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Anime : Lupin III: Lupin Vs the Clone

Lupin III: Lupin Vs the Clone Title Lupin III: Lupin Vs the Clone
Japanese Title ルパン三世 ルパンvs複製人間
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Category Movie
Total Episodes 1
Genres Action, Comedy, Mystery
Year Published 1978
Release Date 1978-12-16
Broadcaster -
Studio -
US Distribution Streamline Pictures
User Rating 8.3/10.0 (4 reviews)  (Statistic)
Updated Fri, 16 May 2008 10:05:42 +0000

Alternative titles
Rupan Sansei
Lupin III: The Mystery Of Mamo

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Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) Anime

The movie starts out with Zenigata rushing to Transylvania to investigate the apparent capture and execution of Lupin. Zenigata opens a coffin located in a spooky castle; Lupin's corpse is inside! Zenigata's triumph is cut short as Zenigata turns around to find Lupin also behind him and very much alive. Lupin is surprised himself at seeing his exact double in a coffin.

After a brief chase scene, the film cuts to Egypt where Lupin is trying to recover "The Philosopher's Stone". He retrieves it despite Zenigata's efforts to trap him. He turns the stone over to Fujiko in exchange for a date. Naturally, Fujiko steals the stone from him to sell it to a mysterious man named "Mamo". From there, the film takes many twists and turns as Lupin attempts to find out who Mamo is and what his plans are for the stone and for Fujiko.

Despite some lapses into silly, sci-fi cliches, the plot and tone of the film remains consistent and solid. The characters are well developed during the film. Unlike the flat, "do-gooder" attitude in Cagliostro, each of the characters actually has a complex personality. Jigen struggles with his loyalty to Lupin despite Lupin's stubborn attitude to pursue Mamo and Fujiko. Goemon abandons Lupin entirely at one point coming close to blows with Jigen at one point. Lupin casts aside all his friends to pursue and beat Mamo.

Crew, Cast, and Characters
CharacterSeiyuu (Voice Talent)
Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右ェ門)nodescription  noimage
Inoue Makio (井上 真樹夫)description  noimage
Jigen Daisuke (次元大介)nodescription  noimage
Kobayashi Kiyoshi (小林 清志)nodescription  noimage
Lupin III (ルパン三世)nodescription  noimage
Yamada Yasuo (山田 康雄)nodescription  noimage
Mine Fujiko (峰不二子)nodescription  noimage
Masuyama Eiko (増山江威子)description  noimage
Officer Zenigata (銭形警部)nodescription  noimage
Naya Goro (納谷悟朗)nodescription  noimage

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