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Angel's Tactics - The Fragment of a Dream Smells of Murder is the 17th Lupin the 3rd television special.


Area 51, the famous American military base where its the most protected in the world: a secret wrapped in mystery locked up in an enigma. In the center of all is an unknown metallic sphere perhaps alien. No wonder that Lupin and his flawless gang are going take the small, rare treasure? No wonder that in the distance, it seems that instantly old man Zenigata as much of a flawless policeman is in the deep end? But not even Lupin, with all his experience expects having to face a group of such glamorous opponents, unpredictable and deadly like the beautiful Bloody Angels.


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



  • VHS October 2005 (VPVY-68468)
  • DVD October 2005 Standard Edition (VPBY-124??, VAP)
  • DVD/CD October 2005 1st Print Limited Edition with Soundtrack CD (VPBY-12431, VAP)
  • DVD (VPBY-17474 reprint, VAP)
  • DVD Angel's Tactics - The Fragment of a Dream Smells of Murder & Seven Days Rhapsody (Futabasha)
  • Blu-ray March 17, 2010 Lupin the Third: Lupin the BOX -TV Special BD Collection- (VPXY-71910, VAP)


  • DVD Lupin the 3rd Special DVD Collection (?LUP??, DeAGOSTINI/Yamato Video)
  • DVD February 10, 2009 (Yamato Video)
  • DVD April 13, 2012 Lupin III Film Collection (N.25, Yamato Video/La Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • When Lupin is smoking outside with an empty window showing Sophie inside the ruin, his cigarette butt is purple instead of brown. This happens twice due to recycled footage.


  • In the Italian dub, this was the last TV special that featured Roberto Del Giudice as the voice of Lupin. He died two weeks before the Italian air date. Also during its repeat airing on March 4 2020, the ending was cut off halfway through the credits not showing what happened to the Original Metal Sphere.
  • This was the last Lupin the 3rd animation to be released on VHS.
  • This was the first TV Special to be credited as MP Works (aka Monkey Punch Works, M.P. Works) run by Monkey Punch's son Shuhei Katō however he was not involved with the anime until 2012. It is also the first TV Special to list the Lupin III Official Magazine.



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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