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Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (1987)

Rupan sansei: Fûma ichizoku no inbô (original title)
Lupin and his gang are called to action when Goemon's fiancé is held hostage by a mysterious ninja clan.

Director:

Masayuki Ozeki

Writers:

Monkey Punch (comic), Makoto Naitô (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ... Arsène Lupin III (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Jigen Daisuke (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Mine Fujiko (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Ishikawa Goemon (voice)
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ... Inspector Zenigata (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Murasaki (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Old Man Suminawa (voice)
Masashi Hirose Masashi Hirose ... Boss (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Kazami (voice)
Hiroko Emori ... Madame (voice)
Shigeru Nakahara ... Gakusha (voice)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... Squad Leader (voice)
Kazuaki Koide Kazuaki Koide ... Police Officer A (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Police Officer B (voice)
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ... Police Officer C (voice)
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Storyline

Lupin (referred to as "Rupan" in AnimEigo's translations) must rescue his companion Goemon's bride-to-be after she is kidnapped by a ninja clan intent on stealing her family's ancestral treasure. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

December 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupin III: A Conspiração do Clã Fuma See more »

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Toho Company See more »
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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

So far this is the only Lupin anime to ever feature Zenigata's family. See more »

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Inspector Zenigata: Well, go ahead! Dig to your hearts content! This is government land and any gold you find will be turned over to the treasury department and used to reduce my taxes!
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Followed by Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Manhattan Joke
Lyrics by Akimoto Yasushi
Music & Arrangement by Oono Yuuji
Performed by Kawai Naoko
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Decent, but flawed.
13 October 2009 | by psychogoateeSee all my reviews

The Fuma Conspiracy a somewhat decent tale brought down by it's flaws.

Goemon is getting married when ninjas swoop in! The Lupin gang has to stop these evil ninjas, save Goemon's bride, and try for some treasure, for good measure.

This 80's OVA has the unfortunate distinction of being the only Lupin anime without the usual Japanese voice cast. This is especially bad, because the voices used don't fit the characters at all, and are distractingly out of place. The English dub is not good either.

On top of the unfortunate voice choices, the characterization is pretty weak here in general. The dialogue is not as clever as usual, and the characters don't gel together as well as they usually do. Inspector Zenigata is very bland in this one too.

Another problem with this OVA is the poor soundtrack. They don't use Yuji Ohno or any classic Lupin themes, and they don't even attempt a jazzy style.

There are some good things though, the animation for example is very fluid, and the art style is nice. There are some fun car chases, and a couple enjoyable action sequences. Any time Lupin and Jigen are in a car, it's decent Lupin fun. Plus Fujiko has some cool motorcycle action.

Overall, this Lupin OVA is really off it's game. It lacks the usual Lupin stylishness and is pretty generic all around. Definitely on the lower end of the Lupin spectrum, but it's a passable if generic action adventure on it's own.


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