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  (in credits order)
Yasuo Yamada ... Arsène Lupin III (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Kôichi Zenigata (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Lady Clarisse d' Cagliostro (voice)
Tarô Ishida ... Count Lazare d' Cagliostro (voice)
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)
Osamu Saka ... British Delegate (voice)
Junkichi Kamada ... Soviet Delegate (voice)
Masayuki Katô ... Printing Chief (voice)
Eken Mine ... Archbishop's Driver / Riot Squad Member / Drunk Tourist (voice)
Juji Matsuda ... Saitama Police Riot Squad Leader (voice)
Yôko Yamaoka ... Waitress (voice)

Bob Bergen ... Wolf (Streamline dub) / Fake Ring (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)
Steve Bulen ... Jigen (Streamline dub) / Italian Councilman (Streamline dub) / Mustached Councilman (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)

Michael McConnohie ... Count Cagliostro (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)

David Povall ... Inspector Keibu Zenigata (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)
Edie Mirman ... Fujiko (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)
Joan-Carol O'Connell ... Clarisse (Streamline dub) (voice: English version) (as Joan Carol O'Connell)
Jeff Winkless ... Jodo (Streamline dub) / Interpol Chair (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... Gustav (Streamline dub) / Archbishop (Streamline dub) / Count Cagliostro (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)(Manga Video dub only) (as Sparky Thornton)
Mike Reynolds ... Walter (Streamline dub) / German Councilman (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)
Steve Kramer ... Goemon (Streamline dub) / Servant 1 (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)

Juliana Donald ... Waitress (Streamline dub) (voice: English version) (as Julie Donald)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Cpt. Sam (Streamline dub) / French Councilman (Streamline dub) / Japanese Councilman (Streamline dub) / Goemon's Final Opponent (Streamline dub) / Patron (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)
Tom Wyner ... American Councilman (Streamline dub) / Man Playing Cards (Streamline dub) / Counterfeiter (Streamline dub) / British Councilman (Streamline dub) / Russian Councilman (Streamline dub) / Mustached Councilman (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)(Manga Video dub only) (as Abe Lasser)

Barbara Goodson ... Young Clarisse (Streamline dub) / Woman Playing Cards (Streamline dub) (voice: English version)

Stephen Apostolina ... Interpol Officer (Streamline dub) / Archbishop's driver (Streamline dub) (voice: English version) (as Steve Apostolina)

William Bassett ... Counterfeiter (Manga Video dub) / Whispering Councilman (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Fred Bloggs)
Tony Clay ... American Councilman (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Wayne Anthony)
Elliot Reynolds ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)

Peter Spellos ... Interpol Chairman (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as G. Gordon Baer)
Susan Chavez ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)

Daran Norris ... Interpol Officer by Fountain (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Jack Hamer)
Lauren Benjamin ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Kevin Guy ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
David Waterhouse ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Keith Roger Washington ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Keith R. Washington)

John Snyder ... Daisuke Jigen (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Ivan Buckley)
David Jeffries ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)

Jeff Nimoy ... Archbishop's Driver (Manga Video dub) / Italian Delegate (Manga Video dub) / Restaurant Patron (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Jamieson Price ... Zenigata's Second-in-command (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Gloria Gines ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
B.D. Vesbite ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Steve McGowan ... Servant (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Richard Plantagenet)
Carol Stanzione ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Bridget Hoffman ... Clarisse d' Cagliostro (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Ruby Marlowe)

Beau Billingslea ... Casino Police (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as John Daniels)

Adam Sholder ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Christopher Cunnington ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Paul St. Peter ... French Councilman (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as George C. Cole)
Milton James ... Jodo (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Richard Barnes)

Michael Forest ... Archbishop (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Sensil Astoroth ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa ... Gustav (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Bar Waitress (Manga Video dub) / Woman Playing Cards (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Bambi Darro)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Fujiko Mine (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Dorothy Melendrez)

David Hayter ... Arsene Lupin III (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Sean Barker)
Barry Stigler ... Christopher (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Gil Starberry)
Andrew Ebert ... (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Ken Zhee ... Japanese Councilman (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version)
Kevin Seymour ... Inspector Zenigata (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Gregory ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Carl Macek ... Interpol Officer (Streamline dub) / Servant (Streamline dub) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) &
Haruya Yamazaki (screenplay)

Carl Macek (adaptation) (1995 Streamline Pictures English dub)

Mary Mason (ADR script) (2000 Manga Entertainment English dub)

Maurice Leblanc  characters (as Môrisu Ruburan)

Produced by
Yutaka Fujioka .... executive producer
Laurence Guinness .... executive producer (2000 Manga Entertainment English dub)
Haruyo Kanesaku .... producer (2000 Manga Entertainment English dub)
Tetsuo Katayama .... producer
Carl Macek .... producer (Streamline Pictures English dub)
Yutaka Maseba .... producer (2000 Manga Entertainment English dub)
Original Music by
Yûji Ohno 
Cinematography by
Hirokata Takahashi 
Film Editing by
Masatoshi Tsurubuchi 
Art Direction by
Shichirô Kobayashi  (as Shichiro Kobayashi)
Production Management
Hisao Saitô .... chief production staff
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shigetsugu Yoshida .... assistant director
Art Department
Hayao Miyazaki .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Les Claypool III .... additional sound effects (2000 Manga Entertainment version)
Les Claypool III .... final mix (2000 Manga Entertainment version)
Lisa Hannon .... additional sound effects (2000 Manga Entertainment version)
Hideyasu Iizuka .... sound mixer
Satoshi Kato .... recording director: Tôhoku Shinsha
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects editor: Tôyô Onkyô
Visual Effects by
Phil Brewster .... digital tracking (2000 Manga Entertainment version)
Joe Romersa .... digital tracking (2000 Manga Entertainment version)
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 (as Keizo Saito)
Takuo Suzuki .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Norihisa Takahashi .... camera operator: Takahashi Production
Katsumi Ôta .... camera operator: Takahashi Production (as Katsumi Ohta)
Animation Department
Katsushi Aoki .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Yasunao Aoki .... inbetween artist
Yûko Fujie .... background artist: Kobayashi Production (as Yuko Fujie)
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: Kobayashi Production
Kumiko Hirama .... inbetween artist
Toshiyuki Hiruma .... inbetween artist
Kaoru Honda .... inbetween artist
Tsutomu Ishigaki .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Norichika Iwakiri .... ink and paint artist: Studio Killy
Jinzaburo Kaiho .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Ryôko Kashiwada .... inbetween artist (as Ryoko Kashiwada)
Noriko Kato .... ink and paint artist: Shaft
Kyoko Kawanaka .... inbetween artist
Hideo Kawauchi .... key animator (as Hideo Kawachi)
Yayoi Kobayshi .... inbetween artist
Junko Kojima .... inbetween artist
Hiroko Kondô .... color designer (as Hiroko Kondo)
Miyuki Kudo .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Yumiko Kumamoto .... inbetween artist
Jôji Manabe .... key animator (as Jyoji Manabe)
Koichi Maruyama .... key animator (as Koji Maruyama)
Satoshi Matsuoka .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Yoshinobu Michihata .... inbetween artist
Hayao Miyazaki .... character designer
Toshiharu Mizutani .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Rieko Mochizuki .... inbetween artist
Hitoshi Nanba .... inbetween artist
Hiromasa Ogura .... background artist: Kobayashi Production
Kunitoshi Okajima .... ink and paint artist: Studio Korumi
Koji Ono .... background artist: Kobayashi Production (as Hiroshi Ohno)
Masanori Ono .... inbetween artist
Masami Ozaki .... inbetween artist
Yoko Sakurai .... inbetween artist
Hideyo Sano .... inbetween artist
Harumi Shibata .... inbetween artist
Yoshihiro Shida .... inbetween artist
Akiko Shimada .... animation checker
Keiko Shimazu .... inbetween artist
Junko Shimozaki .... inbetween artist
Nobumasa Shinkawa .... key animator
Masako Shinohara .... key 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 .... key animator
Tsukasa Tannai .... key animator
Nobuo Tomizawa .... key animator
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... design supervisor
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... key animator
Yôko Tsukada .... inbetween artist (as Yoko Tsukada)
Junko Tsutsumi .... inbetween artist
Masayo Yamamoto .... cel checker
Nizou Yamamoto .... background artist: Telecom (as Nizo Yamamoto)
Toshio Yamauchi .... key animator (as Shojyuro Yamauchi)
Yôko Yoshimura .... inbetween artist (as Yoko Yoshimura)
Miwako Ôsato .... inbetween artist (as Miwako Ohsato)
Yasuo Ôtsuka .... animation director (as Yasuo Ohtsuka)
Yasuo Ôtsuka .... character designer (as Yasuo Ohtsuka)
Yasuo Ôtsuka .... design supervisor (as Yasuo Ohtsuka)
Editorial Department
C.P. Booth .... on-line editor (2000 Manga Entertainment version) (as CP Booth)
Kazuko Takahashi .... negative cutter
Music Department
Seiji Suzuki .... music coordinator
Other crew
Takayasu Fujii .... titles
Jenny Haniver .... director: English adaptation (2000 Manga Entertainment dub)
Mikihiro Iwata .... production staff
Robin Leyden .... translation: 1992 Streamline Pictures English dub
Osamu Maseba .... production coordinator (2000 Manga Entertainment dub)
Neil Nadelman .... translation/subtitle timing: ZRO Limit Productions (2000 Manga Entertainment dub)
Kenji Nakamura .... production coordinator (2000 Manga Entertainment dub)
Kei Onishi .... production coordinator (2000 Manga Entertainment dub)
Frederick Patten .... translation: 1992 Streamline Pictures English dub (as Fred Patten)
Joe Romersa .... director: English adaptation (2000 Manga Entertainment dub)
Kazuhiko Yanauchi .... production staff
Rikio Yoshida .... production staff

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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?

Some "Lupin III" fans criticize the film for presenting a different characterization of Arsène Lupin III: he is seen as a nobler, more heroic character in the film, while in the manga he is portrayed as a arrogant, shrewd playboy (however the film has Lupin mentioning he was like that at the beginning of his career).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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Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great early effort by Miyazaki, 21 December 2000
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Ever since I first viewed the Disney-released version of Princess Mononoke last year, I have done everything in my power to see Hayao Miyazaki's other films. My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, at least the dubbed versions, were readily available, and they were perfect. The next one I found was this film. It was released on DVD by Manga company. This one does not contain the visual mastery, or even the storytelling mastery, as the other three films of his that I've seen, but there is definitely great promise shining through. The animation is not great. It's a lot more stiff than what would come later. There are a few physics-defying scenes that kind of made me cringe (the car driving sideways up a steep incline, Lupin jumping off the roof of the castle is still able to catch the side of a turret). The story is quite good. It has a lot of excitement, reminiscent of the Indiana Jones movies. The characters are fun. In short, it is just a very entertaining film.

So if you have any interest in anime or in Miyazaki, by all means, the DVD is worth buying. Unfortunately, the Japanese soundtrack is a little weak. The English side is much better for its sound quality, but I realize most animephiles despise dubs; this one is particularly good, and the remastered soundtrack makes it worth it. The DVD has a really nice layout. I was kid of expecting it just to have been thrown on a DVD and sent out. At least they took their time. Now, if Buena Vista Home Entertainment (which had no part of this pre-Ghibli film) would release all of his other films to DVD!!!

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