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

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Action | Adventure
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 794 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

a list of 40 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 13 Feb 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 18 May 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 7 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 8.2/10

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... 

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

The continuing adventures of the master thief Lupin III.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Gorô Naya, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
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
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lupin squares off with two criminal families and Inspector Zenigata's new female patrol to track down a hoard of biblical-era treasure.

Directors: Seijun Suzuki, Shigetsugu Yoshida
Stars: Maki Carousel, Fumi Hirano, Makio Inoue
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.

Director: Masayuki Ozeki
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Banjô Ginga, Mami Koyama
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
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Though his father's partner Jigen wants him to take charge of the Lupin Empire and the obsessed detective Zenigata wants him behind bars, Lupin III is only concerned about being with the beautiful (and treacherous) lady thief Fujiko.

Director: Takashi Tsuboshima
Stars: Yûki Meguro, Eiko Ezaki, Maria Anzai
Porco Rosso (1992)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The adventures of "Porco Rosso", a veteran WW1 pilot in 1930s Italy, who has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Sanshi Katsura
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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
On Your Mark (1995)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
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
Lupin (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A compelling story of trials, tragedy, success, and love unfolds on Lupin. With sleek and luxurious sports cars, vehicles, and sets, breath-taking and action-packed scenes, and swoon-worthy... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Gutierrez, Katrina Halili, Ehra Madrigal
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young boy is tired of the city and escapes into the country. Two strangers trade him a strange seed. The boy accepts and the seed sprouts into a miniature planet, which continues to grow.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kyôka Suzuki, Genzô Wakayama
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


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

The series, more parody-based than its predecessor, has referenced/satirized a number of international celebrities, such as Alan Delon, Pele, Jacqueline Kennedy,and Aristotle Onassis (to avoid legal repercussions, the names have intentionally been changed by home video distributor Geneon to Japanese romanized spellings), as well as frequently parodying 1970s American movies and TV shows. See more »

Quotes

[a wounded Lupin is flirting with Fujiko]
Goemon Ishikawa XIII: Disgust burns from within me.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature Fujiko riding her jeep across a beach at sunset. See more »

Connections

Follows Rupan sansei (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lupin's back!!!!
17 June 2003 | by (Pine Valley, California) – See all my reviews

This is a great anime series. Granted, I feel that some of the movies are better, but this is a pretty wacky show, with some of the funniest humor of any anime. Each episode features Lupin and co. usually getting into some sort of big heist, which usually ends up in him matching wits with a rival criminal, whether it be his love-interest/rival Fujiko Mine or some evil arch criminal, and then of course there's Inspector Zenigata.

Granted, compared to the extremely "R" rated manga, this stuff is kiddy material, but it's still not intended for kids. Some of Lupin's...er, morales, are definityly not intended to be seen by kids ages 12 and under.

Of course, with the good comes the bad, and the bad in this case is the horrible dub that Pioneer gave to this show. Using horrible MODERN-DAY American in-jokes to make it more accessible to American viewers has to have been the worst U.S. dub of an anime in English since FUNimation's Dragonball Z. Avoid the TV show on Cartoon Network at all costs, and only listen to the Japanese audio track.

Sadly, two of the show's best episdoes have not yet been released on DVD. These two episodes are none other than the ones directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Oddly enough, they were released in the U.S. a decade ago on home video under the title, "Lupin III's Greatest Capers." If you can find it, get it, since they probably won't show up in the U.S. for a while. Just be prepared for some painfully bad dubbed voices, particularly Jigen and Fujiko's voices.

BOTTOM LINE: One great show, but it too has been ruined by the poor use of English dubbing.


2 of 6 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