Lupin III (2015): Italian Game

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Japanese: ルパン三世 イタリアン・ゲーム


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.431 (scored by 20632,063 users)
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Ranked: #70482
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Popularity: #7726
Members: 5,836
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The special's story centers on the kidnapping of Rebecca Rossellini, a beautiful business owner who is a featured character in the new Lupin III TV anime series that is currently airing. Upon hearing of her kidnapping, Lupin rushes to her rescue. Additionally, Lupin receives a written challenge from a mysterious person named "The Masked Count" suggesting a contest: who can obtain the "inheritance of Count Cagliostro" first.

(Source: ANN)


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Nara, Shunsuke
Tomonaga, Kazuhide
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yano, Yuuichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Morimoto, Kouji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Background Art


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Feb 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is a complicated special to review. Despite giving it a 5 this film is more like a 7 or 8 however it is completely dragged down by one crucial thing. 70mins of the film's 90 minute runtime is comprised of 3 "Lupin III (2015)" episodes played entirely in their full. This means that only 20 minutes are actually comprised of new story and animation. And of what is new, most of it is not particularly good and mostly functions to loosely tie the plot of the three episodes together. So the only purpose this film serves is if you haven't already seen the 2015 ...
Apr 25, 2016
We can say that "Italian Game" is probably one of the most disappointing Lupin TV Special ever made.
It was a nice choice setting the story in continuity with the last serie (the blue jacket one) with the same animation style and re-proposing the new characters we met, a countinuity that sounded like a warm "don't worry, there's still some of it".

So, what went wrong?
The challenge to find the heritage of the Count of Cagliostro (open reference to Miyazaki's film) is covered only by the last 20 minutes of the special, before that we have to see again a lot of material from the serie.
Yes, they ...
Feb 25, 2017
I can say I've developed a standard for my Lupin content, and this failed on the character development. One thing I can take away from this is after seeing the character development go so wrong I have a better understanding of what right looks like.

The opening is way to long with clips that happen in the movie, with no context. It even some shows very dramatic scenes, but I have that "why should I care" when they scenes are around the girl I don't know yet. And, the opening is too long.

Speaking of the character development girl, I don't feel like she actually learned anything ...

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Recent News

'Lupin III' Gets New TV Special for Winter 2016

'Lupin III' Gets New TV Special for Winter 2016

It was announced that Lupin III will get a new special, titled Lupin III Italian Game. The special episode will air on January 8 via NTV. The story will focus on more

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