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Originally released in 1987, this is the first — and until 2002's ''Recap/ReturnOfTheMagician'', only — OVA in the history of the [[LongRunner Long-Running]] ''Manga/LupinIII'' franchise. The sub-title has also been rendered as "Plot of the Fuma Clan" and "Mystery of the Fuma Clan".

It is even more notable as the only ''Lupin'' release to use none of the usual Japanese voice actors (or music composer) associated with the series, a decision made by TMSEntertainment for budgetary reasons[[note]] At the time, the ''Lupin'' cast were the highest-paid voice actors in Japan[[/note]]. This is the only time in the entire franchise (so far) you will not hear KiyoshiKobayashi voicing Jigen, for instance. Due to communication breakdown, the decision to use new actors was misinterpreted by Lupin's seiyuu, YasuoYamada, as original creator Monkey Punch being unhappy with his performance and wanting a new voice cast. In reality, while Monkey Punch did not like TMS's decision, he felt he had no control over it and did not fight it. Sadly, this incident put a permanent strain on Yamada and Monkey Punch's friendship, which remained unresolved at Yamada's death in 1995. Since then, no regular ''Lupin'' character has been re-cast until the actor dies or chooses to retire.

The special opens with the wedding of Goemon to Murasaki Suminawa, the daughter of one of his teachers. During the wedding, a precious Suminawa heirloom urn is to be handed over to Goemon to symbolize him joining the family. The ceremony is interrupted by {{Ninja}}s, who are fought off by Goemon and his friends Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko. The ninjas fail to steal the urn, but do make off with Goemon's bride. In exchange for her return, the ninjas of the Fuma clan want the urn, which is the key to finding a secret treasure hidden in the mountains of Japan. Lupin and his gang work to both rescue Murasaki and take the treasure for themselves. Meanwhile, Zenigata, who believes Lupin to be dead following an explosion, comes out of retirement when he finds out his long-time rival may have survived after all...

''Fuma'' did receive a feature-film release after its release as an OVA, in spite of its short (60 minute) length. It has been released twice in North America, once by Creator/{{AnimEigo}} and currently by Creator/DiscotekMedia.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Goemon's Zantetsuken, of course. At one point he effortlessly cuts up a bunch of trees.
* AntagonistInMourning: During the opening, we see a retired Zenigata as a Buddhist monk praying for Lupin's soul.
* CataclysmClimax: The entire cave is rigged to collapse. The heroes make it out alive, but all the treasures are lost.
* CelibateHero: Averted by the normally aloof Goemon, who falls in love with Murasaki. [[spoiler:And played straight at the end of the movie when he tells her he cannot marry her.]]
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Creator/{{AnimEigo}} released this OAV under the name "Rupan III" (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up Lupin's name). This was due to the fact that, although the original Literature/ArseneLupin stories had fallen into the PublicDomain in the USA shortly before [=AnimEigo=] acquired the ''Fuma'' licence, TMS was still operating internationally under the old general agreements from the Streamline Pictures days, made when Literature/ArseneLupin ''was'' still under copyright and TMS was under constant threat of lawsuit by Maurice Leblanc's estate. The change also extended to the dub and subtitles (Discotek's re-release several years later corrected the subtitles, as well as the title itself, leaving the English dub as the only artifact of this situation).
* ContinuityNod: Lupin and Goemon had earlier tangled with the Fuma in the ''Shin Lupin III'' episode "[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E36 The Riddle of Tsukikage Castle]]", and would again during ''Recap/TheLastJob''.
* DistressedDamsel: Murasaki, who often finds herself the target of kidnapping and/or traps.
* {{Flashback}}: Shows how Murasaki and Goemon meet and fall in love.
* DungeonCrawling: The second half of the movie is dedicated to Lupin & the gang exploring an ancient cave to find the treasure. {{Death Trap}}s abound.
* DurableDeathtrap: The traps in the cave work quite well, despite being centuries old.
* GenkiGirl: Murasaki, in great contrast to the TheStoic Goemon.
* HeyItsThatVoice: This is the only ''Lupin'' release to feature none of the usual Japanese voice cast. However, their replacements were not total unknowns (and definitely aren't now).
** Lupin (ToshioFurukawa) is [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Ataru]] and [[Manga/DragonBall Piccolo]].
** Fujiko (MamiKoyama) is [[Manga/BlackLagoon Balalaika]] and [[Manga/DragonBall Launch]].
** Jigen (Creator/BanjoGinga) is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and [[{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]].
** Goemon (KanetoShiozawa) was [[Manga/DetectiveConan Inspector Shiratori]] and was the original [[VampireHunterD D]].
** Zenigata (SeizoKato) was [[{{Transformers}} Megatron and Galvatron]].
** Plus, most of these actors had played one-off characters in the previous ''Lupin'' TV series.
* HostageForMacGuffin: The Fuma kidnap Murasaki in exchange for the vase.
* ImportantHaircut: Zenigata shaves his head when he becomes a monk to mourn for Lupin. Impressively, he remains bald for the rest of the film.
* NerdGlasses: Lupin wears these as part of his {{salaryman}} disguise.
* {{Ninja}}: The Fuma Clan.
* PricelessMingVase: Fujiko has the vase hilariously put on her head when she is captured by the bad guys. [[spoiler:She has to break it to get it off.]]
* RummageSaleReject: Murasaki pieces together a new outfit from Lupin's clothes so she won't have to move around in her wedding kimono. One of the pieces she chooses is his legendary red jacket (Lupin himself wears the green jacket in this caper).
* ShoutOut to FuumaKotaro.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Goemon leaves Murasaki at the end of the film, as he feels he needs more training.]]
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Originally released in 1987, this is the first — and until 2002's ''Recap/ReturnOfTheMagician'', only — OVA in the history of the [[LongRunner Long-Running]] ''Manga/LupinIII'' franchise. The sub-title has also been rendered as "Plot of the Fuma Clan" and "Mystery of the Fuma Clan".

It is even more notable as the only ''Lupin'' release to use none of the usual Japanese voice actors (or music composer) associated with the series, a decision made by TMSEntertainment for budgetary reasons[[note]] At the time, the ''Lupin'' cast were the highest-paid voice actors in Japan[[/note]]. This is the only time in the entire franchise (so far) you will not hear KiyoshiKobayashi voicing Jigen, for instance. Due to communication breakdown, the decision to use new actors was misinterpreted by Lupin's seiyuu, YasuoYamada, as original creator Monkey Punch being unhappy with his performance and wanting
There's a new voice cast. In reality, while Monkey Punch did not like TMS's decision, he felt he had no control over it and did not fight it. Sadly, this incident put a permanent strain on Yamada and Monkey Punch's friendship, which remained unresolved at Yamada's death in 1995. Since then, no regular ''Lupin'' character has been re-cast until the actor dies or chooses to retire.

The special opens with the wedding of Goemon to Murasaki Suminawa, the daughter of one of his teachers. During the wedding, a precious Suminawa heirloom urn is to be handed over to Goemon to symbolize him joining the family. The ceremony is interrupted by {{Ninja}}s, who are fought off by Goemon and his friends Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko. The ninjas fail to steal the urn, but do make off with Goemon's bride. In exchange for her return, the ninjas of the Fuma clan want the urn, which is the key to finding a secret treasure hidden in the mountains of Japan. Lupin and his gang work to both rescue Murasaki and take the treasure for themselves. Meanwhile, Zenigata, who believes Lupin to be dead following an explosion, comes out of retirement when he finds out his long-time rival may have survived after all...

''Fuma'' did receive a feature-film release after its release as an OVA, in spite of its short (60 minute) length. It has been released twice in North America, once by Creator/{{AnimEigo}} and currently by Creator/DiscotekMedia.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Goemon's Zantetsuken, of course. At one point he effortlessly cuts up a bunch of trees.
* AntagonistInMourning: During the opening, we see a retired Zenigata as a Buddhist monk praying for Lupin's soul.
* CataclysmClimax: The entire cave is rigged to collapse. The heroes make it out alive, but all the treasures are lost.
* CelibateHero: Averted by the normally aloof Goemon, who falls in love with Murasaki. [[spoiler:And played straight at the end of the movie when he tells her he cannot marry her.]]
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Creator/{{AnimEigo}} released this OAV under the name "Rupan III" (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up Lupin's name). This was due to the fact that, although the original Literature/ArseneLupin stories had fallen into the PublicDomain in the USA shortly before [=AnimEigo=] acquired the ''Fuma'' licence, TMS was still operating internationally under the old general agreements from the Streamline Pictures days, made when Literature/ArseneLupin ''was'' still under copyright and TMS was under constant threat of lawsuit by Maurice Leblanc's estate. The change also extended to the dub and subtitles (Discotek's re-release several years later corrected the subtitles, as well as the title itself, leaving the English dub as the only artifact of this situation).
* ContinuityNod: Lupin and Goemon had earlier tangled with the Fuma in the ''Shin Lupin III'' episode "[[Recap/LupinIIIS2E36 The Riddle of Tsukikage Castle]]", and would again during ''Recap/TheLastJob''.
* DistressedDamsel: Murasaki, who often finds herself the target of kidnapping and/or traps.
* {{Flashback}}: Shows how Murasaki and Goemon meet and fall in love.
* DungeonCrawling: The second half of the movie is dedicated to Lupin & the gang exploring an ancient cave to find the treasure. {{Death Trap}}s abound.
* DurableDeathtrap: The traps in the cave work quite well, despite being centuries old.
* GenkiGirl: Murasaki, in great contrast to the TheStoic Goemon.
* HeyItsThatVoice: This is the only ''Lupin'' release to feature none of the usual Japanese voice cast. However, their replacements were not total unknowns (and definitely aren't now).
** Lupin (ToshioFurukawa) is [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Ataru]] and [[Manga/DragonBall Piccolo]].
** Fujiko (MamiKoyama) is [[Manga/BlackLagoon Balalaika]] and [[Manga/DragonBall Launch]].
** Jigen (Creator/BanjoGinga) is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and [[{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]].
** Goemon (KanetoShiozawa) was [[Manga/DetectiveConan Inspector Shiratori]] and was the original [[VampireHunterD D]].
** Zenigata (SeizoKato) was [[{{Transformers}} Megatron and Galvatron]].
** Plus, most of these actors had played one-off characters in the previous ''Lupin'' TV series.
* HostageForMacGuffin: The Fuma kidnap Murasaki in exchange for the vase.
* ImportantHaircut: Zenigata shaves his head when he becomes a monk to mourn for Lupin. Impressively, he remains bald for the rest of the film.
* NerdGlasses: Lupin wears these as part of his {{salaryman}} disguise.
* {{Ninja}}: The Fuma Clan.
* PricelessMingVase: Fujiko has the vase hilariously put on her head when she is captured by the bad guys. [[spoiler:She has to break it to get it off.]]
* RummageSaleReject: Murasaki pieces together a new outfit from Lupin's clothes so she won't have to move around in her wedding kimono. One of the pieces she chooses is his legendary red jacket (Lupin himself wears the green jacket in this caper).
* ShoutOut to FuumaKotaro.
* StatusQuoIsGod: [[spoiler:Goemon leaves Murasaki at the end of the film, as he feels he needs more training.]]
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21st Aug '13 9:31:39 AM Viira
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** Jigen (BanjoGinga) is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and [[{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]].

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** Jigen (BanjoGinga) (Creator/BanjoGinga) is [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and [[{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]].
2nd Aug '13 7:39:46 PM Sheora
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''Fuma'' did receive a feature-film release after its release as an OVA, in spite of its short (60 minute) length. It has been released twice in North America, once by {{AnimEigo}} and currently by Creator/DiscotekMedia.

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''Fuma'' did receive a feature-film release after its release as an OVA, in spite of its short (60 minute) length. It has been released twice in North America, once by {{AnimEigo}} Creator/{{AnimEigo}} and currently by Creator/DiscotekMedia.



!!This film features examples of:

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!!This film features provides examples of:



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: {{AnimEigo}} released this OAV under the name "Rupan III" (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up Lupin's name). This was due to the fact that, although the original Literature/ArseneLupin stories had fallen into the PublicDomain in the USA shortly before [=AnimEigo=] acquired the ''Fuma'' licence, TMS was still operating internationally under the old general agreements from the Streamline Pictures days, made when Literature/ArseneLupin ''was'' still under copyright and TMS was under constant threat of lawsuit by Maurice Leblanc's estate. The change also extended to the dub and subtitles (Discotek's re-release several years later corrected the subtitles, as well as the title itself, leaving the English dub as the only artifact of this situation).

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: {{AnimEigo}} Creator/{{AnimEigo}} released this OAV under the name "Rupan III" (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up Lupin's name). This was due to the fact that, although the original Literature/ArseneLupin stories had fallen into the PublicDomain in the USA shortly before [=AnimEigo=] acquired the ''Fuma'' licence, TMS was still operating internationally under the old general agreements from the Streamline Pictures days, made when Literature/ArseneLupin ''was'' still under copyright and TMS was under constant threat of lawsuit by Maurice Leblanc's estate. The change also extended to the dub and subtitles (Discotek's re-release several years later corrected the subtitles, as well as the title itself, leaving the English dub as the only artifact of this situation).
16th Jul '13 3:27:18 PM crazysamaritan
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ''Lupin'' fans in Japan profoundly affected the franchise for years to come because of ''Fuma''. Despite it receiving generally favorable reviews from critics, fans were upset about the change in cast and music; they boycotted the OAV and caused it to be a financial flop. Reaction was so swift and extreme that TMS was spooked into reverting back to the old ''Lupin'' formula the next year, and not changing it at all for the next twenty-three years.[[note]] With the exception of the untimely death of Yasuo Yamada in 1995 necessitating his replacement with Kan'ichi Kurita.[[/note]]
16th Jul '13 3:26:10 PM crazysamaritan
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* ShoutOut to FuumaKotaro.
30th May '13 1:44:26 AM Soufriere
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Originally released in 1987, this is the first—and until 2002's ''Recap/ReturnOfTheMagician'', only—OVA in the history of the [[LongRunner Long-Running]] ''Manga/LupinIII'' series. The sub-title has also been rendered as ''Plot of the Fuma Clan'' and ''Mystery of the Fuma Clan''.

It is even more notable as the only ''Lupin'' release to use none of the usual Japanese voice actors (or music composer) associated with the series, a decision made by TMSEntertainment for budgetary reasons[[note]]At the time, the ''Lupin'' cast were the highest-paid voice actors in Japan[[/note]]. This is the only time in the entire franchise (so far) you will not hear KiyoshiKobayashi voicing Jigen. Due to communication breakdown, the decision to use new actors was misinterpreted by Lupin's seiyuu, YasuoYamada, as original creator Monkey Punch being unhappy with his performance and wanting a new voice cast. In reality, while Monkey Punch did not like TMS's decision, he felt he had no control over it and did not fight it. Sadly, this incident put a permanent strain on Yamada and Monkey Punch's friendship, which remained unresolved at Yamada's death in 1995. Since then, no regular ''Lupin'' character has been re-cast until the actor dies or chooses to retire.

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Originally released in 1987, this is the first—and first — and until 2002's ''Recap/ReturnOfTheMagician'', only—OVA only — OVA in the history of the [[LongRunner Long-Running]] ''Manga/LupinIII'' series. franchise. The sub-title has also been rendered as ''Plot "Plot of the Fuma Clan'' Clan" and ''Mystery "Mystery of the Fuma Clan''.

Clan".

It is even more notable as the only ''Lupin'' release to use none of the usual Japanese voice actors (or music composer) associated with the series, a decision made by TMSEntertainment for budgetary reasons[[note]]At reasons[[note]] At the time, the ''Lupin'' cast were the highest-paid voice actors in Japan[[/note]]. This is the only time in the entire franchise (so far) you will not hear KiyoshiKobayashi voicing Jigen.Jigen, for instance. Due to communication breakdown, the decision to use new actors was misinterpreted by Lupin's seiyuu, YasuoYamada, as original creator Monkey Punch being unhappy with his performance and wanting a new voice cast. In reality, while Monkey Punch did not like TMS's decision, he felt he had no control over it and did not fight it. Sadly, this incident put a permanent strain on Yamada and Monkey Punch's friendship, which remained unresolved at Yamada's death in 1995. Since then, no regular ''Lupin'' character has been re-cast until the actor dies or chooses to retire.



''Fuma'' did receive a feature-film release after its release as an OVA, in spite of its short (60 minute) length. It has been released twice in English, once by {{AnimEigo}} and currently by Creator/DiscotekMedia.

to:

''Fuma'' did receive a feature-film release after its release as an OVA, in spite of its short (60 minute) length. It has been released twice in English, North America, once by {{AnimEigo}} and currently by Creator/DiscotekMedia.



** [[ToshioFurukawa Lupin]] is [[UruseiYatsura Ataru]] and [[DragonBallZ Piccolo]].
** Fujiko (MamiKoyama) is [[BlackLagoon Balalaika]] and [[{{DragonBall}} Lunch]].
** Jigen (Banjo Ginga) is [[MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and [[{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]].
** Goemon (Kaneto Shiozawa) was [[DetectiveConan Inspector Shiratori]] and was the original [[VampireHunterD D]].
** Zenigata (Seizo Kato) was [[{{Transformers}} Megatron and Galvatron]].

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** [[ToshioFurukawa Lupin]] Lupin (ToshioFurukawa) is [[UruseiYatsura [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Ataru]] and [[DragonBallZ [[Manga/DragonBall Piccolo]].
** Fujiko (MamiKoyama) is [[BlackLagoon [[Manga/BlackLagoon Balalaika]] and [[{{DragonBall}} Lunch]].
[[Manga/DragonBall Launch]].
** Jigen (Banjo Ginga) (BanjoGinga) is [[MobileSuitGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] and [[{{Kinnikuman}} Ramenman]].
** Goemon (Kaneto Shiozawa) (KanetoShiozawa) was [[DetectiveConan [[Manga/DetectiveConan Inspector Shiratori]] and was the original [[VampireHunterD D]].
** Zenigata (Seizo Kato) (SeizoKato) was [[{{Transformers}} Megatron and Galvatron]].



* RummageSaleReject: Murasaki pieces together a new outfit from Lupin's clothes so she won't have to move around in her wedding kimono. One of the pieces she chooses is his legendary red jacket.

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* RummageSaleReject: Murasaki pieces together a new outfit from Lupin's clothes so she won't have to move around in her wedding kimono. One of the pieces she chooses is his legendary red jacket.jacket (Lupin himself wears the green jacket in this caper).



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ''Lupin'' fans in Japan profoundly affected the franchise for years to come because of ''Fuma''. Despite it receiving generally favourable reviews from critics, fans were upset about the change in cast and music; they boycotted the OAV and caused it to be a financial flop. Reaction was so swift and extreme that TMS was spooked into reverting back to the old ''Lupin'' formula the next year, and not changing it at all for the next twenty-three years [[note]]With the exception of the untimely death of Yasuo Yamada.[[/note]]

to:

* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: ''Lupin'' fans in Japan profoundly affected the franchise for years to come because of ''Fuma''. Despite it receiving generally favourable favorable reviews from critics, fans were upset about the change in cast and music; they boycotted the OAV and caused it to be a financial flop. Reaction was so swift and extreme that TMS was spooked into reverting back to the old ''Lupin'' formula the next year, and not changing it at all for the next twenty-three years [[note]]With years.[[note]] With the exception of the untimely death of Yasuo Yamada.Yamada in 1995 necessitating his replacement with Kan'ichi Kurita.[[/note]]
25th May '13 9:21:45 PM nombretomado
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: {{AnimEigo}} released this OAV under the name "Rupan III" (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up Lupin's name). This was due to the fact that, although the original ArseneLupin stories had fallen into the PublicDomain in the USA shortly before [=AnimEigo=] acquired the ''Fuma'' licence, TMS was still operating internationally under the old general agreements from the Streamline Pictures days, made when ArseneLupin ''was'' still under copyright and TMS was under constant threat of lawsuit by Maurice Leblanc's estate. The change also extended to the dub and subtitles (Discotek's re-release several years later corrected the subtitles, as well as the title itself, leaving the English dub as the only artifact of this situation).

to:

* CompletelyDifferentTitle: {{AnimEigo}} released this OAV under the name "Rupan III" (a literal romanization of the katakana that make up Lupin's name). This was due to the fact that, although the original ArseneLupin Literature/ArseneLupin stories had fallen into the PublicDomain in the USA shortly before [=AnimEigo=] acquired the ''Fuma'' licence, TMS was still operating internationally under the old general agreements from the Streamline Pictures days, made when ArseneLupin Literature/ArseneLupin ''was'' still under copyright and TMS was under constant threat of lawsuit by Maurice Leblanc's estate. The change also extended to the dub and subtitles (Discotek's re-release several years later corrected the subtitles, as well as the title itself, leaving the English dub as the only artifact of this situation).
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