Lupin III: Island of Assassins (special)

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Alternative title:
Lupin III: In Memory of the Walther P38
Lupin III: Walther P-38
Lupin Terzo: nome in codice tarantola (Italian)
Rupan Sansei: Walusa P38 - In Gedenken an die Walther P38 (Japanese)
ルパン三世『ワルサーP38』 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Zenigata arrives at the birthday party of an important politician to investigate a fake Lupin calling card. Lupin shows up as well. Suddenly, masked assassins break in and begin to shoot everything that moves. Zenigata goes after Lupin amidst all the gunfire and corners him in the courtyard of the house. Suddenly, a hand holding a Walther P-38 pops out of a window and shoots Zenigata in the chest. Lupin recognizes the Walther as his own and decides to investigate. The assassins that attacked the party are from a hidden island called the Island of Assassins. The island is kept secret by the help of top government officials from around the world who use the assassins on the island for their own personal gains. There are lots of hidden secrets on the island, however, and Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko find themselves involved in a plot that tears the residents of the island in half. The movie also delves into Lupin’s past in his pre-Jigen days.
User Ratings: 109 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:4, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 33 votes (sub:17, dub:16)
 Good: 39 votes (sub:25, dub:13, ?:1)
 Decent: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:5)
 So-so: 8 votes (sub:6, raw:1, dub:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
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 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 258 users, rank: #2662 (of 6863)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.046 (Good), std. dev.: 1.5348, rank: #2462 (of 6877)
Weighted mean: 7.045 (Good), rank: #2325 (of 6877) (seen all: 7.04)
Bayesian estimate: 7.096 (Good), rank: #2036 (of 5189)
Running time: 93 minutes
1997-08-01 (Broadcast on NTV)
1999-11-07 (Italian Broadcast at 8:35 p.m.)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
" Theme from Lupin III '97 " by Yuji Ohno
Ending Theme:
" Hiromi wo Wasurenaide " by Emi Shinohara
Trivia: We have 4
FUNimation is calling this "Movie #6". It is in fact TV Special #9.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Lupin III: - DVD Movie Collection 2 (DVD) 2006-12-19
    Lupin III: Island of Assassins (DVD) 2005-04-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Toshiyasu Shinohara
Director: Hiroyuki Yano
Script: Shinzo Fujita
Screenplay: Shoji Yonemura
Unit Director:
Atsushi Yano (assistant)
Seiji Mizushima
Music: Yuji Ohno
Original Concept: Maurice Leblanc
Original creator: Monkey Punch
Character Design: Fuminori Kizaki
Art Director: Takashi Miyano
Mechanical design: Satoshi Ishino
Director of Photography: Motoaki Ikegami
Associate producer: Yudo Ohishi
In-Between Animation:
Junko Komatsuzaki (Nakamura Production)
Setsuya Tanabe (Nakamura Production)
Tsuguru Fukuda (Nakamura Production)
In-Between Check: Yuzumi Enosawa
Music Editing: Seiji Suzuki
Recording Director: Satoshi Kato
Sound Effects: Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine
Goro Naya as Inspector Zenigata
Kanichi Kurita as Arsene Lupin III
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen
Makio Inoue as Goemon Ishikawa XIII

Emi Shinohara as Elen
Kenichi Ogata as Boma
Kenji Utsumi as Gold
Masane Tsukayama as Doctor
Masuo Amada as Hawk
Osamu Saka as IPCO Secretary
Sho Hayami as Jack
Tetsuya Iwanaga as
Detective Bikki

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Sonny Strait
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
ADR Engineer: Justin Pate
Assistant Audio Engineer: Nathanael Harrison
Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Assistant Video Editing: Jessie Mancilla
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Producer: Carly Hunter
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Menu Design: Kris Pierce
Mix Engineer:
Evan Jones
Neal Malley
Production Coordination: Neil Weathersbee
Script Adaptation: Sonny Strait
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Christopher R. Sabat as Daisuke Jigen
Meredith McCoy as Fujiko Mine
Mike McFarland as Goemon Ishikawa
Phillip Wilburn as Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Sonny Strait as Arsene Lupin III

Caitlin Glass as Ellen
Chris Cason as Bomber
Justin Cook as Jack
Kent Williams as Doc
Sean Schemmel as Gordeau

Chris Rager as Chief
John Burgmeier as Victor (Vicky)
Kyle Hebert as Clyde

English companies
DVD Authoring: Vision Wise, Inc.
Post Production: FUNimation Entertainment
Recording Studio: FUNimation Studios
Released by: FUNimation Entertainment 
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Armando Coria as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Jorge Roig as Doctor
José Arenas as Gold
Juan Alfonso Carralero as Daisuke Jigen
Laura Ayala as Fujiko Mine
Ricardo Tejedo as Arsene Lupin III
Saul Alvar as Jack
Victor Mares as Bombardero

Laura Torres as Ellen
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: The Film Zone
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Roberto Del Giudice
Art Director: Andrea Sergio
Executive producer: Ludovica Bonanome

Assistant Director of Dubbing: Daniela Inserra
Dubbing Assistant: Daniela Inserra
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Managing Director: Massimiliano Rella
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini
Mixing: Claudio Toselli
Partners Coordination:
Alice Quaglino
Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Product Manager: Simona Stanzani
Production Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Project Manager: Carlo Cavazzoni
Alessandra Korompay as Fujiko Mine
Antonio Palumbo as Goemon Ishikawa
Roberto Del Giudice as Arsene Lupin III
Rodolfo Bianchi as Zenigata
Sandro Pellegrini as Daisuke Jigen

Luciano Roffi as Jack
Italian companies
Italia 1
Italia 2
Distributor: Dynit
Dubbing: EDIT
Sound: Studio Due

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