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This special is the last one, chronologically, to be released in the West by Creator/{{Funimation}}.[[note]] They published the specials out of order; the last one they dubbed was ''The Columbus Files'', which they put out just after ''Dead Or Alive'' in 2006.[[/note]] It wouldn't be until 2018 that [[Anime/LupinIIIBloodSealEternalMermaid another special would be dubbed]].

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This special is the last one, chronologically, to be released in the West by Creator/{{Funimation}}.[[note]] They published the specials out of order; the last one they dubbed was ''The Columbus Files'', which they put out just after ''Dead Or Alive'' in 2006.[[/note]] It wouldn't be until 2018 that [[Anime/LupinIIIBloodSealEternalMermaid another special would be dubbed]].
dubbed]], and even then, Funimation has nothing to do with it.


This special is the last one, chronologically, to be released in the West by Creator/{{Funimation}}.[[note]] They published the specials out of order; the last one they dubbed was ''The Columbus Files'', which they put out just after ''Dead Or Alive'' in 2006.[[/note]] This means it is the most recent special to have an English dub; later specials released in the West are all Japanese-only.

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This special is the last one, chronologically, to be released in the West by Creator/{{Funimation}}.[[note]] They published the specials out of order; the last one they dubbed was ''The Columbus Files'', which they put out just after ''Dead Or Alive'' in 2006.[[/note]] This means it is the most recent It wouldn't be until 2018 that [[Anime/LupinIIIBloodSealEternalMermaid another special to have an English dub; later specials released in the West are all Japanese-only.
would be dubbed]].

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: It's never proven for a fact if the broach everyone is after actually brings luck or not. True, it did apparently pass in and out of the hands of various world leaders, including Napoleon, Stalin, and Hitler, before their deaths. However, the cases of success that take place during the film prove that the broach isn't actually needed for that. The greatest example is revealed at the end of the film. Sundie, Lupin's love interest for the film, ends up as a successful singer at the end, and Lupin has given her the broach. But, as Lupin points out, she didn't need the broach in order to reach the top. Pieces of the film detail her rise to stardom, in fact, as she moves from singing in bars, to clubs, and a small scene sees Lupin running into a man who is revealed to be a talent scout who has come to see her perform. Then again, Lupin makes an impossible coin toss, leading to his coin causing Cynthia's gun to misfire, towards the end of the film when he has the broach...


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Probably the only film, book, or episode in the entire Lupin franchise where Fujiko isn't one. Though this maybe because [[ItsPersonal Bank of the World scammed her out of all her money]].

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Probably One of the only film, book, or episode few instances in the entire Lupin franchise where Fujiko isn't one. Though this maybe because [[ItsPersonal Bank of the World scammed her out of all her money]].


* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Cynthia, despite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, seems to think it's a good idea to buy a oil company owned by Lupin, a known ConMan. Though this could be due to a mix of her plan almost being complete and her clear attraction to Lupin that caused this. She does realize she has suffered this but by that time it's too late.]]

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* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Cynthia, despite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, [[spoiler:Cynthia seems to think it's a good idea to buy a oil company owned by Lupin, a known ConMan. Though this could be due to a mix of her plan almost being complete and her clear attraction to Lupin that caused this. She does realize she has suffered this but by that time it's too late.]]


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cynthia knows full well, despite her mercenaries assumption that Lupin is no threat and has no clue the real value of the ring, that he wouldn't have gone after it with so much energy if it was just to woo a girl. She then confirms her suspicion when she sees a flash of light from the reflection of Lupin's binoculars on the building across the way.
** Zenigata as well. He was able to figure out Lupin's next heist location (even though he was wrong on what Lupin aimed to steal) and even instantly recognized Lupin despite being disguised. The only reason Lupin was able to escape then was because Lupin created so much chaos and slipped out during the mayhem.

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''Lupin III: Missed By A Dollar'' (also known as "$1 Money Wars") is the 12th entry in the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials, first airing in Japan on July 28, 2000.

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''Lupin III: Missed By A by a Dollar'' (also known as "$1 ''$1 Money Wars") Wars'') is the 12th entry in the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials, first airing in Japan on July 28, 2000.


** The movie starts off with Lupin losing the action for the [[MacGuffin ring]] he wanted by the BigBad due to being out-bid by $1. [[spoiler:Lupin at the end of the film pulls this off twice. First he beats her on a bet where her one dollar coin causes the water to overflow in the glass and then when he flick said dollar at just the right time to stop the hammer from hitting the bullet she was about to fire at Lupin.]]

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** The movie starts off with Lupin losing the action auction for the [[MacGuffin ring]] he wanted by the BigBad due to being out-bid by $1. [[spoiler:Lupin at the end of the film pulls this off twice. First he beats her on a bet where her one dollar coin causes the water to overflow in the glass and then when he flick said dollar at just the right time to stop the hammer from hitting the bullet she was about to fire at Lupin.]]


* MortonsFork: Cynthia's mercenary puts Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko in one. When they break into a warehouse he takes their weapons and sets motion activated blast charges around them that will kill them if they move. He then leaves telling them that the whole warehouse is going to blow up in a few minutes anyway.

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* MortonsFork: Cynthia's mercenary puts Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko in one. When they break into a warehouse he takes their weapons and sets motion activated blast charges around them that will kill them if they move. He then leaves telling them that the whole warehouse is going to blow up in a few minutes anyway. [[spoiler:Lupin saves the gang by cutting the power supply to the motion sensors, then driving through the place in a getaway vehicle.]]


Incidentally, this is the final ''Lupin'' special to be animated traditionally.

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Incidentally, this is the final ''Lupin'' special to be animated traditionally.
traditionally, with paint on cels. The series switched to digital production starting with the next year's special, ''The Alcatraz Connection''.


''Lupin III: Missed By A Dollar'' (also known as "$1 Money Wars") is the 12th entry in the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials.

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''Lupin III: Missed By A Dollar'' (also known as "$1 Money Wars") is the 12th entry in the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials.
Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials, first airing in Japan on July 28, 2000.


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Incidentally, this is the final ''Lupin'' special to be animated traditionally.


Lupin III Missed By A Dollar is the 12th entry to Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials.

Lupin has disguised himself and is bidding on a ring up for auction in New York City. The ring holds the secret location of a legendary broach; the broach is said to bring good fortune to whoever wears it and has been in the possession of Napoleon, Lenin, and Hitler. When a bidder outbids him by one dollar, he decides to take the more traditional route and steal it. However, a heavily armed group of men relieve him of his prize. They work for Cynthia, the head of Bank of World.

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Lupin III ''Lupin III: Missed By A Dollar Dollar'' (also known as "$1 Money Wars") is the 12th entry to in the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials.

Lupin has disguised himself and is bidding on a ring up for auction in New York City. The ring holds the secret location of a legendary broach; the broach is said to bring good fortune to whoever wears it and has been in the possession of Napoleon, Lenin, and Hitler. When a bidder outbids him by one dollar, he decides to take the more traditional route and steal it. However, a heavily armed group of men relieve him of his prize. They work for Cynthia, the head of Bank of the World.



This special is the last one, chronologically, to be released in the West by Creator/{{Funimation}}.[[note]] They published the specials out of order; the last one they dubbed was ''The Columbus Files'', which they put out just after ''Dead Or Alive'' in 2006.[[/note]] This means it is the most recent special to have an English dub; later specials released in the West are all Japanese-only.



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Goemon's Zengetsu cuts through a fortified steal bank ceiling that is thicker than the sword's length.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Goemon's Zengetsu Zantetetsu cuts through a fortified steal bank ceiling that is thicker than the sword's length.



* [[spoiler: AntagonistInMourning: Zenigata is hit with this hard when he believes Lupin was killed. Instantly resigning from the [=ICPO=]. When he sees Lupin is still alive he is overjoyed and immediately tries to arrest him again.]]

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* [[spoiler: AntagonistInMourning: [[spoiler:AntagonistInMourning: Zenigata is hit with this hard when he believes Lupin was killed. Instantly resigning from the [=ICPO=]. When he sees Lupin is still alive he is overjoyed and immediately tries to arrest him again.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Lupin disguised as a priest pulls this off to save the gang after they were ambushed.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Lupin [[spoiler:Lupin disguised as a priest pulls this off to save the gang after they were ambushed.]]



** The movie starts off with Lupin losing the action for the [[MacGuffin ring]] he wanted by the BigBad due to being out-bid by $1. [[spoiler: Lupin at the end of the film pulls this off twice. First he beats her on a bet where her one dollar coin causes the water to overflow in the glass and then when he flick said dollar at just the right time to stop the hammer from hitting the bullet she was about to fire at Lupin]].
** Also a young singer named Sandie that Lupin promised the ring too at the beginning of the movie. At first it seems like she was simply a GirlOfTheWeek Lupin was chasing. But she appears several times later in the film shown to have been working her way up in her career. [[spoiler: By the end she is a national sensation with her image all over the city. Lupin even gives her the broach as a congratulations present. He admits that even though the broach is supposed to grant power to its owner, she didn't need it due to her talent]].
* ComplexityAddiction: Played with. When Lupin was trying to crack the code he got [[spoiler: from the ring]], he is looking through every form of code breaking he can think of. At last he gets fed up with it and just tries a simple replace program on his computer. He is shocked that it worked.

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** The movie starts off with Lupin losing the action for the [[MacGuffin ring]] he wanted by the BigBad due to being out-bid by $1. [[spoiler: Lupin [[spoiler:Lupin at the end of the film pulls this off twice. First he beats her on a bet where her one dollar coin causes the water to overflow in the glass and then when he flick said dollar at just the right time to stop the hammer from hitting the bullet she was about to fire at Lupin]].
Lupin.]]
** Also a young singer named Sandie that Lupin promised the ring too at the beginning of the movie. At first it seems like she was simply a GirlOfTheWeek Lupin was chasing. But she appears several times later in the film shown to have been working her way up in her career. [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the end she is a national sensation with her image all over the city. Lupin even gives her the broach as a congratulations congratulation present. He admits that even though the broach is supposed to grant power to its owner, she didn't need it due to her talent]].
talent.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: Played with. When Lupin was trying to crack the code he got [[spoiler: from [[spoiler:from the ring]], he is looking through every form of code breaking he can think of. At last he gets fed up with it and just tries a simple replace program on his computer. He is shocked that it worked.



* ChurchOfHappyology: The group (or just a single woman as that is all we see of this church) that Goemon is working with at the beginning of the film. [[spoiler: By the end the woman steals Goemon's share of the take and runs off]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cynthia knows full well despite her mercenaries assumption that Lupin is no threat and has no clue the real value of the ring that he wouldn't have gone after it with so much energy if it was just to woo a girl. She then confirms her suspicion when she sees a flash of light from the reflection of Lupin's binoculars on the building across the way.

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* ChurchOfHappyology: The group (or just a single woman woman, as that is all we see of this church) that Goemon is working with at the beginning of the film. [[spoiler: By [[spoiler:By the end the woman steals Goemon's share of the take and runs off]].
off.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cynthia knows full well well, despite her mercenaries assumption that Lupin is no threat and has no clue the real value of the ring ring, that he wouldn't have gone after it with so much energy if it was just to woo a girl. She then confirms her suspicion when she sees a flash of light from the reflection of Lupin's binoculars on the building across the way.



* DarkSkinnedBlond: Sundie the singer Lupin keeps running into.

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* DarkSkinnedBlond: Sundie Sundie, the singer Lupin keeps running into.



* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler: Cynthia, despite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, seems to think it's a good idea to buy a oil company owned by Lupin, a known ConMan. Though this could be due to a mix of her plan almost being complete and her clear attraction to Lupin that caused this. She does realize she has suffered this but by that time it's too late.]]
* GoodOldWays: Lupin makes this comment when Jigen asks why he is using simple smoke grenades. Lupin then gets made fun of by Jigen when he then uses high-tech nighh vision goggles.

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* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler: Cynthia, [[spoiler:Cynthia, despite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, seems to think it's a good idea to buy a oil company owned by Lupin, a known ConMan. Though this could be due to a mix of her plan almost being complete and her clear attraction to Lupin that caused this. She does realize she has suffered this but by that time it's too late.]]
* GoodOldWays: Lupin makes this comment when Jigen asks why he is using simple smoke grenades. Lupin then gets made fun of by Jigen when he then uses high-tech nighh night vision goggles.



* {{Hypocrite}}: The woman from the ChurchOfHappyology states that the only way to be cleansed is to get rid of all their "dirty money". How does she do this, by asking them to give it to her. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end where Goemon gives her the money from his take for donations, to which she immediately takes and runs off]].
* MacGuffin: The ring and [[spoiler: the broach. Heck by the time Lupin gets the broach he all but loses interest in it and gives it away]].

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* {{Hypocrite}}: The woman from the ChurchOfHappyology states that the only way to be cleansed is to get rid of all their "dirty money". How does she do this, by asking them to give it to her. [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played straight at the end where Goemon gives her the money from his take for donations, to which she immediately takes and runs off]].
off.]]
* MacGuffin: The ring and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the broach. Heck Heck, by the time Lupin gets the broach broach, he all but loses interest in it and gives it away]].away.]]


* GoodOldWays: Lupin makes this comment when Jigen asks why he is using simple smoke grenades. Lupin then gets made fun of by Jigen when he then uses high-tech night vision goggles.

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* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler: Cynthia, despite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, seems to think it's a good idea to buy a oil company owned by Lupin, a known ConMan. Though this could be due to a mix of her plan almost being complete and her clear attraction to Lupin that caused this. She does realize she has suffered this but by that time it's too late.]]
* GoodOldWays: Lupin makes this comment when Jigen asks why he is using simple smoke grenades. Lupin then gets made fun of by Jigen when he then uses high-tech night nighh vision goggles.



* GenreBlindness: [[spoiler: Cynthia, despite being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, seems to think its a good idea to buy a oil company owned by Lupin, a known ConMan. Though this could be due to a mix of plan almost being complete and her clear attraction to Lupin that caused this. She does realize she has suffered this but by that time it's too late.]]


* GreeneyedRedhead: Cynthia.

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* GreeneyedRedhead: GreenEyedRedHead: Cynthia.

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