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Lupin the 3rd Part 2 (ルパン三世(TV第2シリーズ) Rupan Sansei (TV 2 Dai Seriizu)?) is the second animated television based on the Lupin III manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It was produced by TMS Entertainment, and broadcasted by Nippon TV as Lupin III between October 3, 1977 and October 6, 1980. It has aired 155 epiosdes spread over 4 seasons. It is also known as the Red Jacket series (after the colour of Lupin's jacket) and Shin Lupin III (新ルパン三世 New Lupin III?). It retrospectively got "Part 2" title only with the airing of Part III.

After reruns made the first series a fan favorite and following the success of the live action movie Strange Psychokinetic Strategy, the second TV series was produced and set five years after the first series. Two movies were released during the original broadcast: The Mystery of Mamo and The Castle of Cagliostro. It also crossed over with The Rose of Versalles, an anime series by the same studio which ran contemporaneously with season 4.

Donning a red jacket, Lupin III is reunited with Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa XIII, and Fujiko Mine to resume their thieving ways with Koichi Zenigata always trying to catch them. This series retained the comic tone Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata brought to the close of the first series. While the darker tones of the manga were left out, many of the manga stories were adapted into episodes.

Name

When it was originally broadcast, it was called Lupin III however it was nicknamed Shin Lupin III to differentiate from Lupin the 3rd Part 1, reflecting the New Lupin III manga title. This nickname was also used on a Laserdisc called New Lupin the Third Special that had the two Hayao Miyazaki episodes. It was only when Lupin the 3rd Part III got aired that retrospectively got the Part II title alongside Part I, however this originally was not the case outside of international licensing. Officially it was known as Lupin the Third 2nd series (ルパン三世 2nd series) in Japan and is the home video name in Italy. When TMS celebrated its 55th anniversary, the series was renamed to ルパン三世 Part2 in Japan to match its international name. This is the title that is used on its airings on Tokyo MX and Animax, on related Twitter accounts and on the official website. [4]

In the US, due to copyright reasons regarding the Lupin name TMS had licensed the series as Cliff Hanger however no one had picked up the series. Streamline had picked up the rights and since the copyright had expired, it was renamed to Lupin III: Tales of the Wolf. When it was aired on Adult Swim, it was also called Lupin the 3rd however for a different reason. Pioneer decided to choose Part 2 when it was brought over due to missing archives for Part 1 as well as it was the only other series that they had license to. Part 1 was not released until much later by Discotek and the other series weren't dubbed until Part IV in 2017, while The Woman Called Fujiko Mine was dubbed, it is considered a spinoff. TMS had named the series Lupin the 3rd Part 2 and is used on their official English social media as well as streams on Crunchyroll and Amazon Prime.

Due to copyright reasons in France, the series was renamed to Edgar, Le Détective Cambrioleur (Edgar, the Detective Burglar).

Production

Not much is known regarding the production of the Part 2 series. Tokyo Movie, the company that brought Part 1 was closed down in 1976 and was restructured as Tokyo Movie Shinsha (Tokyo Movie New Company) [1]. Lupin the 3rd Part 2 was their first project that they produced with the help of outsourced studios such as Oh Production, Top Craft, Artland who started in 1978[2] and other currently unknown smaller studios.

TMS also set up the studio Telecom Animation Film during this time originally for overseas work however they got their first work on the series.

According to Seiji Takahashi who was studio producer of Nippon Television, the series was produced for a high school audience (12-18). [3]

Release

Further Information: Home Media Releases/Lupin the 3rd Part 2

Produced by the Japanese animation studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha, the series contains 155 episodes which aired between October 3, 1977 and October 6, 1980 on the Japanese television network, Nippon Television. Two feature films, The Mystery of Mamo and The Castle of Cagliostro, were released in theaters during the original broadcast run of the series.

After Japan, the series was aired in Italy in 1981 under the title Le Nuove Avventure di Lupin III (The New Adventures of Lupin III). Later France aired the series in 1985 as Edgar, le Détective Cambrioleur with only 52 episodes being dubbed and Spain aired all 155 episodes in 1991. Spain later received an uncut redub on Animax also covering all episodes.

Episode 145 and Episode 155, both directed by Hayao Miyazaki, were the first episodes of Part 2 to appear in North America. They were dubbed by Streamline Pictures and distributed by Orion Home Video on VHS in 1993 and 1994, both under the title of "Lupin III: Tales of The Wolf". Both episodes were later bundled together on a single tape titled Lupin III's Greatest Capers. Twenty-six episodes of Geneon Entertainment's English adaptation of the anime aired on Adult Swim starting on Monday, January 13, 2003 (January 14, technically, since it premiered at midnight). Episodes 1–27 were broadcast on the channel, with the exception of episode 3. 79 episodes were dubbed in English before Geneon folded and are available on DVD. In total there are 81 English dubbed episodes out of 155.

In 2009, the episodes were restored from the 16mm masters correcting the color as well as removing the grain, dust and scratches. They are also uncropped unlike previous DVD releases, Italian DVDs and the Geneon versions also used on streaming sites. These were the basis for the Blu-ray releases in Japan, the Blu-ray Yamato Video releases in Italy and the Discotek DVD releases in the US.

Currently the entire series is available to stream via Crunchyroll and tubi.tv in the US. Episodes 1, 2, 4 and 28 were in English on Youtube via TMS official channels however they were later removed. In Japan, they are available on Amazon Prime while English speaking countries have 79 episodes with the Geneon English dub. This was uploaded on June 30, 2020. For the United Kingdom and Australia, it was the first time that the series was ever released in those regions.

The series has the distinction of being the first anime series to be broadcast in stereo starting with Episode 99, from Episode 103 onwards the episodes were originally aired in stereo in their original broadcasts.

Cast

Japanese
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Yasuo Yamada
Daisuke Jigen Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Makio Inoue
Fujiko Mine Eiko Masuyama
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Gorō Naya

Italian [Le Nuove Avventure di Lupin III / Lupin the 3rd: La Seconda Serie / Le Avventure di "Lupin III" (Mediaset)]

Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Roberto Del Giudice
Unknown Voice Actor
(Italian Blu-ray, episodes 28, 44, 83, 113)
Daisuke Jigen Sandro Pellegrini
Unknown Voice Actor
(Italian Blu-ray, episodes 28, 44, 69)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Massimo Rossi
Fujiko Mine Piera Vidale
(as Margot Mine)
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Marcello Prando
Unknown Voice Actor
(Italian Blu-ray, episode 83, 99)
Additional Voices Valerio Ruggeri

Spanish

Characters Voice Actors
Telecinco
(1991 dubbing)
Animax
(2008 dubbing)
Lupin III Txema Moscoso Juan Navarro Torello
Daisuke Jigen Juan Pascual
(as Óscar)
Iker Muñoz
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Paul Muniain
(as Francis)
José María Carrero
Fujiko Mine Luz Emparanza
(as Patricia)
Raquel Martín
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Mario Hernández
(as Basilio)
Ángel Rodríguez
English
Characters Voice Actors
Streamline
(1993-1994 dubbing,
as Lupin III: Tales of the Wolf)
*
Geneon
(2002-2006 dubbing,
as Lupin the 3rd)
Lupin III Bob Bergen
(as Wolf/Lupin)
Tony Oliver
Daisuke Jigen Steve Bulen Richard Epcar
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Steve Kramer Lex Lang
Fujiko Mine Edie Mirman Michelle Ruff
Inspector Koichi Zenigata David Povall Dan Lorge

* Wings of Death - Albatross and Farewell My Beloved Lupin only.

French (Edgar, le Détective Cambrioleur)

Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Philippe Ogouz
(as Edgar de la Cambriole)
Daisuke Jigen Francis Lax
(as Jigen/Isidore/Auguste or nameless depending on episode)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Jacques Ferrière
(as Yokitori Goémon, 1-43)
Serge Lhorca
(as Yokitori Goémon, 44-52)
Fujiko Mine Catherine Lafond
(as Magali Mine)
Nadine Delanoë
(as Magali Mine, episode 16)
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Jacques Ferrière
(as Inspecteur Gaston Lacogne, 1-43)
Serge Lhorca
(as Inspecteur Gaston Lacogne, 44-52)

Episodes

Season 1 (Episode 1-26)

No. Title Director(s) Original air date
1 The Dashing Entrance of Lupin III
(ルパン三世颯爽登場?)
October 3, 1977
2 Wads of Bills Bloom in the Rio Sunset
(リオの夕陽に咲く札束?)
October 10, 1977
3 Hitler's Legacy
(ヒトラーの遺産?)
October 17, 1977
4 I Can Hear Nessie's Song
(ネッシーの唄が聞こえる?)
October 24, 1977
5 I'll Tell You How to Transport Gold Bullion
(金塊の運び方教えます?)
October 31, 1977
6 Is the Leaning Tower of Pisa Standing?
(ピサの斜塔は立っているか?)
November 7, 1977
7 Tutankhamen's 3000-Year Curse
(ツタンカーメン三千年の呪い?)
November 14, 1977
8 The Venice Superexpress
(ベネチア超特急?)
November 21, 1977
9 What Do You Think of Ukiyoe Blues?
(浮世絵ブルースはいかが?)
November 28, 1977
10 Steal File M123
(ファイルM123を盗め?)
December 5, 1977
11 Wager on the Monaco GP
(モナコGPに賭けろ?)
December 12, 1977
12 A Present for the President
(大統領への贈り物?)
December 19, 1977
13 The Great San Francisco Chase
(サンフランシスコ大追跡?)
December 26, 1977
14 The Great Caribbean Adventure
(カリブ海の大冒険?)
January 9, 1978
15 The Great Detectives Take to the Sky
(名探偵空をゆく?)
January 16, 1978
16 Two-Faced Lupin
(二つの顔のルパン?)
January 23, 1978
17 Aim for the Oildollar
(オイルダラーを狙え?)
January 30, 1978
18 Black Panther
(ブラックパンサー?)
February 6, 1978
19 Can the 10-Year Vault Be Broken?
(十年金庫は破れるか?)
February 13, 1978
20 Cornered Lupin
(追いつめられたルパン?)
February 20, 1978
21 Goemon's Revenge
(五右ェ門の復讐?)
February 27, 1978
22 Search the House of Mystery Women
(謎の女人館を探れ?)
March 6, 1978
23 Witch of the Fourth Dimension
(第4次元の魔女?)
March 13, 1978
24 The Great Thief Nezumi-Koozoo Makes His Appearance
(怪盗ねずみ小僧現わる?)
March 20, 1978
25 The Coming of the Killer Iron Lizards
(必殺鉄トカゲ見参?)
March 27, 1978
26 The Rose and the Pistol
(バラとピストル?)
April 3, 1978

Season 2 (Episode 27-51)

No. Title Director(s) Original air date
27 Where Did the Cinderella Stamp Go?
(シンデレラの切手はどこへいった?)
April 10, 1978
28 Lady Detective Melon
(女刑事メロン?)
April 17, 1978
29 The Electroshock Pigeon Operation
(電撃ハトポッポ作戦?)
April 24, 1978
30 The Wind Is Hot in Morocco
(モロッコの風は熱く?)
May 1, 1978
31 Shoot into the Midnight Sun
(白夜に向かって撃て?)
May 8, 1978
32 Lupin Dies Twice
(ルパンは二度死ぬ?)
May 15, 1978
33 To Whom Does Orion's Crown Belong?
(オリオンの王冠は誰のもの?)
May 22, 1978
34 Lupin Becomes a Vampire
(吸血鬼になったルパン?)
May 29, 1978
35 Chase the Gorilla Gang
(ゴリラギャングを追っかけろ?)
June 5, 1978
36 Uncover the Secret of Tsukikage Castle
(月影城の秘密をあばけ?)
June 12, 1978
37 The Buried Treasure of Genghis Khan
(ジンギスカンの埋蔵金?)
June 19, 1978
38 The Sweet Trap of ICPO
(ICPOの甘い罠?)
June 26, 1978
39 A Diamond Disappeared in the Hong Kong Night Sky
(香港の夜空にダイヤは消えた?)
July 3, 1978
40 Operation Missilejack
(ミサイルジャック作戦?)
July 10, 1978
41 Find the Treasure of Princess Kaguya
(かぐや姫の宝を探せ?)
July 17, 1978
42 Lupin Becomes a Bride
(花嫁になったルパン?)
July 24, 1978
43 Where Are Peking Man's Bones
(北京原人の骨はどこに?)
July 31, 1978
44 The Vanishing Special Armored Car
(消えた特別装甲車?)
August 7, 1978
45 Killing Is the Smell of Wine
(殺しはワインの匂い?)
August 14, 1978
46 Lupin Will Fetch a High Price
(ルパンお高く売ります?)
August 21, 1978
47 Her Majesty's Slipshod Inspectors
(女王陛下のズッコケ警部?)
August 28, 1978
48 Lupin Laughs at the Alarm Bell
(非常ベルにルパンは笑う?)
September 4, 1978
49 A Pretty Woman Has Venom
(可愛いい女には毒がある?)
September 11, 1978
50 Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part One
(私が愛したルパン(前篇)?)
September 18, 1978
51 Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part Two
(私が愛したルパン(後篇)?)
September 25, 1978

Season 3 (Episode 52-103)

No. Title Director(s) Original air date
52 Emmanuelle is an Angel's Whisper
(エマニエルは天使のささやき?)
October 2, 1978
53 The Crazy Fantoma Mark III
(狂気のファントマ・マークⅢ?)
October 9, 1978
54 Detective Hanshichi's Ten-Year Promise
(半七刑事十年目の約束?)
October 16, 1978
55 Falling Cherry Blossoms - The Mysterious Gang of Five - Part One
(花吹雪 謎の五人衆(前篇)?)
October 23, 1978
56 Falling Cherry Blossoms - The Mysterious Gang of Five - Part Two
(花吹雪 謎の五人衆(後篇)?)
October 30, 1978
57 Computer or Lupin?
(コンピューターかルパンか?)
November 6, 1978
58 The Face of Goodbye at the National Border
(国境は別れの顔?)
November 13, 1978
59 The Mysterious World of Madame X
(マダムXの不思議な世界?)
November 20, 1978
60 Flowers of Suicide Bloom in India
(インドに自殺の花が咲く?)
November 27, 1978
61 The Flying Zantetsuken
(空飛ぶ斬鉄剣?)
December 4, 1978
62 The Sound of the Devil's Bells Calls Lupin
(ルパンを呼ぶ悪魔の鐘の音?)
December 11, 1978
63 A Trap for a Trap!
(罠には罠を!?)
December 18, 1978
64 Christmas Is in the Hands of the Goddess
(クリスマスは女神の手に?)
December 25, 1978
65 Lupin's Enemy Is Lupin
(ルパンの敵はルパン?)
January 8, 1979
66 Shooting Orders!!
(射殺命令!!?)
January 15, 1979
67 Lupin's Big Saiyuuki
(ルパンの大西遊記?)
January 22, 1979
68 CasinIsland - Inversion After Inversion
(カジノ島・逆転また逆転?)
January 29, 1979
69 The Woman Pops Fell in Love With
(とっつあんの惚れた女?)
February 5, 1979
70 Classic Thieves and Mynah Birds
(クラシック泥棒と九官鳥?)
February 12, 1979
71 Lupin vs. the Shinsengumi
(ルパン対新選組?)
February 19, 1979
72 The Skateboard Murder Mystery
(スケートボード殺人事件?)
February 26, 1979
73 Flowers and Storms and a Thieves' Race
(花も嵐も泥棒レース?)
March 5, 1979
74 The Terrifying Chameleon Man
(恐怖のカメレオン人間?)
March 12, 1979
75 A Wedding Dress Doesn't Suit Fujiko
(不二子に花嫁衣裳はにあわない?)
March 19, 1979
76 Dp You Know Shakespeare?
(シェークスピアを知っているかい?)
March 26, 1979
77 Arresting Lupin with Astrology
(星占いでルパン逮捕?)
April 2, 1979
78 Diamonds Shining in the Robot's Eye
(ロボットの瞳にダイヤが光る?)
April 9, 1979
79 The Lupin Funeral March
(ルパン葬送曲?)
April 16, 1979
80 The Last Meal is Cup Ramen
(最後の差し入れはカップラーメン?)
April 23, 1979
81 Fujiko! Men Are Tough
(不二子!男はつらいぜ?)
April 30, 1979
82 Pops Hostage Rescue Operation
(とっつあん人質救出作戦?)
May 7, 1979
83 Lupin's Big Western
(ルパンの大西部劇?)
May 14, 1979
84 Leave Revenge tLupin
(復讐はルパンにまかせろ?)
May 21, 1979
85 ICPO Secret Directive
(ICPO(秘)指令?)
May 28, 1979
86 The Mysterious Nightlight Mask Appears
(謎の夜光仮面現る?)
June 4, 1979
87 When the Devil Beckons tLupin
(悪魔がルパンを招くとき?)
June 11, 1979
88 Lupin's Big South Pole-North Pole Adventure
(ルパンの南極北極大冒険?)
June 18, 1979
89 Play the Thief's Symphony
(ドロボウ交響曲を鳴らせ?)
June 25, 1979
90 Bad Guys Are Truly Big Villains
(悪い奴ほど大悪党?)
July 2, 1979
91 The Girl WhTravels Through Time
(時を駆ける少女?)
July 9, 1979
92 Madame and a Thieves' Quartet
(マダムと泥棒四重奏?)
July 16, 1979
93 Operation Great Wall of China Invader
(万里の長城インベーダー作戦?)
July 23, 1979
94 Lupin vs. Superman
(ルパン対スーパーマン?)
July 30, 1979
95 From the Ghost Ship with Love
(幽霊船より愛をこめて?)
August 6, 1979
96 Lupin's Gourmet Heaven
(ルパンのお料理天国?)
August 13, 1979
97 Find the Treasure of Lupin I
(ルパン一世の秘宝を探せ?)
August 20, 1979
98 The Day Pops Was Gone
(父っつあんのいない日?)
August 27, 1979
99 The Combat Magnum Scattered in the Wasteland
(荒野に散ったコンバット・マグナム?)
September 3, 1979
100 The Famous Painting Theft Ultra Operation
(名画強奪ウルトラ作戦?)
September 10, 1979
101 Versailles Burned with Love
(ベルサイユは愛に燃えた?)
September 17, 1979
102 Lupin Is Fond of Chanel
(ルパンはシャネルがお好き?)
September 24, 1979
103 The Wolf Saw an Angel
(狼は天使を見た?)
October 1, 1979

Season 4 (Episode 104-155)

No. Title Director(s) Original air date
104 The Most Dangerous Golden Bed
(もっとも危険な黄金ベッド?)
October 8, 1979
105 A Woman Disappeared on the Mysterious Demon's Head Island
(怪奇鬼首島に女が消えた?)
October 15, 1979
106 You're a Cat, I'm a Dried Bonito
(君はネコぼくはカツオ節?)
October 22, 1979
107 A Wedding Ring is an Accursed Trap
(結婚指輪は呪いの罠?)
October 29, 1979
108 Zantetsuken's Lament
(哀しみの斬鉄剣?)
November 5, 1979
109 Lupin's Toughest Battle Ever
(ルパン 史上最大の苦戦?)
November 12, 1979
110 Hot Shot: This is Fujiko
(激写これが不二子だ?)
November 19, 1979
111 Is the Invader Safe Open?
(インベーダー金庫は開いたか?)
November 26, 1979
112 Goemon's Close Call
(五右ェ門危機一髪?)
December 3, 1979
113 The Operation Name is Chuushingura
(作戦名は忠臣蔵?)
December 10, 1979
114 The Secret of the Mystery Painting, The First Supper
(迷画最初の晩餐の秘密?)
December 17, 1979
115 Mona Lisa Smiles Twice
(モナ・リザは二度微笑う?)
December 24, 1979
116 Have the 108 Bells Rung
(108つの鐘は鳴ったか?)
December 31, 1979
117 The Chewing-Gum Disguise Operation
(チューインガム変装作戦?)
January 7, 1980
118 The Southern Cross Looked Like Diamonds
(南十字星がダイヤに見えた?)
January 14, 1980
119 Lupin, WhKilled Lupin
(ルパンを殺したルパン?)
January 21, 1980
120 Frankenstein Attacks Lupin
(フランケンシュタイン ルパンを襲う?)
January 28, 1980
121 The Treasure My Grandfather Left Behind
(オレの爺さんが残した宝物?)
February 4, 1980
122 Rare Discovery: Napoleon's Treasure
(珍発見ナポレオンの財宝?)
February 11, 1980
123 A Thief in Paris
(泥棒はバリで?)
February 18, 1980
124 1999: A Popcorn Odyssey
(1999年ポップコーンの旅?)
February 25, 1980
125 The Big Oildollar Plot
(オイルライダーの大策略?)
March 3, 1980
126 Together with Lupin tHell
(地獄へルパンを道づれ?)
March 10, 1980
127 Direct Hit! Operation Dead Ball
(直撃!デッドボール作戦?)
March 17, 1980
128 The Old Woman and Lupin Thievery Contest
(老婆とルパンの泥試合?)
March 24, 1980
129 I Saw the Kindness of a Man's Heart in Jigen
(次元に男心の優しさを見た?)
March 31, 1980
130 Lupin Vs. the Mystery Man with TwFaces
(ルパン対奇人二面相?)
April 7, 1980
131 TwGoemons - the Mystery of Zantetsuken
(二人五右ェ門斬鉄剣の謎?)
April 14, 1980
132 The Himalayan Holy Mountain Thieves' Cult
(霊山ヒマラヤの泥棒教団?)
April 21, 1980
133 Keep Your Hands Off the Hot Treasure
(熱いお宝に手を出すな?)
April 28, 1980
134 Lupin Arrest Summit Operation
(ルパン逮捕頂上作戦?)
May 5, 1980
135 Poison, Magic and Lupin III
(毒薬と魔術とルパン三世?)
May 12, 1980
136 Revenge of the Gold Butterfly
(ゴールドバタフライの復讐?)
May 19, 1980
137 The Magnificent Team-Play Operation
(華麗なるチームプレー作戦?)
May 26, 1980
138 The Treasure of Pompeii and Venomous Snakes
(ボンベイの秘密と毒蛇?)
June 2, 1980
139 Steal Everything from Lupin
(ルパンのすべてを盗め?)
June 9, 1980
140 The Wolf Runs, The Pig Rolls
(狼は走れ、豚は転がれ?)
June 16, 1980
141 1980 Moscow Revelation
(1980モスクワ黙示録?)
June 30, 1980
142 The Big Favorite Disappeared at the Grand Race
(グランドレース消えた大本命?)
July 7, 1980
143 The Miami Bank Raid Anniversary
(マイアミ銀行襲撃記念日?)
July 14, 1980
144 Fujiko's Close Call Rescue Operation
(不二子危機一髪救出作戦?)
July 21, 1980
145 Wings of Death - Albatross
(死の翼 アルバトロス?)
July 28, 1980
146 Lupin's Splendid Failure
(ルパン華麗なる敗北?)
August 4, 1980
147 The Mermaid That Disappeared in the Midnight Sun
(白夜に消えた人魚?)
August 11, 1980
148 The Target Is 555 Meters
(ターゲットは555M?)
August 18, 1980
149 The Treasure of Mecca Wore a Veil
(ベールをはいだメッカの秘宝?)
August 25, 1980
150 Piano Symphony Zoo
(ピアノ交響曲「動物園」?)
September 1, 1980
151 The Arrest Lupin Highway Operation
(ルパン逮捕ハイウェイ作戦?)
September 8, 1980
152 Jigen, a Hat, and a Pistol
(次元と帽子と拳銃と?)
September 15, 1980
153 Wad of Bills Given from God
(神様のくれた札束?)
September 22, 1980
154 The Hexagon's Great Legacy
(ヘクサゴンの大いなる遺産?)
September 29, 1980
155 Farewell My Beloved Lupin
(さらば愛しきルパン?)
October 6, 1980

Gallery

Promotional Artwork

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By Telecom, circa 1994-1995
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By TMS, circa 2000s.

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Original logo used in episodes 1-26.
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Original logo used in episodes 27-51.
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Logo used in episodes 52-103.
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Logo used in episodes 104-155 with the bullet changed to lipstick.
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Italian title.
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Main Protagonist

Other

Notes

Production

  • An unproduced episode "Berlin Wall Big Breakthrough" (ベルリンの壁 大突破, berurin no kabe dai toppa) was written by Kiyohide Ohara.[4]

English Dub

  • On May 27, 2002 TMS Entertainment had rewarded TV and home video rights to Pioneer with the original plan was going to be for seven years.[5] A preview of the English dub was screened by Pioneer for Anime Expo 2002. While Pioneer mentioned that the dub might not be final, it received positive reception during the event.[6]
  • According to Richard Epcar, he voiced Jigen for 104 episodes meaning that the Geneon English dub had dubbed the first 3 seasons. [7] It is currently unknown whether Geneon only got to 79 episodes before losing the license and gone under or they were dubbed and are currently lost since both the Discotek DVDs and streaming services are subtitled only from episode 80 onwards.
  • When Streamline got the rights to license the two episodes that became Greatest Capers, TMS gave them the masters that used the Cliff Hanger name. Cliff Hanger was an attempt to bring Lupin to markets where they couldn't legally use his name however only the Laserdisc game and Latin American dubs of Part 1 were known to use the name. Streamline mostly replaced the Cliff Hanger logo with their own custom logo. [5]

Audio Issues

  • Most of the stereo master tapes from episodes 99 onwards are lost as they are not in the archives, the only remains for stereo sound are Opening 3 used in Part 2 Episode 99 and Part 2 Episode 103 as well as the creditless version with sound effects, and Opening 4 used in season 4. The stereo tapes for Part 2 Episode 104, Part 2 Episode 105, Part 2 Episode 124, Part 2 Episode 145, Part 2 Episode 148, Part 2 Episode 154 and Part 2 Episode 155 were found when they were remastered however some are now lost despite being in stereo on the Laserdiscs and VHS releases.
  • The masters of the Italian dub are known to have its audio in poor condition. Since 1987 when Mediaset got the rights, the series received edits and cuts however some of the censorship was reverted in 2004. VHS and DVD releases were based off the censored airings. When Yamato Video was going to release DVD Box sets of the series in December 2007 with Dolmen, there was an issue with 9 episodes. For the scenes that were cut for broadcast that were either never dubbed, cut and lost or the Italian audio became damaged and was unable to be used, the missing scenes reverted to Japanese with Italian subtitles. [6] For the Blu-ray release there was an attempt the fix the issues. Part 2 Episode 73 where the audio in the last five minutes had degraded in TV airings was cleaned up to make it audible. The missing scenes had to be redubbed appearing to use the dubbed script however since the voice actors passed away, unknown voice actors voiced the missing lines doing impressions of the characters. Since the previews were not dubbed, Theme from Lupin III (Preview/theme 20 seconds) plays on all 155 episodes. [7]

Legacy

  • Due to its popularity in Japan, the Red Jacket series was the basis of the TV Specials after previous failures regarding Pink Jacket (Legend of the Gold of Babylon) and Green Jacket (The Fuma Conspiracy). The Lupin video games (outside of any linked to The Castle of Cagliostro, Lupin III (arcade game) and Lupin III (Super Cassette Vision game)) have the Part II Red Jacket.
  • The series has become extremely popular in Italy, going so far as to have a Lupin Store (a Disney Store-esque shop) located in Milan and is the only other country outside of Japan where re-runs are still aired on various Mediaset channels. There are various buildings with Lupin related artwork painted on. Restaurants that are named after the characters such as Zazà Ramen in Milan and Lupen and Margo (Lupin and Fujiko, with Lupen is spelt as it was pronounced and Margot was the name chosen for the Red Jacket dub) in Florence. Zazà Ramen was later featured in Part 4 Episode 20.

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