Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998)
"Rupan sansei: Honô no kioku Tokyo Crisis" (original title)

TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Comedy  |  24 July 1998 (Japan)
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Lupin attempts to get his hands on a treasure map, but finds himself in a crisis where the future of Tokyo hangs in the balance.



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Credited cast:
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Kan'ichi Kurita ...
Lupin III (as Kanichi Kurita)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Eiko Masuyama ...
Makio Inoue ...
Gorô Naya ...
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Michael Suzaku / Godo
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Gondoh (voice)
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Caitlin Glass ...
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Lauren Goode ...
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Susan Huber ...
Maria (voice) (as Lucy Small)


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24 July 1998 (Japan)  »

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Lupin refuses to let anyone make a clone of him. This is a homage to Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978), where cloning was a major plot element. See more »


Daisuke Jigen: Forgot to bring any aspirin...
Goemon Ishikawa: You forgot? How could you forget With all the pain you're in?
Daisuke Jigen: You seem to have forgotten you lost your sword there, buddy!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: The closing credits are a montage of the main characters:
  • Fujiko is aboard a luxury ocean liner

  • Jigen and Goemon win big at a casino

  • Zenigata and Lupin continue the chase

  • and Maria adopts a puppy to care for.

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Follows Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997) See more »


Sung by Megumi Hayashibara
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A Great Lupin the 3rd movie
31 March 2003 | by (Galveston, Tx) – See all my reviews

I had watch the movie in japanese I say it great and I like about it is we get to see more of Inspector Zenigata and other are great too I'am a lupin fan also many other who are will love this movie. Also I hope Funmation will make a english version of it very soon and it will come out on vhs and dvd. 9 of 10

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