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 7203472,034 users)
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Ranked: #4162
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Popularity: #1837
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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
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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 ...
Nov 25, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Recent reading has convinced me that film does not usually suit being treated like a 'mechanical' or 'immediate medium', in the way music and painting are or can immediate because of their independence from representation. Film, by nature of the camera capturing actual imagery, does not have this freedom, so the best films treat the content of the frame as a kind of poetry which requires the audience to place it within the context of their experience to make it beautiful. Animation doesn't really work the same way though; it can be truly a mechanical art because rather than showing us life in motion it ...
Sep 11, 2020
This was the first Lupin III thing I ever watched, like 8 years ago. I remember enjoying it a lot more then. I gave it an 8/10. Now? It put me to sleep. Yes, the animation is sporadically excellent, but I felt a lot more distance between this version of the characters and how they appear in my head. The character designs, for a start, aren't BAD, but I don't care for them. They look too cutesy and small. Goemon looks like he shrank two sizes. I also feel like Miyazaki filed off too much of Lupin's edge, which alienated him from me.

The plot of ...

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