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Lupin the Third 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. Artland was credited and started from 1978 however it is currently unknown what episodes they had animated. [2]

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

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 with only 52 episodes being dubbed and Spain aired all 155 episodes in 1991.

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.

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 and the Geneon versions. These were the basis for the Blu-ray releases in Japan, the Yamato Video releases in Italy (with different masters, subtitle-less for episodes 72 and 89) and the Discotek releases in the US.

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. These are also available on tubi.tv in the US as well. In Japan they are available on Amazon Prime.

For a list of home video releases see here.

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

The US order was made by Pioneer on the grounds of avoiding Hitler's Legacy until a later date and TMS kept the order for streaming services. The Italian order is as of the airings on Mediaset channels that are different than the DVDs that follow the Japanese order.

Season 1

JP# US# IT# Title Original air date Notes
1 1 1 "The Dashing Entrance of Lupin III"

(ルパン三世颯爽登場)

October 3, 1977
2 2 2 "Wads of Bills Bloom in the Rio Sunset"

(リオの夕陽に咲く札束)

October 10, 1977
3 23 3 "Hitler's Legacy"

(ヒトラーの遺産)

October 17, 1977
4 3 4 "I Can Hear Nessie's Song"

(ネッシーの唄が聞こえる)

October 24, 1977
5 4 5 "I'll Tell You How to Transport Gold Bullion"

(金塊の運び方教えます)

October 31, 1977 Adaptation of New Lupin III 92 金車鉱炉 (Kinsha kōro Gold Car Ore Furnace?)
6 5 6 "Is the Leaning Tower of Pisa Standing?"

(ピサの斜塔は立っているか)

November 7, 1977
7 6 7 "Tutankhamen's 3000-Year Curse"

(ツタンカーメン三千年の呪い)

November 14, 1977
8 7 8 "The Venice Superexpress"

(ベネチア超特急)

November 21, 1977
9 8 9 "What Do You Think of Ukiyoe Blues?"

(浮世絵ブルースはいかが)

November 28, 1977
10 9 10 "Steal File M123"

(ファイルM123を盗め)

December 5, 1977
11 10 11 "Wager on the Monaco GP"

(モナコGPに賭けろ)

December 12, 1977
12 11 12 "A Present for the President"

(大統領への贈り物)

December 19, 1977
13 12 13 "The Great San Francisco Chase"

(サンフランシスコ大追跡)

December 26, 1977
14 13 14 "The Great Caribbean Adventure"

(カリブ海の大冒険)

January 9, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III New Adventures 26-27 A Treasure to Serve (宝がザクザク Takara ga zakuzaku?)
15 14 15 "The Great Detectives Take to the Sky"

(名探偵空をゆく)

January 16, 1978
16 15 16 "The Two Faces of Lupin"

(二つの顔のルパン)

January 23, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III New Adventures 30-31 The Better Half (ジキル・ルパンとハイド・ルパン Jikiru Rupan to Haido Rupan?, Jekyll Lupin and Hyde Lupin)
17 16 25 "Go for the Oildollar"

(オイルダラーを狙え)

January 30, 1978
18 17 26 "Black Panther"

(ブラックパンサー)

February 6, 1978
19 18 17 "Can You Open the Ten-Year Vault?"

(十年金庫は破れるか)

February 13, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III New Adventures 8-9 (ルパンと金庫破り Rupan to kinko yaburi?)
20 19 18 "Cornered Lupin"

(追いつめられたルパン)

February 20, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III 22 Reversal of Fortune (ドンデン返し Donden gaeshi?)
21 20 19 "Goemon's Revenge"

(五右ェ門の復讐)

February 27, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III New Adventures 25 Saint Goemon (五右ェ門の復讐 Goemon no fukushū?)
22 21 27 "Search the House of Mystery Women"

(謎の女人館を探れ)

March 6, 1978 Adaptation of New Lupin III 4 Rota Saru's Advice (ロータ・猿宇の忠告 Roota Saruu no chuukoku?)
23 22 28 "Witch of the Fourth Dimension"

(第4次元の魔女)

March 13, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III 30 Crime Doesn't Weigh (現代下剋上 Gendai gekokujō?, Modern Shimojo)
24 23 29 "The Great Thief Nezumi-Koozoo Makes His Appearance"

(怪盗ねずみ小僧現わる)

March 20, 1978
25 24 20 "The Coming of the Killer Iron Lizards"

(必殺鉄トカゲ見参)

March 27, 1978 Adaptation of New Lupin III 18-19 Iron Lizard (鉄トカゲ Tetsu tokage?)
26 25 30 "The Rose and the Pistol"

(バラとピストル)

April 3, 1978

Season 2

JP/US# IT# Title Original air date Notes
27 21 "Where Is the Cinderella Stamp"

(シンデレラの切手はどこへいった)

April 10, 1978
28 37 "Lady Detective Melon"

(女刑事メロン)

April 17, 1978 Adaptation of New Lupin III 3 Detective Melon (刑事メロン Keiji Meron?)
29 31 "The Electroshock Pigeon Operation"

(電撃ハトポッポ作戦)

April 24, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III 88 Blood Rage (せいては盗をしそんじる(その1) Seite wa Koto o Shisonjiru (Sono Ichi)?)
30 32 "The Wind Is Hot in Morocco"

(モロッコの風は熱く)

May 1, 1978
31 22 "Shoot into the Midnight Sun"

(白夜に向かって撃て)

May 8, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III 32 Double the Pleasure (ルパンの法則 Rupan no hōsoku?, Lupin's Law)
32 23 "Lupin Dies Twice"

(ルパンは二度死ぬ)

May 15, 1978
33 24 "To Whom Does Orion's Crown Belong?"

(オリオンの王冠は誰のもの)

May 22, 1978
34 33 "Lupin Becomes a Vampire"

(吸血鬼になったルパン)

May 29, 1978
35 34 "Chase the Gorilla Gang"

(ゴリラギャングを追っかけろ)

June 5, 1978
36 35 "Expose the Secret of Tsukikage Castle"

(月影城の秘密をあばけ)

June 12, 1978
37 38 "The Buried Treasure of Genghis Khan"

(ジンギスカンの埋蔵金)

June 19, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III New Adventures 24 Payback Playback (いただきーッ Itadakiih?) and 27 A Treasure to Serve (宝がザクザク(その2) Takara ga zakuzaku (sono ni)?)
38 39 "The Sweet ICPO Trap"

(ICPOの甘い罠)

June 26, 1978
39 40 "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 41 "Operation Missilejack"

(ミサイルジャック作戦)

July 10, 1978 Adaptation of New Lupin III 33 Con Jack (コン・ジャック Kon Jakku?)
41 42 "Find Princess Kaguya's Treasure"

(かぐや姫の宝を探せ)

July 17, 1978
42 36 "Lupin Becomes a Bride"

(花嫁になったルパン)

July 24, 1978
43 43 "Where Are Peking Man's Bones"

(北京原人の骨はどこに)

July 31, 1978
44 44 "The Vanishing Special Armored Car"

(消えた特別装甲車)

August 7, 1978
45 45 "Killing Is the Smell of Wine"

(殺しはワインの匂い)

August 14, 1978
46 46 "Lupin Will Fetch a High Price"

(ルパンお高く売ります)

August 21, 1978 Adaptation of Lupin III 9 Gather Ye Bad Men While Ye May (集まれ奇人ども Atsumare kijin domo?, Strange People Gathering) and 81 Japan's Most Wanted (能ある悪党は牙をかくす(その1) Nō Aru Akutō wa Kiba o Kakusu (Sono Ichi)?)
47 47 "Her Majesty's Slipshod Inspectors"

(女王陛下のズッコケ警部)

August 28, 1978
48 48 "Lupin Laughs at the Alarm Bell"

(非常ベルにルパンは笑う)

September 4, 1978
49 49 "A Pretty Woman Has Venom"

(可愛いい女には毒がある)

September 11, 1978
50 50 "Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part One"

(私が愛したルパン(前篇))

September 18, 1978
51 51 "Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part Two"

(私が愛したルパン(後篇))

September 25, 1978

Season 3

JP/US# IT# Title Original air date Notes
52 52 "Emmanuelle Is an Angel's Whisper"

(エマニエルは天使のささやき)

October 2, 1978
53 53 "The Crazy Fantoma Mark III"

(狂気のファントマ・マークⅢ)

October 9, 1978
54 54 "Detective Hanshichi's Ten-Year Promise"

(半七刑事十年目の約束)

October 16, 1978
55 55 "Falling Cherry Blossoms - The Mysterious Gang of Five - Part I"

(花吹雪 謎の五人衆(前篇))

October 23, 1978
56 56 "Falling Cherry Blossoms - The Mysterious Gang of Five - Part II"

(花吹雪 謎の五人衆(後篇))

October 30, 1978
57 57 "Computer or Lupin?"

(コンピューターかルパンか)

November 6, 1978
58 58 "The Face of Goodbye at the National Border"

(国境は別れの顔)

November 13, 1978
59 59 "The Mysterious World of Madame X"

(マダムXの不思議な世界)

November 20, 1978
60 60 "Flowers of Suicide Bloom in India"

(インドに自殺の花が咲く)

November 27, 1978
61 61 "The Flying Zantetsuken"

(空飛ぶ斬鉄剣)

December 4, 1978
62 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 63 "A Trap for a Trap!"

(罠には罠を!)

December 18, 1978 Adaptation of New Lupin III 37 (鬼出神没 Oni de shin botsu?)
64 64 "Christmas Is in the Hands of the Goddess"

(クリスマスは女神の手に)

December 25, 1978
65 155 "Lupin's Enemy Is Lupin"

(ルパンの敵はルパン)

January 8, 1979
66 65 "Shooting Orders!!"

(射殺命令!!)

January 15, 1979
67 66 "Lupin's Big Saiyuuki"

(ルパンの大西遊記)

January 22, 1979
68 67 "Casino Island - Inversion After Inversion"

(カジノ島・逆転また逆転)

January 29, 1979
69 68 "The Woman Pops Fell in Love With"

(とっつあんの惚れた女)

February 5, 1979
70 69 "Classic Thieves and Mynah Birds"

(クラシック泥棒と九官鳥)

February 12, 1979 Adaptation of New Lupin III 8 1 Person, 180 Roles (1人180役 1 nin 180 yaku?)
71 70 "Lupin vs. the Shinsengumi"

(ルパン対新選組)

February 19, 1979
72 71 "The Skateboard Murder Mystery"

(スケートボード殺人事件)

February 26, 1979
73 72 "Flowers and Storms and a Thieves' Race"

(花も嵐も泥棒レース)

March 5, 1979
74 73 "The Terrifying Chameleon Man"

(恐怖のカメレオン人間)

March 12, 1979
75 74 "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 75 "Do You Know Shakespeare?"

(シェークスピアを知っているかい)

March 26, 1979
77 76 "Arresting Lupin with Astrology"

(星占いでルパン逮捕)

April 2, 1979
78 77 "Diamonds Shining in the Robot's Eye"

(ロボットの瞳にダイヤが光る)

April 9, 1979
79 78 "The Lupin Funeral March"

(ルパン葬送曲)

April 16, 1979 Adaptation of Lupin III New Adventures 34-35 The Funeral March of Lupin III (ルパン葬送曲 Rupan sōsōkyoku?)
80 79 "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 80 "Fujiko! Men Are Tough"

(不二子!男はつらいぜ)

April 30, 1979
82 81 "Pops Hostage Rescue Operation"

(とっつあん人質救出作戦)

May 7, 1979
83 82 "Lupin's Big Western"

(ルパンの大西部劇)

May 14, 1979
84 83 "Leave Revenge to Lupin"

(復讐はルパンにまかせろ)

May 21, 1979
85 84 "ICPO Secret Directive"

(ICPO(秘)指令)

May 28, 1979
86 85 "The Mysterious Nightlight Mask Appears"

(謎の夜光仮面現る)

June 4, 1979
87 86 "When the Devil Beckons to Lupin"

(悪魔がルパンを招くとき)

June 11, 1979
88 87 "Lupin's Big South Pole-North Pole Adventure"

(ルパンの南極北極大冒険)

June 18, 1979
89 88 "Play the Thieves' Symphony"

(ドロボウ交響曲を鳴らせ)

June 25, 1979
90 89 "Bad Guys Are Truly Big Villains"

(悪い奴ほど大悪党)

July 2, 1979
91 90 "The Girl Who Travels Through Time"

(時を駆ける少女)

July 9, 1979
92 108 "Madame and a Thieves' Quartet"

(マダムと泥棒四重奏)

July 16, 1979
93 91 "Operation Great Wall of China Invader"

(万里の長城インベーダー作戦)

July 23, 1979
94 92 "Lupin vs. Superman"

(ルパン対スーパーマン)

July 30, 1979
95 93 "From the Ghost Ship with Love"

(幽霊船より愛をこめて)

August 6, 1979
96 94 "Lupin's Gourmet Heaven"

(ルパンのお料理天国)

August 13, 1979
97 95 "Find the Treasure of Lupin I"

(ルパン一世の秘宝を探せ)

August 20, 1979 Adaptation of Lupin III 91-92 Honor Among Thieves - Part I: Red Hot Air (我が闘争(その1) Waga Tōsō (Sono Ichi)?) Honor Among Thieves - Part II: Inspector Lupin (我が闘争(その2) Waga Tōsō (Sono Ni)?)
98 96 "The Day Pops Was Gone"

(父っつあんのいない日)

August 27, 1979
99 97 "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 Adaptation of New Lupin III 23 Western Jigen (ウエスタン次元 Uesutan Jigen?)
100 98 "The Famous Painting Theft Ultra Operation"

(名画強奪ウルトラ作戦)

September 10, 1979
101 99 "Versailles Burned with Love"

(ベルサイユは愛に燃えた)

September 17, 1979
102 100 "Lupin Is Fond of Chanel"

(ルパンはシャネルがお好き)

September 24, 1979
103 101 "The Wolf Saw an Angel"

(狼は天使を見た)

October 1, 1979

Season 4

JP/US# IT# Title Original air date Notes
104 102 "The Most Dangerous Golden Bed"

(もっとも危険な黄金ベッド)

October 8, 1979
105 103 "Horror - A Woman Disappeared on Devil's Head Island"

(怪奇鬼首島に女が消えた)

October 15, 1979 Adaptation of New Lupin III 13 What's happened? (What's happened??)
106 104 "You're a Cat, I'm a Dried Bonito"

(君はネコぼくはカツオ節)

October 22, 1979
107 105 "A Wedding Ring is an Accursed Trap"

(結婚指輪は呪いの罠)

October 29, 1979
108 106 "Zantetsuken's Lament"

(哀しみの斬鉄剣)

November 5, 1979 Adaptation of New Lupin III 50-51 Goemon Sink (五右ェ門流し Goemon nagashi?) and Goemon Star (五右ェ門星 Goemon hoshi?)
109 107 "Lupin's Toughest Battle Ever"

(ルパン 史上最大の苦戦)

November 12, 1979
110 109 "Hot Shot: This is Fujiko"

(激写これが不二子だ)

November 19, 1979
111 110 "Is the Invader Safe Open?"

(インベーダー金庫は開いたか)

November 26, 1979
112 111 "Goemon's Close Call"

(五右ェ門危機一髪)

December 3, 1979 Adaptation of New Lupin III 32 Thieves 53 (盗怪道五十三次 To kai dou go juu san ji?)
113 112 "The Name of the Operation is Chuushingura"

(作戦名は忠臣蔵)

December 10, 1979
114 113 "The Secret of the Mystery Painting, The First Supper"

(迷画最初の晩餐の秘密)

December 17, 1979
115 114 "Mona Lisa Smiles Twice"

(モナ・リザは二度微笑う)

December 24, 1979
116 115 "Have the 108 Bells Rung"

(108つの鐘は鳴ったか)

December 31, 1979
117 116 "The Chewing-Gum Disguise Operation"

(チューインガム変装作戦)

January 7, 1980
118 117 "The Southern Cross Looked Like Diamonds"

(南十字星がダイヤに見えた)

January 14, 1980 Adaptation of New Lupin III 97 (スナイパア?)
119 118 "Lupin, Who Killed Lupin"

(ルパンを殺したルパン)

January 21, 1980
120 119 "Frankenstein Attacks Lupin"

(フランケンシュタイン ルパンを襲う)

January 28, 1980
121 120 "The Treasure My Grandfather Left Behind"

(オレの爺さんが残した宝物)

February 4, 1980 Adaptation of New Lupin III 79-80 Way Out (血路 Ketsuro?), (穴路 Ana ro?)
122 121 "Rare Find: Napoleon's Fortune"

(珍発見ナポレオンの財宝)

February 11, 1980
123 122 "Paris is for Thieves"

(泥棒はバリで)

February 18, 1980
124 123 "1999: A Popcorn Odyssey"

(1999年ポップコーンの旅)

February 25, 1980
125 124 "The Big Oildollar Plot"

(オイルライダーの大策略)

March 3, 1980
126 125 "Together with Lupin to Hell"

(地獄へルパンを道づれ)

March 10, 1980
127 126 "Direct Hit! Operation Dead Ball"

(直撃!デッドボール作戦)

March 17, 1980
128 127 "The Old Woman and Lupin Thievery Contest"

(老婆とルパンの泥試合)

March 24, 1980
129 128 "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
130 129 "Lupin Vs. the Mystery Man with Two Faces"

(ルパン対奇人二面相)

April 7, 1980
131 130 "Two Goemons - the Mystery of Zantetsuken"

(二人五右ェ門斬鉄剣の謎)

April 14, 1980
132 131 "The Himalayan Holy Mountain Thieves' Cult"

(霊山ヒマラヤの泥棒教団)

April 21, 1980 Adaptation of New Lupin III 69-70 Disguise Prevention (変装防止 Hensō bōshi?)
133 132 "Keep Your Hands Off the Hot Treasure"

(熱いお宝に手を出すな)

April 28, 1980 Adaptation of New Lupin III 45-46 Varying Hole Badger (ちがう穴のムジナ Chigau ana no mujina?), Varying Hole Thief (ちがう穴の泥棒 Chigau ana no dorobou?)
134 144 "The Climactic Lupin Arrest Operation"

(ルパン逮捕頂上作戦)

May 5, 1980
135 133 "Poison, Magic and Lupin III"

(毒薬と魔術とルパン三世)

May 12, 1980
136 134 "Revenge of the Gold Butterfly"

(ゴールドバタフライの復讐)

May 19, 1980
137 135 "The Magnificent Team-Play Operation"

(華麗なるチームプレー作戦)

May 26, 1980 Adaptation of New Lupin III 82-83 Without 3 Deaths... Practice to 5 (三死がなくて……五に練習 San shi ga nakute … … go ni renshū?) Hakku Succeeded Without Difficulty (八苦がなくて十に成功 Hakku ga nakute jū ni seikō?)
138 136 "The Treasure of Pompeii and Venomous Snakes"

(ボンベイの秘密と毒蛇)

June 2, 1980
139 137 "Steal Everything of Lupin's"

(ルパンのすべてを盗め)

June 9, 1980 Adaptation of New Lupin III 84-85 Body Changer (ボディ・チェンジャ Bodi chenja?) Body Steel (ボディ・スチール Bodi suchīru?)
140 145 "The Wolf Runs, The Pig Rolls"

(狼は走れ、豚は転がれ)

June 16, 1980
141 138 "1980 Moscow Revelation"

(1980モスクワ黙示録)

June 30, 1980
142 139 "The Big Favorite Disappeared at the Grand Race"

(グランドレース消えた大本命)

July 7, 1980
143 146 "The Miami Bank Raid Anniversary"

(マイアミ銀行襲撃記念日)

July 14, 1980
144 140 "Fujiko's Close Call Rescue Operation"

(不二子危機一髪救出作戦)

July 21, 1980
145 141 "Wings of Death - Albatross"

(死の翼 アルバトロス)

July 28, 1980
146 142 "Lupin's Splendid Failure"

(ルパン華麗なる敗北)

August 4, 1980
147 143 "The Mermaid That Disappeared in the Midnight Sun"

(白夜に消えた人魚)

August 11, 1980
148 147 "The Target Is 555 Meters"

(ターゲットは555M)

August 18, 1980
149 148 "The Treasure of Mecca Wore a Veil"

(ベールをはいだメッカの秘宝)

August 25, 1980
150 149 "Piano Symphony Zoo"

(ピアノ交響曲「動物園」)

September 1, 1980
151 150 "The Arrest Lupin Highway Operation"

(ルパン逮捕ハイウェイ作戦)

September 8, 1980
152 151 "Jigen and a Hat and a Pistol"

(次元と帽子と拳銃と)

September 15, 1980
153 152 "The Bills That Came from God"

(神様のくれた札束)

September 22, 1980
154 153 "The Hexagon's Great Legacy"

(ヘクサゴンの大いなる遺産)

September 29, 1980
155 154 "Farewell My Beloved Lupin (Thieves Love the Peace)"

(さらば愛しきルパン)

October 6, 1980

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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.)
  • When TMS celebrated its 55th anniversary, the series was renamed to ルパン三世 Part2 in Japan. 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]
  • 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. [5]
  • According to Richard Epcar, he voiced Jigen for 104 episodes meaning that the Geneon English dub had dubbed the first 3 seasons. [4] 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.
  • 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 The Combat Magnum Scattered in the Wasteland and The Wolf Saw an Angel as well as the creditless version with sound effects, and Opening 4 used in season 4. All current airings and releases are in mono.
  • 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.

References

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  3. [3]
  4. Richard Epcar Voice Over Resume
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