Farewell To Nostradamusnote Original title: ( ルパン三世 くたばれ!ノストラダムス Rupan Sansei: Kutabare! Nosutoradamusu) In English: Lupin III: Die! Nostradamus) is the fourth feature length film in the Lupin III series, first released in Japan on April 22, 1995. It is noteworthy for being the very first entry in the Lupin franchise to feature Kan'ichi Kurita in the titular role of Lupin, following long-time voice actor Yasuo Yamada's death the previous month. Funimation licensed the film for US release in 2002, along with Lupin III: Dead or Alive and eight annual TV specials.Lupin and Jigen have just finished another job in Rio De Janeiro, hidden their prized diamond in a cute dolly, and board their next plane to America. However, a bratty girl called Julia takes the doll for herself, but not long after that she is kidnapped by a sect. Fujiko, who was hired as her nanny, explains to Lupin that the girl is the daughter of Douglas, a wealthy man who just entered the next election for presidency and owns the only known copy of Nostradamus' lost book of prophecies in the vault of his skyscraper. The Nostradamus sect happens to be after the book as well and use Julia as leverage to force Douglas to drop out of the election. Thus, Lupin has no choice but to rescue Julia, get into the vault and steal the lost book, all whilst staying one step ahead of the Nostradamus sect, if he ever wants his diamond back.Complete spoilers below — don't read further if you don't want to know how this caper turns out!
The Alcatraz: Execution Island, which is where Lupin's uncle was confined to, after he nearly succeeded in cracking into Douglas' security vault. Guess who pays him a visit, to find out how he did it?
All Love Is Unrequited: Lupin toward Fujiko. In Farewell to Nostradamus, she has no feelings for him whatsoever. After she regains her memory after Lupin kisses her, she tells him it meant nothing, since she was hypnotized at the time.
Calling the Old Man Out: Mary publicly criticizes her husband, Douglas, at the opening festivities of the World Cup, by telling the crowd he's chosen to run for office, rather than save their daughter.
Cult: The Nostradamus sect, who is after Lupin in a big way. They even brainwash Fujiko at one point.
I Fell for Hours: If anyone "legally" enters the vault without scanning a security card into their visor, they'll be treated to a virtual simulation where they keep falling... and falling... and falling... It's worse than it sounds.
I Have Your Wife (Or Daughter): The Nostradamus Sect informs Douglas that they've kidnapped Julia, to blackmail him into dropping out of the Presidential election. Douglas refuses.
Improbable Aiming Skills: Most, if not all, of the shots the Brazilian soccer team make while planting the explosives around the Douglas Building.
Karmic Death: Rhisely dies in the destruction of the Douglas Building, which he orchestrated and set in motion.
No MacGuffin, No Winner: When Lupin rescues Julia and finally has his hands on the book of Nostradamus, it turns out to be completely worthless because Julia doodled on it whilst playing in the vault. This prompts him to let Goemon slice it to ribbons.
Scam Religion: The Nostradamus Sect is built purely to get the leverage needed to gain access to the Douglas's vault.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Zenigata pulls this, near the beginning, while trying to disarm a bomb. It's clear he had no idea what he was doing, but he still tried anyway... up 'til the last four seconds.
We Hardly Knew Ye: Lupin's uncle, who gets murdered via electric shock, when Chris tries to extract his memory of breaking into Douglas' security vault.
What the Hell, Hero?: Mary's reaction when her husband basically puts his presidential campaign ahead of his daughter is to basically say "What the Hell, Douglas?!" on national television. Which is another trope: Calling the Old Man Out in public.