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Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon's Dictionary (1991)

Rupan sansei: Napoleon no jisho wo ubae (original title)
Lupin attends an old school car race from Madrid to Paris, and the grand prize is Napoleon's Dictionary.

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Osamu Dezaki

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Hiroshi Kashiwabara (screenplay), Monkey Punch (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ... Umibe President (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Eric (voice)
Mitsuaki Hoshino Mitsuaki Hoshino ... Hotel Staff Member (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ... France Representative (voice)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa
Kôichi Kitamura Kôichi Kitamura ... Old Scientist (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Jigen Daisuke
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Zenigata
Mitsuru Ogata Mitsuru Ogata ... Japan Representative (voice)
Tamio Ohki Tamio Ohki ... Maruchinbekku (voice)
Tooru Oohira Tooru Oohira ... Heekaa (voice)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... Germany Representative (voice)
Aruno Tahara Aruno Tahara ... Hama (voice)
Keiko Toda Keiko Toda ... Chieko Kido (voice)
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After Lupin steals an old fashion car from a museum in New York. He uses the car to compete in an old school car race in Europe. Reason why is he's after the grand prize, the Dictionary of Napoleon. The book contains the location of his family's prize possession. Written by J LeGault

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 August 1991 (Japan) See more »

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A relaxing time with some classy criminals.
28 September 2009 | by psychogoateeSee all my reviews

Napoleon's Dictionary is a pretty good early Lupin special.

Lupin is after Napoleon's Dictionary because, as you could imagine, it has information that can lead to a treasure. Lupin enters an old fashioned car race with the dictionary as the prize, and his gunslinger partner Jigen comes along for the ride. Fujiko is of course also after the treasure, and the classy samurai Goemon shows up to help his friends.

This is one of the less elaborate Lupin stories, feeling more like an extended episode of the TV series than a movie. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does lack the epic feel of some of the other specials.

We have some very fun stuff from Goemon, he's especially eccentric in this one. Zenigata and Lupin have some laugh out loud scenes handcuffed together, and Jigen like usual is the straight man to balk at Lupin's antics. Fujiko does have less screen time in this than I'd like though, her fun sex appeal is always a nice touch.

The plot in this one does give some brief attention to Lupin's grandfather Arsene Lupin, and father Lupin II. This is a nice touch for fans of the series.

All in all, this is your typical Lupin caper. A solid entry, but not one that stands out. It's a fun watch, with a laid back feel, jazzy music, and some hilarious comedy. Lupin fans, you may as well give this one a watch.


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