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Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro

Alternative Titles

English: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
Synonyms: Rupan Sansei
Japanese: ルパン三世 カリオストロの城


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 15, 1979
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills," he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the "damsel in distress" he finds imprisoned there. However, as usual, Inspector Zenigata is hot on his trail.

Tracking the legendary counterfeits known as "Goat Bills," international thief Arsene Lupin III arrives at the Duchy of Cagliostro. Once there, he nearly rescues a damsel in distress from the Regent's guards. Following his failure, Lupin takes it upon himself to save her from captivity.

(Source: ANN)


Winner of the 1979 Oofuji Noburou Award.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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Oct 10, 2009
Psycho_Sanji (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 6, 2013
FOXHOUNDER1014 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 3, 2015
roboto56 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 3, 2007
Narabinaki (All reviews)
The Castle of Cagliostro is a really great movie. It's obviously quite old, seeing as how the animation can be choppy at times, but the characters are great and the story is wonderful.


The storyline of this movie is well-developed and fast-paced. Unlike some Miyazaki movies, the Castle of Cagliostro has a fast-paced storyline that is very easy to understand.


The art in this movie is alright... It's certainly not the best from Hayao Miyazaki, considering it's one of his first films, but the art is still good. The backgrounds and
buildings, however, are very beautiful and realistic, and the characters look a little like cartoons. read more


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