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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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Marchiano (voice)
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Qing Xiao (voice)
Fumi Hirano ...
Caramel (voice)
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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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When Tokyo Movie Shinsha decided to make this movie, they first chose Mamoru Oshii as director, based on a recommendation from Hayao Miyazaki. Pre-production under Oshii got as far as concept designs and posters; however, the company considered Oshii's story to be too unconventional for an adventurous thief, and replaced him with Seijun Suzuki and Shigetsugu Yoshida. See more »

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C'est la vie to Iwanaide
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Lyrics by Arikawa Masako
Music by Minami Shingo
Arranged by Yano Tatsumi
Performed by Asakura Maki
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Not the best Lupin the 3rd Movie but still still decent to view.
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the 3rd Lupin Anime film. It's suppose to have the similar style from the 3rd TV series.

It takes place in New York mostly. Where we find Lupin being chased by Zenigata like always. After that he encounters an old woman who tells him that she holds the secret to the Gold of Babylon. Which is in fact the Babylon Tower itself that was meant to be the tallest structure known to man kind. As lupin progresses on his journey to unlooking the secret, he runs into the New York Mafia who also want the gold for themselves. With the help of his comrades and Zenigata using his own team of women to lure Lupin. This will be one crazy adventure for our favorite thief.

This one is nothing compared to Secret of Mamo or Castle of Cagliostro.

The animation is a little sloppy. Makes the animation in Secret of Mamo look better. Has some slap stick humor in it as well.

It's more like seeing one of those Cartoon shows in the 80s.

Has some laughs to it, but wouldn't say it's the best in the world.

I wouldn't recommend it to other Die-hard Lupin fans. It's something to see every now and then, but not on the top 5 list of an anime website.

I give it 6.5/10 for a decent Lupin anime to watch.


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