Ranked #832

Lupin III: Episode 0 'First Contact'

Alternative Titles

English: Lupin III Episode 0: The First Contact
Synonyms: Rupan Sansei Episode: 0 'First Contact'
Japanese: ルパン三世EPISODE:0(ゼロ) 『ファーストコンタクト』

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 26, 2002
Producers: VAP
Licensors: Discotek
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #8322
Popularity: #3838
Members: 3,973
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Synopsis

Jigen tells the story of the gang's first meeting. Jigen, still a member of the Mafia, is hired to protect an ancient artifact - one that Lupin and Fujiko are both trying to steal. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata, then of the Japanese police force, has come to the U.S. on Fujiko's trail, and Ishikawa Goemon is searching for the lost treasure of his clan.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Lupin III, Arsene
Lupin III, Arsene
Main
Kurita, Kanichi
Japanese
Kurita, Kanichi
Jigen, Daisuke
Jigen, Daisuke
Main
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Mine, Fujiko
Mine, Fujiko
Main
Masuyama, Eiko
Japanese
Masuyama, Eiko
Ishikawa XIII, Goemon
Ishikawa XIII, Goemon
Main
Inoue, Makio
Japanese
Inoue, Makio

Staff

Oohara, Minoru
Oohara, Minoru
Director
Monkey Punch
Monkey Punch
Original Creator
Oono, Yuuji
Oono, Yuuji
Music

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sdde
Jun 9, 2008
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS* (I did try but it's hard not to: the episode's very good)
Let's start with the story: it's not the best but it keeps you watching intently. The main reason it achieves this is simply that it is the recollection of how the gang all first met, including Zenigata! My main criticism is the contradiction with previous episodes, or rather the re telling of events at a different time and place. The main example is Goemon, in the original series he meets Lupin with intention of killing him and they have a cool battle of wits resulting in them being friends. What happens here read more
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stonnyfor
May 26, 2012
Every year they come out with a new Lupin the Third special. I have watched up to 14 of them and Lupin III episode 0 First Contact has to be the best one so far.

The story is about how Everyone of the main characters in Lupin III franchise met each other for the first time. Lupin III , Fujiko , Jigen, Goemon and Inspector Zenigata are the characters in the story. Lupin, Fujiko and Goemon are all after the same artifact and Jigen is working for the mafia that has the treasure. Inspector Zenigata is following a lead on the criminal Fujiko. The setting Takes read more
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