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Lupin III: Return of Pycal (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Lupin III: Il ritorno del mago (Italian)
Lupin III: Il ritorno di Pycal (Italian)
Lupin the Third: Return of the Magician (Japanese)
Rupan Sansei: Ikiteita Majutsushi (Japanese)
ルパン三世『生きていた魔術師』 (Japanese)
Themes: crime
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Lupin steals an extraordinary gem from a Mediterranean party, only to be interrupted by Pycal, the trickster "magician" who had apparently died fighting Lupin early in his career. Pycal, now armed with real magical abilities, is determined to take revenge.
User Ratings: 130 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 17 votes (sub:12, dub:4, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 25 votes (sub:25)
 Decent: 22 votes (sub:17, dub:3, others:2
2 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 19 votes (sub:19)
 Not really good: 16 votes (sub:15, dub:1)
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 262 users, rank: #3287 (of 9596)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.338 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.2033, rank: #8555 (of 9719)
Weighted mean: 5.407 (So-so+), rank: #8473 (of 9719) (seen all: 5.40 / seen some: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.608 (Decent−), rank: #6876 (of 7298)
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 2002-04-03
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mamoru Hamatsu
Screenplay: Ryou Katsuragi
Storyboard: Mamoru Hamatsu
Unit Director: Mamoru Hamatsu
Music: Yuji Ohno
Original Concept: Maurice Leblanc
Original creator: Monkey Punch
Character Design: Satoshi Hirayama
Art Director: Takashi Miyano
Animation Director: Satoshi Hirayama
Mechanical design: Ichiro Ogawa
Sound Director: Satoshi Katō
Director of Photography: Satoshi Ohtsubo
Executive producer:
Kin'ya Yokoegawa (NTVM)
Tadahito Matsumoto (TMS)
Takashi Tanatsugu (NTV)
Umeo Ito (VAP)
Keiko Konori (NTV)
Kenji Mizunuma (TMS)
Mitsuru Ōshima (VAP)

Assistant Animation Director: Ichiro Ogawa
Color design: Junko Itō
Editing: Yuriko Sano
In-Between Animation: Chiaki Akuzawa
Layout Supervision: Mitsuru Sōma
Literature Manager: Kōji Miki
Music producer: Shinya Yamada
Music Supervision: Seiji Suzuki
Orchestra Conductor: Koji Haishima
Production Committee:
Hiroyuki Ueno (NTV)
Rikio Yoshida (TMS)
Ryōta Katō (TMS)
Production manager:
Naoyuki Saito
Takeo Izumi
Recording engineer: Katsumi Muro
Sound Effects: Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Special Effects: Yoshimi Hayashi
Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine
Gorō Naya as Inspector Zenigata
Kanichi Kurita as Arsene Lupin III
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen
Makio Inoue as Goemon Ishikawa XIII

Nachi Nozawa as Pycal

Akiko Koike as Female Announcer
Daisuke Egawa as Security Guard
Junpei Takiguchi as Magnate
Keijin Okuda as Announcer
Kōji Ochiai as Sommelier
Miho Yamada as Daughter A
Nao Takamori as Daughter C
Sachiko Sugawara as Daughter B
Taiten Kusunoki as Guest
Takeshi Aono as Myesterious Old man
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tokyo Movie
Backgrounds: Studio Uni
CG Production: P.R.O.
Digital Paint: TMS Photo
Digital Photography: TMS Photo
In-Between Animation:
Mizo Planning
Music Production: VAP
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
English staff
English cast
Translation: Sheldon Drzka
Additional Subtitle Editing:
Brady Hartel
Jay J. “Tad” Johnston
Additional Subtitle Timing:
Brady Hartel
Jay J. “Tad” Johnston
Additional Translation: Noelle Siddall
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis
Production Assistant:
Elaine Morland
Jonathan Sandoval
Quality Control:
Logan Rebholz
Marc Levy
Special Thanks To: Luis Cruz
Subtitle Editing: Yuri Petnys
Subtitle Timing: Yuri Petnys
English companies
Additional Production: TwistyGadget
DVD Menu Design: TwistyGadget
Licensed by: Discotek Media
Packaging Design: TwistyGadget
Italian cast
Italian staff
Alessandra Korompay as Fujiko Mine
Antonio Palumbo as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Roberto Del Giudice as Arsenio Lupin III
Rodolfo Bianchi as Koichi Zenigata
Sandro Pellegrini as Daisuke Jigen

Gaetano Varcasia as Pycal
Italian companies
Italia 1

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