| Animation, Action, Adventure
A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
Hayao Miyazaki would go on to direct two episodes of Lupin the 3rd (1977) (Lupin the 3rd: Wings of Death: Albatross (1980) and the finale Lupin the 3rd: Farewell My Beloved Lupin (1980)) under the name of Tereki Tsutomu, before finally leaving the "Lupin III" franchise.
We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
Lupin III: There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
Daisuke Jigen: What's wrong, Lupin?
Lupin III: Dump them.
Daisuke Jigen: WHAT?
Lupin III: These are fakes. Good ones, but fakes.
Daisuke Jigen: These? It can't be! We stole these ...
Due to improper positioning of animation cels, Jigen's legs and feet appear for a brief moment in front of the grass as he gets into the car at the end of the opening credits sequence.
The opening credits is a montage of Lupin and Jigen traveling to Cagliostro.
The remastered Manga Entertainment Region 1 DVD release in 2006 features an edited opening titles sequence that uses stills from the animation. This was apparently done at the request of TMS to remove the Japanese-language titles and credits.
Japanese, English, French