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
Christopher E. Meadows <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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!
See more »
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.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?