Kumiko Hirama .... inbetween artist
Toshiyuki Hiruma .... inbetween artist
Kaoru Honda .... inbetween artist
Tsutomu Ishigaki .... background artist
Norichika Iwakiri .... ink and paint artist: Studio Killy
Jinzaburo Kaiho .... background artist
Ryôko Kashiwada .... inbetween artist
Noriko Kato .... ink and paint artist: Shaft
Kyoko Kawanaka .... inbetween artist
Hideo Kawauchi .... animator
Yayoi Kobayshi .... inbetween artist
Junko Kojima .... inbetween artist
Hiroko Kondô .... color designer
Miyuki Kudo .... background artist
Yumiko Kumamoto .... inbetween artist
Jôji Manabe .... animator
Koichi Maruyama .... animator (as Koji Maruyama)
Satoshi Matsuoka .... background artist
Yoshinobu Michihata .... inbetween artist
Hayao Miyazaki .... character designer
Toshiharu Mizutani .... background artist
Rieko Mochizuki .... inbetween artist
Hitoshi Nanba .... inbetween artist
Hiromasa Ogura .... background artist
Kunitoshi Okajima .... ink and paint artist: Studio Korumi
Koji Ono .... background artist
Masanori Ono .... inbetween artist
Masami Ozaki .... animator
Yoko Sakurai .... animator
Hideyo Sano .... animator
Harumi Shibata .... inbetween artist
Yoshihiro Shida .... inbetween artist
Akiko Shimada .... animation checker
Keiko Shimazu .... inbetween artist
Junko Shimozaki .... animator
Nobumasa Shinkawa .... animator
Masako Shinohara .... animator
Noriko Shiotani .... ink and paint artist: Studio Targe
Chisato Sunagawa .... cel checker
Yukio Suzuki .... inbetween artist
Miwako Takagi .... inbetween artist
Atsuko Tanabe .... inbetween artist
Atsuko Tanaka .... animator
Tsukasa Tannai .... animator
Nobuo Tomizawa .... animator
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... animator
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... design supervisor
Yôko Tsukada .... inbetween artist
Junko Tsutsumi .... inbetween artist
Masayo Yamamoto .... cel checker
Nizou Yamamoto .... background artist
Toshio Yamauchi .... animator (as Shôjurô Yamauchi)
Yôko Yoshimura .... inbetween artist
Mikako Ôsato .... animator
Yasuo Ôtsuka .... animation director
Yasuo Ôtsuka .... character designer
Yasuo Ôtsuka .... design supervisor
Editorial Department
Kazuko Takahashi .... negative cutter
Music Department
Bobby .... singer
Seiji Suzuki .... music coordinator
Other crew
Mikihiro Iwata .... production assistant
Kazuhiko Yanauchi .... production assistant
Rikio Yoshida .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro" - Japan (original title)
"Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro" - International (English title)
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100 min | USA:102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:PG | Finland:K-3 (DVD rating: 2009) | Finland:K-8 (video rating: 1997) | France:U | Japan:R (original rating) | Japan:U (re-rating) (2000) | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | UK:PG | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Lupin provides a bilingual calling-card for the Count, which holds printing in Japanese and French. The Japanese text shows Lupin's name, while the French text reads "Seigneur le Volupteur! Veux voler votre fiancée. Je me presenterai prochainement." (meaning: "Lord Hedonist! I want to steal your fiancée. I will arrive shortly.").See more »
Continuity: Count Cagliostro's hair color changes from light brown to dark brown several times throughout the film (due to an animation mistake).See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997) (TV)See more »
Fire TreasureSee more »


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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Adventures of Arsene Lupin III, 22 January 2006
Author: Teebs2 from Kent, UK

Early feature directed by the now world famous Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki. A roguish thief, Lupin III, attempts to save the Lady Clarisse de Cagliostro from an evil Count, both of them well aware that she holds the secret to a legendary hidden treasure.

The animation is, unsurprisingly, much less sophisticated than in the later Studio Ghibli films, or even those released only a few years after such as "Nausicaa". However, the quality is still very high and Miyazaki's trademark attention to detail, particularly with machines, is noticeable already.

The character animation is much broader and more obviously cartoon-like but this matches the very light tone of the film - this is an all-out action comedy adventure, after all! The details in the film give it a very European feel, from the costumes to the cars (wonderfully animated Fiat 500 and Citroen 2CV), and I was most reminded of Herge's "Tintin" adventure series.

This film is good fun, though I did find the pacing a little uneven, and particularly recommended to those who enjoy their animated films a bit simpler and more conventional than most of Studio Ghibli's output.

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