Lupin III: Episode 0 'First Contact' (special)

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Alternative title:
Edgar de la Cambriole : Episode 0 - First Contact (French)
Lupin III: C’era una volta … Lupin (Italian)
Rupan Sansei Episode: 0 'First Contact' (Japanese)
ルパン三世EPISODE:0(ゼロ) 『ファーストコンタクト』 (Japanese)
Themes: crime, mafia, thief
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Jigen tells the story of the gang's first meeting. Jigen, still a member of the Mafia, is hired to protect an ancient artifact - one that Lupin and Fujiko are both trying to steal. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata, then of the Japanese police force, has come to the U.S. on Fujiko's trail, and Ishikawa Goemon is searching for the lost treasure of his clan.
User Ratings: 192 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 Excellent: 55 votes (sub:52, dub:2, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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 Very good: 62 votes (sub:55, dub:3, raw:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
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 Good: 32 votes (sub:27, dub:4, others:1
1 French dubbed
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 Decent: 17 votes (sub:17)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:1, ?:1, dub:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, ?:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 353 users, rank: #2354 (of 7452)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.776 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6605, rank: #895 (of 7476)
Weighted mean: 7.806 (Very good−), rank: #751 (of 7476) (seen all: 7.82 / seen some: 6.54)
Bayesian estimate: 7.788 (Very good−), rank: #568 (of 5647)
Running time: 92 minutes
Vintage: 2002-07-26
Release dates: We have 2
Official website:
Trivia: We have 9
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DVD (Region 1)
    Lupin The 3rd Episode 0: The First Contact (Sub.DVD) 2010-03-30 (from $24.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Minoru Ohara
Script: Shoji Yonemura
Storyboard: Minoru Ohara
Music: Yuji Ohno
Original Concept: Maurice Leblanc
Original creator: Monkey Punch
Character Design: Satoshi Hirayama
Art Director: Takashi Miyano
Chief Animation Director: Satoshi Hirayama
Animation Director:
Koji Kataoka
Shigeyuki Miya
Mechanical design: Eiji Ishimoto
Sound Director: Satoshi Katō
Artisitic Director: Ryu Miyano 
Color setting: Kayoko Nishi
Music Director: Seiji Suzuki
Music Performance:
Hikaru Yamanaka (Violin)
Masanori Hirohara (Trombone)
Photo Director: Koujirou Hayashi
Production manager: Yu Kiyozono
Project Manager: Hiroshi Joen
Sound Effects:
Toshi Kato 
Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine
Gorō Naya as Inspector Zenigata
Kanichi Kurita as Arsene Lupin III
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Jigen Daisuke
Makio Inoue as Goemon Ishikawa XIII

Juurouta Kosugi as Brad
Romi Park as Elenor
Shunsuke Sakuno as Shade
Shunsuke Sakuya as Shade

Ichirō Nagai as Detective George
Masaru Ikeda as Clawford
Tamio Ohki as Hans Darahaito

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tokyo Movie
Backgrounds: Studio Uni
Digital Photography: Gonzo Digimation
Music Production: VAP
Online Editing: TMS Photo (T.D.B)
Production: TMS Entertainment
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
English staff
English cast
Commentary: Reed Nelson
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Discotek Media
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Philippe Ogouz

Adaptation: Ludovic Torreton
Sound Engineer: Benjamin Cabaj
Catherine Lafond as Magali
Jean Barney as Yokitori
Patrick Messe as Inspecteur Lacogne
Philippe Ogouz as Edgar

Agnès Gribe as
La journaliste
Rosetta 
Edgar Givry as Galvez
Fabrice Josso as Shade
Gérard Dessalles as Kowalski 
Jean Barney as George Mc Fly
Manuel Gélin as Marciano 
Philippe Peythieu as Dolarhyde
Roland Timsit as
Biker
Brad
Crawford
Sylvie Feit as Caramel 

French companies
Distributor: IDP Home Video Music
Dubbing: Midisync
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Roberto Del Giudice
Script: Marina D'Aversa

Dubbing Assistant: Giorgia Brusatori
Mixage: Bruno Frabotta
Alessandra Korompay as Fujiko Mine
Antonio Palumbo as Goemon Ishikawa
Roberto Del Giudice as Arsenio Lupin III
Rodolfo Bianchi as Koichi Zenigata
Sandro Pellegrini as Daisuke Jigen

Oliviero Dinelli as Ispettore capo Crawford
Sandro Sardone as Galvez
Italian companies
Dubbing Company: EDIT
Sound: Studio Due

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