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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.

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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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This was the first Japanese animated show to be broadcast in stereo. See more »

Quotes

Jigen: This is just like one of those quests by that greek guy. What was his name?
Goemon: Odysseus
Lupin: Gezhuntheit
Jigen: Now what was his name?
Goemon: Odysseus
Jigen: You ok, Goemon?
Goemon: No, I...
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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.
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Edited into Rupan sansei: The Typing (2002) See more »

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Pure 1970s insanity
4 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most people in the US get acquainted with the Lupin III series via Hayao Miyazaki's debut film, The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) or this 1977 TV series which briefly aired on Adult Swim a few years ago. While it never made a hit on Adult Swim, this series was a smash in the late 1970s, the result of the franchise's renewed popularity which came from reruns of the 1971 Lupin anime.

Personally, I prefer the 1971 Lupin anime to this later incarnation. Despite the super limited animation and uneven tone over the 23 episodes, it broke more ground, feels more adult, and is less repetitive. However, that does not mean the second Lupin TV series is not worth your time. It's a fun, goofy romp of a show, one that can prove addictive if you're craving insane humor and quasi-surreal action. Yuji Ohno's soundtrack is superb, the essence of 1970s cool.

Also, the Geneon English dub isn't half bad. All the voice actors do their characters justice and seem to be having fun. This is a good series, one that deserves more than the lukewarm reception it received in the States.


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