Production info

Tutankhamen's 3000-Year Curse
Japan, 1977  TV  

TV-series Lupin the Third (ルパン三世)

Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Eiko Masuyama


In Cairo, Egypt, master thief Lupin the Third steals the death mask of king Tutankhamen from the Egyptian museum. As soon as he starts messing around by wearing it, Lupin ends up being cursed and thinks he actually is the late ruler of Egypt. His friends and allies Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko must find a way to undo the curse and cure Lupin.

Episode from the Japanese anime television series "Lupin the Third" (ルパン三世 or "Rupan Sansei"), based on the original manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiko Kato under his pen name, Monkey Punch. It follows the escapades of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc's series of novels. The animated version appeared in four incarnations, in 1971-1972, 1977-1980, 1984-1985 and in 2012, followed by a number of specials and theatrical movies.

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