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Lupin III: Secret Files (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Rupan Sansei Secret File (Japanese)
Themes: crime, police
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: "Lupin III: Secret Files" is actually a compilation of two previously unreleased works and three film trailers. The first unreleased work is the original pilot film which was to be Lupin's anime premiere, but was replaced by the TV series. The second is a remake of the pilot which, for unknown reasons, also went unreleased. The trailers are for the first three Lupin films: "Lupin vs. the Clone", "Castle of Cagliostro", and "Legend of the Gold of Babylon".
User Ratings: 49 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Decent: 16 votes (sub:14, dub:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
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Seen in part or in whole by 121 users, rank: #4820 (of 9585)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.653 (Decent−), std. dev.: 1.8019, rank: #8069 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 5.646 (Decent−), rank: #8073 (of 9708) (seen all: 5.55 / seen some: 6.47)
Bayesian estimate: 6.054 (Decent), rank: #6341 (of 7289)
Running time: 40 minutes
Vintage: 1989
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DVD (Region 1)
    Lupin the 3rd - The Complete First Series (Sub.DVD 1-3) 2014-05-27 (from $39.95)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Masaaki Osumi
Gisaburō Sugii (pilot 1)
Osamu Kobayashi (pilot 2)
Music: Norio Maeda
Original Concept: Maurice Leblanc
Original creator: Monkey Punch
Character Design:
Tsutomu Shibayama (pilot 1)
Yasuo Ōtsuka (pilot 2)
Animation Director:
Tsutomu Shibayama (pilot 1)
Yasuo Ōtsuka (pilot 2)
Producer: Yutaka Fujioka

Action Animation Director: Yasuo Ōtsuka
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kashiwabara
Chikao Ohtsuka as Inspector Zenigata (pilot 1)
Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine (pilot 1)
Hitoshi Takagi as Kogoro Akechi (pilot 1)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Jigen Daisuke (pilot 1)
Nachi Nozawa as Lupin III (pilot 1)
Nobuo Tanaka as Narrator (pilot 1)
Norio Otsuka as Inspector Zenigata (pilot 1) 
Osamu Kobayashi as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (pilot 1)
Yasutomo Nozawa as Arsene Lupin III (pilot 1) 

Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine (pilot 2)
Gorō Naya as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (pilot 2)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Jigen Daisuke (pilot 2)
Kōichi Kitamura as Kogoro Akechi (pilot 2)
Nobuo Tanaka as Narrator (pilot 2)
Shinsuke Chikaishi as Inspector Zenigata (pilot 2)
Taichirō Hirokawa as Arsene Lupin III (pilot 2)

Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine (films)
Gorō Naya as Inspector Zenigata (films)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Jigen Daisuke (films)
Makio Inoue as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (films)
Yasuo Yamada as Arsene Lupin III (films)
Japanese companies
Distributor: Toho Video
English staff
English companies
Licensed by: Discotek Media
English cast

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