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

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© Monkey Punch • TMS/NTV

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: 201 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:12, dub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 55 votes (sub:50, dub:4, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 Very good: 66 votes (sub:57, dub:5, raw:2, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 35 votes (sub:29, dub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 18 votes (sub:18)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, ?:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 370 users, rank: #2613 (of 9519)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.771 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6383, rank: #1097 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 7.797 (Very good−), rank: #931 (of 9638) (seen all: 7.81 / seen some: 6.53)
Bayesian estimate: 7.776 (Very good−), rank: #707 (of 7236)
Running time: 92 minutes
Vintage: 2002-07-26
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"THEME FROM LUPIN III '89" by Yuji Ohno
Ending Theme:
"THEME FROM LUPIN III '78 (2002 version)" by Yuji Ohno
Insert song:
"LOVE SQUALL (po do amor)" by Sonia Rosa
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Lupin The 3rd Episode 0: The First Contact (Blu-ray) 2022-04-26 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Lupin The 3rd Episode 0: The First Contact (Sub.DVD) 2010-03-30 (from $18.77)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Minoru Ōhara
Script: Shoji Yonemura
Storyboard: Minoru Ōhara
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:
Kōji Kataoka
Shigeyuki Miya
Mechanical design: Eiji Ishimoto
3D Director: Hiroaki Matsuura
Sound Director: Satoshi Katō
Color setting: Kayoko Nishi
Digital Production:
Jun Katou
Motoko Fujikuro
Finish Check: Takae Iijima
In-Between Check:
Miiko Adachi
Yuzumi Enosawa
Insert Song Arrangement: Yuji Ohno
Insert Song Composition: Yuji Ohno
Insert Song Performance: Sonia Rosa
Music Director: Seiji Suzuki
Music Performance:
Hikaru Yamanaka (Violin)
Masanori Hirohara (Trombone)
Photo Director: Kōjirō Hayashi
Production manager: Yu Kiyozono
Project Manager: Hiroshi Joen
Recording engineer: Katsumi Muro
Sound Effects:
Toshi Kato 
Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Yuji Ohno
Theme Song Composition: Yuji Ohno
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

Jūrōta 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)
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Richard Epcar
Translation: Sheldon Drzka
ADR Script: Richard Epcar
Brady Hartel (Blu-ray)
Jose Argumedo (Blu-ray)
Justin Sevakis (Blu-ray)
Reed Nelson (Blu-ray)

Additional Translations:
Noelle Siddall (Blu-ray)
ADR Recording: Eddie J. Correa
Blu-Ray Authoring:
David Miranda (MediaOCD.com)
Justin Sevakis (MediaOCD.com)
Blu-Ray Compression:
David Miranda (mediaOCD.com)
Justin Sevakis (mediaOCD.com)
Commentary: Reed Nelson
Mixing: Eddie J. Correa
Production Assistant:
Elaine Morland (Blu-ray)
Logan Rebholz (Blu-ray)
Quality Control:
Marc Levy  (Blu-ray)
Special Thanks To: Takeshi Ikemoto
Subtitle Editing:
Brady Hartel (Blu-ray)
Reed Nelson (Blu-ray)
Subtitle Timing:
Brady Hartel (Blu-ray)
Krista Shipley (Blu-ray)
Doug Erholtz as Inspector Zenigata
Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Michelle Ruff as Fujiko Mine
Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen
Tony Oliver as Arsene Lupin III

Jamieson K. Price as Galvez
Todd Haberkorn as Shade

Bill Butts as Thug
Derek Stephen Prince as Commissioner Crawford
Jose Argumedo as Reporter B
Kai Kennedy as Police Dispatcher
Kyle Hebert as
Hans Dolarhyde
Taxi Driver
Paul St. Peter as Detective George McFly

English companies
ADR Production: Epcar Entertainment
Internet Streaming: Tubi TV
Licensed by: Discotek Media
Post Production Services:
TwistyGadget (Blu-ray)
Production: TwistyGadget
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
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
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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