Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

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Synonyms: Rupan Sansei
Japanese: ルパン三世 カリオストロの城
English: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
German: Lupin III: Das Schloss des Cagliostro
Spanish: Lupin III: El Castillo de Cagliostro
French: Lupin III: Le château de Cagliostro
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 15, 1979
Producers: Streamline Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.151 (scored by 6804268,042 users)
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Ranked: #3912
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Popularity: #1748
Members: 107,134
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Arsene Lupin III discovers that the spoils from his latest casino robbery are actually "Gothic Bills," legendary counterfeits that are nigh impossible to distinguish from genuine bills. Together with colleague Daisuke Jigen, he heads to the small nation of Cagliostro to investigate the origin of these counterfeits. Upon arrival, they save a girl from a high-speed chase who turns out to be Clarisse d' Cagliostro, the daughter of the late Duke d' Cagliostro. She is running from a sinister plot by Count Cagliostro to steal her family's treasure through a forced marriage.

Natural flirt Lupin dislikes seeing a girl in distress and seeks to remedy the situation. Goemon Ishikawa XIII, Fujiko Mine, and Kouichi Zenigata also join the fray, each with their own motivations. As everyone converges at Cagliostro Castle, Lupin reminisces about his visit there 10 years ago, and the castle's secrets emerge from the depths.

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Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro was the winner of the 1979 Oofuji Noburou Award.

The main character of this film claims to be the grandson of the infamous gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. Arsène Lupin is a fictional character created in 1905 by French writer Maurice Leblanc. Lupin was featured in 17 novels and 39 novellas written by Leblanc; countless other creators have featured Lupin in various media adaptations.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maseba, Yutaka
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design
Monkey Punch
Original Creator
Kobayashi, Shichirou
Art Director


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Oct 10, 2009
The Castle of Cagliostro is a masterpiece.

Lupin and Jigen are following the trail of some counterfeit money to a castle in a small independent country in Europe. This leads them to a girl from Lupin's past in need of a hero.

Miyazaki's first feature film is a great one. He takes the already lovable Lupin cast and makes them just a bit more innocent, which gives this a very pleasant fairy tale feel. The characters are charming, and it's a joy watching the story unfold.

In this great adventure, our heroes set out to save the damsel in a tower from an evil count. The always great ...
Apr 6, 2013
When most think of revered anime director Hayao Miyazaki, they immediately think of seminal classics such as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. However, when I think of Miyazaki I think of a little film called The Castle of Cagliostro, which just so happens to be his directorial debut. To understand exactly what this film is, we have to travel back to 1971.

Little known director Masaaki Ōsumi directed a show called Lupin III, an action/adventure/comedy series based upon the exploits of the eponymous master thief from the manga by Monkey Punch, which in turn was inspired by Maurice Leblanc’s crime novels about gentleman thief Arsène ...
Sep 3, 2015
The Castle of Cagliostro is a gem, directed by none other than Hayao Miyazaki himself. For those of you who have seen some of his other works like Castle in the Sky or Princess Mononoke this should come as no surprise, despite it being his first film.

The art style may seem a bit dated to some, but despite its age, it really gives the film life and is a treat for the eyes.

In terms of audio, the dub and sub are both very nice, especially the dub. Coming from a person who cannot stand anything in dubbed, I have to say that their ...

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