The opening theme songs for the series are reminiscent to the James Bond theme, used for the Eon Productions films still being produced as of 2018.
You're under arrest, Lupin!
The first season's opening credits has Zenigata chasing Lupin's gang across a desert, accompanied by five vignettes that focus on each character:
A few changes were made for the US television and DVD releases. First, the episode "Hitler's Legacy" was removed from its space as episode three, to be reintroduced at a later date. (This was done to forestall potential protests about the episode, which used the Nazis as low comedy, including title character Lupin dressing up as Hitler.) Further, TMS gave Pioneer edited masters that had unspecified cuts and edits made to excise real-world corporate and product logos and copyrighted music snippets to prevent lawsuits. Pioneer has said that "Hitler's Legacy" will appear on a later DVD in the series' release: No word on whether the episode will appear on television.
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