Lupin the 3rd: Season 1, Episode 12

A Present for the President (19 Dec. 1977)
"Rupan sansei: Part II" A Present for the President (original title)

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Lupin and his gang set out to steal a special Christmas gift from France to the U.S. President - an ancient bottle of French wine under heavy security (including Zenigata!).


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Episode credited cast:
TV Announcer (voice)
Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Inspector Kouichi Zenigata (voice) (as Jake Martin)
Eiko Masuyama ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Gorô Naya ...
Tony Oliver ...
Michelle Ruff ...
Fujiko Mine (voice)
Yasuo Yamada ...


The last bottle of Bordeaux wine from the era of Napoleon is going to be a Christmas gift for the President of the USA. Lupin and his gang plan on stealing it and enjoy as their own Christmas gift. But it won't be easy with the French Police and Zenigata guarding the bottle. Written by J LeGault

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19 December 1977 (Japan)  »

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Goemon mentions a wine cellar as celebrity Dick Clark's home. This refers to Clark having a youthful appearance even in his senior years (As of 2009 he is 80 years old). See more »


[Zenigata receives a letter]
Inspector Kouichi Zenigata: What? A letter? Nice! I wonder if it's from Mother...
[checks the sender's name]
Inspector Kouichi Zenigata: LUPIN?
[tears the envelope and reads the letter inside]
Arsène Lupin III: "Hey, Pops, you know that famous bottle of wine that's going to Washington for the President? Well, it's not. Catch you later, Lupin. P.S. Don't you EVER take that coat off?"
[Zenigata storms around the room in a rage]
Inspector Kouichi Zenigata: That no-good thief's just taunting me! Damn you!
[hurls the bread into a car, wrecking it]
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