Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty - Kiki Ippatsu!

Lupin III: Goodbye Lady Liberty

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Synonyms: Rupan Sansei: Bye Bye Liberty - Kiki Ippatsu!, Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis
Japanese: ルパン三世『バイバイ・リバティー危機一発!
English: Lupin III: Goodbye Lady Liberty
Spanish: Lupin III: Goodbye Lady Liberty
French: Lupin III:Goodbye Lady Liberty
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1989
Producers: VAP
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.811 (scored by 38143,814 users)
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Ranked: #49252
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Popularity: #6627
Members: 8,347
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In this adventure, Lupin III tries to erase the files about him in the world police network. He finds out about the Ultravirus, a computer virus that controls all others and its location is only known by a little kid. Meanwhile, he steals the Statue of Liberty to look for a diamond the size of a football that is said to be hidden somewhere in it. Apparently, the diamond and the ultravirus are somehow related...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Tokunaga, Motoyoshi
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Monkey Punch
Original Creator
Oono, Yuuji


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Ending Theme

"Endless Twilight ~Saigo no Baaru~ (エンドレス・トワイライト~最後の真珠~)" by Akemi Keida


May 30, 2014
I went into this anime special as a loyal Lupin fan, watching it strictly out of loyalty and not expecting much at all. Boy was I surprised! For an animation made in 1989, it was such a delightful treat and easy to see why it sparked annual Lupin specials from then on!

ANIMATION: It's hard to believe this was made in 1989, technically part of the pink jacket series (thought Lupin wears red, as he does in most specials). The DVD/BD release's animation is better done than a lot of stuff released today. Many of the animation sequences seemed to have quite a bit of detail, ...
Feb 25, 2017
It was recorded in 1989, so I'm going to be here nor there on recording quality. They did what they did back then, but I can say it's not bad. I was in it for the storytelling and plot, and I was not disappointed! This story is around a heist, that takes some unexpected emotional turns with the characters involved with the event.

The storytelling isn't ground breaking, but it's what you would expect from Lupin. If you're in it as a Lupin fan, I suggest it! If you want to watch this offhandedly, I don't suggest it. I see this one as more for people ...
Sep 22, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Lupin III: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis from 1989 is the first annual Lupin TV movie special, which they've continued doing every year since. Unfortunately, starting that great tradition is pretty much the only good thing about this particular Lupin tale.

It starts out with Lupin retired, slumming it, watching TV. Pretty different way to start a Lupin story, and it does lead to a fun reuniting with Lupin and his gunslinger sidekick Jigen. Their classic characters, and their great dynamic together are one of the bright spots of this story. These characters are classic no matter what.

Pretty much, this has one of the more nonsensical Lupin ...

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