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Lupin III: The Gold of Babylon (1985)

Rupan sansei: Babiron no Ôgon densetsu (original title)
Lupin squares off with two criminal families and Inspector Zenigata's new female patrol to track down a hoard of biblical-era treasure.

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Credited cast:
Maki Carousel ...
Marchiano (voice)
Keiko Han ...
Qing Xiao (voice)
Fumi Hirano ...
Caramel (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Ishikawa Goemon (voice)
Asaki Katusei ...
Marciano (voice)
Naoko Kawai ...
Young Rosetta (voice)
Takurô Kitagawa ...
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Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Jigen Daisuke (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ...
Mine Fujiko (voice)
Gorô Naya ...
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Sam (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ...
Kowalsky (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ...
Lazanya (voice)
Toki Shiozawa ...
Rosetta (voice)
Noboru Taguchi ...
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In New York City, several stone tablets have been unearthed that tell a tale about the Gold of Babylon. 2 Mafia families are after it as well as Lupin the 3rd himself. An old drunken woman named Rosetta appears to know much about this treasure than meets the eye. While Zenigata has made a group of female partners that'll lure Lupin into handcuffs. But the race is on for the gold of Babel. Who is this Rosetta woman? and what is the connection between New York and the Gold? Written by J LeGault

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13 July 1985 (Japan)  »

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Rupan III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon  »

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Trivia

When Mamoru Oshii was set to direct, the original story was that Lupin would attempt to steal the fossil of an angel, an insane architect would build a Tower of Babel in the heart of Tokyo, and that Lupin would transcend reality. See more »

Quotes

[Goemon slices through a tank turret with Qing Xiao inside, cutting it in half but sparing her]
Ishikawa Goemon: My Zanketsu does not cut flowers.
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Followed by Rupan sansei: Ikiteita majutsushi (2002) See more »

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Manhattan Joke
Sung by Kawai Nahoko
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10 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Terrible Lupin mainly because if I'd seen this one first I probably would never have bothered with the rest - which if you are reading this and wondering about Lupin - are vastly superior. Lupin himself is reduced to a ridiculous figure one minute scrambling up walls to avoid an old woman's sexual advances then deriding Zenigata by having an incredibly boring motorbike race or something over a giant vertical face (It has to be seen to be believed - what were they thinking!) So please do not judge Lupin on this piece of trash - watch some of the others which are great fun.

The plot is very predicable with Lupin 'working out' where the gold of Babylon is without any use of intelligence - it was pretty obvious about 30mins earlier before he headed off to Iraq. The aliens plot device bit is insane and adds nothing - maybe the Indy Jones Crystal Skull debacle was based on this! All in all get hold of any other Lupin and you will have a much better time.


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