When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect.
Chinese Kingpin Chin Chin Chu is after a dragon figurine that's a key to creating an alloy said to be greater than Goemon's Zantatsu Sword. The dragon figurine is located in the depths of ... See full summary »
Lupin (referred to as "Rupan" in AnimEigo's translations) must rescue his companion Goemon's bride-to-be after she is kidnapped by a ninja clan intent on stealing her family's ancestral treasure. Written by
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The producers of this Lupin OVA, in an attempt to cut costs, replaced the entire established voice cast (Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Matsuyama, Makio Inoue, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Goro Naya) with also well-known but less expensive actors (including Toshio Furukawa, best known from "Urusei Yatsura" (1981)). Due to very poor communication, Yamada (the voice of Lupin III) was led to believe that Monkey Punch himself was responsible for the slight. Although Yamada et al returned to their roles with the next TV special, relations between the two (who over the course of the Lupin III production history had become good friends) would remain permanently strained until Yamada's death in 1995. See more »
Well, go ahead! Dig to your hearts content! This is government land and any gold you find will be turned over to the treasury department and used to reduce my taxes!
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Some good action chase sequences in this one yet there is not enough Lupin "style" in it. The action centers mostly around Goemon who is a likeable character but a bit too stoic to carry the audience's interest. Lupin himself is sort of a side character in this film and it suffers because of it. His smart alec attitude is half the fun of watching a Lupin film!
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