Filmography

A Brief Filmography of Lupin the Third


Availability Guide:
Titles released in North America feature
green titles. Releases pending or no longer in print are indicated with brackets: [DVD/BD OOP].
Links to company product pages or streaming sites are provided where available.

If you're a new Lupin fan or just curious about the series and want some recommendations, please check out this two-part article I wrote for Anime News Network:



THEATRICAL FILMS


Aug 2, 1974

Strange Psychokinetic Strategy

*Note: Live-action, not animated

[DVD OOP]


Dec 16, 1978

Lupin the Third

NA Title: The Mystery of Mamo, The Secret of Mamo

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.


Dec 15, 1979

The Castle of Cagliostro

*Note: Famed anime director Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film.

Now available in North America on DVD & Blu-ray Disc from Discotek Media.


Jul 13, 1985

Legend of the Gold of Babylon

[US release VHS & LaserDisc only, long OOP]

Dec 26, 1987

Plot of the Fuma Clan

NA Title: The Fuma Conspiracy

[Both DVD releases OOP]


Apr 22, 1995

Die! Nostradamus

NA Title: Farewell to Nostradamus

Note: Kanichi Kurita’s debut as the voice of Lupin the Third.

[DVD OOP]

Apr 20, 1996

Dead or Alive

[DVD OOP]

2014
Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie
Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.

2014
Lupin the Third
*Note: Live-action, not animated
Dir: Ryuhei Kitamura

2014
Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone
International title: Jigen's Gravestone
Now available in North America on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Discotek Media.
[Formerly available via streaming, no longer available on any services as of 22 Aug 16]



TV SERIES


Oct 24, 1971 - Mar 26, 1972

Lupin the Third (Part I)

23 Episodes

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media as “Lupin the Third: The Complete First TV Series.”

*There are two versions available: 4-disc with abundant extras, and 3-disc with only one of the two Pilot Films.
[Also available via online streaming in North America on Crunchyroll.]

Oct 3, 1977 - Oct 6, 1980

Lupin the Third (Part II)

NA Titles: Lupin The 3rd, Lupin III: Tales of the Wolf

155 Episodes

[DVD OOP, only covered eps. 1-79]
[DVD Box sets scheduled to start in December 2016 from Discotek Media.]
[Available via online streaming (Crunchyroll) in full, and 1-79, 145 & 155 (Hulu).]

Mar 3, 1984 - Dec 25, 1985

Lupin the Third Part III

50 Episodes

[Available via online streaming (Crunchyroll) only, no physical release]

Apr 4, 2012 - June 27, 2012

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (spinoff)

13 Episodes

Now available in North America on Blu-ray Disc+DVD Combo Pack from Funimation Entertainment.
[*"Anime Classics"-branded reprint expected in October 2016.]

Aug 30, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015 (IT)
Oct 1, 2015 - Mar 17, 2016 (JP)
Lupin the Third (Part IV)
26 Episodes
*Notes: Began airing first in Italy, and later debuted with minor animation changes in Japan.
- Japanese broadcast version is missing two episodes (ITA#6 & ITA#23), which are only available on home video.
- "Part IV" or "Part 4" is seen on International and Japanese home video releases. Promoted in Japan as simply Lupin III "[The] New Series/Season."
[Available in North America only via streaming on Crunchyroll.]



TV SPECIALS

(Made-for-TV movies)


Apr 1, 1989

Bye Bye Liberty: Close Call!

International titles: Goodbye Lady Liberty; Bye Bye, Lady Liberty

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media (as "Bye Bye, Lady Liberty").


Jul 20, 1990

Riddle of the Hemingway Papers

International title: The Hemingway Papers
Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.

Aug 9, 1991

Steal Napoleon's Dictionary!

International title: Napoleon's Dictionary
Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.

Jun 24, 1992

From Russia With Love

International titles: Bank of Liberty, From Siberia With Love

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.


Jul 23, 1993

Orders to Assassinate Lupin

NA title: Voyage to Danger

Now available in North America in a Blu-ray+DVD Combo from Discotek Media (as "Voyage to Danger").


Jul 29, 1994

Burn, Zantetsuken!

NA title: Dragon of Doom

*Note: Features Yasuo Yamada’s final performance as Lupin the Third.

[DVD OOP]


Jul 18, 1995

Pursue Harimao's Treasure!

NA title: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure

[DVD OOP]

Aug 2, 1996

The Secret of Twilight Gemini

AKA: The Legend of Twilight Gemini

[Uncut, Edited DVDs both OOP]

Aug 1, 1997

In Memory of the Walther P38

AKA: Walther P38

NA Title: Island of Assassins

[Blu-ray/DVD Combo announced for early 2017 by Discotek Media]


Jul 24, 1998

Memories of Blaze: Tokyo Crisis

NA Title: Crisis in Tokyo

[DVD OOP]


Jul 30, 1999

Da Capo of Love: Fujiko's Unlucky Days

NA Title: The Columbus Files

[DVD OOP]


Jul 28, 2000

One-Dollar Money Wars

NA title: Missed by a Dollar

JPN: 1$ Money Wars

[DVD OOP]


Aug 3, 2001

Alcatraz Connection

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.


Jul 26, 2002

Episode Zero: First Contact

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.


Aug 1, 2003

Operation: Return the Treasure!!

[Announced for 2016 DVD release by Discotek Media.]


Jul 30, 2004

Stolen Lupin: The Copycat is the Midsummer Butterfly


Jul 22, 2005

Angel Tactics: Fragments of Dreams are the Scent of Murder


Sep 8, 2006

Seven Days Rhapsody


Jul 27, 2007

Elusiveness of Fog


Jul 25, 2008

Sweet Lost Night


Mar 27, 2009

Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media (as "LtT vs. DC: The Special").


Feb 12, 2010

The Last Job


Dec 2, 2011

Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid

*Note: Debuts new Japanese voice actors for Fujiko, Goemon, and Inspector Zenigata.

Nov 2, 2012

The Travels of Marco Polo: Another Page


Nov 1, 2013
Princess of the Breeze: Hidden City in the Sky

-

Jan 8, 2016
Italian Game
*Note: Mostly recycled from episodes of the Part IV TV series. ~20 minutes is all-new content.



OVAs

(Direct-to-video movies)


Apr 5, 1988

Plot of the Fuma Clan

Note: Planned as an OVA, was released to theaters instead. Date shown is the home video release date.

[DVD OOP, also see "Theatrical Films"]


Apr 21, 1989

The Secret File

Nov 21, 1989

The Secret File 2: Sound Collection

Note: The Secret Files are actually collections of trailers, openings, endings and episode previews. The first Secret File, however, marked the first public release of both versions (CinemaScope and 4:3) of the Lupin the Third Pilot Film.


Apr 3, 2002

The Magician Lives

International Title: Return of Pycal


Apr 2, 2008

Green vs. Red

Now available in North America on DVD from Discotek Media.


Mar 18, 2012

The Master File

**Contains pilot episode of the cancelled 1982 Lupin the Eighth TV series and a very short Lupin 3DCG pilot. Also features a new 10-minute OVA called Lupin Family All-Stars, the final production to showcase the pre-2011 series voice cast.