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Rupan sansei: Part III 

The continuing adventures of the master thief Lupin III.
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Lupin and his gang are called to action when Goemon's fiancé is held hostage by a mysterious ninja clan.

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To erase his criminal records, Lupin must steal the Ultravirus file.

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Series cast summary:
Yasuo Yamada ...  Arsène Lupin III 50 episodes, 1984-1985
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Storyline

This animated series follows the adventures of the legendary thief, Lupin III, grandson of the famed literary character, Arsenne Lupin. Lupin travels the world with his partners Daisuke and Goemon, seeking out greater challenges to overcome and greater prizes to steal. Along the way, they are pursued by the relentless but somewhat bumbling Inspector Zenigata, who always finds himself just a little too late to catch the thieves. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

3 March 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupin III, Part III See more »

Company Credits

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TMS Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(50 episodes)

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

This series remains the only one in the Lupin III franchise to not receive any (official) Western home video release. See more »

Crazy Credits

The series title first appears in the opening as five Lupin dolls, who each form a letter of Lupin's name (one of which Zenigata mistakenly handcuffs). Later, the title appears again with each character looking in through a letter (L-Lupin, U-Jigen, P-Goemon, I-Fujiko, N-Zenigata), and right afterwards the Japanese title appears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Urusei yatsura: The Honest Fox Again! I Love Shinobu (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Fairy night
Sung by Sonia Rosa
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Less worthier than the other series, but still Lupin.
21 June 2007 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

This was known as the least favorite series of the Lupin franchise. Not only was it known as the 3rd Lupin TV series. But it also got the nickname of it being the "Pink Jacket series" because of Lupin wearing a pink jacket, instead of traditional green or common red.

Unlike the first other 2 TV series. Which were both admired by the fans. This one focuses more on slap stick humor rather than smart humor. Contains the same actors who portray their trademark roles. And directed by the same dude who did the third movie. See my review on that one for further detail.

I only seen a few episodes of this anime. But I can assure to not expect it to be an all great anime. And it's not a high recommendation for those who want to know more about Lupin. This one is a weak example of how great Lupin the 3rd really is.

But it's a good thing that there'll never be another pink jacket related Lupin anime anytime soon.


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