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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (original title)
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A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

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Hayao Miyazaki

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Monkey Punch (graphic novel series), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasuo Yamada ... Arsène Lupin III (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Kôichi Zenigata (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Lady Clarisse d' Cagliostro (voice)
Tarô Ishida Tarô Ishida ... Count Lazare d' Cagliostro (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Gardener (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Jodo (voice)
Tadamichi Tsuneizumi Tadamichi Tsuneizumi ... Gustav (voice)
Kinpei Azusa Kinpei Azusa ... Archbishop (voice) (as Kinzô Azusa)
Shôzô Hirabayashi Shôzô Hirabayashi ... Interpol Secretary General (voice)
Mikio Terashima Mikio Terashima ... West German Delegate (voice)
Akio Nojima Akio Nojima ... Japanese Delegate (voice)
Minoru Midorikawa Minoru Midorikawa ... Servant (voice)
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Storyline

After successfully robbing the Monte Carlo Casino, Lupin The Third and Jigen Daisuke soon learn that their money is in fact counterfeit and they go after the man responsible: Count Lazare de Cagliostro. The two soon find out that the Count is behind something far worse than counterfeiting money for casinos: he has been keeping a family secret hidden deep in his castle. Can Lupin find out what this is and live to tell the tale? With the help of Jigen and the wise samurai Goemon Ishikawa XIII, Lupin is hell-bent on finding out the Cagliostro family's secret fortune and make it his own. Written by Johnny

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY5,000,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$142,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,200
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is heavily inspired by Paul Grimault's The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1952), a film about an evil ruler who lives in a luxurious but dangerous castle and seeks to marry a beautiful girl. Hayao Miyazaki is a big admirer of Grimault and has cited his work as an influence. See more »

Goofs

Due to improper positioning of animation cels, Jigen's legs and feet appear for a brief moment in front of the grass as he gets into the car at the end of the opening credits sequence. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daisuke Jigen: We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
[a pile falls on Lupin]
Lupin III: There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
[Jigen buries Lupin with the bills as ordered, but sees Lupin look downcast]
Daisuke Jigen: What's wrong, Lupin?
Lupin III: Dump them.
Daisuke Jigen: WHAT?
Lupin III: These are fakes. Good ones, but fakes.
Daisuke Jigen: These? It can't be! We stole these from the vault of the national casino!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The film title in the original Japanese version has Lupin III's name written on a paper stuck to the screen with a knife, and the "Shiro" ("Castle") is in the shape of a castle. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although otherwise accurate, the Manga Entertainment dub adds profanities not present in the original Japanese or the subtitles. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Music by Yûji Ôno
Performed by Bobby
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WAY better than expected!!
5 September 2004 | by princesszandraSee all my reviews

I don't like Japanese anime most of the time. In fact, the only anime I genuinely love comes from Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Now, I knew this movie was a Miyazaki film, but the fact that I'd never even SEEN or READ Lupin the series made me veeery hesitant to check this movie out. I'd seen it at the Library movie section but wasn't willing to fork over the one dollar to rent it.

I finally saw it yesterday, thanks to my sister, and MAN! was it awesome! I didn't expect it to play out like a regular Miyazaki film, but it did in every aspect I can think of: the animation style, the facial expressions, the plot, storyline and script, and the overall feel of the movie screamed Miyazaki. By the end, I even learned to love Lupin and the whole cast of characters who were all strangers to me at the beginning of the movie.

Aside from the corny 70's music, this movie was fun every step of the way. It was funny, romantic, dramatic, action-packed: everything! So I guess that sums it up well. I'm sorry I didn't watch it before, so now i'm telling you--GET THIS MOVIE! I'm sure you will find at least something in it that will entertain you.


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