Lupin III: Pilot Film
Studio: TMS Entertainment Release Date : 1969 Series: Lupin III
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Synopsis

The first animated project in the Lupin III series, we get a detailed introduction to each of the main characters and see an average heist for the gang

Characters

Arsene Lupin III
(Voice: Nachi Nozawa)
Daisuke Jigen
(Voice: Kiyoshi Kobayashi)
Fujiko Mine
(Voice: Eiko Masuyama)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII
(Voice: Gorou Naya)
Kouichi Zenigata
(Voice: Shinsuke Chikaishi)

Credits

Director

Gisaburou Sugii

Animator

Yasuo Otsuka
Gisaburou Sugii
Tsutomu Shibayama
Osamu Kobayashi (II)

Music

Norio Maeda

Backgrounds

Reiji Koyama

Voices

Kouichi Kitamura
Nachi Nozawa
Shinsuke Chikaishi
Gorou Naya

Character Design

Tsutomu Shibayama

Supervising Director

Masaaki Osumi

Storyboards

Gisaburou Sugii
Tsutomu Shibayama
Yasuo Otsuka
Osamu Kobayashi (II)

Creator

Kazuhiko "Monkey Punch" Kato

Writer

Gisaburou Sugii
Tsutomu Shibayama
Yasuo Otsuka
Osamu Kobayashi (II)

Distributor(s)

Toho Co. Ltd.

Included in:

Lupin III: The Secret Files

Trivia

This film was used as a test to see the potential for a Lupin anime film, but in 1971 we got a TV series instead
The pilot was reworked for television in 1971 in pan-and-scan, but would not see released until 1989 on the Lupin III: Secret Files OVA

Video Information

DVD

United States

Lupin the 3rd: The Complete First TV Series

Technical Specifications

Running time: 12:37
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color Type: Color
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: CinemaScope
Original Language: Japanese
Original Country: Japan

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Sources

Kazuhiko "Monkey Punch" Kato: Creator
  • Unverified

Norio Maeda: Music
  • Verified by Anime News Network

Gisaburou Sugii: Director
  • Verified by Anime News Network

Yasuo Otsuka: Animator
  • Verified by DVD commentary

Gisaburou Sugii: Animator
  • Verified by DVD commentary

Gisaburou Sugii: Writer
  • Verified by DVD commentary

Masaaki Osumi: Supervising Director
  • Verified by DVD commentary

Tsutomu Shibayama: Animator
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Tsutomu Shibayama: Character Design
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Osamu Kobayashi (II): Animator
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Reiji Koyama: Backgrounds
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Tsutomu Shibayama: Writer
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Yasuo Otsuka: Writer
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Osamu Kobayashi (II): Writer
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Gisaburou Sugii: Storyboards
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Tsutomu Shibayama: Storyboards
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Yasuo Otsuka: Storyboards
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Osamu Kobayashi (II): Storyboards
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Kouichi Kitamura: Voices
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Nachi Nozawa: Voices
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Shinsuke Chikaishi: Voices
  • Verified by liner notes included with the home video release

Gorou Naya: Voices
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