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Lupin III: Dragon of Doom (special)

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Alternative title:
Lupin III : Le dragon maudit
Lupin III: El dragón de la muerte (Spanish)
Lupin III: Il mistero del dragone (Italian)
Lupin III: Lupin e il tesoro del Titanic (Italian)
Lupin III: Zantetsu Sword Is On Fire
Lupin the 3rd: Dragon of Doom
Rupan Sansei: Moeyo Zantetsuken (Japanese)
ルパン三世『燃えよ斬鉄剣』 (Japanese)
루팡 3세 불타라 참철검 (Korean)
Genres: action, comedy
Themes: crime, mafia, mischief, ninja
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: A Hong Kong crime boss contracts Lupin, Fujiko and Jigen to recover a legendary dragon statue that sunk with the Titanic. Unfortunately for them, the dragon is a treasure of Goemon's clan, said to have power exceeding that of his Zantetsuken sword; he resolves to protect the statue at all costs, even if it means killing his old friends.
User Ratings: 142 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:5)
 Very good: 27 votes (sub:13, dub:12, ?:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Good: 58 votes (sub:33, dub:23, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Decent: 32 votes (sub:19, dub:10, others:3
3 German dubbed
 So-so: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:3)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 322 users, rank: #2878 (of 9531)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.923 (Good), std. dev.: 1.2786, rank: #4206 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 6.914 (Good), rank: #4044 (of 9642) (seen all: 6.91 / seen some: 7.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.965 (Good), rank: #3500 (of 7239)
Running time: 90 minutes
Vintage: 1994-07-29
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Rupan Sansei no Thema 1989" by .
"Theme from Lupin the Third '89" by Yuji Ohno
Ending Theme:
"Omoide ga Anata wo Hanasanai" by Nami Hirai
Trivia: We have 14
Yasuo Yamada's final performance as Arsene Lupin III before passing away on March 19, 1995. He was replaced by Kanichi Kurita on the same year.
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Lupin III: Dragon of Doom (Blu-ray) 2020-08-25 (from $24.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Lupin III - Movie Pack: First Haul [Movies 1-5] (DVD) 2006-11-07 (from $38.95)
    Lupin the 3rd: Dragon of Doom (DVD) 2003-02-11 (from $23.96)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masaharu Okuwaki
Screenplay: Nobuaki Kishima
Storyboard: Masaharu Okuwaki
Music: Yuji Ohno
Original Concept: Maurice Leblanc
Original creator: Monkey Punch
Character Design: Masatomo Sudō
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Chief Animation Director: Masatomo Sudō
Animation Director:
Hirotoshi Takaya
Kazuto Nakazawa
Mechanical design: Ken Satō
Director of Photography: Hajime Hasegawa
Assistant Director: Yuji Himaki
Assistant producer: Masahito Yoshioka
Color Coordination: Junko Itō
In-Between Check: Yuzumi Enosawa
Music Director: Seiji Suzuki
Negative Editing: Kazuko Tsurubuchi
Planning: Hidehiko Takei
Production Desk: Yuki Satō
Production manager: Tōru Furuya
Recording Director: Satoshi Katō
Recording engineer: Tohru Kumakura
Script Supervision: Junichi Iioka
Sound Effects: Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Sound Production Manager: Naomasa Furukawa
Special Effects: Yoshimi Hayashi
Theme Song Arrangement: Yuji Ohno
Theme Song Composition: Yuji Ohno
Theme Song Lyrics: Kenn Kato (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Nami Hirai (ED)
Titles: Yoshiko Tagami
Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine
Gorō Naya as Inspector Zenigata
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Jigen Daisuke
Makio Inoue as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Yasuo Yamada as Arsene Lupin III

Banjō Ginga as Tsuge no Gensai
Junpei Takiguchi as Chin Chin-Chu
Naoko Matsui as Kikyou

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Sonny Strait
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
Additional Subtitle Editing:
Brady Hartel (Discotek)
Jay J. “Phillip” Johnston (Discotek)
Additional Translations:
Noelle Siddall (Discotek)
Associate producer: Jay J. “Phillip” Johnston (Discotek )
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek)
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek)
Captions Editing:
Ian Wright (Discotek)
Captions Timing: Ian Wright (Discotek)
Closed Captioning: Shane Ray
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Christopher R. Sabat
DVD Menu Design: Bill Townsley
DVD Subtitling: Brian Thomas
In Memory Of: Yasuo Yamada (The Eternal Lupin; Discotek )
Line Producer: Christopher R. Sabat
Liner Notes:
Brady Hartel (Discotek)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek)
Mastering Engineer: Neal Malley
Mix Engineer: Neal Malley
Production Supervision: Carly Hunter
Script Adaptation: Eric Vale
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Subtitle Editing: Ian Wright (Discotek)
Subtitle Timing:
Ian Wright (Discotek)
Talent Coordination: Patti Nichol-Ringler
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

Bob Carter as
Old Fortuneteller (disguise)
Brice Armstrong as
Chin Chin Chou
Losing Betting Man
Chris Forbis as Chou Scientist (uncredited)
Chris Rager as
Chou Guard B
Stage Presenter
U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral
Josh Martin as
Chou Guard A
Pacific Squadron Captain
Sonar Officer
Stage Actor B
Karissa Vacker as Bunny Waitress
Laura Bailey as Kikyo
Matthew Piersall as
Hatori Ninja Walla
White House Aide
Mike McFarland as
Oil Rig Walla
Stage Actor A
Sonny Strait as
Coast Guard Walla
Hatori Ninja Walla
Oil Rig Walla
Pacific Squadron Wingman
U.S. Pacific Fleet Sonar Officer

English companies
Additional Production: TwistyGadget (Discotek)
Blu-ray Menu Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek)
Blu-ray Packaging Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek)
DVD Authoring: Vision Wise, Inc.
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2020)
FUNimation Entertainment (Expired)
Liner Notes: LupintheThird.com (Discotek)
Recording Studio: FUNimation Studios
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Danièle Hazan

Chargé de Production: Laurence Fontanarosa
Recording engineer:
Elodie Dommanguet
Julie Tribout
Bruno Magne as Lupan

Constantin Pappas as
Hervé Caradec as Jigen
Nathalie Bleynie as Kyoko
Nathalie Homs as Fujiko Mine
Philippe Roullier as Gensai
Thierry Murzeau as Chin Chin Chu

French companies
Broadcaster: Ciné Cinema Famiz (from 23 May 2006)
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Sylvia Garcel (Latin American dub)
Armando Coria as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Latin American dub)
Juan Alfonso Carralero as Daisuke Jigen (Latin American dub)
Laura Ayala as Fujiko Mine (Latin American dub)
Ricardo Tejedo as Arsene Lupin III (Latin American dub)

Anabel Mendez as Kikyou (Latin American dub)
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Inspector Zenigata (Latin American dub)

Victor Mares (Latin American dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: The Film Zone
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director:
Ada Maria Serra Zanetti
Serena Verdirosi (DVD modified dubbing)
Angiolina Frescavalle (DVD modified dubbing)
Graziella Pellegrini

Assistant Director of Dubbing: Nadia Aleotti
Dubbing Assistant: Corrado Russo (DVD modified dubbing)
Dubbing Engineer:
Gioia Masi (DVD modified dubbing)
Paolo Nagi
Fabio Tosti (DVD modified dubbing)
Stefano Morandi
Paolo Brunori (DVD modified dubbing)
Salvatore Fabozzi
Alessandra Korompay as Fujiko Mine
Antonio Palumbo as Goemon Ishikawa
Rodolfo Bianchi as Zenigata
Sandro Pellegrini as Daisuke Jigen

Mario Bombardieri as Gensai
Vittoria Febbi as Kikyo (adult)
Vittorio Di Prima as Chin Chinchun

Angelo Nicotra as Chin Chin Chu (DVD modified dubbing)
Eleonora De Angelis as Kikyo (DVD modified dubbing)
Enzo Consoli as Zenigata (DVD modified dubbing)
Italian companies
Italia 1
Italia 2
Dynamic Italia (VHS and DVD)
Medusa Video (VHS)
Yamato Video (DVD)
SEFIT CDC (DVD modified dubbing)
Internet Streaming: TIMvision
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Detlef Klein
ADR Script: Joachim Friedmann
Executive producer: Carlo Levy (Dynamic Visions N.V)

Addition Tracks: Computerjockeys
Coordination (Brussels): Stephanie Leempoels
Main Theme: Computerjockeys
Ghadah Al-Akel as Fujiko Mine
Peter Flechtner as Arsene Lupin
Peter Reinhardt as Goemon Ishikawa
Stefan Staudinger as Inspektor Zenigata
Tilo Schmitz as Daisuke Jigen

Andreas Mannkopff as Chin Chin Shou
Bernd Schramm as Gensei
Gundi Eberhard as Kikyou
Uwe Jellinek as Goemon Ishikawa (Kabukischauspieler)
German companies
MTV 2 Pop
SP Vision
Dubbing: Arena Synchron

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