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Lupin the 3rd 

Rupan sansei (original title)
The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yasuo Yamada ...  Arsène Lupin III 23 episodes, 1971-1972
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...  Daisuke Jigen 22 episodes, 1971-1972
Yukiko Nikaido Yukiko Nikaido ...  Fujiko Mine 19 episodes, 1971-1972
Gorô Naya ...  Inspector Kouichi Zenigata 17 episodes, 1971-1972
Chikao Ohtsuka ...  Ishikawa Goemon XIII 11 episodes, 1971-1972
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Storyline

Lupin the 3rd, The World's Greatest thief, who's proud of being the grandson of the infamous French thief: Arsene Lupin. Accompanied by his comrades who help him pull off the biggest heists in thievery history, while Inspector Zenigata has vow his life in capturing Lupin. But Lupin isn't you'd average criminal. From the humorous and brilliant mind of Monkey Punch, brings you the first TV series of everyones favorite thief. Written by J LeGault

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TV-PG

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Japan

Release Date:

24 October 1971 (Japan) See more »

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Lupin the 3rd See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(23 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Yasuo Yamada's first "Lupin III" series. It went on to become his most favourite role, which he would reprise throughout his life. See more »

Goofs

In episode 2, Fujiko's sub machine gun changes from an M1 Thompson to an MP-40 between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Lupin drives his SSK automobile through the series title, completely smashing it. See more »

Connections

Version of Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Lupin Sansei Sono 3
(Opening song 4)
Music by Takeo Yamashita
Lyrics by Tokyo Movie Kikakubu
Performed by Yoshiro Hiroishi & Gorô Naya
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The greatest anime serie ever made!
29 August 2000 | by Roberto RuccoloSee all my reviews

The best animated serie ever made! That wonderful japan anime was the first (and maybe since today the only) that describes the life of a gang in the crime world. Lupin The Third, the greater thief of the 20th century, his friend Jigen, a great gunman, his girlfriend Fujiko, the most sexy character in the japanese anime, and the samurai Goemon, enemy and friend at the same time, fight against the inspector Zenigata of the japanese police and against a lot of super villains, gangsters and criminal associations. The action, the violence, the sex, the adult target, weapons and cars made this cartoon a unique experience, with some humor, a lot of suspense and a wonderful soundtrack.


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