Lupin the Third: Pilot Film
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The pilot for the TV series was created to show a typical gang escape and introduce the main characters.
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Cast & Crew.
Inspector Zenigata (Cinemascope) / Narrator (Cinemascope)
Arsène Lupin III (Cinemascope)
Fujiko Mine (Cinemascope/TV) (Voice)
Kogoro Akechi (Cinemascope)
Narrator (TV) (Voice)
Lupin III (Cinemascope) (Voice)
Lupin the Third: Pilot Film (Japanese: ルパン三世〈PILOT FILM〉, Hepburn: Rupan Sansei (Pirotto Firumu)) is a Japanese animated short film directed by Masaaki Ōsumi. It is the first animated adaptation of the Lupin III manga series, created by Monkey Punch in 1967. The 12-minute film was created by Tokyo Movie and intended to generate interest and secure funding for a larger production. Around 1971 it was reworked as a television pilot with new voice actors and the series was picked up by Yomiuri Television, leading to Lupin the Third Part I.