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Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974)
"Rupan Sansei: Nenriki chin sakusen" (original title)

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Though his father's partner Jigen wants him to take charge of the Lupin Empire and the obsessed detective Zenigata wants him behind bars, Lupin III is only concerned about being with the beautiful (and treacherous) lady thief Fujiko.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûki Meguro ...
Eiko Ezaki ...
Maria Anzai ...
The Girl at the Wharf
Shirô Itô ...
Kiyoshi Maekawa ...
Marutakadai, an Assassin
Fuimî ...
The Woman in Orange Dress
Popîzu ...
The Dragon Sisters (as The Poppies)
Akira Hitomi ...
Detective Ôoka
Takashi Ebata ...
Detective Toyama
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ...
Genkurobei
Arihiro Fujimura ...
The Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police
E.H. Eric ...
Sir Mokkinbat (as E.H. Erikku)
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Assassin at Orphanage
Rena Natsuki ...
Yamako Asama
Fujio Tokita ...
The Vagrant
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This Lupin the Third movie is set before he meets Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa, or Fujiko Mine. It starts out with Lupin meeting a cute girl, who's on her way to being locked up. Lupin busts her out, only to be left behind. He later encounters Daisuke Jigen, who desperately wants Lupin to reincarnate the Lupin empire. Lupin also later (again) meets Fujiko, wanting expensive jewelry and promising Lupin a "worthy prize". He must do this (well, if he wants Fujiko that is) while avoiding being killed, and while deciding if he really wants to take over the Lupin empire. Written by Anonymous

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The first and only Japanese live action movie of lupin
3 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got the DVD of this film recently. And i already knew it was different from the popular manga or anime.

This movie is still Lupin the 3rd only the characters are different. It's like watching "Super Mario Bros. Movie" which also has character different from the original video game.

Lupin is still a perverted thief. Only he wears a scarf and white disco suit throughout most of the movie. And he isn't too honorable to his family name and doesn't bother to rebuild the Lupin Empire like he does in the Manga.

Jigen is still a quick draw gunman. Only he has a mustache as well as a beard. He treats lupin like a kid instead of a boss. And tries to convince him to rebuild the lupin Empire.

Fujiko is still hot and obsess with Jewelry. And pretty much resembles the one from the anime and manga.

Zenigata is still a stubborn cop determine to catch Lupin. Only he wears a headband and no trench coat.

Goemon however is the only one you don't see in this movie.

This movie has it's moments here and there. Plenty of slapstick humor and Japanese comedy. Since Japan has their own way of laughing at jokes and gags. Good but not 100% perfect. I mean i wouldn't mind if they did made 2 sequels to this movie. Least one that includes an actual samurai that's suppose to look like Goemon.

So Goemon fans will be disappointed with this movie. Not a must see for all the Lupin fans. Rent it or borrow it to see for yourself. Only available in Japanese cause an English dub would make the dialog sound more silly than the movie itself.

I recommend it for 13 and up due to it having language, some violence, and sexual humor.


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