Nippon Television’s “Friday Road Show” (every Friday at 9:00), “2 weeks in a row! Lupine the 3rd” will air “Lupin the 3rd Lupine VS Duplicate Human (Clone)” on the 28th, and “Lupin the 3rd The Castle of Cagliostro” (uncut) on May 5. In 2021, the 50th anniversary of animation will be celebrated, and the “Lupin III” series, the great thief of the century, will appear, with collaboration works being released this year as well.
“Lupin the Third” Kanichi Kurita, willing to collaborate with “Detective Conan” and “Cat’s Eye” for the following work “Someday in the World of Anpanman…” In “Lupin the Third Lupine VS Clone,” Lupine is stolen. Seeking the philosopher’s stone, Mamo, who calls himself a “god,” stands in his way. For 10,000 years, the most feared enemy VS Lupine III has been making clones of himself using cloning technology. The battle unfolds on a grand scale.
At the time of its release, it incorporated cutting-edge cloning technology and elements of space sci-fi, depicting Lupine’s view of the world with dynamic expressions unique to movies. This is the memorable first theatrical version. Also, pay attention to the hard-boiled Lupine’s activity close to the original.
“Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro” is a “feature film/director’s first work” for director Hayao Miyazaki, who is about to release “How Do You Live” from Studio Ghibli in July. Lupine and his dimension steal a large amount of money from the casino but realize it is all counterfeit bills and head to the Principality of Cagliostro to trace the origin.
Along the way, he rescues a young girl, Clarisse, who mysterious men are chasing, but she is robbed in the nick of time. With the goat ring left behind by Clarisse, she infiltrates the fortress-like castle of Cagliostro. With a fast-paced car chase, suspense over treasure, a faint romance with the heroine Clarisse, and action scenes between Lupine and his friends. This is a masterpiece among all the charms of Lupine III.
Yuji Ohno, who has composed the music for Lupine III for over 40 years since the second TV series, composed the music for the two works. The opening theme of “Lupin VS Duplicate Human” is “Lupin III ’79”. An analog synthesizer, the newest instrument at the time, was used for the main melody, and now it’s finished in a version that is so familiar that you can say, “If you think of Lupine, this is it!”
The theme song of “Castle of Cagliostro” is “Fire Treasure,” which has an idyllic atmosphere. It is said that the song was created by Director Miyazaki, who said, “Relaxingly, peacefully,” and it matches the taste of the work, a battle set in an old castle. Also, according to Mr. Ohno, Bobby, who sings “Hono no Takaramono,” is a rock singer. Also, pay attention to the music that colors the story.