Production info

Rupan Sansei: Rupan tai Fukusei Ningen
Japan, 1978

Directed by Yasuo Ôtsuka, Soji Yoshikawa, Richard Epcar


Created by manga artist Monkey Punch in 1967, Lupin III is a master thief. His off-the-wall escapades spoof the adventures of James Bond and similar rakish heroes. This first anime version of the popular manga comic tells the story a policeman hunting a criminal who has stolen a valuable ancient Egyptian amulet that promises its possessor eternal life.

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