Upon recovering the elusive Bresson Diary, Lupin III (Kan'ichi Kurita) must then embark on a quest of international proportions to riddle out the mysteries of the tome. Along the way, he begins to forge connections to the secrets left behind by his well-known grandfather, inspiring Lupin III to truly crack the case. Written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki. Kôichi Yamadera, Daisuke Namikawa, and Miyuki Sawashiro co-star.~Maggie Sadler
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Trailers and Promos
Yellow Carpet Premiere
Tony OliverArsene Lupin lll
Richard EpcarDaisuke Jigen
Lex LangGoemon Ishikawa Xlll
Doug ErholtzInspector Koichi Zenigata
Michelle RuffFujiko Mine
Miyuki SawashiroFujiko Mine
Shuji AbeExecutive Producer
Gary J. CoppolaRe-Recording Mixer
Action and Adventure,Adventure,Childrens and Family
What a fun movie! Aware of the character before but never read the books. Took a chance and wasn't disappointed. Heads up parents: Heavy use of weapons, some sexual innuendo throughout, and has some pretty dark moments. If audio dubbing bothers you a lot, maybe skip it because it was not designed with English as a first language.
Overall, we've watched it or had it on in the background over 10 times and I'm happy with it, especially going in mostly blind.
I'd heard the name Lupin III but was not familiar with the franchise until I saw a trailer for this movie. As an animated film fan, I fell in love with the visuals, and as a SteelBook collector, I had to get it. I was not disappointed. I became an instant Lupin III fan and just purchased the Castle of Cagliostro as well as the Lupin III-Part IV The Italian Adventure series to complement this SteelBook. The CGI in this movie is awesome as is the traditional japanese animation in the others. Color me a fan!
Unexpected little Gem. This was a Blind Buy for me. But, Boy, is it Worth the Money. The beginning looks Almost Lifelike.
PQ - Unbelievable Sharp & Clear. This looks better than some Disney cartoons.
AQ - Top Notch, True System Workout. The car crash sounds like a Real Crash outside my door.
Just think how this could sound in Atmos. Would be MINDBOGGLING!!!!
A Lupin adventure better than many. Characterizations are familiar but slightly deeper. The English language voice cast has been doing these characters for in some cases decades. Consistent action with plenty of explosions mark a multi-continent search for a diary key to finding a power source left by aliens. The CGI IS excellenT: better than much traditional animation. I think facial expressions are particularly well done. I also think the re-appearance at the end of this film of the gallant Lupin originally created by Miyazaki is a nice touch.
At first I was apprehensive about this movie because the 3D characters. But It grew on me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was a great and fantastic story. I enjoyed the return of the old English dub cast, (with a few new voice actors).
I love the Steelbook. I suppose I have to admit to myself that I am just not a Lupin fan. I've seen the 2D animated film from Studio Ghibli and this one. Both start out great and seem to be a lot of fun. I just lose interest. It's no fault of the creative team. The film looks great and it is a well made film. So, if you are a fan, check it out and get the Steelbook, which is way nicer than the standard release.