Rupan sansei (1971–1972)

Which of the Third Generation Will Win! 

Lupin is challenged to a duel by a family rival: the logical Inspector Gaimard.


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Episode cast overview:
Yasuo Yamada ...
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Yukiko Nikaido ...
Gorô Naya ...


Inspector Ganimard III is the grandson of Lupin I's arch nemesis. He has come to Japan has the head of security for the 1972 France Fair but also intends to restore his family's honor by arresting Lupin III. Ganimard publicly baits Lupin into trying to steal the Fair's exhibits by insulting Lupin's family pride. Ganimard is convinced that reason and science will capture Lupin. Lupin takes up the challenge, and the third generation duel is on! Written by J LeGault

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27 February 1972 (Japan)  »

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In one shot during the scene in the warehouse where Ganimard explains to Zenitaga his plan to capture Lupin, Ganimard is drawn with six fingers on one hand. He has a normal five fingers in all other shots. See more »

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