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Lupin III: Napoleon no Jisho wo Ubae


Alternative Titles

English: Lupin III: Napoleon
Synonyms: Rupan Sansei: Napoleon no Jisho wo Ubae, Lupin III: Steal Napoleon's Dictionary, Lupin III: Napoleon's Dictionary
Japanese: ルパン三世『ナポレオンの辞書を奪え』

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 9, 1991
Producers: VAP, Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.991 (scored by 996 users)
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Ranked: #34082
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Popularity: #5112
Members: 2,434
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Synopsis

Lupin has a lively time of it this time in a classic car race from Madrid to Paris. The race prize is Napoleon's dictionary, which contains the key to the Treasure of the Empire, something that just about everybody seems to be after. Lupin and his buddies take off after the prize, pursued not only by the perennial Inspector, but also by an army of secret agents from around the world. Classic cars and state-of-the-art weapons heighten the speed and thrills of this adventure.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Lupin III, Arsene
Lupin III, Arsene
Main
Yamada, Yasuo
Japanese
Yamada, Yasuo
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

Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Animation Director
Kawagoe, Jun
Kawagoe, Jun
Director
Monkey Punch
Monkey Punch
Original Creator
Ohno, Yuji
Ohno, Yuji
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Inspector-Spinda
Aug 13, 2015
I'm writing this review for people familiar with the Lupin III franchise. If you aren't search for a review for the main series instead.

Story: The plot sounds interesting on paper, Lupin participates in a classic car race. But the special ends be being a forgettable mess. If you really think about it, this special seems more like something that would be in an episode of Red Jacket than a 90 minute special.

Art: The chief animator was Yasuo Otsuka, who was an animator in the Green Jacket series and has a passion for drawing vehicles. But this despite it being about a car race, this read more
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Psycho_Kenshin
Sep 28, 2009
Napoleon's Dictionary is a pretty good early Lupin special.

Lupin is after Napoleon's Dictionary because, as you could imagine, it has information that can lead to a treasure. Lupin enters a old fashioned car race with the dictionary as the prize, and his gunslinger partner Jigen comes along for the ride. Fujiko is of course also after the treasure, and the classy samurai Goemon shows up to help his friends.

This is one of the less elaborate Lupin stories, feeling more like an extended episode of the TV series than a movie. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does lack the epic feel of read more
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sizest300
Jan 2, 2016
Lupin and the gang are back in the 90’s for some more treasure stealing fun. This time, Lupin and Jigen join an old funny car race from Madrid to Paris with the prize being Napoleon’s Dictionary. The dictionary, of course, holds a secret to finding a great treasure.

This having one of the lesser strange plots and no crazy plot “twists” like Mamo (first movie) and Gold Babylon (movie 1985). It more or less sticks to what makes Lupin great; a crazy fun action ride with quick wit much like the TV show. It was even directed by the well-known Osamu Dezaki (Aim for the Ace, read more
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