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Lupin III Movies
The grandson of Arsene Lupin, Arsene Lupin III had earned his name as the master thief in the anime series being uncaught of his robbery.
Lupin's heist is usually joined by his two friends, a swordman named Goemon Ishikawa XIII and Daisuke Jigen who is a sharpshooter. And who would forget Fujiko Mine? The beautiful and seductive Fujiko also joins the gang's heist with her plan of keeping the treasures for herself. And because of the gang's successful heists, they made themselves a target of the Interpol, with Inspector Koichi Zenigata following Lupin III and his gang around, putting them to arrest, specially Lupin which the later always manages a escape.
The TV series was such a fun to watch, it makes me laugh and I'd rather prefer it than Philippine soap operas. Lupin III was popular, and had its fourth anime series aired last year, 2012. Lupin III Movies? There are 5 Lupin III animated films made with the first movie being released in the year of 1978.
The Secret Of Mamo Preview
* Lupin III first movie:
The first Lupin III movie, The Mystery of Mamo, which is also known as Secret of Mamo. The movie was released December of 1978 and was written by Yoshikawa and Atsushi Yamatoya. This Lupin III animated movie had 4 English dubs where the first was made in 1978 and the 4th dub was released on DVD by the year 2003 with the title The Secret Of Mamo.
The Castle Of Cagliostro Trailer
* Lupin III 2nd film:
The Castle Of Cagliostro was the second animated movie of Lupin III released in 1979. Hayao Miyazaki had directed the film and was also the co-writer along with Haruya Yamazaki. The first TV series and two of the second series was also co-directed by Miyazaki. An English dub of Lupin III's Castle Of Cagliostro was released by Streamline Pictures in 1991.
* Lupin III 3rd film:
The Legend Of The Gold Of Babylon was released in 1985 as the third animated film of the master thief. This Lupin III movie was directed by Seijun Suzuki and Shigetsugu Yoshida.
Although the film was subtitled by AnimEigo in 1995 for United Stated viewers, it wasn't dubbed at all, making it the only Lupin III movie that hasn't received an English dub.
Had you watched the Lupin III TV series? OR any of the films?
Farewell To Nostradamus Trailer
* Lupin III 4th film:
Farewell To Nostradamus was the 4th Lupin III film and was released in 1995.
Although this might be the fourth Lupin III movie, this was the first one where Kanichi Kurita was featured to voice the famous master thief, Arsene Lupin III. Kanichi Kurita replaced Yasuo Yamada to voice Lupin when Yasuo dief from brain hemorrhage in 1995 at the age of 62.
Dead Or Alive Preview
* Lupin III 5th film:
Released on 1996, Dead Or Alive was the fifth Lupin III animated film. The animated movie was directed by its original creator Kazuhiko Kato who is known by his pen name Monkey Punch.