Lupin III: Pilot Film

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Japanese: ルパン三世 Pilot Film


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1969
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Ranked: #64982
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Two years after the birth of the manga a pilot film was released. It was a brief film of only 13 minutes that had the purpose of assay the response to a possible future anime realization of Lupin III. The pilot opens with a challenge call from Lupin to Zenigata from a public phone.
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Monkey Punch
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Sugii, Gisaburou
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Ootsuka, Yasuo
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Jun 5, 2015
Haneken2086 (All reviews)
In 1967, manga writer Monkey Punch created a comic called Lupin III, about a charming thief who was able to commit incredible heists and get away to brag about them. The manga was a roaring success, with its thrilling adventures, sensual women, and charming (if not trustworthy) protagonists; today it has passed into anime history as a milestone, with Lupin's incredible escapades making him a counterpart to James Bond.

This was the first ever animated adaptation of Lupin III, airing only two years after the manga began. As its title notes, it was a pilot film, intended to start up a series about Lupin. It read more
Dec 16, 2019
ojmendez (All reviews)
I don't have a History with the Lupin the 3rd franchise. I remember watching a episode or a movie in the early 2000s and thought the Lupin character was cool. Then forgot about the character for many years until a few months ago when I saw Castle of Caglioastro have had a interest in the character again. So I figured that I should start from the beginning with the plot film that was released in 1969.

The Plot film is a 12 minutes short giving you a introduction to all the main characters showcasing who they are. The animation is hilariously 1960s I mean this in read more

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