Lupin III: Nusumareta Lupin

Lupin III: Swallowtail Tattoo

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Synonyms: Rupan Sansei: Nusumareta Rupan, Lupin III: Stolen Lupin - Copycat Summer Butterflies
Japanese: ルパン三世 「盗まれたルパン ~コピーキャットは真夏の蝶~」
English: Lupin III: Swallowtail Tattoo
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2004
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Popularity: #7560
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In the middle of an airborne heist, Lupin goes from stealing to stolen as he's carted off and forced to do a job for a mysterious man identifiable only by the brand of cigarette he smokes. Lupin's mission: to steal the infamous "Bull's Eye", a small green jewel best-known for the fact that everyone who's ever stolen it has ended up dead. Along with the challenge of alternately evading and pursuing a young thief with a competitive streak, Lupin and the gang must unravel the mystery of the Bull's Eye before its curse - or their mysterious taskmaster - gets the better of them.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ueda, Hidehito
Yamauchi, Tomio
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Okawa, Toshimichi
Monkey Punch
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"A Rose Tatoo" by Salena Jones


Oct 8, 2010
"Lupin III: Stolen Lupin" is my first contact with the Lupin III franchise, and I found it to be quite a clever, nifty offering. This Lupin III special is a mixture of the jazzy, devil-may-care swagger of "Cowboy Bebop" and the smooth, suave style of a James Bond film, with a dose of goofy comedy thrown in for good measure. It's a strange concoction, especially when you consider there's even a samurai featured amongst a cast that more or less hails from the modern-ish era. Despite all these ingredients that simply shouldn't mix, everything blends together rather well and by the end, I grew to ...

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