History Trivia / LupinIII

21st Aug '16 8:31:46 AM mlsmithca
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*** [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Rejoice!]] On December 6th 2015, episodes 80-155 were put up on Crunchyroll. A couple weeks later, Discotek confirmed they had the license and would release the series on DVD starting sometime in 2016. It will have improved subtitles for the series's second half (as well as, presumably, the dub for episodes 145 and 155).

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*** [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Rejoice!]] On December 6th 2015, episodes 80-155 were put up on Crunchyroll. A couple weeks later, Discotek confirmed they had the license and would release the series on DVD starting sometime in 2016. It will have improved subtitles for the series's second half (as well as, presumably, the dub for episodes 145 and 155).
20th Aug '16 5:09:09 PM Soufriere
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The Creator/AdultSwim airing of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' caused the franchise's fanbase in North America to grow. However, many people who came into the franchise via it aren't aware of the earlier [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket "Green Jacket"]] series or the ''[[Manga/LupinIII comic]]'' that spawned both – Creator/{{Tokyopop}} released the first manga series and half of the second before dropping it due to low sales.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The Creator/AdultSwim airing of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' caused the franchise's fanbase in North America to grow. However, many people who came into the franchise via it aren't aware of the earlier [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket "Green Jacket"]] series or the ''[[Manga/LupinIII comic]]'' [[Manga/LupinIII comic]] that spawned both – Creator/{{Tokyopop}} released the first manga series and half of the second before dropping it due to low sales.
20th Aug '16 5:08:53 PM Soufriere
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The Creator/AdultSwim airing of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' caused the franchise's fanbase in North America to grow. However, many people who came into the franchise via it aren't aware of the earlier [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket "Green Jacket"]] series or the [[''Manga/LupinIII'' comic]] that spawned both – Creator/{{Tokyopop}} released the first manga series and half of the second before dropping it due to low sales.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The Creator/AdultSwim airing of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' caused the franchise's fanbase in North America to grow. However, many people who came into the franchise via it aren't aware of the earlier [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket "Green Jacket"]] series or the [[''Manga/LupinIII'' comic]] ''[[Manga/LupinIII comic]]'' that spawned both – Creator/{{Tokyopop}} released the first manga series and half of the second before dropping it due to low sales.
20th Aug '16 5:08:21 PM Soufriere
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The American ''Franchise/LupinIII'' fanbase grew with the Creator/AdultSwim airing of Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket, but most of the more casual viewers aren't aware of the earlier series, Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket, or the manga volumes that preceded both: ''Manga/LupinIII''. The fact that the early episodes had GagDub humor upset the established fans who enjoyed the earlier localizations of ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'' and ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', which meant that the series couldn't rely on their support, ending the dub before finishing the series.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The American ''Franchise/LupinIII'' fanbase grew with the Creator/AdultSwim airing of Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket, but most of ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' caused the more casual viewers franchise's fanbase in North America to grow. However, many people who came into the franchise via it aren't aware of the earlier series, Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket, [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket "Green Jacket"]] series or the [[''Manga/LupinIII'' comic]] that spawned both – Creator/{{Tokyopop}} released the first manga volumes that preceded both: ''Manga/LupinIII''. The fact that the early episodes had GagDub humor upset the established fans who enjoyed the earlier localizations of ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'' and ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', which meant that the series couldn't rely on their support, ending and half of the dub second before finishing the series. dropping it due to low sales.



* AuthorExistenceFailure: Creator/YasuoYamada, the voice of Lupin the Third, died of a brain hemorrhage in 1995, a month before the release of ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'', the movie that would mark the series' return to the big screen in ten years. Fortunately, his will stated that, if he were to pass away, the baton should be passed to Creator/KanichiKurita (a popular comedian and impersonator), [[TheOtherDarrin who voices Lupin]] from that movie onwards. In honor of Yamada, a message was placed at the end of the film's credits: "To Yasuo Yamada, Eternal Lupin the Third: Thank you!".
* MissingEpisode: Series 2 Episode 3, "Hitler's Legacy" (a.k.a "To Be Or Nazi Be"), was this for a while with the series' US release, as Creator/AdultSwim refused to air it for [[ThoseWackyNazis pretty obvious reasons]] and Geneon withheld it from the Volume 1 DVD. It eventually appeared in Volume 5 (at the end of the first season).

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Creator/YasuoYamada, the voice of Lupin the Third, died of a brain hemorrhage in 1995, a month before the release of ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'', the movie that would mark the series' franchise's return to the big screen in after ten years. Fortunately, his will stated that, if he were to pass away, the baton should be passed to Creator/KanichiKurita Kan'ichi Kurita (a popular comedian and impersonator), [[TheOtherDarrin who voices Lupin]] from that movie onwards. In honor of Yamada, a message was placed at the end of the film's credits: "To Yasuo Yamada, Eternal Lupin the Third: Thank you!".
* MissingEpisode: Series 2 "Red Jacket" Episode 3, "Hitler's Legacy" (a.k.a "To Be Or Nazi Be"), was this for a while with the series' US release, as Creator/AdultSwim refused to air it for [[ThoseWackyNazis pretty obvious reasons]] and – [as] was still pretty skittish at the time thanks to the oppressive post-9/11 media environment. Bizarrely, TV airings of the preceding episode still had the preview for this one. Less justifiably, Geneon withheld it from the Volume 1 DVD. It eventually appeared DVD – a move widely seen as a primary reason for the show's failure – it was included in Volume 5 (at 5, tacked onto the end of the first season). season.



** The third TV series ([[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket "Pink Jacket"]]) has never been legally seen outside of Japan. In fact, the only product of that era to make it to foreign shores was ''Anime/LegendOfTheGoldOfBabylon''.4
*** "Pink Jacket" was actually available in Italy since 1987,named as "L'incorreggibile Lupin",and had several re-runs on Mediaset channels up to the early years of the new millenium. It was anyway the least liked series,even in Italy

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** The third TV series ([[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket series, [[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket "Pink Jacket"]]) Jacket"]], has never been legally seen outside of Japan. Japan ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff or Italy]]). In fact, the only product of that era to make it to foreign North American shores was ''Anime/LegendOfTheGoldOfBabylon''.4
''Anime/LegendOfTheGoldOfBabylon''… and it only got a subtitled VHS tape[[labelnote:*]] (prior to Discotek's 2009 release of "Episode 0", this was the only U.S. ''Lupin'' release to lack an English dub)[[/labelnote]] that quickly went out of print.
*** "Pink Jacket" was actually available appeared in Italy since 1987,named as in 1987 under the name "L'incorreggibile Lupin",and Lupin", and had several re-runs on Mediaset channels up to for the early years of next 15 years. However, even there it's the new millenium. It was anyway the least liked series,even in Italyleast-liked series.



** Of the 25 Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials produced to date, only 13 so far have made it to North America.[[note]] Creator/DiscotekMedia has licensed the first four (spanning 1989-1992) – ''Bye-Bye Liberty Crisis'', ''The Hemingway Papers'', ''Napoleon's Dictionary'', and ''From Siberia With Love'' – as well as 2002's ''Episode 0: First Contact'' and 2009's ''Lupin vs Manga/DetectiveConan'' (the latter has not been released as of this writing). Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed, dubbed, and released the eight specials spanning 1993-2000 – ''Voyage To Danger'', ''Dragon Of Doom'', ''The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure'', ''The Secret of Twilight Gemini'', ''Island Of Assassins'', ''Crisis In Tokyo'', ''The Columbus Files'', and ''Missed By A Dollar''.[[/note]] Of those, only 9 have English dubs – the eight Funimation specials plus ''Bye-Bye Liberty Crisis'', which got a British dub back in the 90's. 2001's special, ''The Alcatraz Connection'', and everything from 2003 onwards (save for the Lupin/Conan crossover) remain stuck in Japan.
** All but two episodes of the second half of the "Red Jacket" series (episodes 80-155)[[note]]Episodes 145 and 155 were released by Streamline in the 90's under the title "Tales of the Wolf",[[/note]] remain unavailable in the West.
*** On December 6, 2015, episodes 80-155 were released on Crunchyroll. Later that month, Discotek announced they will release the complete series on DVD throughout 2016 containing the english dubs of episodes 1-79, 145 and 155 as well as improved subtitles for episodes 80-155.

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** Of the 25 Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials produced to date, only 13 14 so far have made it to North America.America. [[note]] Creator/DiscotekMedia has licensed the first four (spanning 1989-1992) – ''Bye-Bye Liberty Crisis'', ''The Hemingway Papers'', ''Napoleon's Dictionary'', and ''From Siberia With Love'' – as well as 2002's ''Episode 0: First Contact'' and 2009's ''Lupin vs Manga/DetectiveConan'' (the latter has not been released as of this writing).Manga/DetectiveConan''. Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed, dubbed, and released the eight specials spanning 1993-2000 – ''Voyage To Danger'', ''Dragon Of Doom'', ''The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure'', ''The Secret of Twilight Gemini'', ''Island Of Assassins'', ''Crisis In Tokyo'', ''The Columbus Files'', and ''Missed By A Dollar''. Discotek has also licensed ''The Alcatraz Connection'', but as of this edit it has yet to see release.[[/note]] Of those, only 9 have English dubs – the eight Funimation specials plus ''Bye-Bye Liberty Crisis'', which got a British dub back in the 90's. 2001's special, ''The Alcatraz Connection'', and everything Everything from 2003 onwards (save onwards, save for the Lupin/Conan crossover) crossover, remain stuck in Japan.
Japan ([[RunningGag or Italy]]).
** All but two episodes of the second half of the Thanks to Creator/{{Geneon}} dropping "Red Jacket" series (episodes 80-155)[[note]]Episodes after Episode 79, only two episodes from the series's second half made it to North America[[labelnote:†]] (the [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]]-directed episodes 145 and 155 were released by Streamline in the 90's under the title "Tales of the Wolf",[[/note]] remain unavailable in the West.
Wolf")[[/labelnote]]. Everything else remains, for now, unavailable.
*** [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Rejoice!]] On December 6, 6th 2015, episodes 80-155 were released put up on Crunchyroll. Later that month, A couple weeks later, Discotek announced confirmed they will had the license and would release the complete series on DVD throughout 2016 containing the english dubs of episodes 1-79, 145 and 155 as well as starting sometime in 2016. It will have improved subtitles for the series's second half (as well as, presumably, the dub for episodes 80-155.145 and 155).



*** ''Anime/LupinIIIPilotFilm'', the original 1969 pilot film (shot and recorded twice) Other Darrin'ed ''itself'', by having two completely different voice casts. Strangely, Creator/GoroNaya (Zenigata's long-time VA) played Goemon and Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (Goemon in the first series) played Zenigata. The only other actors from these recordings retained for future ''Lupin'' projects were Creator/EikoMasuyama as Fujiko and Creator/KiyoshiKobayashi as Jigen.
*** ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket'' replaced Lupin, Goemon, and Fujiko, with Creator/YasuoYamada, Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka, and Creator/YukikoNikaido, respectively. Masuyama (one of the voice actresses for Fujiko in the Pilot) still appears in this series as an incidental character.
*** ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' created the initial standard arrangement, with Creator/YasuoYamada as Lupin, Creator/KiyoshiKobayashi as Jigen, Creator/MakioInoue as Goemon, Creator/EikoMasuyama as Fujiko, and Creator/GoroNaya as Inspector Zenigata.
*** In 1987, ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' was produced on a tight budget, so TMS decided to replace the principal cast (at the time, the highest-paid voice actors in Japan) with cheaper actors. Thus, Lupin is played here by Creator/ToshioFurukawa, Jigen by [[Creator/BanjoGinga Banjou Ginga]], Goemon by Creator/KanetoShiozawa, Fujiko by Creator/MamiKoyama, and Inspector Zenigata by Creator/SeizoKato. Fan reaction was… [[{{Understatement}} less than positive]], and TMS switched back to the original actors for the annual TV specials that started two years later. Contrary to rumors of the time, Creator/MonkeyPunch had nothing to do with this one.
*** Lupin's longtime voice actor, Creator/YasuoYamada, was savvy enough to know that he wouldn't be sticking around forever, so he personally trained and handpicked a friend of his, comedian Creator/KanichiKurita, to succeed him as the voice of Lupin should anything happen to him. Prescient, as Yamada unexpectedly passed away shortly after this, in early 1995. Kurita has voiced Lupin in everything since.

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*** ''Anime/LupinIIIPilotFilm'', the original 1969 pilot film (shot and recorded twice) Other twice), Darrin'ed ''itself'', ''itself'' by having two completely different voice casts. Strangely, Creator/GoroNaya (Zenigata's long-time VA) played Goemon and Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (Goemon in the first series) played Zenigata. The only other actors from these recordings retained for future ''Lupin'' projects were Creator/EikoMasuyama as Fujiko and Creator/KiyoshiKobayashi as Jigen.
*** ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket'' replaced Lupin, Goemon, and Fujiko, with Creator/YasuoYamada, Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka, and Creator/YukikoNikaido, Yukiko Nikaido, respectively. Masuyama (one of the voice actresses for Fujiko in the Pilot) still appears in this series as an incidental character.
*** ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' created and cemented the initial standard arrangement, with Creator/YasuoYamada most famous cast arrangement – Yamada as Lupin, Creator/KiyoshiKobayashi Kobayashi as Jigen, Masuyama as Fujiko, Creator/MakioInoue as Goemon, Creator/EikoMasuyama as Fujiko, and Creator/GoroNaya Naya as Inspector Zenigata.
Zenigata. With one exception (see below), this lineup would not change again for the next eighteen years.
*** In 1987, ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'' was produced on a tight budget, so TMS decided to replace the principal cast (at the time, the highest-paid voice actors in Japan) with cheaper actors. Thus, Lupin is played here by Creator/ToshioFurukawa, Jigen by [[Creator/BanjoGinga Banjou Ginga]], Goemon by Creator/KanetoShiozawa, Fujiko by Creator/MamiKoyama, and Inspector Zenigata by Creator/SeizoKato. Fan reaction was… [[{{Understatement}} less than positive]], and TMS switched back to the original actors for the annual TV specials that started two years later. Contrary to rumors of the time, Creator/MonkeyPunch Monkey Punch had nothing to do with this one.
one. [[note]] His actual words were something along the lines of, "I don't like it, but this is more your thing than mine, so if you have to then I won't stop you." This somehow got communicated to Yasuo Yamada as Monkey Punch being unhappy with his performance, which naturally upset Yamada (who took great pride in playing Lupin) and ended their friendship. Their relationship was still strained at the time of Yamada's death in 1995.[[/note]]
*** Lupin's longtime voice actor, Creator/YasuoYamada, was savvy enough to know that he wouldn't be sticking around forever, so he personally trained and handpicked a friend of his, comedian Creator/KanichiKurita, Kan'ichi Kurita, to succeed him as the voice of Lupin should anything happen to him. Prescient, as Yamada unexpectedly passed away shortly after this, in early 1995. Kurita has voiced Lupin in everything since. From here, the main cast stabilized again for another sixteen years.



** ''Lupin's'' English cast has never been consistent, with several media being dubbed and redubbed multiple times, due to several failed attempts to successfully market the franchise in the English-speaking world over the years. One movie (''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'') has had '''four''' dubs produced between 1979-2003. To date, at least seven different English ''Lupin'' casts are known to exist.[[note]] For reference, those casts are Creator/{{Streamline|Pictures}} (Los Angeles – ''Mamo'', ''Cagliostro'', ''Tales of the Wolf''), Creator/{{AnimEigo}}[=/=]Coastal (North Carolina – ''Fuma'' only), Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}}US[=/=]Animaze (LA, ''Cagliostro'' only), Creator/{{Geneon}}[=/=]Phuuz (LA – ''"Red Jacket"'' and ''Mamo''), Creator/{{Funimation}} (Texas – Eight TV specials, ''Nostradamus'', ''Dead Or Alive'', and the ''Fujiko Mine'' series), and the dubs by Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}}UK (''Mamo'' and ''Liberty Crisis'') and Toho (''Mamo'' only). Despite three different LA-based studios recording and rerecording parts of the franchise, there are no consistent voices between any of them.[[/note]]
*** In an inverted Other Darrin, Creator/RichardEpcar has worked for the [=Manga/Animaze=], [=Geneon/Pioneer=], and Funimation casts... playing Goemon, Jigen, and Inspector Zenigata, respectively. Fans joke that the next ''Lupin'' role he's being considered for is… [[spoiler:Fujiko!]]
*** Funimation dubbed eight ''Lupin'' TV specials and two movies in the early 2000's. When they got the license to ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' in 2012, their original actors for Fujiko and Zenigata, Meredith [=McCoy=] and Philip Wilburn, were no longer available. So they picked up talent from the "Red Jacket" dub, namely Creator/MichelleRuff and Creator/RichardEpcar.
* RealitySubtext: When the original manga series went on hiatus in the late 60s for three years, the first post-hiatus chapter was about Lupin trying to escape prison, after having been arrested...three years prior.

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** ''Lupin's'' English cast has never been consistent, with several media being dubbed [[DuelingDubs and redubbed redubbed]] multiple times, due to several failed attempts to successfully market the franchise in the English-speaking world over the years. One movie (''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'') has had '''four''' dubs produced between 1979-2003. To date, at least seven different English ''Lupin'' casts are known to exist.[[note]] For reference, those casts are Creator/{{Streamline|Pictures}} (Los Angeles – ''Mamo'', ''Cagliostro'', ''Tales of the Wolf''), Creator/{{AnimEigo}}[=/=]Coastal (North Carolina – ''Fuma'' only), Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}}US[=/=]Animaze (LA, ''Cagliostro'' only), Creator/{{Geneon}}[=/=]Phuuz (LA – ''"Red Jacket"'' and ''Mamo''), Creator/{{Funimation}} (Texas – Eight TV specials, ''Nostradamus'', ''Dead Or Alive'', and the ''Fujiko Mine'' series), and the dubs by Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}}UK (''Mamo'' and ''Liberty Crisis'') and Toho (''Mamo'' only). Despite three different LA-based studios recording and rerecording parts of the franchise, there are no consistent voices between any of them.[[/note]]
*** In something of an inverted Other Darrin, Creator/RichardEpcar has worked for the [=Manga/Animaze=], [=Geneon/Pioneer=], Geneon/Phuuz, and Funimation casts... casts… playing Goemon, Jigen, and Inspector Zenigata, respectively. Fans joke have joked that the next ''Lupin'' role he's being considered for is… [[spoiler:Fujiko!]]
*** Funimation dubbed eight ''Lupin'' TV specials and two movies in the early 2000's. When they got the license to ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' in 2012, 2013, their original actors for Fujiko and Zenigata, Meredith [=McCoy=] and Philip Wilburn, were no longer available. So they picked up talent from the "Red Jacket" dub, namely Creator/MichelleRuff and Creator/RichardEpcar.
Creator/RichardEpcar.
* RealitySubtext: When the original manga series went on hiatus in the late 60s for three years, the first post-hiatus chapter was about Lupin trying to escape prison, after having been arrested...arrested… three years prior.



*** ''Anime/LupinIIICrisisInTokyo'' isn't a particularly funny movie in the native Japanese, but the dub had a ton of ad-libbing done by the actors (though not to the point of it being a GagDub), particularly Creator/ChristopherSabat, who voiced Jigen. It worked; it's one of the funniest Lupin movies ever released in the states.
** [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket "Red Jacket"]]. Oh dear lord, Red Jacket. It often ''is'' counted as a GagDub due to the random asides and bad celebrity impersonations.

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*** ''Anime/LupinIIICrisisInTokyo'' isn't a particularly funny movie in the native Japanese, but the dub had a ton of ad-libbing done by the actors (though not to the point of it being a GagDub), particularly Creator/ChristopherSabat, who voiced Jigen. It worked; it's one of the funniest Lupin movies ever released in the states.
States.
** [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket "Red Jacket"]]. Oh dear lord, Red Jacket. "Red Jacket". It often ''is'' counted as a GagDub due to the its random asides and bad celebrity impersonations.



After ''Anime/LupinVIIIPilot'' was scrapped, Creator/DiC had to come up with something to replace it (they had already committed considerable capital to the project). They ultimately created ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. TMS even helped animate the first season. The ''Lupin VIII'' pilot has been released on the [[NoExportForYou as-of-now Japan-exclusive]] ''Lupin III: Master File'' collector's DVD, with subtitles derived from the pilot's original script.
** Bob Bergen (the voice actor for Lupin in Streamline's dub) auditioned for Geneon's dub of the second TV series, but ultimately was not able to get the part as it turned out to be a non-union production.

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After ''Anime/LupinVIIIPilot'' ''Lupin VIII'' was scrapped, Creator/DiC had to come up with something to replace it (they had already committed considerable capital to the project). They ultimately created ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. TMS even helped animate the first season. The ''Lupin VIII'' pilot has been released on the [[NoExportForYou as-of-now Japan-exclusive]] ''Lupin III: Master File'' collector's DVD, with subtitles derived from the pilot's original script.
** Bob Bergen (the (Lupin's voice actor for Lupin in Streamline's dub) the Streamline dubs) auditioned for Geneon's dub of the second TV series, "Red Jacket", but ultimately was could not able to get take the part as it turned out to be a non-union production.
10th Aug '16 7:18:22 PM Willbyr
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*** Lupin and Fujiko are [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Shinbo and Chii]], [[Manga/{{Tokko}} Ranmaru Shindo and Ryoko Ibuki]], [[{{Gungrave}} Harry [=McDowell=] and Maria Asagi]], [[MegaManStarForce Kelvin and Hope Stelar]], [[Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse Jojo and Yayoi]], [[Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan Melan and Moe]], [[Anime/GadGuard Hajiki and Aiko]], and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami and Carl Clover]].

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*** Lupin and Fujiko are [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Shinbo and Chii]], [[Manga/{{Tokko}} Ranmaru Shindo and Ryoko Ibuki]], [[{{Gungrave}} [[VideoGame/{{Gungrave}} Harry [=McDowell=] and Maria Asagi]], [[MegaManStarForce Kelvin and Hope Stelar]], [[Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse Jojo and Yayoi]], [[Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan Melan and Moe]], [[Anime/GadGuard Hajiki and Aiko]], and [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang Shishigami and Carl Clover]].
26th Apr '16 6:01:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Japanese example, in the "Green Jacket" TV series:
*** Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka voiced Goemon, as well as Eggman from ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog''.
*** Lupin, Zenigata and Goemon were, respectively, Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco from ''Film/TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly''.
** Streamline's English dubs...
*** Jigen is Prof. Gakujin from ''Manga/GiantRobo'' and Midvalley the Hornfreak from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
*** Lupin is Porky Pig from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', Masaru and Kai from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', and Luke Skywalker from ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.
*** Fujiko is Gatomon and Angewomon and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and Miriya Parina Sterling and Nova Satori from ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''.
** Animaze's English dub of ''Cagliostro''...
*** [[Creator/DavidHayter Lupin]] is Solid Snake from ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid''
*** [[Creator/JohnSnyder Jigen]] is Rod MacDougal from ''Anime/OutlawStar''.
*** [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Fujiko]] is Meryl from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' and Kaoru from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
*** [[Creator/RichardEpcar Goemon]] is Hiko from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
*** [[Creator/BridgetHoffman Clarisse]] is Belldandy from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' and Adult Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
** Geneon's English dub of "Red Jacket" and ''Mamo''...
*** [[Creator/MichelleRuff Fujiko]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia Kuchiki]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Euphemia]], [[Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan Meow]], [[VideoGame/{{Catherine}} Katherine [=McBride=]]], [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Chii]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Crimson Viper]], [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} Arioch]], and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko Littner]].
*** [[Creator/TonyOliver Lupin]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ulquiorra Cifer]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Lancer]], [[{{Anime/Robotech}} Rick Hunter]], [[Manga/LuckyStar Soujiro]], [[{{Manga/Chobits}} Shinbo]], [[{{Anime/Vandread}} Hibiki Tokai]], [[{{Gungrave}} Harry [=McDowell=]]], and [[Anime/UltraManiac Tetsuji Kaiji]].
*** [[Creator/RichardEpcar Jigen]] is [[{{Cyborg009}} Black Ghost]], [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Batou]], [[Anime/{{Monster}} Inspector Lunge]], [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Myotismon]], and [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo Bo-Bobo]].
*** [[Creator/LexLang Goemon]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Omaeda]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Bismarck]], [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Sanosuke Sagara]] and [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Genjyo Sanzo]].
*** [[Creator/DerekStephenPrince Mr. X]] is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Uryu Ishida]] and [[Manga/{{Monster}} Rudy Gillen]].
** Funimation's dub has all four thieves share voice-actors with said company's ''Anime/{{Dragonball Z}}'' dub.
*** [[Creator/ChristopherSabat Jigen]] is [[Manga/DragonBall Vegeta and Piccolo]].
*** [[Creator/SonnyStrait Lupin]] is [[Manga/DragonBall Krillin]]. Outside of that, he's also [[Manga/OnePiece Usopp]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Maes Hughes]]
*** Fujiko (Meredith [=McCoy=]) is [[Manga/DragonBall Android 18]] in ''Z'', but not in ''Kai''
*** [[Creator/MikeMcFarland Goemon]] is [[Manga/DragonBall Master Roshi]]. Outside of that, he's also [[Manga/OnePiece Captain Buggy]], [[LightNovel/TrinityBlood Cain Nightroad]], and [[Manga/FruitsBasket Ritsu Sohma]].
** In the Manga UK dubs of ''Mamo'' and ''Lady Liberty'':
*** Goemon (Garrick Hagen) is [[Film/ANewHope Biggs Darklighter]].
*** Fujiko (Toni Barry) is [[Manga/DominionTankPolice Leona Ozaki]] and [[Anime/ProjectAKo Asa]].
*** Zenigata is [[Film/ReturnToOz Tik Tok]], [[WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}} Big Mac, Captain Zero]] and [[Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan Silver Mask]].
** In ''The Fuma Conspiracy'' (Japanese version), [[Creator/ToshioFurukawa Lupin]] is [[Manga/DragonBall Piccolo]] and [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Ataru]], Jigen is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]], Goemon is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Gray Fox]], Fujiko is [[Manga/DoctorSlump Arale]] and Zenigata is [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Megatron]]. In the English version, Zenigata is [[Anime/YoureUnderArrest Ken Nakajima]].
*** The replacement of the original cast with the above-mentioned actors came about due to budget troubles at TMS and caused quite a bit of angst. TMS wanted to do an OVA with movie-quality animation, but couldn't do that and still afford the original five actors (who were, at the time, the highest-paid voice actors in Japan) on the budget provided.\\
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This ended up causing a rift between Monkey Punch and Creator/YasuoYamada, as TMS had asked Monkey Punch his opinion on replacing Yamada. His answer was actually a noncommittal "I may not like it, but it's your show; I really can't tell you what to do." Unfortunately, through PoorCommunicationKills, it was relayed to Yamada as something akin to "Go ahead and fire him." Even though Monkey Punch, who had fostered a good working relationship with Yamada, tried personally to smooth things over (and even though the experiment of replacing the main ''Lupin'' cast was deemed a catastrophic failure), their relationship remained strained even at Yamada's death in 1995.
17th Apr '16 9:02:32 PM DrFurball
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* RealitySubtext: When the original manga series went on hiatus in the late 60s for three years, the first post-hiatus chapter was about Lupin trying to escape prison, after having been arrested...three years prior.
** Both the first chapter of the second manga, and first episode of the second anime series take place five years after the conclusion of the previous series...the same amount of time that had passed in real life as well.
7th Mar '16 2:00:25 PM Trope-smith_Noob
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** The third TV series ([[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket "Pink Jacket"]]) has never been legally seen outside of Japan. In fact, the only product of that era to make it to foreign shores was ''Anime/LegendOfTheGoldOfBabylon''.

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** The third TV series ([[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket "Pink Jacket"]]) has never been legally seen outside of Japan. In fact, the only product of that era to make it to foreign shores was ''Anime/LegendOfTheGoldOfBabylon''.4
*** "Pink Jacket" was actually available in Italy since 1987,named as "L'incorreggibile Lupin",and had several re-runs on Mediaset channels up to the early years of the new millenium. It was anyway the least liked series,even in Italy
6th Feb '16 9:48:26 AM crazysamaritan
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** Japanese example: in the "Green Jacket" TV series, [[Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka Goemon]] was [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog Eggman]].
*** Alternatively, in the "Green Jacket" series, Lupin, Zenigata and Goemon were, respectively, [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco]].
** Streamline's English dubs…
*** Jigen is [[Manga/GiantRobo Prof. Gakujin]] and [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Midvalley the Hornfreak]].
*** Lupin is [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Porky Pig]], [[Manga/{{Akira}} Masaru, Kai]], and [[VideoGame/RogueSquadron Luke Skywalker]].
*** Fujiko is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Gatomon, Angewomon]], [[Anime/{{Robotech}} Miriya Parina Sterling, and Nova Satori]].

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** Japanese example: example, in the "Green Jacket" TV series, [[Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka Goemon]] was [[Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog Eggman]].
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*** Alternatively, in the "Green Jacket" series, Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka voiced Goemon, as well as Eggman from ''Videogame/SonicTheHedgehog''.
***
Lupin, Zenigata and Goemon were, respectively, [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco]].
Tuco from ''Film/TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly''.
** Streamline's English dubs…
dubs...
*** Jigen is [[Manga/GiantRobo Prof. Gakujin]] Gakujin from ''Manga/GiantRobo'' and [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Midvalley the Hornfreak]].
Hornfreak from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
*** Lupin is [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Porky Pig]], [[Manga/{{Akira}} Masaru, Kai]], Pig from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', Masaru and [[VideoGame/RogueSquadron Kai from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', and Luke Skywalker]].
Skywalker from ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron''.
*** Fujiko is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Gatomon, Angewomon]], [[Anime/{{Robotech}} Gatomon and Angewomon and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and Miriya Parina Sterling, Sterling and Nova Satori]].Satori from ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''.



*** [[Creator/DavidHayter Lupin]] is [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]]
*** Jigen (John Snyder) is [[Anime/OutlawStar Rod MacDougal]]
*** [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Fujiko]] is [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Meryl]] and [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kaoru]]
*** [[Creator/RichardEpcar Goemon]] is [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hiko]] and... well, see below
*** [[Creator/BridgetHoffman Clarisse]] is [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Adult Nia]]

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*** [[Creator/DavidHayter Lupin]] is [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]]
Snake from ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid''
*** Jigen (John Snyder) [[Creator/JohnSnyder Jigen]] is [[Anime/OutlawStar Rod MacDougal]]
MacDougal from ''Anime/OutlawStar''.
*** [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Fujiko]] is [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Meryl]] Meryl from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' and [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kaoru]]
Kaoru from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
*** [[Creator/RichardEpcar Goemon]] is [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hiko]] and... well, see below
Hiko from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
*** [[Creator/BridgetHoffman Clarisse]] is [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]] Belldandy from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Adult Nia]] Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
5th Feb '16 7:47:34 PM philipnova798
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** In the Manga UK version:

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** In the Manga UK version:dubs of ''Mamo'' and ''Lady Liberty'':
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