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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (original title)
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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.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writers:

Monkey Punch (graphic novel series), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasuo Yamada ... Arsène Lupin III (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ... Fujiko Mine (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Makio Inoue ... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Inspector Kôichi Zenigata (voice)
Sumi Shimamoto ... Lady Clarisse d' Cagliostro (voice)
Tarô Ishida Tarô Ishida ... Count Lazare d' Cagliostro (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Gardener (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Jodo (voice)
Tadamichi Tsuneizumi Tadamichi Tsuneizumi ... Gustav (voice)
Kinpei Azusa Kinpei Azusa ... Archbishop (voice) (as Kinzô Azusa)
Shôzô Hirabayashi Shôzô Hirabayashi ... Interpol Secretary General (voice)
Mikio Terashima Mikio Terashima ... West German Delegate (voice)
Akio Nojima Akio Nojima ... Japanese Delegate (voice)
Minoru Midorikawa Minoru Midorikawa ... Servant (voice)
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Storyline

After successfully robbing the Monte Carlo Casino, Lupin The Third and Jigen Daisuke soon learn that their money is in fact counterfeit and they go after the man responsible: Count Lazare de Cagliostro. The two soon find out that the Count is behind something far worse than counterfeiting money for casinos: he has been keeping a family secret hidden deep in his castle. Can Lupin find out what this is and live to tell the tale? With the help of Jigen and the wise samurai Goemon Ishikawa XIII, Lupin is hell-bent on finding out the Cagliostro family's secret fortune and make it his own. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro See more »

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Budget:

JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Disney animator John Lasseter's favourite film. While hosting a party in 1985, he showed the film to his future wife Nancy Lasseter, whom he had earlier met at a computer graphics conference. She loved it, and they got married three years later. See more »

Goofs

A newspaper clipping bears the date "Mercredi [Wednesday], 12 Septembre, 1968." However, September 12, 1968 was actually a Thursday. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daisuke Jigen: We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
[a pile falls on Lupin]
Lupin III: There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
[Jigen buries Lupin with the bills as ordered, but sees Lupin look downcast]
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 from the vault of the national casino!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The film title in the original Japanese version has Lupin III's name written on a paper stuck to the screen with a knife, and the "Shiro" ("Castle") is in the shape of a castle. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although otherwise accurate, the Manga Entertainment dub adds profanities not present in the original Japanese or the subtitles. See more »

Connections

Followed by Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Music by Yûji Ôno
Performed by Bobby
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A classic Anime for Everybody!
16 November 2003 | by AMIO-PatricioMunozSee all my reviews

This film is very enjoyable!

I can see how this film can appeal to both young and older audiences. It is filled with memorable characters. It is entertaining. It is also quite visually stunning and fast paced.

If you have not seen an anime before, then this is a great one to get you started. This is a very energetic film and it has a very fast pace to it. The storyline is easy to follow. It is also filled with comical and touching moments that bring an honest smile to your face.

Quite honestly, I cannot think of anything really negative to say about this film at all. I suppose it is an older movie so the animation is dated by today's standards, but this will likely be the last thing on your mind as you watch the film.

It is far too enjoyable to watch right from the very beginning to the very end! It is quite inspirational.


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