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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: Action, Comedy, Shounen
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.571 (scored by 2,142 users)
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Ranked: #52882
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Popularity: #4947
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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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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


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