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Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (1987)

Rupan sansei: Fûma ichizoku no inbô (original title)
Lupin and his gang are called to action when Goemon's fiancé is held hostage by a mysterious ninja clan.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ...
Banjô Ginga ...
Mami Koyama ...
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Seizô Katô ...
Mayumi Shô ...
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Old Man Suminawa
Masashi Hirose ...
Shigeru Chiba ...
Hiroko Emori ...
Shigeru Nakahara ...
Yu Shimaka ...
Squad Leader
Kazuaki Koide ...
Police Officer A
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Police Officer B
Tomohiro Nishimura ...
Police Officer C


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 Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Release Date:

December 1987 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Lupin III: La cospirazione dei Fuma  »

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For the U.S. release, the anime was retitled Rupan III due to legal issues between Maurice LeBlanc's estate (owners of the original Arsène Lupin) and Monkey Punch. Despite the Lupin name going into public domain in the 1990s, AnimEigo retained the Rupan title due to their original licensing contract. See more »


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Lupin and a Ninja clan, what else could you want?
6 August 2002 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This Lupin film ranks up there with "Castle of Cagliostro" in terms of fun, but it's still doesn't have as much charm as Cagliostro. This Lupin movie did have one of the best car chases I've seen, including a drive through, not around or near, but through an onsen (Japanese bath house/hot spring).

I thought it was nice to see a Lupin movie that focused on one of the other characters. Not to be left out of course, is the action with the Fuma clan was rather entertaining (especially inside the cave).

I'll rank this as number 2 out of the 8 Lupin movies I've seen.

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