Lupin III vs. Detective Conan

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Synonyms: Lupin Sansei vs Meitantei Conan, Lupin III vs. Meitantei Conan
Japanese: ルパン三世 vs 名探偵コナン


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 27, 2009
Producers: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.781 (scored by 1577715,777 users)
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Ranked: #8832
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Popularity: #3278
Members: 29,585
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In a country called Vesparand, a new mineral with super stealth properties has been discovered which attracts Lupin's attention. At the same time the untimely deaths of Queen Sakura and her son, Prince Gill, leave Princess Mira next in succession to the throne. During a trip to Japan, Princess Mira finds her double in Ran and takes the opportunity to trade places, which ends with Ran being spirited away to Vesparand with Conan, Zenigata, Kogoro Mouri, Lupin and Fujiko in tow. There they meet a waiting Jigen and solve the mystery of the deaths of the Queen and Prince.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamegaki, Hajime
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Lupin III Theme '78" (2002 version) (ルパン三世のテーマ'78 (2002 Version))

Ending Theme

"Lupin III Theme '89" (ルパン三世のテーマ'89)

Mar 29, 2009
dbaranyi (All reviews)
I just watched the "Lupin III vs Detective Conan" special and it was a lot of fun. The writers pulled off the story much better than I expected and all the characters were thoroughly integrated while the various scenes and actions all captured the respective spirits of the two franchises. Even the differences in character designs were well integrated yet all of the characters retained their traditional appearances. To be fair, the story was much more a Conan mystery than a Lupin adventure, but considering that "Meitantei Conan" is the series that is still on the air regularly and maintains high ratings, that shouldn't be read more
Oct 17, 2009
Psycho_Sanji (All reviews)
Lupin III vs Detective Conan is a very cool TV special.

This crossover between the two long running series is done quite well. There's a story involving a princess in danger, who looks just like Ran. Conan is on the case, and meanwhile Lupin wants to take a crown, which he attempted to steal long ago. This involves a nice flashback to Lupin wearing his classic green jacket, so we get both red and green action in this.

The plot is a Detective Conan style murder mystery, and the Lupin gang is added to the mix, bringing their brand of fun. It's a fairly complex plot, but read more
Apr 27, 2020
Riiakuma (All reviews)
Love Lupin III? Love Conan? Well this is the perfect movie for you. It combines both elements of Conan and Lupin into one and gives both characters an equal amount of screen time. To be honest I haven’t watched a lot of Conan yet but this did give me a lot more insight into the characters and I understood the film with limited knowledge.

Story 10!
Lupin III vs Detective Conan had me laughing so many times. There were scenes were Lupin and Detective Conan had to collaborate and there was plenty of banter between the two. It was really interesting how they incorporated to read more

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