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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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Lupin squares off with two criminal families and Inspector Zenigata's new female patrol to track down a hoard of biblical-era treasure.

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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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Series cast summary:
...  Arsène Lupin III / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
...  Daisuke Jigen / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
...  Inspector Kouichi Zenigata / ... 155 episodes, 1977-1980
...  Goemon Ishikawa XIII / ... 151 episodes, 1977-1980
...  Fujiko Mine 150 episodes, 1977-1980
...  Daisuke Jigen 79 episodes, 1977-1979
Dan Lorge ...  Inspector Kouichi Zenigata 79 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Arsène Lupin III 79 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Goemon Ishikawa XIII 76 episodes, 1977-1979
...  Fujiko Mine / ... 76 episodes, 1977-1979
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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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Trivia

Lupin prominently wears a red jacket throughout the show. Thus this series is known as the "Red Jacket" series to fans. See more »

Quotes

Zenigata: [in response to finding Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon in prison]
[Laughs]
Zenigata: It's Christmas in July!
[laughs]
Zenigata: Everything I asked Santa for!
[laughs]
Zenigata: You look pathetic!
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Crazy Credits

The fourth season's opening credits is set in a jazzy cabaret performance:
  • Lupin performs some tricks with cards and balls, and especially on Zenigata
  • Jigen makes a split-second appearance
  • Goemon performs a dance in Japanese costume
  • Fujiko appears in various dresses
  • Zenigata takes part in a puppet show hosted by the gang... who promptly run away from him.
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Connections

Referenced in Rupan sansei: Sebundeizu rapusodei (2006) See more »

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My favorite anime.
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a huge fan of anime, but for some reason, I love Lupin. Ever since it premiered on Adult Swim back in January, I've gotten a huge liking for it. Plus, it's so darn entertaining!!!

The cool thing about this show is how Lupin, and company in each episode always encounter a bad guy who may have something involved with what they're after. Of course to add more trouble is the restless Interpol inspector Zenigata whose been after Lupin for 7 years. In between these factors is off the wall antics, sexual themes, and lots, and LOTS of cleavage(courtesy of Fujiko).

Overall I like the show. It's pretty appealing, and it won me over from day one. If you've never seen this show, I suggest you check it out. You may like it.

P.S. Fujiko is HOT for a cartoon!


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