Lupin III: Ikiteita Majutsushi
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Synonyms: Lupin III: Return of Pycal, Rupan Sansei: Ikiteita Majutsushi, Lupin III: Return of the Magician, Lupin III: ~ The Living Magician ~ Return of Pycal
Japanese: ルパン三世『生きていた魔術師』


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2002
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, ComedyComedy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Ranked: #77122
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Popularity: #6533
Members: 4,186
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Lupin steals an extraordinary gem from a Mediterranean party, only to be interrupted by Pycal, the trickster "magician" who had apparently died fighting Lupin early in his career. Pycal, now armed with real magical abilities, is determined to take revenge.

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Hamatsu, Mamoru
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Monkey Punch
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Ohno, Yuji
Hirayama, Satoshi
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Nov 28, 2008
kamirecca (All reviews)
Lupin III, Return of Pycal can best be described as a big "Meh".
Let us begin the slow, painfull and necisary torture of this movie.
First of all, the story was weak, like realy weak. A good Lupin film always have a story that blend in with the characters, meaning the characters work well with the setting if the story. Most of the character, rather all the character exept one, just feels out of place. The one character that fits in the boring story, is the boring villain, Pycal.
Pycal is a illusionist that Lupin busted a fake in the original series. Then Pycal used a read more
Oct 8, 2009
Psycho_Sanji (All reviews)
Return of Pycal is a decent Lupin OVA, but it does have it's drawbacks.

It starts off pretty quickly with Lupin doing a flashy robbery, making women's clothing disappear, and doing magic tricks dressed up as a clown. This leads into a gunfight in a hall of mirrors with Zenigata, who is acting very strangely...

This is the return of Pycal, the villain from the 2nd episode of Lupin III, as you'd figure. It's entertaining to have him back, he's a stylish villain. This has some other nice callbacks to the first Lupin series, such as Lupin's green jacket, and Fujiko's motorcycle animation from the original show's read more

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