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Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid is the twenty-second Lupin III television special. It originally aired on December 2, 2011.

Synopsis

An aquamarine gemstone, the Mermaid's Scale, appears in a secret, underground auction. The queen of the underworld (nicknamed the Bearslayer) coerces the professional jewel-lifter Lupin into stealing the rock for her. Lupin swipes the stone, and quickly discovers not only that it's a forgery, but that the real Mermaid's Scale is part of an unsolved riddle that leads to transcending mortality! Soon, the Bearslayer is found murdered in cold blood! Her seemingly immortal young aide, Misa, is kidnapped by the arms dealer Himuro. The race is on for Lupin and his gang to locate the secret to eternal life... before it's used to send the Earth into a state of endless war!

Cast

Japanese

Italian

  • Stefano Onofri as Arsenio Lupin III
  • Alessandro D'Errico as Jigen Daisuke
  • Antonio Palumbo as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
  • Alessandra Korompay as Fujiko Mine
  • Rodolfo Bianchi as Koichi Zenigata
  • Paola Majano as Masae Todo
  • Federico Di Pofi as Himuro
  • Gaia Bolognesi as Maki
  • Monica Volpe as Misa
  • Perla Liberatori as Yao Bikuni
  • Alberto Bognanni as Arsenio Lupin

The voice actor for Kageura is unknown.

English

  • Tony Oliver as Lupin III
  • Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen
  • Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa
  • Michelle Ruff as Fujiko Mine
  • Doug Erholtz as Inspector Zenigata
  • Ellyn Stern as Masae Todo / Yao Bikuni
  • Todd Haberkorn as Himuro
  • Cherami Leigh as Maki
  • Cristina Vee as Misa
  • Chris Tergliafera as Kageura
  • Keith Silverstein as Arsène Lupin

Releases

Japan

  • DVD (VAP)
  • Blu-ray (VPXY-71189, VAP)

USA

  • DVD August 27, 2019 (Discotek Media)
  • Blu-ray July 30, 2019 (Discotek Media)

Notes

  • This was the first TV Special that was animated in HD and in widescreen.
  • Apart from Kanichi Kurita and Kiyoshi Kobayashi, the Japanese voice cast was replaced. The changeover was publicised. In the Italian dub, the voice of Jigen was also replaced due to the death of Sandro Pellegrini.
  • Debuts of MIyuki Sawashiro as Fujiko, Daisuke Namikawa as Goemon and Koichi Yamadera as Zenigata.
  • Although the romanized spellings of Koichi Yamadera and Koichi Zenigata's given names are the same, Yamadera's name means "One wideness" while Zenigata's means "One happiness".
  • The TV Special is influenced by the Japanese legend of Yaobikuni where someone gains immortality by eating mermaid meat. [1]
  • While Kanichi Kurita voices both Lupin III and Arsène Lupin in the Japanese original, Tony Oliver voices Lupin III while Keith Silverstein voices Arsène Lupin. It is speculated that it is a reference to that Keith Silverstein voices Lupin in the Lupin the IIIrd universe.

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