Episodes (23)

Is Lupin Burning... ?!
S01E01 · Is Lupin Burning... ?!

Oct 24, 1971

Lupin is looking to take top prize at the first race on the Hida Speedway. However, the Scorpion Gang has taken Fujiko prisoner and worse still Zenigata is watching him at every turn.

The Man They Called a Magician
S01E02 · The Man They Called a Magician

Oct 31, 1971

Fujiko seeks protection from Lupin for having stolen from a man named Pycal... an invulnerable sorcerer.

Farewell My Beloved Witch
S01E03 · Farewell My Beloved Witch

Nov 07, 1971

While at sea, Lupin encounters a mysterious woman and discovers she is connected with pirates.

One Chance to Breakout
S01E04 · One Chance to Breakout

Nov 14, 1971

Lupin is caught, imprisoned and sentenced to death... but is remarkably unperturbed about his predicament.

The Coming of Goemon the Thirteenth
S01E05 · The Coming of Goemon the Thirteenth

Nov 21, 1971

Goemon Ishikawa, the thirteenth decedent of a legendary samurai, is assigned a mission by his mentor: assassinate Lupin III.

Rainy Afternoons Are Bad
S01E06 · Rainy Afternoons Are Bad

Nov 28, 1971

A jewel lies inside the body of a mobster... which is being transported by Zenigata and his officers.

A Wolf Calls a Wolf
S01E07 · A Wolf Calls a Wolf

Dec 05, 1971

Lupin, Fujiko and Goemon are each after three ninja scrolls which hold the secret to forging a special ninja blade.

The All-Together Playing-Card Operation
S01E08 · The All-Together Playing-Card Operation

Dec 12, 1971

Lupin steals a special deck of cards.

Killer Sings the Blues
S01E09 · Killer Sings the Blues

Dec 19, 1971

The hitman Poon, a former partner of Fujiko, lethally wounds her and now Lupin goes all out to save her.

Hunt Down the Counterfeiter!
S01E10 · Hunt Down the Counterfeiter!

Dec 26, 1971

Lupin searches for the world's best money counterfeiter.

When the Seventh Bridge Falls
S01E11 · When the Seventh Bridge Falls

Jan 02, 1972

A serious case of bridge bombing has occurred. And it's not Lupin's work, but when he investigates he is forced to participate to spare an innocent hostage.

Who Had the Last Laugh?
S01E12 · Who Had the Last Laugh?

Jan 09, 1972

Fujiko, Lupin and a criminal organization face off over a pair of twin golden statues.

Beware the Time Machine!
S01E13 · Beware the Time Machine!

Jan 16, 1972

Lupin encounters Mamo Kyosuke, a self-proclaimed time traveller who seeks to erase Lupin from history. But is he really who he claims to be?

The Emerald's Secret
S01E14 · The Emerald's Secret

Jan 23, 1972

Catherine Burgess, the Queen of Hollywood, has lured the gang with her priceless emerald to liven up her otherwise dull wedding party.

Let's Catch Lupin and Go to Europe
S01E15 · Let's Catch Lupin and Go to Europe

Jan 30, 1972

If Zenigata can catch Lupin in three days, then he'll go to Europe.

Operation Jewel Snatch
S01E16 · Operation Jewel Snatch

Feb 06, 1972

Fujiko goads Lupin into stealing a large shipment of diamonds. Lupin takes the task despite Jigen protests that Fujiko is playing them for fools. Of course, Jigen is right. Just who will end up with the diamonds?

Lupin Caught in a Trap
S01E17 · Lupin Caught in a Trap

Feb 13, 1972

Lupin, Fujiko and Jigen get strapped to bombs and must come up with three billion yen in 24 hours, or else the bombs go off.

Keep an Eye on the Beauty Contest
S01E18 · Keep an Eye on the Beauty Contest

Feb 20, 1972

Smith is an art thief that is selling stolen paintings under the guise of a beauty contest. Can Lupin manage to outwit Smith and make off with the paintings?

Which of the Third Generation Will Win!
S01E19 · Which of the Third Generation Will Win!

Feb 27, 1972

Lupin is challenged to a duel by a family rival: the logical Inspector Gaimard.

Catch the Phony Lupin!
S01E20 · Catch the Phony Lupin!

Mar 05, 1972

Someone is committing thefts under Lupin's name. Lupin follows the impostors back to their island hideout. He has apparently stumbled into a whole island of thieves. Can Lupin learn their secrets and escape with his life?

Rescue the Tomboy!
S01E21 · Rescue the Tomboy!

Mar 12, 1972

Lupin attempts to protect a family friend... a tomboy daughter who makes his life miserable.

The First Move Wins Computer Operation!
S01E22 · The First Move Wins Computer Operation!

Mar 19, 1972

Lupin sets out to prove that a new FBI computer is no match for his intellect.

The Great Gold Showdown!
S01E23 · The Great Gold Showdown!

Mar 26, 1972

After a dispute with his chief, Zenigata resigns and vows to stop Lupin on his own in one final showdown.


Lupin the Third (also know as Rupan sansei) Season 1 (1971) is released on Oct 24, 1971. Watch Lupin the Third online - the French Animation TV series from Japan. Lupin the Third is directed by Hayao Miyazaki,Isao Takahata,Masaaki Ôsumi and created by Shunichiroo Koyama with Yasuo Yamada and Richard Epcar. Lupin the Third is available online on HiDive and Pluto TV.

As know as:

Rupan sansei, Lupin the 3rd(English), Lupin the Third Part I, Lupin the Third, Rupan sansei




French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese

Production Companies:

TMS Entertainment, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV)

Official Site:

Lupin the 3rd

Cast & Crew

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