Lupin III: The First

Lupin the 3rd: The First

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Lupin Sansei: The First
Japanese: ルパン三世 THE FIRST
English: Lupin the 3rd: The First
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 6, 2019
Producers: Toho, Abe Shuuji Jimusho
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.821 (scored by 1486914,869 users)
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Ranked: #8852
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Popularity: #3776
Members: 28,748
Favorites: 155

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The iconic "gentleman thief" Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades, and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made Lupin the 3rd one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimamura, Tatsuo
Yamazaki, Takashi
Director, Script
Inaizumi, Lyn
Theme Song Performance
Monkey Punch
Original Creator


Opening Theme

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"THEME FROM LUPIN III 2019" by You & Explosion Band

Ending Theme

"GIFT" by Lyn Inaizumi

Jun 5, 2020
Once again, Lupin takes the stage in easily my favorite Lupin film that isn't directed by Hayao Miyazaki (The Castle of Cagliostro).

Lupin the Third: The First (yes, it is a very confusing title) is a typical Lupin movie through and through with just a single new addition, it is in CGI. Not just any regular anime CGI, Hollywood level CGI. Disney/Dreamworks level CGI. The animation itself made this movie better than most of its Lupin counterparts, but the story has a couple of extra things that made this installment stand out among its peers (besides for the CGI).

First off, the story: Classic Lupin story, ...
Jun 20, 2020
Unless you have a hate boner for any kind of CGI, Lupin III: The First is a treat for all Lupin fans and a nice movie even if you aren't interested in Lupin that much.

Apart from short Lupin III 3DCG special, this is the first time Lupin has been animated in full 3D and boy I'm really pleased with the result. The animation is fluid and detailed, and it really makes the action scenes shine. The character design was translated into 3D perfectly and respectful to the original (though not without any change. I'm especially a fan of the movie look of Jigen, albeit I'm ...
Jun 11, 2020
I can't believe how cool this looks.

After waiting for some while I finally got to watch this but since it was fansubbed there were many hilarious mistranslations here and there. Gotta give the studio props since this cg looks fantastic. It is like the level of Pixar or Dreamworks. It is smooth and looks and feels quite nice. Of course I thing Lupins artstyle works well as CG anime. It isn't overly anime looking so it works, it is like some cartoon artstyle.

Story: So Nazis are trying to get their hands on this one dudes journal but it goes missing. Later it was found ...

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