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After successfully robbing the Monte Carlo Casino, Lupin The Third and Jigen Daisuke soon learn that their money is in fact counterfeit and they go after the man responsible: Count Lazare de Cagliostro. The two soon find out that the Count is behind something far worse than counterfeiting money for casinos: he has been keeping a family secret hidden deep in his castle. Can Lupin find out what this is and live to tell the tale? With the help of Jigen and the wise samurai Goemon Ishikawa XIII, Lupin is hell-bent on finding out the Cagliostro family's secret fortune and make it his own.Written by
The film was initially a flop in Japan as it set a lighter, more cartoonish tone than normally seen in the manga; however, it achieved classic status through reruns and re-releases. In contrast, in the U.S.A. it achieved incredible popularity, where the film's DVD had more sales than Lupin the 3rd (1977) DVD. See more »
In the Streamline dub, Jodo is portrayed throughout the film by Jeff Winkless, but in the climax, he is voiced by Kerrigan Mahan. This is due to the localization team believing that these were two separate characters (Mahan's portrayal is credited to "Goemon's Final Opponent" on the cast sheet"). See more »
We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
[a pile falls on Lupin]
There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
[Jigen buries Lupin with the bills as ordered, but sees Lupin look downcast]
What's wrong, Lupin?
These are fakes. Good ones, but fakes.
These? It can't be! We stole these from the vault of the national casino!
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The film title in the original Japanese version has Lupin III's name written on a paper stuck to the screen with a knife, and the "Shiro" ("Castle") is in the shape of a castle. See more »
Although otherwise accurate, the Manga Entertainment dub adds profanities not present in the original Japanese or the subtitles. See more »
This is a great movie. And the first Lupin the 3rd film I've ever seen. Specially when this was Hayao Miyazaki's first movie entitled as the director.
The movie starts out in Monanco where Lupin(a master thief) and Jigen(a smooth guns man) pull off a robbery at a casino. They successfully stole the money from the casino. And escaped by car. As they drive on the freeway, Lupin notices that the bills are all fake. Jigen couldn't believe that they stole worthless money. But it gave Lupin an idea on what their next heist should be. And that's at the country of Cagliostro. Which is a small European country that's home to the Goat Bill counterfeiting that make copies of the world's currency. They encounter a girl who was chased by a group of thugs by car. After that encounter, Lupin obtains a ring from that girl before asking questions. The ring in fact is something Lupin has seen before 10 years back.
First seen this movie back in spring 2005. I wasn't familiar with the franchise at first. But I soon learned the theme and characters right away.
Animation is excellent for an anime from 1979. Despite it only made within 4 months of time. This movie proves Castle in the Sky isn't Miyazaki's only film containing an actual villain. It's not as breathe taking as Nausicaa or Castle in the Sky, but it's still a worthy Miyazaki movie. It's one of those films I can see over and over.
Highly recommended for the die-hard Miyazaki and Lupin the 3rd fans.
I rate it 8/10, after seeing this film, it made me a bigger Lupin the 3rd fan than before.
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