"Is Lupin Burning...?!" is the first episode of the Green Jacket series. It originally aired on October 24, 1971.


The Hida Speedway has been completed and Lupin is looking to take top prize at the first race. Unfortunately for him, the race is an elaborate trap designed by the Scorpion Gang; they want to kill him and elminate all criminal competition.

With Zenigata watching his every move and Scorpion holding Fujiko hostage, can Lupin outmaneuver them all in his Formula-1 Ferrari?!



In the 1987 Italian redub, nearly all of the torture scene with Fujiko was removed. [1] This also applies to the Spanish Telecinco dub since they used the same masters.


  • The Scorpion logo is spelled as "SCOPION". This mistake is retained in Is Lupin Still Burning? as a reference.


  • This was an adaption of the comic chapter 56 - Dead Heat that in turn was also the basis of Wager on the Monaco GP and the remake Is Lupin Still Burning?.[1]
  • The Hida Speedway was based on the Fuji Speedway and the original layout of the course, however it was not used in Formula One until 1976 and again in 1977 with a different layout. After 1977, it was retired due to a crash that killed two spectators until 2007-2008 where it briefly returned.
  • This is the first episode of the franchise that uses the familiar typewriter styled title card where the writing is shown then the episode name in full appears however this would not return until One Chance for a Prison Break. The episodes after this and Rainy Afternoons are Dangerous! use a simple typewriter title card (with The Man They Called a Magician having this in blue).


  1. 1.0 1.1 [1] Lupin the 3rd European Page Retrieved: August 18, 2019.
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