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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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

Goemon: Goemon Ishikawa is in da house!
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Crazy Credits

The first season's opening credits has Zenigata chasing Lupin's gang across a desert, accompanied by five vignettes that focus on each character:
  • Lupin breaks into Fujiko's bedroom


  • Jigen shoots down an airplane


  • Fujiko machine-guns down a shooter behind a door


  • Goemon slices a plane in half


  • and Zenigata continues to chase Lupin.


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Connections

Spoofed in Lupin III: Green vs. Red (2008) See more »

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My favorite anime.
4 August 2003 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I'm not a huge fan of anime, but for some reason, I love Lupin. Ever since it premiered on Adult Swim back in January, I've gotten a huge liking for it. Plus, it's so darn entertaining!!!

The cool thing about this show is how Lupin, and company in each episode always encounter a bad guy who may have something involved with what they're after. Of course to add more trouble is the restless Interpol inspector Zenigata whose been after Lupin for 7 years. In between these factors is off the wall antics, sexual themes, and lots, and LOTS of cleavage(courtesy of Fujiko).

Overall I like the show. It's pretty appealing, and it won me over from day one. If you've never seen this show, I suggest you check it out. You may like it.

P.S. Fujiko is HOT for a cartoon!


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