Lupin III: Ikiteita Majutsushi

Lupin III: Return of Pycal

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Synonyms: 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』
English: Lupin III: Return of Pycal
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2002
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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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.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Hamatsu, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Monkey Punch
Original Creator
Oono, Yuuji
Miyano, Takashi
Art Director


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Ending Theme

"LOVE THEME [Love Theme' 02 Version]" by Yuji Ohno


Oct 8, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 12, 2021
This OVA honestly just felt pointless and a lot of wasted potential. Story doesnt make any sense, the 2D animation was serviceable but the constant use of cgi was awful, along with poor editing. Pycal is brought back from Part 1 but nothing interesting is done with him.
The good parts from the OVA are when its referencing Part 1, like Fujiko's motorcycle animation.
Usually in any Lupin movie the soundtrack is catchy, except in this OVA its just ok.
Overall, this could have been a great way to bring back a villain from Part 1, but the end product just felt like a cash-grab.

Nov 28, 2008
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 ...

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