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$1 Money Wars is the 12th Lupin the 3rd television special.


Lupin disguises himself and attends a New York City auction, bidding on an antique ring. The ring holds the secret location of a legendary broach; the broach is said to bring good fortune to whomever wears it and has been in the possession of notable leaders such as Napoleon, Lenin, and Hitler. When a bidder outbids him by one dollar, he decides to take the more traditional route and steal it. However, a heavily armed group of men lead by Alex Nabikov attempts to relieve him of his prize. Their boss is none other than Cynthia Craymov, the head of the Bank of the World.

Lupin gathers the troops to try to steal the ring back from Craymov's heavily protected headquarters. He succeeds in stealing it once again but appears to be fatally shot as they make their getaway. If Lupin is dead, who will stop Cynthia from obtaining the broach!?

Long Summary


Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Kanichi Kurita
Daisuke Jigen Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Makio Inoue
Fujiko Mine Eiko Masuyama
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Gorō Naya
Cynthia Craymov Mami Koyama
Sandy Fishburne Rica Matsumoto
Alex Nabikov Jōji Nakata

Additional Voices:[1]

  • Fumio Matsuoka
  • Eken Mine
  • Yōsuke Akimoto
  • Naoki Bandō
  • Takehiro Koyama
  • Aruno Tahara
  • Atsuki Tani
  • Hiroto Torihata
  • Hiroyuki Yokō
  • Toshitaka Shimizu
  • Ryōko Nagata
Italian ("Per un dollaro in piu'" [Mediaset] / "$1 Money Wars")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Roberto Del Giudice
Daisuke Jigen Sandro Pellegrini
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Antonio Palumbo
Fujiko Mine Alessandra Korompay‏‎‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Rodolfo Bianchi
Cynthia Craymov Roberta Pellini
Sandy Fishburne Unknown
Alex Nabikov Roberto Draghetti
English ("Missed by a Dollar")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Sonny Strait
Daisuke Jigen Christopher R. Sabat
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Mike McFarland
Fujiko Mine Meredith McCoy‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Phillip Wilburn
Cynthia Craymov Stephanie Nadolny
(as Cynthia Fullerton)
Sandy Fishburne Susan Huber
Alex Nabikov Troy Baker

Additional Voices:

  • Christopher Bevins as Gilbert
  • Kyle Hebert
  • Alison Retzloff
  • Brandon Bristow
  • Bill Townsley



  • VHS (VAP) [Needs confirmation]
  • DVD October 21, 2000 CD Packaging (VPBY-11141, VAP)
  • DVD DVD Packaging (VPBY-17798, VAP)
  • DVD Da Capo of Love: Fujiko's Unlucky Days & 1$ Money Wars (790900, Futabasha)
  • Blu-ray March 17, 2010 Lupin the Third: Lupin the BOX -TV Special BD Collection- (VPXY-71910, VAP)


  • DVD 2003 (Shin Vision)
  • DVD 2004 Lupin the 3rd Special DVD Collection (1LUP09, DeAGOSTINI/Mediaset/Shin Vision)
  • DVD (Shin Vision/EXA Video)
  • DVD Lupin III Film Collection (Uscita 21, Yamato Video/La Gazzetta dello Sport)
  • DivX/PC 2004 (Shin Vision)


  • DVD March 14, 2006 (Funimation)
  • Blu-ray March 30, 2021 Lupin III/the Third: Mi$$ed by a Dollar (Discotek)


  • This was the last TV Special and the last Lupin animation to be traditionally animated and last to be shot on film. From Alcatraz Connection onwards, they were digitally animated.
  • This was also the last TV Special produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and the first to be released and credited as TMS Entertainment due to the name change during production.
  • This was the last TV Special to be dubbed by Funimation as part of a package from NTV and no TV Specials were dubbed into English until Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid.
  • Bank of World became Bank of the World in the English and Italian dubs.
  • After Zenigata discovers the police officer being taped up, he sees multiple Lupins across the auction:
  • There are other unidentifiable Lupins however the idea was based on Part 1 Episode 19 where there were multiple people disguised as Lupin to fool Zenigata and the real Lupin is disguised as an officer.
  • As Zenigata remove the Lupin face masks from people, a NTV cameraman can be seen. NTV being the network that aired the TV Special.
  • Originally the Italian dub used Hallo Lupin as its opening song. When this was aired on Italia 2 in Italy on its premiere on April 15th 2020 and its repeat on the 16th, Mediaset had used the Japanese DVD master due to not only that it had Japanese writing on its credits but also had the VAP video logo appear before the special. This meant that the TV Special was uncut.


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Lupin the 3rd Anime Media
Part 1Part 2Part IIITWCFMPart 4Part 5Part 6
The Mystery of MamoThe Castle of CagliostroThe Legend of the Gold of BabylonFarewell to NostradamusDead or AliveThe First
The Plot of the Fuma ClanReturn of the MagicianGreen vs. RedMasterFileDaisuke Jigen's GravestoneThe Blood Spray of Goemon IshikawaFujiko Mine's Lie
TV Specials
Bye-Bye Liberty - Close Call!Mystery of the Hemingway PapersSteal Napoleon's Dictionary!From Russia With LoveOrders to Assassinate LupinBurn, Zantetsuken!Pursue Harimao's Treasure!!The Secret of Twilight GeminiWalther P38Tokyo CrisisFujiko's Unlucky Days$1 Money WarsAlcatraz ConnectionEpisode 0: First ContactOperation Return the TreasureStolen LupinAngel's TacticsSeven Days RhapsodyElusiveness of the FogSweet Lost NightThe Last JobBlood Seal - Eternal MermaidAnother PagePrincess of the BreezeItalian GameGoodbye PartnerPrison of the Past
Lupin the Third: Pilot FilmLupin VIIILupin III 3DCGIs Lupin Still Burning?
Lupin III vs. Detective ConanLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie


  1. ルパン三世 1$マネーウォーズ. (in Japanese)