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Lupin III Part II (Japan: ルパン三世 2nd series), also colloquially known as Shin Lupin III (新ルパン三世, lit. New Lupin III) or the Red Jacket series, is the second Lupin III television series which ran for 155 episodes spread over 4 seasons. It was simply titled "Lupin III" during broadcast, retrospectivelly getting "Part II" 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 contemporaneaously with season 4.

Donning a red jacket, Lupin reunited with Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko to resume their thieving ways. This series retained the comic tone Miyazaki and 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.

Production

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

Release

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.

The episodes, Wings of Death - Albatross and Farewell My Beloved Lupin, both directed by Hayao Miyazaki, were the first episodes of Red Jacket 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.

Currently the entire series is available to stream via Crunchyroll in the US and the first 3 episodes in Japanese as well as episodes 1, 2, 4 and 28 in English are available to watch on Youtube via TMS official channels.

The series has the distinction of being the first anime series to be broadcast in stereo starting with episode 99 and intermittently to the end.

Voice Cast

Japanese

Italian

English

  • Tony Oliver as Arsène Lupin III (1-79)
  • Bob Bergen as Wolf/Lupin (145 and 155)
  • Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen (1-79)
  • Steve Bulen as Daisuke Jigen (145 and 155)
  • Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (1-79)
  • Steve Kramer as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (145 and 155)
  • Michelle Ruff as Fujiko Mine (1-79)
  • Edie Mirman as Fujiko Mine (145 and 155)
  • Dan Lorge as Inspector Zenigata (1-79)
  • David Povall as Inspector Zenigata (145 and 155)

French (Edgar, le Détective Cambrioleur)

  • Philippe Ogouz as Edgar de la Cambriole (Lupin III; 1-52)
  • Francis Lax as Auguste/Isidore/Jigen (1-52)
  • Jacques Ferrière as Inspecteur Gaston Lacogne
  • Serge Lhorca as Inspecteur Gaston Lacogne
  • Jacques Ferrière as Yokitori Goémon
  • Serge Lhorca as Yokitori Goémon
  • Catherine Lafond as Magali Mine
  • Nadine Delanoë as Magali Mine

Episodes

Season 1

JP# US# Title Original air date
1 1 "The Dashing Entrance of Lupin III" October 3, 1977
2 2 "A Bouquet of Bills Blossom in Rio's Sunset" October 10, 1977
3 26 "Hitler's Legacy" October 17, 1977
4 3 "I Can Hear Nessie's Song" October 24, 1977
5 4 "I'll Tell You How to Transport Gold Bullion" October 31, 1977
6 5 "Is the Leaning Tower of Pisa Standing" November 7, 1977
7 6 "Tutankhamen's 3000-Year Curse" November 14, 1977
8 7 "The Venice Superexpress" November 21, 1977
9 8 "What Do You Think of Ukiyoe Blues?" November 28, 1977
10 9 "Steal File M123" December 5, 1977
11 10 "Wager on the Monaco GP" December 12, 1977
12 11 "A Present for the President" December 19, 1977
13 12 "The Great San Francisco Chase" December 26, 1977
14 13 "The Great Caribbean Adventure" January 9, 1978
15 14 "The Great Detectives Take to the Sky" January 16, 1978
16 15 "The Two Faces of Lupin" January 23, 1978
17 16 "Go for the Oildollar" January 30, 1978
18 17 "Black Panther" February 6, 1978
19 18 "Can You Open the Ten-Year Vault?" February 13, 1978
20 19 "Lupin Up Against the Wall" February 20, 1978
21 20 "Goemon's Revenge" February 27, 1978
22 21 "Search the House of Mystery Women" March 6, 1978
23 22 "Witch of the Fourth Dimension" March 13, 1978
24 23 "The Great Thief Nezumi-Koozoo Makes His Appearance" March 20, 1978
25 24 "The Coming of the Killer Iron Lizards" March 27, 1978
26 25 "The Rose and the Pistol" April 3, 1978

Season 2

# Title Original air date
27 "Where Is the Cinderella Stamp" April 10, 1978
28 "Lady Detective Melon" April 17, 1978
29 "The Electroshock Pigeon Operation" April 24, 1978
30 "The Wind Is Hot in Morocco" May 1, 1978
31 "Face the Midnight Sun and Fire" May 8, 1978
32 "Lupin Dies Twice" May 15, 1978
33 "To Whom Does Orion's Crown Belong?" May 22, 1978
34 "Lupin Becomes a Vampire" May 29, 1978
35 "Chase the Gorilla Gang" June 5, 1978
36 "Expose the Secret of Tsukikage Castle" June 12, 1978
37 "The Buried Treasure of Genghis Khan" June 19, 1978
38 "The Sweet ICPO Trap" June 26, 1978
39 "A Diamond Disappeared in the Hong Kong Night Sky" July 3, 1978
40 "Operation Missilejack" July 10, 1978
41 "Find Princess Kaguya's Treasure" July 17, 1978
42 "Lupin Becomes a Bride" July 24, 1978
43 "Where Are Peking Man's Bones" July 31, 1978
44 "The Vanishing Special Armored Car" August 7, 1978
45 "Killing Is the Smell of Wine" August 14, 1978
46 "Lupin Will Fetch a High Price" August 21, 1978
47 "Her Majesty's Slipshod Inspectors" August 28, 1978
48 "Lupin Laughs While the Alarm Bell Rings" September 4, 1978
49 "A Pretty Woman Has Venom" September 11, 1978
50 "Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part One" September 18, 1978
51 "Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part Two" September 25, 1978
52 "Emmanuelle Is an Angel's Whisper" October 2, 1978

Season 3

JP# IT# Title Original air date
53 53 "The Mad Fantoma Mark III" October 9, 1978
54 54 "Detective Hanshichi's Ten-Year Promise" October 16, 1978
55 55 "Falling Cherry Blossoms - The Mysterious Gang of Five - Part I" October 23, 1978
56 56 "Falling Cherry Blossoms - The Mysterious Gang of Five - Part II" October 30, 1978
57 57 "Will It Be the Computer or Lupin?" November 6, 1978
58 58 "The Border Is the Face of Farewell" November 13, 1978
59 59 "The Mysterious World of Madame X" November 20, 1978
60 60 "A Flower of Suicide Blooms in India" November 27, 1978
61 61 "The Flying Zantetsuken" December 4, 1978
62 62 "The Sound of the Devil's Bells Calls Lupin" December 11, 1978
63 63 "A Trap for a Trap!" December 18, 1978
64 64 "Christmas Is in the Hands of the Goddess" December 25, 1978
65 155 "Lupin's Enemy Is Lupin" January 8, 1979
66 65 "Shooting Orders!!" January 15, 1979
67 66 "Lupin's Big Saiyuuki" January 22, 1979
68 67 "Casino Island - Inversion After Inversion" January 29, 1979
69 68 "The Woman Pops Fell in Love With" February 5, 1979
70 69 "Classic Thieves and Mynah Birds" February 12, 1979
71 70 "Lupin vs. the Shinsengumi" February 19, 1979
72 71 "The Skateboard Murder Mystery" February 26, 1979
73 72 "Flowers and Storms and a Thieves' Race" March 5, 1979
74 73 "The Terrifying Chameleon Man" March 12, 1979
75 74 "Fujiko Doesn't Look Good in a Bridal Gown" March 19, 1979
76 75 "Do You Know Shakespeare?" March 26, 1979
77 76 "Arrest Lupin with Horoscopes" April 2, 1979
78 77 "Diamonds Gleam in a Robot's Eye" April 9, 1979
79 78 "The Lupin Funeral March" April 16, 1979
80 79 "The Last Meal is Cup Ramen" April 23, 1979
81 80 "Fujiko! Men Are Tough" April 30, 1979
82 81 "Pops Hostage Rescue Operation" May 7, 1979
83 82 "Lupin's Big Western" May 14, 1979
84 83 "Leave Revenge to Lupin" May 21, 1979
85 84 "ICPO Secret Directive" May 28, 1979
86 85 "The Mysterious Nightlight Mask Appears" June 4, 1979
87 86 "When the Devil Beckons to Lupin" June 11, 1979
88 87 "Lupin's Big South Pole-North Pole Adventure" June 18, 1979
89 88 "Play the Thieves' Symphony" June 25, 1979
90 89 "Bad Guys Are Truly Big Villains" July 2, 1979
91 90 "The Girl Who Travels Through Time" July 9, 1979
92 108 "Madame and a Thieves' Quartet" July 16, 1979
93 91 "Operation Great Wall of China Invader" July 23, 1979
94 92 "Lupin vs. Superman" July 30, 1979
95 93 "From the Ghost Ship with Love" August 6, 1979
96 94 "Lupin's Gourmet Heaven" August 13, 1979
97 95 "Find the Treasure of Lupin I" August 20, 1979
98 96 "The Day Pops Was Gone" August 27, 1979
99 97 "The Combat Magnum Scattered in the Wasteland" September 3, 1979
100 98 "The Famous Painting Theft Ultra Operation" September 10, 1979
101 99 "Versailles Burned with Love" September 17, 1979
102 100 "Lupin Is Fond of Chanel" September 24, 1979
103 101 "The Wolf Saw an Angel" October 1, 1979

Season 4

JP# IT# Title Original air date
104 102 "The Most Dangerous Golden Bed" October 8, 1979
105 103 "Horror - A Woman Disappeared on Devil's Head Island" October 15, 1979
106 104 "You're a Cat, I'm a Dried Tuna" October 22, 1979
107 105 "A Wedding Ring is an Accursed Trap" October 29, 1979
108 106 "Zantetsuken's Lament" November 5, 1979
109 107 "Lupin's Toughest Battle Ever" November 12, 1979
110 109 "Hot Shot: This is Fujiko" November 19, 1979
111 110 "Is the Invader Safe Open?" November 26, 1979
112 111 "Goemon's Close Call" December 3, 1979
113 112 "The Name of the Operation is Chuushingura" December 10, 1979
114 113 "The Secret of the Mystery Painting, The First Supper" December 17, 1979
115 114 "Mona Lisa Smiles Twice" December 24, 1979
116 115 "Have the 108 Bells Rung" December 31, 1979
117 116 "The Chewing-Gum Disguise Operation" January 7, 1980
118 117 "The Southern Cross Looked Like Diamonds" January 14, 1980
119 118 "Lupin, Who Killed Lupin" January 21, 1980
120 119 "Frankenstein Attacks Lupin" January 28, 1980
121 120 "The Treasure My Grandfather Left Behind" February 4, 1980
122 121 "Rare Find: Napoleon's Fortune" February 11, 1980
123 122 "Paris is for Thieves" February 18, 1980
124 123 "1999: A Popcorn Odyssey" February 25, 1980
125 124 "The Big Oildollar Plot" March 3, 1980
126 125 "Together with Lupin to Hell" March 10, 1980
127 126 "Direct Hit! Operation Dead Ball" March 17, 1980
128 127 "The Old Woman and Lupin Thievery Contest" March 24, 1980
129 128 "In Jigen, I Saw the Gentleness of a Man's Soul" March 31, 1980
130 129 "Lupin Vs. the Mystery Man with Two Faces" April 7, 1980
131 130 "Two Goemons - the Mystery of Zantetsuken" April 14, 1980
132 131 "The Himalayan Holy Mountain Thieves' Cult" April 21, 1980
133 132 "Keep Your Hands Off the Hot Treasure" April 28, 1980
134 144 "The Climactic Lupin Arrest Operation" May 5, 1980
135 133 "Poison and Magic and Lupin III" May 12, 1980
136 134 "Revenge of the Gold Butterfly" May 19, 1980
137 135 "The Magnificent Team-Play Operation" May 26, 1980
138 136 "The Treasure of Pompeii and Venomous Snakes" June 2, 1980
139 137 "Steal Everything of Lupin's" June 9, 1980
140 145 "Wolf, Run, Pig, Fall Down" June 16, 1980
141 138 "1980 Moscow Revelation" June 30, 1980
142 139 "The Big Favorite Disappeared at the Grand Race" July 7, 1980
143 146 "The Miami Bank Raid Anniversary" July 14, 1980
144 140 "Fujiko's Close Call Rescue Operation" July 21, 1980
145 141 "Wings of Death - Albatross" July 28, 1980
146 142 "Lupin's Splendid Failure" August 4, 1980
147 143 "The Mermaid That Disappeared in the Midnight Sun" August 11, 1980
148 147 "The Target Is 555 Meters" August 18, 1980
149 148 "The Treasure of Mecca Wore a Veil" August 25, 1980
150 149 "Piano Symphony Zoo" September 1, 1980
151 150 "The Arrest Lupin Highway Operation" September 8, 1980
152 151 "Jigen and a Hat and a Pistol" September 15, 1980
153 152 "The Bills That Came from God" September 22, 1980
154 153 "The Hexagon's Great Legacy" September 29, 1980
155 154 "Farewell My Beloved Lupin (Thieves Love the Peace)" October 6, 1980

Gallery

Trivia

  • In Japan, it was nicknamed Shin Lupin III to differentiate from Lupin the Third Part I, reflecting the New Lupin III manga' title change although the series was still technically called Lupin III. It was only when Lupin the Third Part III got aired that retrospectively got the Part II title alongside Part I, even though officially it was known as Lupin the Third 2nd series (ルパン三世 2nd series) until TMS celebrated their 55th anniversary.

Outside of Japan, the Red Jacket nickname was easier on the grounds that Lupin wore a red jacket throughout the series.

  • In the US, it was also originally 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 I as well as it was the only other series that they had license to. Part I was not released until much later 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.)
  • 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).
  • 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. [1]
  • 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.

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