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

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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)
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 Daisuke Jigen (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tony Oliver ...
 Arsène Lupin III (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Goemon Ishikawa XIII (76 episodes, 1977-1979)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Fujiko Mine / ... (76 episodes, 1977-1979)
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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

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Studio Telecom has produced and animated a total of 11 episodes. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Zenigata: You're under arrest, Lupin!
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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 »

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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.


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