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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) / Servant 2 (Manga Video 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) / Zenigata's Subordinate (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)
Joe Romersa ... Gustav (Manga Video dub) (voice: English version) (as Marlon Mann)

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 / 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 (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) (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)
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:

Richard Epcar ... 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) (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
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?

This was the first anime film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, although not in a competitive category; later on Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004/I) would be screened in that capacity.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 The Simpsons Movie (2007)See more »
Fire TreasureSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Stephen Spielburg once said it was one of the greatest adventure films of all time..., 30 March 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

And I have to say, to some extent, I agree with him. This is certainly the funniest of the pre-Studio Ghibli movies, all of which are extremely good. Even PomPoko and Cat Returns, considered as the weakest Ghibli efforts are well worth watching. Anyway, the best aspect of Castle of Cagliostro is the hilarious mix of James Bond, Hitchcock and the Marx Brothers. When Zenigata is flying the plane, that is one of the funniest bits of the film, as it reminds me of that hilarious plane scene from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. The title song is so beautiful, and I have it in my head still while writing this review. The script is witty, and very inspired, and the character of Lupin is very likable. The Count isn't exactly sinister, but he is a very convincing and somewhat creepy villain. The animation is very good, as are the voice talents, none of the stars are huge names, unlike Princess Mononoke and the Cat Returns. I also want to say, Studio Ghibli do so many landmark animes, that are completely superior to the atrocious follow up movies from Pokemon. Before I round off, there is one thing, I am confused about. Is Clarice a lady, or a princess, because the version I have on DVD, I think is different to the one I saw on TV? Anyway, Castle of Cagliostro is a 9/10. Bethany Cox

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