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Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997)

Rupan sansei: Walther P38 (original title)
Lupin infiltrates the Tarantulas, an elite gang of assassins from a secret island base, over an incident from his past.

Director:

Hiroyuki Yano

Writers:

Monkey Punch (comic), Shôji Yonemura (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kan'ichi Kurita ... Arsene Lupin III (as Kanichi Kurita)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Daisuke Jigen
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Zenigata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masuo Amada Masuo Amada ... Hawk (voice)
Troy Baker ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Burgmeier ... Victor "Viki" Flannegan (voice)
Chris Cason ... Additional Voices (voice)
Justin Cook ... Jack (voice)
Jerome Fifty-Seven Jerome Fifty-Seven ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Brandon Bristow)
Caitlin Glass ... Ellen, Additional Voices (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Jack (voice)
Kyle Hebert ... Clyde, Additional Voices (voice)
Meredith McCoy ... Fujiko Mine (voice)
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Storyline

After trying to pull off a heist, Lupin encounters a group of killers called the Tarantulas. One of them so happen to have his long lost special Wather P38, he once own. Lupin decides to investigate by going to the Tarantulas' hideaway on a well protected island in the Brimudal Triangle. With the help of his friends Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko. Lupin has no fear. But he doesn't know that it won't be so easy to escape the island with the gold the Assassins smuggled. Written by J LeGault

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Release Date:

1 August 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

Bomber's method of assassination, littering his victims with explosives, was just like the one ultilized by a killer Lupin worked with in Episode 7 of Lupin III (1971-1972). See more »

Quotes

Inspector Zenigata (voice: English version): That's the way I work! I don't care about governments, I only care about stopping evil wherever I see it! And that's the code I live by!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, a bird flies across the island's various locations and finally up into the sky. See more »

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Followed by Lupin the III: Chi no kokuin - eien no mermaid (2011) See more »

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A bit unusual, but excellent nonetheless.
11 July 2002 | by Sci-Fi Junkie LordSee all my reviews

Like any Lupin film, Walther P-38 is completely entertaining, with a wide appeal base. That is to say, anyone can enjoy any film of the Lupin series, be they an otaku or someone not familiar with anime. Unlike others of the series, this film is deadly serious at times, with mature imagery and violence. The slapstick humor is ever present, for that is what endears fans to the Lupin series. For fans, those who find Goeman particularly more entertaining than Jigan (myself certainly NOT included), this film is perfect. The plot centers around an inescapable island on which the greatest cabal of assassins is trained. This fact is certainly reflected in the writing and plot; most of the action take splace on this island and most characters are stoic badasses. Whoever you are watch this movie, but specifically those of you who have watched Lupin, but felt it couldn't complete with more graphic, more adult anime. This one will hopefully have you rethinking that.


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