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
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: 7.811 (scored by 1667416,674 users)
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Ranked: #9412
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Popularity: #3843
Members: 31,695
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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
Shirakawa, Motohiro
Episode Director
Inaizumi, Lyn
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"GIFT" by Lyn Inaizumi


Jan 14, 2022
Lupin III is a franchise that I see go under far too many people's radar's, the impact it's had on anime is quite revolutionary and one of its most recent entries have truly become a game changer. After decades upon decades of anime studios trying and failing to make stylish 3D anime, along comes TMS studios with 2019's Lupin III: The First, a stunning entry into the franchise which proves it is indeed possible to nail 3D anime to the point where it almost rivals big budget studios like Disney and Dreamworks.

So much love and detail went into the animation of this film, there's tiny ...
Dec 1, 2021
Very fun time for any fan of Lupin III. Despite the name, I recommend watching a least some of the older series first, and maybe castle of cagliostro, as this film spends no time introducting the characters. It's beautiful to look at, the CGI animation is spectacular and should be the golden standard for how anime is translated to 3D. The music is fantastic, containing a mix of original scores and remixes of familiar lupin tracks. The story isn't the best the series has to offer, but that's okay as again, it's still a lot of fun. Don't skip out on this one.
Sep 28, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The pacing is whack, either too fast or too slow, the storyline is as cliched and predictable as it gets and the characters have about as much depth as a bowl of cereal. I watched the dub because I'm an idiot, and the actor for Laetitia is actually godawful, not communicating any emotions other than slightly nervous. Everyone else was okay, though the characters they were playing could not be more one note.

There are some good aspects though. As someone who despises anime and the art style of most of them, I loved the art style of this, it was absolutely wonderful, not Pixar ...

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