Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu with plans to steal its legendary treasure, which its late king had hidden in a mysterious drifting island off the coast. However, he discovers the island is guarded by the Nanomachine, a supercomputer security system which he and his comrades are unable to defeat. The key to getting past Nanomachine lies with the Princess of Zufu, the only surviving member of the royal family; Zufu's current leader General Headhunter had staged a coup d'etat and had the king and prince executed. Lupin's gang successfully make away with the princess, but the ruthless General places a million dollar bounty on Lupin. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata makes an alliance with Oleander, a deadly police agent Zufu sent to bring back the princess. With bounty hunters, the General himself, and of course Zenigata himself on his tail, can Lupin get his hands on the treasure of Zufu?
Q. Leo Rahman
There is a $1,000,000 bounty on Lupin's Head, and he's wanted dead or alive!
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Did You Know?
This film was directed by "Lupin III" creator Monkey Punch
. However, in interviews he explained he only took the job due to the production having a deadline of five months and there being no director available to handle the job. According to Punch, all he actively directed was the opening and closing scenes of the OAV; he left the rest of the film in the hands of assistant director Hiroyuki Yano
. He said the experience was too demanding (in his own words "it took more than a thousand times the energy of drawing a manga to produce and direct this movie"), and that he never wants to direct a feature again. See more
After Jigen observes Ole's pendant, his beard and his hair turn white. In the next shot, they were reverted back to black. See more
[fighting off Nanomachine's army of sentient blade-wielding tendrils
Now would be a good time to leave!
Arsene Lupin III
What, you're afraid of a couple of pointy sticks? No, I'm staying here, Jigen!
[Lupin gets his buttocks slashed, he screams and bolts
References Space Cobra
Damage no Amai wana
(The Sweet Trap of Damage)
Sung by Media Youth See more