Lupin III – Dead or Alive

Lupin III: Dead or Alive

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Lupin, Goemon, and Jigen take a mini-helicopter and head to the mysterious “Drifting Island” looking for a treasure rumored to be hidden somewhere on it. Through their exploration of the island, the trio encounters the lethal “Nanomachine,” the island’s security system. The trio triggers the alarm, springing “the Nanomachine” to life. The key to solving the island’s mystery lies in the small nation of Zufu. This once prosperous nation is now ruled by the ruthless, knife-collecting, General Headhunter. Fujiko does her usual probing and hacks into General Headhunter’s computer hoping to find some crucial information. Zenigata has received a video message from Lupin in which Lupin announces his desire for the priceless treasure. Oleander, a fiery blond officer with some hidden secrets of her own, steps in to help Zenigata. Armed with their newly found information, Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko go back to “Drifting Island,” but this time they are followed by General Headhunter. (Source: ANN)

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English: Lupin III: Dead or Alive
Japanese: ルパン三世 DEAD OR ALIVE
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 20, 1996
Producers: VAP, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr 37 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Toshiya Shinohara – Co-Director, Storyboard
Monkey Punch – Director
Hiroyuki Yano – Episode Director, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director
John Burgmeier – Script
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Sometimes all you need for a fun movie is style, and Dead or Alive certainly has style.


A great action comedy mix-up, only flaw being its predictability throughout most of the movie.


I consider this as some of the worst Lupin ever, despite it’s cool visuals. The Lupin gang are completely robbed of screentime.


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