Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Overview: Lupin the 3rd, a thief, and his partner Jigen are looking for the source of well-made counterfeit money. They're hunt leads them to Lady Clarisse d' Cagliostro, who Lupin wishes to save from Count Cagliostro, who is arranged to marry Clarisse. Along the way, Lupin gets the help of Goemon, a samurai, Fujiko, a fellow thief, and Inspector Zenigata, a police inspector out on a mission to arrest Lupin.

movie Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro - Lupin and Jigen in a car chase - they clear the shattered car window
Arsène Lupin III (bottom, Yasuo Yamada) and Daisuke Jigen (Kiyoshi Kobayashi)

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro was a reat movie. The beginning quickly established a mood. It had great music. It also had great animation, especially for a movie released in the 80s.

I haven't seen the show or read any of the manga, but this movie made me want to watch the show or read the manga.

movie Lupin the Third: The Caste of Cagliostro - Fujiko and Lady Clarisse
Fujiko Mine (Eiko Masuyama), and Lady Clarisse d Cagliostro (Sumi Shimamoto)

The roof jumping was hilarious.

I watched this movie again today with Ada. It has a good story. 8:18 PM PT

It's a cute movie. 8:39 PM PT

Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Makio Inoue) and Jigen

Ada thought it was nice. 8:39 PM PT

*Initially, on 20181130, I couldn't find my notes on the movie; it seemed unlike me. Luckily, Ada woke up from her nap and came out while the movie was still playing and she recognized it as "Lupin." That's when I realized that we had watched it together, and typically, when I watch a movie with her, I'll either not take any notes or take notes via text messages to my email. In this case, it was the latter.

Inspector Kôichi Zenigata (Gorô Naya)

Screenshot viewing

On 20181130, Netflix determined the movie for me as a 97% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs up.

Instant Comments:
2: Wedding scene. It's a lot of action.

Lupin and Clarisse

Watched 20101112 (Netflix, Instant) 102 min. English audio.
Watched 20180731 (Netflix, Instant) (English audio, English subtitles**)
Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro* (1979) Hayao Miyazaki. 110 min.
*Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro

Relevant Links:
The Castle of Cagliostro (
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Count Lazare d' Cagliostro (Tarô Ishida)

**Probably meant for Japanese audio, doesn't correspond to English audio.

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