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Lupin the Third: The Legend of Twilight Gemini (1996)

Rupan sansei: Towairaito Jemini no himitsu (original title)
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Lupin comes into the possession of half a diamond containing half a map, and goes in search of the other half so that he can obtain the map's treasure.


Gisaburô Sugii


Naoya Azuma (screenplay), Naoya Higashi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »



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Makio Inoue ... Ishikawa Goemon
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Zenigata
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Brice Armstrong ... Dolune, Elder (voice)
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Captain (voice) (as Julio Cedillo)
Chad Cline ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Donovan John Donovan ... Additional Voices (voice)
Clint Ford ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kyle Hebert ... Bultokari (voice)
Chuck Huber Chuck Huber ... Priest (voice)
Jeremy Inman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bradford Jackson ... Jean Pierre (voice) (as Brad Jackson)
Jerry Jewell ... Sadachiyo (voice)


Internationally famous thief, Arsene Lupin the Third, receives half of the large diamond known as Twilight from old crimeboss Doruune. Doruune tells him that if he finds the other half of the diamond in Morocco, they will lead him to treasure. Lupin and his gang (Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa, and Fujiko Mine) head to Morocco, but get caught up in the middle of a conflict between the government and Gelt rebels. Both sides want Lupin, but no one wants him more than his 'old friend' Interpol Inspector Kouichi Zenigata, who has pursued him to Morocco... Written by Thanos6

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Release Date:

2 August 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupin the 3rd: Secret of the Twilight Gemini See more »

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Did You Know?


In the Morocco nightclub scene, Fujiko has blond hair (which she had throughout the movie) and a white dress, an homage to Marilyn Monroe, who wore a similar dress in that now famous picture of her holding her skirt while she was standing on a vent on the sidewalk. See more »


Inspector Zenigata: Well, now I gotcha, Lupin! You're under arrest!
Arsène Lupin III: Pops, you might want to focus more on not getting shot!
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Followed by Rupan sansei: Arukatorazu konnekushion (2001) See more »

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A unique Lupin TV movie
27 August 2005 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

Dulune, a dying old-time thief with life support has given Lupin a a small diamond, called the Twilight Gemini that's a key to opening a legendary treasure in Morrocco. Dulune asks Lupin a favor in seeking out the treasure for him before he departs from this world.

After all the years Lupin's had with Dulune, he couldn't refuse a request from an old friend when it involves treasure. So he heads towards Morocco only to be tracked by a group of Assassins and a tribe that want the treasure for themselves. And will kill off anyone who gets in the way. With the help of Lupin's friends and a group of rebels, this won't be as boring of an adventure as it turns out to be.

I didn't get why some people hate this one so much at first. And I kept hearing it was the worst Lupin TV movie of all time. But I can tell it's because it focuses on Lupin a lot and very little screen time on his comrades than the previous ones. Besides that, I think it was very good. It had allot of funny parts, action, and had more nudity in any Lupin anime.

This is a fun and enjoyable movie to watch. You can't get anything wrong with Lupin the 3rd.

Those who like Lupin the 3rd can check this one out. If you're not sure whether you'd like or not, just rent it and see.

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