8.1/10
1,134
7 user 1 critic

Lupin the 3rd 

Rupan sansei: Part II (original title)
The master thief Lupin III and his cronies continue their globe-trotting exploits, with the stubborn Inspector Zenigata ever at their trail.

Creator:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1980   1979   1978   1977  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rupan sansei (1971–1972)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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
Rupan sansei: Part III (1984–1985)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The continuing adventures of the master thief Lupin III.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue
Lupin III (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The legendary burglar Lupin III sets off on an adventurous trip across Italy and San Marino.

Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Kôichi Yamadera, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 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 | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 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: Shun'ya Itô, Takeshi Shirato, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey
Rupan sansei (1978)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While attempting to win the affections of a beautiful rival, a master thief risks death to learn the secret and intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse.

Directors: Sôji Yoshikawa, Yasuo Ôtsuka
Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the future, some humans build a spaceship to abandon earth. The spaceship crashed in an island isolated from the rest of the world. The story takes place when there are only 2 survivors ... See full summary »

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Noriko Ohara, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki
Rupan sansei (2014)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama
Cat's Eye (1983–1985)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The 3 Kisugi sisters, Rui, Hitomi and Ai run the Cat's Eye Cafe. They are the daughters of Michael Heinz, a painter who mysteriously disappeared in the seventies. In order to find out what ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Toda, Toshiko Fujita, Chika Sakamoto
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lupin and his friends face 7 dangerous criminals.

Director: Hideki Tonokatsu
Stars: Masaru Ikeda, Makio Inoue, Tarô Ishida
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

Director: Masayuki Ozeki
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Banjô Ginga, Mami Koyama
Fist of the North Star (1984–1988)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Arsène Lupin III / ... (155 episodes, 1977-1980)
...
 Daisuke Jigen / ... (155 episodes, 1977-1980)
Gorô Naya ...
 Inspector Kouichi Zenigata / ... (155 episodes, 1977-1980)
Makio Inoue ...
 Goemon Ishikawa XIII / ... (151 episodes, 1977-1980)
...
 Fujiko Mine (150 episodes, 1977-1980)
...
 Daisuke Jigen (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dan Lorge ...
 Inspector Kouichi Zenigata (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tony Oliver ...
 Arsène Lupin III (79 episodes, 1977-1979)
...
 Goemon Ishikawa XIII (76 episodes, 1977-1979)
...
 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


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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

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

Quotes

Computer voice: Please state first password.
Lupin: To boldly go where no man has gone.
Computer voice: Please state second password.
Jigen: She can't take any more, captain.
Computer voice: Please state third password.
Both: Huh?
Jigen: What third password?
Lupin: Well, "he's dead, Jim" would be appropriate...
Computer voice: [pause] Please state third password.
Lupin: [growls and cries out in frustration] Crap!
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

The fourth season's opening credits is set in a jazzy cabaret performance:
  • Lupin performs some tricks with cards and balls, and especially on Zenigata
  • Jigen makes a split-second appearance
  • Goemon performs a dance in Japanese costume
  • Fujiko appears in various dresses
  • Zenigata takes part in a puppet show hosted by the gang... who promptly run away from him.
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?

Contribute to This Page