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Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (1993)

Rupan sansei: Rupan ansatsu shirei (original title)
TV-PG | | Action, Animation | TV Movie 23 July 1993
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Lupin takes on a gang of arms dealers, but must deal with a new complication: Inspector Zenigata is taken off the Lupin case and replaced with a new officer who wants Lupin dead.



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Credited cast:
Brice Armstrong ...
Brad (voice)
Keith Hayden (voice)
Derek Garrison ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Brad (voice)
Aaron Hatch ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Goemon Ishikawa (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Keith Hayden (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Julie Mayfield ...
Karen Korinsky (voice)
Meredith McCoy ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Goemon Ishikawa / Additional Voices (voice)
Gorô Naya ...
Nachi Nozawa ...
John Klause (voice)


After years of failure, Zenigata has announce to Lupin that the ICPO has permanently pulled off him off of the Lupin case. His new orders are to take down an international organization called Shot Shell which smuggles weapons and war vehicles. Lupin decides to help Zenigata out on his new case. But Interpol hired an ex-mercenary named Keith Hayden to rub out Lupin and his comrades. From Russia to Hawaii, expect yourself to see a level up on the Lupin TV movies. Written by J LeGault

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23 July 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Lupin III: Dark Order of Assasination  »

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This feature was directed by Masaaki Ôsumi, who directed the first ever "Lupin III" feature Rupan sansei: Pilot Film (1969). See more »


Inspector Zenigata: [takes a shot of booze] This was delivered to me this morning...
[holds out a notice]
Arsene Lupin III: [reads] "Detective Zenigata: today, July 23, as of tweve o'clock noon, you are hereby dismissed as Chief Investigating Officer of the Lupin Task Force." Dismissed?
Inspector Zenigata: That's right! From this moment on, I'm not responsible for the arrest of you and your little cronies!
[bursts into tears]
Inspector Zenigata: Oh, my life is falling apart! But after chasing you for twenty years and not having a single conviction, how can I blame them?... ...
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Crazy Credits

An extra scene on how Lupin's gang get Clause's money is shown after the end credits. See more »


Destiny Love
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Voyage to Danger (Orders to Assassinate Lupin) is a very forgettable special.
3 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie involves Lupin and his gang being in a submarine for twenty minutes, with little to no conflict. It's immensely boring. After this, the movie takes place on an evil guy's militarized headquarters in a jungle. The evil guy wants the submarine so he can fire nukes at people.

Lupin, Jigen, Fujiko, and Goemon at the very least are treated decently in this. They act like their usual fun loving, money loving selves. One plus side in this very generic movie, is that the Lupin gang end up being nicer to each other than they often do. Fujiko is especially nice in this one, and of course she brings that sex appeal to the table, which helps. These classic characters are the best part of this story.

Inspector Zenigata is a complete joke in this one, he gets no respect. He's been taken off the Lupin case, so he just gets drunk and depressed, and even hangs out with the Lupin gang. At one point he wears an apron and acts like the Lupin gang's butler. This is very out of character, and pretty much sacrilege, though I admit it's a bit amusing.

The movie does have an enjoyable action climax though, and a nice ending.

All in all, this is on the lower end of the Lupin spectrum. For me, it was worth sitting through for some fun moments between the Lupin gang. If you're not a Lupin completist, this one is very skippable.

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