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Lupin III: Episode 0 - First Contact (2002)

Rupan Sansei: Episode 0 - Faasuto kontakuto (original title)
A news reporter interviews Jigen about how he first met Lupin.

Director:

Minoru Ôhara

Writers:

Monkey Punch (creator), Monkey Punch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ... Clawford (voice)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Jigen Daisuke (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Brad (voice)
Kan'ichi Kurita ... Arsene Lupin III (voice) (as Kanichi Kurita)
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine (voice)
Shûichirô Moriyama Shûichirô Moriyama ... Galvez (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Detective George McFly (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Koichi Zenigata (voice)
Romi Pak ... Elenor (voice)
Shunsuke Sakuya Shunsuke Sakuya ... Shade (voice) (as Shunsuke Sakuno)
Tamio Ôki Tamio Ôki ... Hans Darahaito (voice)
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Storyline

In New York City, a female reporter interviews Jigen on how he first met Lupin. The story takes place a long time ago. When Jigen was working for a mob in New York. Who has a sealed treasure that contains a scroll in creating a powerful alloy. Lupin tries to steal it countless times, but can't obtain the scroll, unless he has a special "key" to opening it. The story also reveals to how Goemon obtains his Zantatsuken and how Inspector Zenigata first encounter Lupin. Written by J LeGault

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Lupin the 3rd Episode 0: The First Contact


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

C'era una volta... Lupin See more »

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(original)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The car Lupin drives in this TV special is an AC Cobra. See more »

Quotes

Fujiko Mine: Really. Besides, I'm not that cheap a woman.
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Follows Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998) See more »

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How they all met.
17 July 2006 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

In this Lupin the 3rd TV special, we see Jigen being interviewed by a reporter who is interested in knowing how Jigen met Lupin.

Jigen tells her all he knows about the day he encountered Lupin.

Back then Jigen was part of a New York Mob who holds a secret treasure.

Lupin is after it but he won't be able to open it till he finds out what the key is to opening it.

We also get to see how Lupin first met Fujiko, how Goemon got involved, and how Zennigata became obsess with capturing Lupin.

It's a great Lupin movie to watch. A must see for the die hard fans. It's unconfirmed on when it'll be released in the US. Only available in fansubs.


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