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Elusiveness of the Fog is the 19th Lupin the 3rd television special.


Lupin during a daring escape from Interpol is immediately catapulted 500 years into the past together with the gang and good old Inspector Zenigata. A mysterious individual called Mamo for reasons unknown is in possession of a time machine and with an unlimited grudge regarding a famous painting. Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Zenigata will have to fight together in the past to regain the future.

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
Kyosuke Mamo Shidō Nakamura
Iseka Hōko Kuwashima
Eshika Akira Ishida
Hasama Takamaru Seko
Obitaki Takeshi Watabe
Takaya Shōtarō Ōkubo
Takaya's Father Taitem Kusunoki
Ofumi Mari Sekine
Fujiko's Descendant Yukari Nishio
Lupin XXXIII Kanichi Kurita

Additional voices:[1]

  • Shinshū Fuji
  • Dai Imuta
  • Sayuri Sadaoka
  • Megumi Yamato
  • Teruyuki Tanzawa
  • Kentarō Tone
  • Daisuke Kon
  • Hiroki Amemiya
Italian ("La lampada di Aladino")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Stefano Onofri
Daisuke Jigen Sandro Pellegrini
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Antonio Palumbo
Fujiko Mine Alessandra Korompay‏‎‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Rodolfo Bianchi
Kyosuke Mamo Nicola Marcucci
Iseka Emanuela Damasio
Eshika Unknown
Hasama Unknown
Obitaki Unknown
Takaya Gabriele Patriarca
Takaya's Father Unknown
Ofumi Alessandra Korompay
Fujiko's Descendant Unknown (Alessandra Korompay?)
Lupin XXXIII Stefano Onofri



  • DVD October 24, 2007 Standard Edition (VPBY-12822, VAP)
  • DVD/CD October 24, 2007 1st Print Limited Edition with Soundtrack CD (VAP)
  • DVD (VPBY-16311 reprint, VAP)
  • DVD Elusiveness of the Fog & Sweet Lost Night (Futabasha)
  • Blu-ray March 17, 2010 Lupin the Third: Lupin the BOX -TV Special BD Collection- (VPXY-71910, VAP)


  • DVD 2011 Lupin III Film Collection (No.3, Yamato Video)
  • DVD March 7, 2013 (Yamato Video)
  • Blu-ray August 29, 2012 (Yamato Video)


  • Blu-ray April 27, 2021 The Elusiveness of the Fog (Discotek, Japanese with English subtitles)


Promo Art


  • The TV Special is set in Hamanaka where Monkey Punch came from.
  • This TV Special has an eye catch after Lupin via Ofumi gives Zenigata the key to escape his cell. The eye catch is a reference to Lupin the 3rd Part 2 including the same jingles except Lupin is in his Fiat 500 instead of the Mercedes SSK and was completely animated by Yasuo Otsuka. This only applies to the Japanese original as this was removed in the International master.
  • For unknown reasons, Kyosuke Mamo was the last to be listed on the credits despite being a major character.
  • This TV Special was the return of Telecom Animation Film after refusing to work on the series after the aftermath of Farewell to Nostradamus.
  • The Italian dub changed Love Theme from Lupin III to an instrumental version in the credits.


v  e
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 霧のエリューシヴ. (in Japanese)