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Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive (1996)

When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect.

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Credited cast:
Kan'ichi Kurita ...
Lupin III (as Kanichi Kurita)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Makio Inoue ...
Eiko Masuyama ...
Minami Takayama ...
Orienda
Misa Watanabe
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Johnny Bryant ...
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Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
Emerah, Ole (voice)
Caitlin Glass ...
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Bradford Jackson ...
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Meredith McCoy ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Goemon Ishikawa (voice)
Justin Pate ...
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Chris Patton ...
Crisis (voice)
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Storyline

Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu with plans to steal its legendary treasure, which its late king had hidden in a mysterious drifting island off the coast. However, he discovers the island is guarded by the Nanomachine, a supercomputer security system which he and his comrades are unable to defeat. The key to getting past Nanomachine lies with the Princess of Zufu, the only surviving member of the royal family; Zufu's current leader General Headhunter had staged a coup d'etat and had the king and prince executed. Lupin's gang successfully make away with the princess, but the ruthless General places a million dollar bounty on Lupin. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata makes an alliance with Oleander, a deadly police agent Zufu sent to bring back the princess. With bounty hunters, the General himself, and of course Zenigata himself on his tail, can Lupin get his hands on the treasure of Zufu? Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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There is a $1,000,000 bounty on Lupin's Head, and he's wanted dead or alive! See more »


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Trivia

The fifth animated theatrical Lupin the 3rd movie. See more »

Quotes

[fighting off Nanomachine's army of sentient blade-wielding tendrils]
Daisuke Jigen: Now would be a good time to leave!
Arsene Lupin III: What, you're afraid of a couple of pointy sticks? No, I'm staying here, Jigen!
[Lupin gets his buttocks slashed, he screams and bolts]
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References Saibôgu 009 (1966) See more »

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Damage no Amai wana
(The Sweet Trap of Damage)
Sung by Media Youth
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It's a nice anime movie.
5 April 2001 | by (Bogotá) – See all my reviews

"Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive" is a nice movie of the Lupin III saga. Now we got an intriguing adventure on an island.

Besides a fight scene at the beggining, it's what one would call a "clean" movie. Definitely is not Miyazaki the ones who is directing the movie, but, anyway, it's well.

I'd complain that it's a bit slower than others of the series.

Watch it or rent it. It's nice and may be not very difficult to find (although I've had hard times looking for anime, I watched this one translated to Spanish, so maybe this one's not hard to get in English).

8/10


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