Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980)
"Rupan sansei: Part II" (original title)

TV Series  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 845 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 5 critic

The master thief Lupin III and his cronies continue their globe-trotting exploits, with the stubborn Inspector Zenigata ever at their trail.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 21 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 21 Jun 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lupin the 3rd" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980)

Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lupin the 3rd.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1980   1979   1978   1977  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lupin must rescue a young girl from a mysterious doomsday cult, who wants a book of prophecies hidden by the girl's father.

Directors: Shunya Itô, Takeshi Shirato, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey
Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lupin and his gang are called to action when Goemon's fiancé is held hostage by a mysterious ninja clan.

Directors: Masayuki Ozeki, Scott Houle
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Banjô Ginga, Mami Koyama
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This is the story of Mei and her friend the kittenbus (the child of the catbus from My Neighbor Totoro)... See full synopsis »

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Chika Sakamoto
Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lupin takes on a gang of arms dealers, but must deal with a new complication: Inspector Zenigata is taken off the Lupin case and replaced with a new officer who wants Lupin dead.

Director: Masaaki Ôsumi
Stars: Brice Armstrong, Dameon Clarke, Derek Garrison
Lupin III (2014)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Interpol Inspector Zenigata begins a world-wide hunt for the infamous thief Arsene Lupin III.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Nick Tate
Lupin III (TV Series 2015)
Animation

The legendary burglar Lupin III sets in motion a grand heist across Italy and San Marino.

Stars: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Kan'ichi Kurita, Daisuke Namikawa
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of how the fashionable femme fatale Fujiko Mine first met Lupin III, anime's greatest thief.

Stars: Michelle Ruff, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kan'ichi Kurita
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of school children play in their classroom, imagining that they are on a boat in the ocean. Fantasy becomes reality, and they encounter a whale.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Yoshiaki Hakamada, Hiroki Ise, Keito Ishihara
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Noriko Ohara, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Koro is a puppy owned by a little girl in a small town. One day the puppy gets free and becomes lost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Itsuki Komazawa, Kenji Imura, Haruyo Moriyoshi
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the form of a humanoid pig, Hayao Miyazaki narrates the story of flight and the many machines imagined to achieve it.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Hayao Miyazaki
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Yasuo Yamada ...
 Arsène Lupin III / ... (155 episodes, 1977-1980)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
 Daisuke Jigen / ... (155 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gorô Naya ...
 Inspector Kouichi Zenigata / ... (155 episodes, 1977-1980)
Makio Inoue ...
 Goemon Ishikawa XIII / ... (151 episodes, 1977-1980)
Eiko Masuyama ...
 Fujiko Mine (150 episodes, 1977-1980)
...
 Daisuke Jigen (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
...
 Inspector Kouichi Zenigata (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tony Oliver ...
 Arsène Lupin III (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
...
 Goemon Ishikawa XIII (76 episodes, 1977-1979)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Fujiko Mine / ... (76 episodes, 1977-1979)
Edit

Storyline

Lupin the Third, grandson of the "gentleman thief," Arsene Lupin, traveles the world in search of challenging loot to steal, along with his companions: The sharpshooter Daisuke Jigen, the swordsman Ishikawa Goemon XIII, and the deadly beauty Fujiko Mine. Chasing them to the ends of the earth is the redoubtable ICPO officer Inspector Koichi (The Ol' Man) Zenigata. Whether it's a billion dollars' ransom menat to save the city of Pisa, Italy, a solid gold van, or the mask of Tutankamen, Lupin will go after it! Written by Pat Payne

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

13 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lupin the 3rd  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(155 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lupin prominently wears a red jacket throughout the show. Thus this series is known as the "Red Jacket" series to fans. See more »

Quotes

[Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon have been tapping Morse Code to each other from their jail cells]
Jail Security Guard: Hey, knock it off with that tapping in there! You're driving us crazy!
Lupin: Oh, sorry. But you're not officially crazy until you go
[makes funny face]
Lupin: BLEH! BLEH! BLEH!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The third season's opening credits are a montage of Lupin and his gang showing off their skills (Lupin at a pool table, Jigen shooting a grape off a bunch, Fujiko dancing, Goemon cutting down an opponent), while Zenigata chases them. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lupin the 3rd rules!
17 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Anime TV series.

I first saw it off of the DVD line up after seeing a few Movies of Lupin the 3rd.

I never seen it or heard of it on TV.

But doesn't matter since I own most of the DVDs of the series so far.

This is known as the Second TV series of lupin the 3rd. Aired from 1977-1980 in Japan. It took 26 years for this series to get debut in English. It couldn't of aired back in the 80's cause back then people think Cartoons are only for kids.

But this ain't no kids show. Has some swearing, violence, nudity, and use of drugs. If this were to air back 20 years ago then it be edited and chopped up banded the episodes that aren't appropriate for little kids to see.

So it's good for a popular Anime TV series to finally hit the USA shores since America changed the way it sees cartoons.

The English version is good, funny, and uncut. Please it has some mentioning of modern day jokes which don't fit in the actual time period it's in. Such as one character mentioning Ebay or stuff that wasn't around 26 years ago.

Still funny even with those jokes. Those who prefer seeing it in Japanese will know the DVDs have the old Japanese Track with them.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you made a lupin anime charlescbll
Am I the only person here who likes the English dub? maiira
If it were you... braty_britt
Required Viewing? Orbzon
earliest episodes? Paradox141
hayao miyazaki episodes lobsterman47
Discuss Lupin the 3rd (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page