Lupin III: Hemingway Paper no Nazo

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Synonyms: Lupin III: The Hemingway Paper Mystery, Rupan Sansei: Hemmingway Paper no Nazo, Lupin III: Mystery of the Hemingway Papers
Japanese: ルパン三世『ヘミングウェイペーパーの謎


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 1990
Producers: VAP
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, ComedyComedy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.911 (scored by 22752,275 users)
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Ranked: #40632
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Popularity: #6593
Members: 5,461
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Word is out that the "Hemingway Papers", the newly discovered last novel by the great author, tells the hiding place of a buried treasure on a desolate Mediterranean island. Lupin sneaks onto the island where, instead of treasure-hunting, he finds himself embroiled in a violent struggle for power. To Lupin's surprise, his old buddies Jigen and Goemon are also in the fight for their own reasons. Marcus the Merchant of Death also lands on the island accompanied by Fujiko, Lupin's greatest weakness, and followed by the police inspector, who is forever on Lupin's tail.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Monkey Punch
Original Creator
Oono, Yuuji
Takamura, Kazuhiro
In-Between Animation


Opening Theme

"Lupin III Theme (1989)” by Yuji Ohno

Ending Theme

"He's gone" by Michiko Kihara

Oct 9, 2009
Psycho_Sanji (All reviews)
Hemingway Papers is a pretty enjoyable early Lupin special.

Lupin and the gang end up on an island where two tyrants are having a conflict, and a sleazy arms dealer is in the middle. That guy wants a treasure, and of course so do Lupin and Fujiko.

Jigen has a pretty interesting role in this, getting hired by one of the tyrants to infiltrate them and get revenge against a crazy mercenary, who he has a problem with from the past. They really play up Jigen's stoic badass nature in this, which is nice.

Goemon hears that a chest can't be cut by his legendary Zantetsuken blade, so read more
Mar 8, 2017
Inuyoujo (All reviews)
Another wacky zappy Lupin adventure where everything is really serious and deep rooted in really serious stuff, but Lupin and the gang come and mess up everything for everyone!

You know how we get introduced to a past relation to Jigen the person wants to kill him and he's strangely cool about it sometimes? It's one of those. You know how Goemon can randomly show up for any reason, and rarely is it about a job? It's not one of those. Goemon has actually been hired by the side opposing the group that hired Jigen. They handling it in very convincing ways, and they have each read more

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