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Lupin the 3rd 

Rupan sansei: Part II (original title)
The master thief Lupin III and his cronies continue their globe-trotting exploits, with the stubborn Inspector Zenigata ever at their trail.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yasuo Yamada ...  Arsène Lupin III / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...  Daisuke Jigen / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Gorô Naya ...  Inspector Kouichi Zenigata / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Michael Sorich ...  Additional Voices / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Richard Cansino ...  Additional Voices / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Bob Papenbrook ...  Additional Voices / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Lia Sargent ...  Additional Voices / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
Makio Inoue ...  Goemon Ishikawa XIII / ... 151 episodes, 1977-1980
Eiko Masuyama ...  Fujiko Mine 150 episodes, 1977-1980
Richard Epcar ...  Daisuke Jigen 79 episodes, 1977-1979
Dan Lorge ...  Inspector Kouichi Zenigata 79 episodes, 1977-1979
Tony Oliver ...  Arsène Lupin III 79 episodes, 1977-1979
Lex Lang ...  Goemon Ishikawa XIII 76 episodes, 1977-1979
Michelle Ruff ...  Fujiko Mine / ... 76 episodes, 1977-1979
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Storyline

Lupin the Third, grandson of the "gentleman thief," Arsene Lupin, traveles the world in search of challenging loot to steal, along with his companions: The sharpshooter Daisuke Jigen, the swordsman Ishikawa Goemon XIII, and the deadly beauty Fujiko Mine. Chasing them to the ends of the earth is the redoubtable ICPO officer Inspector Koichi (The Ol' Man) Zenigata. Whether it's a billion dollars' ransom menat to save the city of Pisa, Italy, a solid gold van, or the mask of Tutankamen, Lupin will go after it! Written by Pat Payne

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | French | Italian | Tagalog | Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupin the 3rd See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(155 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening theme songs for the series are reminiscent to the James Bond theme, used for the Eon Productions films still being produced as of 2018. See more »

Quotes

Lupin: I always wanted to master the Funky Pharaoh.
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Crazy Credits

Unlike most other Japanese animated TV series (or American, for that matter,) the main cast is credited by name and character at the beginning of the show. See more »

Alternate Versions

A few changes were made for the US television and DVD releases. First, the episode "Hitler's Legacy" was removed from its space as episode three, to be reintroduced at a later date. (This was done to forestall potential protests about the episode, which used the Nazis as low comedy, including title character Lupin dressing up as Hitler.) Further, TMS gave Pioneer edited masters that had unspecified cuts and edits made to excise real-world corporate and product logos and copyrighted music snippets to prevent lawsuits. Pioneer has said that "Hitler's Legacy" will appear on a later DVD in the series' release: No word on whether the episode will appear on television. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Big Windup!: The First Run of the Game (2007) See more »

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Lupin the 3rd rules!
17 October 2005 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Anime TV series.

I first saw it off of the DVD line up after seeing a few Movies of Lupin the 3rd.

I never seen it or heard of it on TV.

But doesn't matter since I own most of the DVDs of the series so far.

This is known as the Second TV series of lupin the 3rd. Aired from 1977-1980 in Japan. It took 26 years for this series to get debut in English. It couldn't of aired back in the 80's cause back then people think Cartoons are only for kids.

But this ain't no kids show. Has some swearing, violence, nudity, and use of drugs. If this were to air back 20 years ago then it be edited and chopped up banded the episodes that aren't appropriate for little kids to see.

So it's good for a popular Anime TV series to finally hit the USA shores since America changed the way it sees cartoons.

The English version is good, funny, and uncut. Please it has some mentioning of modern day jokes which don't fit in the actual time period it's in. Such as one character mentioning Ebay or stuff that wasn't around 26 years ago.

Still funny even with those jokes. Those who prefer seeing it in Japanese will know the DVDs have the old Japanese Track with them.


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