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Lupin the 3rd Part III is the third animated television based on the Lupin III manga series written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It was produced by TMS Entertainment, and broadcasted by Yomiuri Television (the network which aired the Lupin the 3rd Part 1) between March 3, 1984 and December 25, 1985. It is also known as the Pink Jacket series, after the colour of Lupin's jacket.

During the series run, The Legend of the Gold of Babylon was produced at the same time with the same staff. It is also the first series not to have a typed title card.

Until recently, the series was only available in Japan and Italy receiving DVD releases and for Japan, Blu-ray. It was also aired in Spain. In the US, the entire series is currently available to stream via Crunchyroll and received a Blu-ray boxset in 2021.

Production

The logo

Yuzo Aoki had proposed three character designs for Lupin in this series. A hard Lupin, a soft Lupin and a comical Lupin. His aim was to be in between the gritty style of Masaaki Osumi and the family friendly tone of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki from Lupin the 3rd Part 1.[1]

The initial character designs of the Pink Jacket Series were much more grounded and gritty, bearing a greater resemblance to Monkey Punch's original sketches. Yuzo Aoki had studied the manga and wanted to do his take on the character designs rather than being based off the previous anime.[2][3][4]Lupin and Goemon were given their traditional cleft chins, Jigen's face was more elongated and unlike other appearances his eyes were more visible, and Fujiko was made to look much more delicate and less voluptuous. Then the animation started becoming more loose yet kept the chin for Lupin, Jigen's design reverted back to covering his eyes and Fujiko was redesigned. This change was due to that Aoki wanted to simplify the character designs.[5]

Towards the later half of the series, the production team decided to drop the gritty appearance of the designs and headed towards a more cartoonish nature more closer to Western animation to simplify them even further. This was to get a "simple yet satisfying result".[6] Lupin was redesigned and its design was the same as the Legend of the Gold of Babylon with a rounded chin while Fujiko had two redesigns in terms of her face and her hair.

Due to diverse animation teams as well as a decision to have three character designs for Lupin, the designs and overall look of the show tended to greatly differ from episode to episode and even within the same episode, making the the production look extremely inconsistent. It was an intentional decision as Aoki wanted to express creativity.[7]

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 ("Lupin, l'incorreggibile Lupin" / "Lupin the 3rd - La Terza Serie")
Characters Voice Actors
MITO Film
(1987 dubbing)
CDR
(2021 dubbing)
Lupin III Roberto Del Giudice Stefano Onofri
Daisuke Jigen Sandro Pellegrini Alessandro D'Errico
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Vittorio Guerrieri Vittorio Guerrieri
Fujiko Mine Alessandra Korompay‏‎ Alessandra Korompay‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Enzo Consoli Enzo Consoli
(archived from original dub)
Paolo Siervo

Additional voices:

  • Giorgio Bassanelli Bisbal (CDR dub)

Spanish (Lupin)

Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Ángel Sacristán
Daisuke Jigen Miguel Ángel Del Hoyo
(as Óscar)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Unknown Voice Actor
(as Francis)
Fujiko Mine Unknown Voice Actor
(as Patricia)
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Luis Mas
(as Inspector Basilio)

Home Media Release

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

Episodes

While the series has 50 episodes, TMS Entertainment internally divided the series into four cours or two double cours. The wiki splits it into two seasons due to the different opening and eye catches. The original air date for the last episode is disputed but is officially accepted as airing on December 25, 1985.

Season 1 (Episode 1-26)

No. Title Director(s) Original air date
1 The Gold Ingots Summon Lupin
(金塊はルパンを呼ぶ Kinkai wa Rupan o Yobu?)
Yūzō Aoki March 3, 1984
2 Break the Big Trap
(大いなる罠を暴け Ōinaru Wana o Abake?)
Kenji Kodama March 10, 1984
3 Hello Angel from Hell
(こんにちは 地獄の天使 Konnichiwa Jigoku no Tenshi?)
Saburō Hashimoto March 17, 1984
4 Telepathy is the Signal of Love
(テレパシーは愛のシグナル Terepashī wa Ai no Signal?)
Osamu Nabeshima March 24, 1984
5 Goemon the Peerless
(五右ェ門無双 Goemon Musō?)
Noriko Itakura April 7, 1984
6 Lupin Has Come with a Tank
(ルパンが戦車でやってきた Rupan ga Sensha de Yattekita?)
Kenji Kodama May 19, 1984
7 Garb, The Grim Reaper
(死神ガーブと呼ばれた男 Shinigami Gābu to Yobareta Otoko?)
Shigetsugu Yoshida May 27, 1984
8 Virgin Mary's Escape Strategy
(聖母マリアの脱出作戦 Seibo Maria no Dasshutsu Sakusen?)
Masaharu Okuwaki June 9, 1984
9 Copy Humans are Expensive
(コピー人間は高くつく Kopī Ningen wa Takaku Tsuku?)
Saburō Hashimoto June 16, 1984
10 Hidden Treasure Smells of a Conspiracy
(秘宝は陰謀の匂い Hihō wa Inbō no Nioi?)
Kenji Kodama June 23, 1984
11 The Ruby Sheds Bloody Tears
(ルビーは血の汗を流す Rubī wa Chi no Ase o Nagasu?)
Noriko Itakura July 7, 1984
12 Prisoner of Balutan House
(バルタン館のとりこ Barutankan no Toriko?)
Osamu Nabeshima July 28, 1984
13 Overdoing Masquerade Composition
(悪のり変装曲 Warunori Hensō Kyoku?)
Shigetsugu Yoshida October 20, 1984
14 Do You Like the Abduction Game?
(誘拐ゲームはお好き Yūkai Gēmu wa Osuki?)
Saburō Hashimoto October 27, 1984
15 The Killer Comes Along Quietly
(殺しが静かにやってくる Koroshi ga Shizuka ni Yattekuru?)
Hajime Kamegaki November 3, 1984
16 There is Poison in the Golden Apple
(黄金のリンゴには毒がある Ōgon no Ringo Niwa Doku ga Aru?)
Kenji Kodama November 10, 1984
17 Are You Really Getting Married?
(結婚するって本当ですか Kekkon Surutte Hontō Desu ka?)
Takashi Sokabe November 17, 1984
18 Showtime Smells of Death
(ショータイムは死の香り Shōtaimu wa Shi no Kaori?)
Yūzō Aoki November 24, 1984
19 An Act of Betrayal
(裏切りの荒野を走れ Uragiri no Kōya o Hashire?)
Kenji Kodama December 1, 1984
20 The Man Who Erased His Past
(過去を消した男 Kako o Keshita Otoko?)
Masakatsu Iijima December 8, 1984
21 Farewell, Golden Legend
(さらば黄金伝説 Saraba Ōgon densetsu?)
Tōru Ogihara December 15, 1984
22 Fire Does Not Suit a Diamond
(ダイヤに炎は似合わない Dia ni Honō wa Niawanai?)
Takashi Sokabe December 22, 1984
23 Beirut Mobile Bank Robbery Operation
(ベイルート移動銀行強奪作戦 Beirūto Idō ginkō gōdatsu sakusen?)
Hiroshi Ogawa December 29, 1984
24 Sleep Deeply, My Friend
(友よ深く眠れ Tomoyo Fukaku Nemure?)
Hajime Kamegaki January 12, 1985
25 We are not Angels
(俺たちは天使じゃない Oretachi wa Tenshi Janai?)
Tōru Ogihara January 19, 1985
26 A Ghost in New York
(ニューヨークの幽霊 New York no Yūrei?)
Yūzō Aoki January 26, 1985

Season 2 (Episode 27-50)

No. Title Director(s) Original air date
27 Code Name is Star of Alaska
(暗号名はアラスカの星 Angōmei wa Arasuka no Hoshi?)
Rokō Ogiwara February 2, 1985
28 The Star of Alaska is a Ticket to Hell
(アラスカの星は地獄への報酬 Arasuka no Hoshi wa Jigoku e no Hōshū?)
Rokō Ogiwara February 9, 1985
29 A Honeymoon To The Moon
(月へハネムーンに行こう Tsuki e Honey-Moon ni Ikō?)
Rokō Ogiwara February 16, 1985
30 The Name of the Cocktail Is Revenge
(カクテルの名は復讐 Kakuteru no Na wa Fukushū?)
Takashi Sokabe February 23, 1985
31 Reversal, Reversal, and Again Reversal
(逆転 逆転 また逆転 Gyakuten Gyakuten mata Gyakuten?)
Tsutomu Iida March 2, 1985
32 10 Million Dollar Key
(1000万ドルの鍵 1000man-doru no Kagi?)
Rokō Ogiwara March 9, 1985
33 A Boy Genius Plays a Dangerous Game
(天才少年の危険な遊び Tensai Shōnen no Kiken na Asobi?)
Rokō Ogiwara March 16, 1985
34 Manhattan Crisis
(マンハッタン·クライシス Manhattan Kuraishisu?)
Tsutomu Iida March 23, 1985
35 The Target at the End of the Snow Field
(ターゲットは白銀の果てに Tāgetto wa Hakugin no Hate ni?)
Takashi Sokabe March 30, 1985
36 When The Eagle Descends
(鷲の舞い降りる時 Washi no Maioriru Toki?)
Rokō Ogiwara April 6, 1985
37 Pops Gets Very Angry
(父っつあん大いに怒る Tottsan Ōini Okoru?)
Rokō Ogiwara April 20, 1985
38 Leticia Who Loved Me
(俺を愛したレティシア Ore o Aishita Retishia?)
Masakatsu Iijima April 27, 1985
39 The Gold to My Rival
(ライバルに黄金を Raibaru ni Ōgon o?)
Tsutomu Iida May 11, 1985
40 Great Free-for-all by One Piece of Treasure
(一枚のお宝で大混戦 Ichimai no Otakara de Dai-konsen?)
Takashi Sokabe May 25, 1985
41 A Night Under Martial Law
(戒厳令の夜 Kaigenrei no Yoru?)
Rokō Ogiwara June 8, 1985
42 Steal the Pyramid of Insurance Money
(ピラミッドの保険金を奪え Piramiddo no Hokenkin o Ubae?)
Mitsuo Giya June 22, 1985
43 Farewell, Cinderella
(さらばシンデレラ Saraba Shinderera?)
Tsutomu Iida June 29, 1985
44 Our Papa Is a Thief
(ボクたちのパパは泥棒 Boku-tachi no Papa wa Dorobō?)
Masakatsu Iijima July 6, 1985
45 A Toast to the Con Game
(コンゲームに乾杯 Kon gēmu ni Kanpai?)
Masakatsu Iijima July 20, 1985
46 My Scrap Wings
(俺の翼はスクラップ Ore no Tsubasa wa Scrap?)
Yoshihiro Takamoto July 27, 1985
47 One Stray Picture
(一枚の迷画 Ichimai no Meiga?)
Yoshio Takeuchi August 17, 1985
48 Hades' Tear
(ハディスの涙 Hadisu no Namida?)
Masaharu Okuwaki August 31, 1985
49 The Day When Pops Was Adopted
(とっつぁんが養子になった日 Tottsan ga Yōshi ni Natta hi?)
Tsutomu Iida September 28, 1985
50 Orders to Destroy the Atomic Submarine Ivanov
(原潜イワノフの抹殺指令 Gensen Iwanofu no Massatsu-shirei?)
Rokō Ogiwara December 25, 1985

International

For the Italian dub on Mediaset TV airings, the first episode is the original episode 11 while the first 10 episodes aired after the original last episode.

Relationship to the Manga

Notes

  • A common misconception was that the series was very unpopular however it was more popular than expected. TMS originally only planned 2 cours (26 episodes) for the series however it gained popularity and another 2 cours was commissioned. [8]
  • The airing in Japan was constantly delayed due to baseball and the original broadcast ended up being extended to one and half years. One example being Part III Episode 18 where it was finished in June however got aired in November. Due to this 52 episodes were originally planned however only 50 got produced. [5]
  • In Japan, this series is nicknamed パースリ (pāsuri, Parsley) by fans.
  • When the series was originally aired, at every scene change visible film splices can be seen at the bottom or the top. This was also the same in the first Italian and Spanish dubs, Japanese VHS and early DVD releases. In 2007, TMS and VAP had remastered the video adjusting the color palette and in most cases fixed the splices.
  • The second opening that was used from Episode 27 to 50 (Episode 35 to 50 on VAP releases) does not have a clean opening on any release even in the upload video from TMS to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the anime . The clean opening is considered lost.

Italian Censorship

When the series was originally dubbed into Italian, the series was censored with some episodes edited to the point of not making sense. This was due to that Mediaset had the rights to the series and while much of the content was not suitable for children such as nudity and heavy violence, some decisions affected the plotlines for no given reason. Romantic gestures were also censored or removed. The DVDs are bilingual switching to Japanese during the cut scenes. This dub also suffered from PAL Speedup resorting to higher pitched and sped up music with Sexy Adventure being the most obvious.

On April 2, 2021, Yamato Video had announced a new uncut Italian dub for the Blu-ray with previews of Episode 14 and Episode 18.[9] The dub was released on June 16, 2021 on Amazon Prime[10] and a majority of the series was redubbed with episodes receiving new names. Enzo Consoli was kept as the voice of Koichi Zenigata despite have passed away using archive material from the original dub with Paolo Siervo replacing him on the cut scenes. Selected lines from the original dub were also retained.

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Series
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Movies
The Mystery of MamoThe Castle of CagliostroThe Legend of the Gold of BabylonFarewell to NostradamusDead or AliveThe First
OVA
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
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Lupin III vs. Detective ConanLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie
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Characters
Regular Characters
Lupin IIIDaisuke JigenGoemon Ishikawa XIIIFujiko MineKoichi Zenigata
Side Characters
Music
Opening(s)
Sexy Adventure
Ending(s)
Fairy Night
Song(s)
International Theme(s)
Lupin, l'incorreggibile LupinHallo LupinLupin (fisarmonica)Lupin (Spanish)


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