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Orders to Assassinate Lupin is the fifth Lupin III television special and was the first TV special to introduce a darker tone and a different director. It originally aired on July 23, 1993.


Someone sent orders to assassinate Lupin! Will he survive or die trying?

After the intrepid Inspector Zenigata is reassigned from the Lupin case to destroying the international weapon smugglers Shot Shell, master thief Lupin the Third decides to help the old man get his job back. To infiltrate Shot Shell, the gang "borrows" a nuclear Russian submarine and enlists the help of a nuclear physicist named Karen, who keeps suspiciously eyeing Lupin's partner Jigen. If that wasn't enough, Zenigata's Interpol successor is an assassin with orders to take out the entire Lupin gang!

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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
John Klause Nachi Nozawa
Karen Korosky Atsuko Tanaka
Keith Hayden Unshō Ishizuka
Brad Banjō Ginga
Malone Nobuo Tobita

Additional Voices:[1]

  • Takehiro Koyama
  • Yuzuru Fujimoto
  • Yukitoshi Hori
  • Yoshiko Kamei
  • Osamu Sakuta
  • Takashi Irie
Italian ("Lupin - Il pericolo è il mio mestiere" [Mediaset] / "Viaggio nel pericolo")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Roberto Del Giudice
Daisuke Jigen Sandro Pellegrini
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Antonio Palumbo
Fujiko Mine Alessandra Korompay‏‎‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Rodolfo Bianchi
John Klause Mino Caprio
(as John Cloths)
Karen Korosky Vittoria Febbi
(as Karen Kowalsky)
Keith Hayden Fabrizio Pucci
(as Keith Arnett)
Brad Unknown
Malone Unknown
English ("Voyage to Danger")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Sonny Strait
Daisuke Jigen Christopher R. Sabat
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Mike McFarland
Fujiko Mine Meredith McCoy‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Phillip Wilburn
John Klause Kent Williams
Karen Korosky Julie Mayfield
(as Karen Korinsky)
Keith Hayden Dameon Clarke
Brad Brice Armstrong
Malone Unknown

Additional Voices:

  • Chris Rager as Interpol Chief
  • Kent Williams
  • Mike McFarland
French ("Destination Danger")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Bruno Magne
(as Lupan)
Daisuke Jigen Hervé Caradec
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Constantin Pappas
Fujiko Mine Nathalie Homs‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Constantin Pappas
John Klause Thierry Kazazian
(as John Claude)
Karen Korosky Susan Sindberg
(as Karen Korinsky)
Keith Hayden Yann Pichon
Brad Unknown
Malone Unknown

Additional Voices:[2]

  • Gilbert Lévy as Commissaire d'Interpol
German ("Der Höllentrip")
Characters Voice Actors
Lupin III Peter Flechtner
Daisuke Jigen Tilo Schmitz
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Peter Reinhardt
Fujiko Mine Ghadah Al-Akel‏‎
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Stefan Staudinger
John Klause Detlef Bierstedt
(as John Clods)
Karen Korosky Katrin Zimmermann
(as Dr. Karen Kovalsky)
Keith Hayden Jan Spitzer
(as Kith Hiden)
Brad Reinhard Scheunemann
Malone Unknown

Additional voices:[3]

  • Raimund Krone



  • VHS November 1, 1993? (VPVY-63193, VAP)
  • Laserdisc (VPLV-70314, VAP)
  • DVD February 21, 2000 CD Packaging (VPBY-11019, VAP)
  • DVD DVD Packaging (VPBY-17781, VAP)
  • DVD Orders to Assassinate Lupin & Burn, Zantetsuken! (Futabasha)
  • Blu-ray March 17, 2010 Lupin the Third: Lupin the BOX -TV Special BD Collection- (VPXY-71910, VAP)


  • VHS 1996 (Medusa Video) [Custom cover]
  • DVD March 23, 2005 (Yamato Video)
  • DVD 2005 Lupin the 3rd Special DVD Collection - Viaggio nel Pericolo (1LUP15, DeAGOSTINI/Yamato Video)
  • DVD 2012 Lupin III Film Collection (Uscita 16, Yamato Video)


  • DVD May 20, 2003 (Funimation)
  • Blu-ray/DVD July 26, 2015 (Discotek Media)


  • DVD September 29, 2006 (SPV)
  • DVD February 18, 2021 Lupin III – TV-Special Collection (KAZE)
  • Blu-ray February 18, 2021 Lupin III – TV-Special Collection (KAZE)


  • The TV special was partly based on "Part III Episode 50" from Lupin the 3rd Part III in terms of Lupin stealing a Russian nuclear submarine called the Ivanov and was written by the same person.
  • Hisashi Eguchi who was the character designer was going to have Lupin in a yellow jacket and concept art was made however his request was ignored.[4]
  • The French dub changed Lupin to Lupan due to copyright reasons regarding the Arsène Lupin name and was based on the Italian dub due to using Inspector Koichi Zenigata's nickname of Zazà.[2]
  • As an Easter egg, the DVD has an outtake from the English dub of Lupin and Zenigata singing the theme song together.
  • Yasuo Yamada, who was still reeling from hypokalemia at the time, became very tired while recording and had to sit for the rest of it. As Yamada went home from the recording session, director Masaaki Osumi called out, "I want you to heal your body and get well, and to appear in the work I have written." He came into the studio feeling better afterwards, although his physical health gradually declined as the months passed.



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  1. ルパン三世 ルパン暗殺指令. (in Japanese)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Planete Jeunesse - Lupin III : TVFilm 5 - Destination Danger (in Francais)
  3. (in Deutsche)
  4. Hisashi Eguci Twitter (Japanese)