Lupin III: Honoo no Kioku - Tokyo Crisis

Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo

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Alternative Titles

English: Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo
Synonyms: Rupan Sansei, Lupin III: Memories of the Flame - Tokyo Crisis
Japanese: ルパン三世『炎の記憶 ~Tokyo Crisis~』


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 24, 1998
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.221 (scored by 25862,586 users)
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Ranked: #27652
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Popularity: #6232
Members: 6,283
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Lupin & co. attempt to steal two face plates from millionare Michael Sizuki, thinking that they will lead to an ancient treasure when brought together. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is more behind the plates then meets the eye.

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"Akogare (あこがれ)" by Megumi Hayashibara

Jun 25, 2010
napolean86 (All reviews)
This Lupin the 3rd movie doesn't really have much that sets it apart from the rest of the series. The only odd things about the movie is that for all but ten minutes of the movie, Goemon doesn't have his sword, and Jegan's toothache keeps him from shooting straight. One good thing this particular movie does is that you get to see into Inspector Zenagata's personal life and his motivations for doing what he does. Other than that though, it's a pretty average Lupin movie.
Jun 6, 2015
Haneken2086 (All reviews)
Of all the Lupin animated features that the saga has had in its long history, this one is my top favourite. It embodies all the elements that make up a great Lupin tale, but also stands out as being different from a normal expected Lupin tale. And it's just so much fun to see, too! Not since the Miyazaki era has there been a Lupin story that has been as entertaining as this one.

The story is the standard for a "soft-boiled" Lupin tale: Lupin and his mates carry out a caper with Zenigata in pursuit, Fujiko has her own plans in effect, and then everyone read more
Dec 8, 2019
Daddy-O (All reviews)
These boys knew what they were doing. Tokyo Crisis is formulated beautifully to the beats of The Castle of Cagliostro. Lupin seeks a mysterious treasure under the guard of a nefarious aristocrat; glorious chase scenes follow; an innocent damsel is tied up with the mystery; political pressure on the always-resolute Zenigata causes him to despair, yet he pursues his sense of duty outside the law; Fujiko seeks the treasure by her own means; Jigen and Goemon exist as running gags rather than as primary characters. One could accuse it of imitation, but the fate of a long-running franchise is to perpetually tell the same story. read more
Dec 4, 2013
AnimeObasan (All reviews)
This is definitely one of the better Lupin specials!

Yay, Zenigata! He gets a plot and it's not ridiculous! The special delivers his traditional buffoonery early on so that he can later be a badass without it detracting from the character history. Which I think is important because with Lupin being a ridiculously amazing thief, his opponent (even if a quarter of the time they end up more friendly than enemies) needs to be top notch too. This one features a lot of Lupin and Zenigata working together, which I have to admit I am a fan of. But don't worry, the dynamics are back to read more

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