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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.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

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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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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Budget:

JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "Lupin III" creator, Monkey Punch, did not seek permission from Maurice Leblanc's estate to use the name of Arsène Lupin, and at that time Japan did not enforce trade copyrights. This led to copyright issues once Lupin's popularity spread to North America and Europe, (the name was still permitted in Japan however), and in English translations of the film, the protagonist was known as either "Wolf" (the direct meaning of "Lupin") or "Rupan" (the Japanese pronunciation of the word) See more »

Goofs

In the Streamline dub, Jodo is portrayed throughout the film by Jeff Winkless, but in the climax, he is voiced by Kerrigan Mahan. This is due to the localization team believing that these were two separate characters (Mahan's portrayal is credited to "Goemon's Final Opponent" on the cast sheet"). 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 opening credits is a montage of Lupin and Jigen traveling to Cagliostro. See more »

Alternate Versions

The remastered Manga Entertainment Region 1 DVD release in 2006 features an edited opening titles sequence that uses stills from the animation. This was apparently done at the request of TMS to remove the Japanese-language titles and credits. See more »

Connections

References Arsène Lupin (1932) 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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First Miyazaki film
11 April 2005 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

This is a great movie. And the first Lupin the 3rd film I've ever seen. Specially when this was Hayao Miyazaki's first movie entitled as the director.

The movie starts out in Monanco where Lupin(a master thief) and Jigen(a smooth guns man) pull off a robbery at a casino. They successfully stole the money from the casino. And escaped by car. As they drive on the freeway, Lupin notices that the bills are all fake. Jigen couldn't believe that they stole worthless money. But it gave Lupin an idea on what their next heist should be. And that's at the country of Cagliostro. Which is a small European country that's home to the Goat Bill counterfeiting that make copies of the world's currency. They encounter a girl who was chased by a group of thugs by car. After that encounter, Lupin obtains a ring from that girl before asking questions. The ring in fact is something Lupin has seen before 10 years back.

First seen this movie back in spring 2005. I wasn't familiar with the franchise at first. But I soon learned the theme and characters right away.

Animation is excellent for an anime from 1979. Despite it only made within 4 months of time. This movie proves Castle in the Sky isn't Miyazaki's only film containing an actual villain. It's not as breathe taking as Nausicaa or Castle in the Sky, but it's still a worthy Miyazaki movie. It's one of those films I can see over and over.

Highly recommended for the die-hard Miyazaki and Lupin the 3rd fans.

I rate it 8/10, after seeing this film, it made me a bigger Lupin the 3rd fan than before.


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