Lupin III: The First

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Lupin Sansei: The First
Japanese: ルパン三世 THE FIRST
English: Lupin III: The First
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 6, 2019
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: 7.801 (scored by 1788117,881 users)
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Ranked: #9942
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Popularity: #3919
Members: 33,443
Favorites: 172

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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.

(Source: GKIDS, edited)

Characters & Voice Actors


Shimamura, Tatsuo
Yamazaki, Takashi
Director, Script
Shirakawa, Motohiro
Episode Director
Medel, Jennifer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Youtube Music
"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 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
In short - it's an ok movie dragged down by the same story we've seen hundred times already.

Let's start with the strong points of the movie: 3D animation looks outstanding, at points you can forget you're watching an animated movie, the backgrounds, vehicles, and objects in general looks amazing, the music is great, the characters just work while feeling unique and actors behind them are selling them really, really well, the jokes are landing and the movie will get a chuckle or two out of everyone and overall when the movie is focused on these elements it's fun and it would be a great film ...

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