Lupin III: Prison of the Past

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Synonyms: Lupin Sansei: Prison of the Past
Japanese: ルパン三世 プリズン・オブ・ザ・パスト


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 29, 2019
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, MysteryMystery, ComedyComedy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 847847 users)
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Ranked: #43102
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Popularity: #8086
Members: 2,881
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The episode focuses on Lupin's gang descending upon the Kingdom of Dorrente in order to rescue a famous thief who has been detained. While this takes place, the most notorious thieves from around the world gather in the kingdom.

(Source: MAL News)


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Ohno, Yuji


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Jun 4, 2020
CataOrShane (All reviews)
I've watched all Lupin III's seasons and a lot of the movies. This film felt like a parody of Lupin's 50 year legacy and I'll explain why in this review.

Animation: clean, colourful and with the old school charm that is part of Lupin III's iconic visuals. However, at the end of the movie, it was quite inconsistent.

1) Lupin III's iconic theme song was ruined by some dodgy lyrics and vocals. For 50 years, the instrumental has been a constant presence in every episode, movie, OVA, special. Yet, for some odd reason, this movie wanted it to be different and it was just read more
Oct 6, 2020
NinjaKidKat2 (All reviews)

This is my first review on this site and just in general, so excuse me if some of my points don't come over all that well.

Lupin III! After hearing about the animated movie it has gotten, I've gotten very interested in the series and genuinely enjoyed what I saw of it. Watched First Contact, and absolutely loved it, so I looked for something else in the series that might give me about the same level of enjoyment. Eventually I settled on Prison Of The Past after some site recommended it. It came out last year too, so surely it must have read more
Jun 17, 2020
Riiakuma (All reviews)
I LOVE Lupin III and I really appreciate that they used red Jacket Lupin! This special is really fun and nostalgic. Within the first opening scene they used the Lupin III theme with vocals and it was truly music to my ears.

ART 10/10
I think the art style is really crisp and clean for 2019. Although I’ll always love the classic Lupin artstyle I quite like this new modern art style too! I guess it’s important to realise that anime is changing and so will old art styles. It’s good to appreciate both!

MUSIC 10/10
I always love Lupin III soundtrack. Love going on a drive read more

Recent News

TV Special 'Lupin III: Prison of the Past' Premieres in November

TV Special 'Lupin III: Prison of the Past' Premieres in November

Nippon Television announced on Friday that a new TV special for the Lupin III franchise will air on November 29 at 9:00 p.m. Titled Lupin III: Prison of the Past, more

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