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Lupin the 3rd

Genres: action, adventure, comedy, science fiction
Themes: mischief, thief
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Arsene Lupin III is the grandson of the master thief Arsene Lupin. With his cohorts Daisuke Jigen and Goemon Ishikawa XIII and his love interest Fujiko Mine, he pulls off the greatest heists of all time while always escaping the grasp of Inspector Koichi Zenigata.
Number of episodes: 23
Vintage: 1971-10-24 to 1972-03-26

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Lupin III: Part II

Genres: adventure, comedy, science fiction
Themes: thief
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Lupin III chronicles the adventures of Arsene Lupin III, the world’s greatest thief, and his partners in crime: master marksman Daisuke Jigen, beautiful and scheming Fujiko Mine and stoic samurai Goemon Ishikawa XIII. Lupin and his gang travel around the globe in search of the world’s greatest treasures and riches and always keeping one step ahead of the tireless Inspector Zenigata, who has vowed to bring Lupin to justice.
Number of episodes: 155
Vintage: 1977-10-03 to 1980-10-06

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Lupin III: Part III

Genres: action, adventure, comedy, mystery, science fiction
Themes: thief
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The continuing adventures of Lupin and his gang traveling the world, pulling off any kind of heist they can think of. While like before, Inspector Zenigata still pursues Lupin in everyway possible.
Number of episodes: 50
Vintage: 1984-03-03 to 1985-09-28[/quote]

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Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

Genres: action, psychological
Themes: crime, fanservice, girls with guns, thief
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Many people are falling prey to a suspicious new religion. Lupin III infiltrates this group, hoping to steal the treasure their leader keeps hidden. There he lays eyes on the beautiful, bewitching woman who has the leader enthralled. This is the story of how fashionable female thief Fumiko Mine first met Lupin III, the greatest thief of his generation.
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2012-04-04

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Lupin III: Part IV

Genres: adventure
Themes: thief
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2015-10-01

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Episodes on Toonami
  1. The Wedding Of Lupin The Third (June 17, 2017)
  2. The Fake Fantasista (June 24, 2017)
  3. 0.2% Chance of Survival (July 8, 2017)
  4. With a Gun in My Hand (July 15, 2017)
  5. The Magician’s Left Hand (July 22, 2017)
  6. Venice of the Dead (July 29, 2017)
  7. Until the Full Moon Passes (August 5, 2017)
  8. The Zapping Operation (August 12, 2017)
  9. Welcome to the Haunted Hotel (August 19, 2017)
  10. Requiem for the Assassins (August 26, 2017)
  11. The Lovesick Pig (September 9, 2017)
  12. The Dream of Italy (Part 1) (September 16, 2017)
  13. The Dream of Italy (Part 2) (September 23, 2017)
  14. The End of Lupin III (September 30, 2017)
  15. Don’t Move the Mona Lisa (October 7, 2017)
  16. High School Undercover! (October 14, 2017)
  17. Lupin’s Day Off (October 21, 2017)
  18. The Murdering Marionette (November 4, 2017)
  19. The First Supper (November 11, 2017)
  20. Dragons Sleep Soundly (November 18, 2017)
  21. To Hear You Sing Again (December 2, 2017)
  22. From Japan with Love (December 9, 2017)
  23. Nonstop Rendezvous (December 16, 2017)
  24. I’m Going To Get You, Lupin (January 6, 2018)
  25. World Dissection (Part 1) (January 13, 2018)
  26. World Dissection (Part 2) (January 20, 2018) FINALE

Lupin the Third Part 5

Number of Episodes: 24
Vintage: 2018-04-03

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Lupin III: Secret Files (OAV) - Vintage: 1989
Lupin III: Return of Pycal (OAV) - Vintage: 2002-04-03
Lupin the 3rd: Green vs Red (OAV) - Vintage: 2008-04-02
Lupin III: The Lupin Gang’s All Here (OAV) - Vintage: 2012-03-28
Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (movie) - Vintage: 1978-12-16
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie) - Vintage: 1979-12-15
Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon (movie) - Vintage: 1985-07-13
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (movie) - Vintage: 1987
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (movie) - Vintage: 1995-04
Lupin III: Dead or Alive (movie) - Vintage: 1996-04-20
Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini (movie) - Vintage: 1996-08-02
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie - Vintage: 2013-12-07
Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone (movie) - Vintage: 2014-06-21
Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (special) - Vintage: 1989-04-01
Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (special) - Vintage: 1990-07-20
Lupin III: Napoleon (special) - Vintage: 1991-08-09
Lupin III: From Russia With Love (special) - Vintage: 1992-07-24
Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (special) - Vintage: 1993-07-23
Lupin III: Dragon of Doom (special) - Vintage: 1994-07-29
Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao’s Treasure (special) - Vintage: 1995-08-04
Lupin III: Island of Assassins (special) - Vintage: 1997-08-01
Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo (special) - Vintage: 1998-07-24
Lupin III: The Columbus Files (special) - Vintage: 1999-07-30
Lupin III: Missed by a Dollar (special) - Vintage: 2000-07-28
Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection (special) - Vintage: 2001-08-03
Lupin III: Episode 0 ‘First Contact’ (special) - Vintage: 2002-07-26
Lupin III: Operation Return the Treasure (special) - Vintage: 2003-08-01
Lupin III: Stolen Lupin (special) - Vintage: 2004-07-30
Lupin III: Angel Tactics (special) - Vintage: 2005-07-22
Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody (special) - Vintage: 2006-09-08
Lupin III: Elusiveness of the Fog (special) - Vintage: 2007-07-27
Lupin III: Sweet Lost Night - Magic Lamp’s Nightmare Premonition - Vintage: 2008-07-25
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (special) - Vintage: 2009-03-27
Lupin III: The Last Job (special) - Vintage: 2010-02-12
Lupin III: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid - Vintage: 2011-12-02
Lupin III: Record of Observations of the East - Another Page - Vintage: 2012-11-02
Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze - The Hidden City in the Sky - Vintage: 2013-11-15

News: New Lupin III Project to Air This Fall

posted on 2011-04-29 10:18 EDT
1.5 years since The Last Job, the last anime about Monkey Punch’s thief character

News: New Lupin III TV Project to Be a Special This Fall

posted on 2011-05-06 22:53 EDT

Discotek Adds Lupin III’s 1st Anime Season on DVD

posted on 2011-07-12 21:45 EDT
N. American home video distributor announces Spring 2012 release

Lupin III Event Lists ‘New TV Series Premiering in April’

posted on 2012-03-01 12:00 EST
40th anniversary screening lists promotional video for new TV series


Pup should be happy about this.

17:11:39 <bay|AB|FUNi> another simulcast
17:12:07 <bay|AB|FUNi> lupin 3rd, mine fujiko to iu onna


I am !

Though really surprised Funimation was the ones to get it. I know they got other Lupin stuff before but I assumed since they’ve not re-released them again it was not profitable. Actually figured this would be Discotek. Though at the same time Funimation simulcasting something does not mean license so it could be assumed it still could go elsewhere.


Doesn’t Funi only have license on a few of the older OVA’s? Outside of subbing and doing a bulk set release I can’t imagine those would have much value.

This is mildly different though since it’s a full season. And pretty much everything about Lupin III screams western audience(especially if they can somehow pull the Geneon dub cast). And what with Toonami possibly “coming back” (even if it is just a rebranded Adult Swim Saturday anime block), I’m sure they’ll be wanting to pump new shows into it, and something like Lupin III that handles things in an episodic matter that you don’t need context of any other part of the series to watch would probably handle itself very nicely.

Also, first episode was fant(itty)astic. Curious how delayed the Funi “simulcast” is going to be.


I mentioned this in the Jormungand & Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead simulcast thread on ANN, but I’ll post it here as well since you’re curious.

If their past history is anything to go by with these simulcasts, it’s usually 3-5 weeks after they announce it that everything starts to kick in.


Hey coffee if you post the OP and ED for this. Probably best to put NSFW and put them in spoiler tags. The full frontal Fujiko might be a little to much for some.


Good to know for the future.
I hadn’t actually planned on posting the OP or ED, at least not in the first post.
I usually just put official PVs in the first post.


Lupin the Third, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Simulcast on

Friday April 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Rojas


Funimation Reveals Dub Cast for Fujiko Mine Anime

posted on 2013-05-16 19:00 EDT
Dub trailer posted for Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine


The fact they got Michelle Ruff back as Fujiko is AMAZING! I’m so happy about that. She’s the best Fujiko I’ve heard so far. I’m sure she’ll hold this dub together.

Sonny Strait I used to hate as Lupin, but last time I re-watched the movies I figured I only hated him because he’s no Tony Oliver. But he’s alright. He’s a good Lupin. But Tony Oliver owned that role and will be missed.

Mike McFarland? Well…uh…he played the role before so…yeah…I don’t think there’s anyone I like as Goemon to be honest. Lex Lang was better I suppose, but he wasn’t that good. I thought he was perfect in Figure 17 though. But there’s no good Goemon. Is he directing this?

I’m still trying to figure out why they got Richard Epcar back and then cast him in a different role?? This is like what they did with Greg Ayres for the Eva movies. They got him back (he played Kaworu in the directors cut episodes) but they cast Jerry Jewell as Kaworu in re-build and Greg Ayres as Kensuke?? WHY? I don’t understand what they’re thinking at all here. It makes no sense. The best part is they’ll never explain it. Richard Epcar is an excellent actor, he needs more work, but I’m not sure hes’ suited for Zenigata. Dan Martin made that role work. He was hilarious.

Sabat as Jigen…well he was damn good. But I would have liked to see him sit this one out and let Epcar take his role back though.

The real question about this dub is will they reference Shaq?

Anyway excited about this one


Saw episode 1 of the dub. This show is pointless. The dub was pretty good though IMO.

After the reviews I read for this show I kinda expected Fujiko Mine to be more than a two-bit w*ore and actually be a rival to Lupin and not just someone he toys with because he’s bored. She’s in the office softball league while Lupin is in AAA ball. Since Fujiko Mine is supposed to be the point of the show, and she’s a “one trick pony” (as said in ep 1, though I think that she turns many more than one lol) who can’t rival Lupin in the slightest, then where is the point of the show?

Also, attaching rockets to a statue made out of what amounts to LSD and surfing it as it flies through the air because of those rockets is just ridiculous.


Funimation Delays Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine by 3 Weeks

posted on 2013-06-26 23:46 EDT

‘Lupin III–40th Anniversary of the Anime’ exhibition brings all to Kawasaki

October, 2013

Discotek to Release Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro Film on BD/DVD

posted on 2014-03-26 21:39 EDT
Release of Hayao Miyazaki film to include both English dubs, original intro, English subtitles

Lupin III Gets Japanese DVD Release in Magazine Installments

posted on 2014-12-08 15:40 EST
Magazine will publish 1st, 2nd seasons with commentary

Discotek Adds Lupin III TV Special

posted on 2014-09-05 01:25 EDT
1st N. American home video release of Lupin III: Napoleon’s Dictionary

1st TV Anime Show Starring Lupin III in 3 Decades to Launch in Italy

posted on 2014-10-14 17:00 EDT


Discotek Delays Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro DVD by 2 Weeks

posted on 2014-12-12 23:48 EST

According to online retailer Amazon’s listing, North American anime distributor Discotek Media has delayed its DVD release of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro until January 6. The release was originally slated to ship on December 23.

Discotek Media announced in March that it will release Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Both releases will include both English dubs, the original intro, and the Japanese audio track with English subtitles. The remaster of the 1979 film premiered in Japan in May.

Streamline Pictures originally released the film on VHS and Laserdisc in the U.S. in the 1990s. Manga Entertainment then re-dubbed the film and released it on DVD in 2000 and again in 2006.


ANN ARTICLE: Discotek Adds Lupin III: Jigen’s Gravestone

Discotek Media

Lupin the 3rd Jigen’s Gravestone on DVD and Blu Ray! This will be our first title to have a brand new English dub! It will also include Japanese with English subtitles.


“Lupin III” TV Series DVD Release Commercials Posted

January 26, 2015 1:20am CST
Kodansha launches biweekly release of first two “Lupin III” TV series

On January 27th, Kodansha will be kicking off a biweekly DVD magazine release of 1971’s 23 episode Lupin III TV series and 1977’s 155 episode follow-up. The first four episode with 100 Secret Trivia and the first part of an interview with creator Monkey Punch is offered for the special price of 760yen (821yen with taxes). The second installment, due February 10th, has a Best Sexy Shot Fujiko Mine reverse side cover and Kiyoshi Kobayash (Jigen) interview for the standard price of 1,642yen.

Check out the ads Kodansha posted…

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January 30, 2015 2:30am CST
TMs presents 2013 feature


[size=16]ANN Link: Discotek Delays Castle of Cagliostro Blu-ray release[/size]
[size=20]‘Castle of Cagliostro’ Blu-ray Anime Release Delayed[/size]
March 20, 2015 at 01:18 PM

Discotek Media has a solid slate of titles ready for the month of April 2015 and one that a lot of people were excited about was the Blu-ray edition of the Castle of Cagliostro. Unfortunately, it looks like a delay is in order (again) as Amazon is now listing the release for June 23rd, 2015, though no other changes appear to be included with it.

Check out the image below that showcases the various aspects of the packaging that should delight fans in getting a great looking package.

The month of April will still be good for anime fans as fans of Free! are getting their first season on DVD at a solid price while Samurai Troopers is getting its TV series collection out in a big box set. There’s also good news for those looking for a priced-down version of Samurai Pizza Cats, as that will be heading your way.

Plot concept: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called “Goat Bills”, he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible – and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the ‘damsel in distress’ he finds imprisoned there. However, as usual, Inspector Zenigata is hot on his trail.

Tracking the legendary counterfeits known as “Goat Bills,” international thief Arsene Lupin III arrives at the Duchy of Cagliostro. Once there, he nearly rescues a damsel in distress from the Regent’s guards. Following his failure, Lupin takes it upon himself to save her from captivity.

"Character special" theatrical screenings to commemorate new “Lupin III” TV series
April 10, 2015 12:59pm CDT


[size=16]New Lupin III Anime to Premiere This Fall With Original Composer[/size]
posted on 2015-04-20 11:42 EDT
Franchise veteran Yuji Ohno returns to compose music for new series taking place in Italy


[size=16]New Lupin III TV Anime’s Promo Previews Characters, Setting[/size]
posted on 2015-04-24 01:45 EDT
Italian locales previewed for series premiering in Italy in May