Lupin III Episode 0 – The First Contact

Lupin III: Episode 0 "First Contact"

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Jigen tells the story of the gang's first meeting. Jigen, still a member of the Mafia, is hired to protect an ancient artifact - one that Lupin and Fujiko are both trying to steal. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata, then of the Japanese police force, has come to the U.S. on Fujiko's trail, and Ishikawa Goemon is searching for the lost treasure of his clan. (Source: ANN)

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English: Lupin III Episode 0: The First Contact
Japanese: ルパン三世EPISODE:0(ゼロ) 『ファーストコンタクト』
Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 26, 2002
Producers: VAP
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Source: Unknown
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Seinen
Duration: 1 hr 32 min
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Minoru Oohara – Director
Shouji Yonemura – Script
Sonia Rosa – Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Monkey Punch – Original Creator
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Easily one of Lupin’s best specials. While not particularly unique, it’s meticulously crafted for near maximum Lupin enjoyment.


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