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1[[quoteright:250:]]께The very first in the Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials, a series of {{Made For TV Movie}}s produced by Creator/TMSEntertainment and Creator/NipponTelevision. ''Bye-Bye Liberty Crisis''[[note]] Japanese title: バイバイ·リバティー危機一発! (Bye Bye Liberty Kiki Ippatsu!)[[/note]] first aired in Japan on April 1st, 1989. It was directed by the legendary Creator/OsamuDezaki, who would go on to direct four more of the ''Lupin'' specials, making him the director to have headed the most of them. Yasuo Yamada, Creator/KiyoshiKobayashi, Eiko Masuyama, Makio Inoue and Goro Naya were lured back to reprise their roles after being replaced for ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy''.께The special was dubbed into English and released in the United Kingdom by Creator/MangaEntertainment in 1996 under the title ''Goodbye Lady Liberty''. It was, for many years, one of the only bits of the ''Lupin III'' franchise that saw release in the UK, but not the US. Thankfully, Creator/DiscotekMedia (ever the champions of ''Lupin'') announced that they would give the special a DVD release in the US, including its rare English dub, under the title ''Bye Bye Lady Liberty''. For a long time, this was also the only ''Lupin'' special outside of Creator/{{Funimation}}'s block to have an English dub, until Creator/DiscotekMedia announced that they would make dub of ''Anime/LupinIIIBloodSealEternalMermaid'' in 2018.께Lupin has decided to give up his life of crime when he finds out that New Scotland Yard's new supercomputer can predict his every move. Still, Jigen comes with a proposition for one last job, which involves stealing a large diamond called the Super Egg from the Statue of Liberty. However, when they are later joined by the young computer whiz-kid Michael and the lovely lady Isabelle, who hides a lot more than she lets on, and an evil organization called the Three Masons is hot on their trail, they start learning of a terrible secret that might cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. 께Followed by ''Anime/LupinIIIMysteryOfTheHemingwayPapers''.께'''Complete spoilers below''' don't read further if you don't want to know how this caper turns out!께----!!This TV Movie provides examples of:* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Goemon cuts a helicopter in half with his Zantetsuken, [[spoiler:and later does the same with the Super Egg diamond.]]* AnimationBump: Not quite to the level of ''Fuma'', but it's a damn sight better looking than any of the TV series, largely due to being storyboarded and directed by Creator/OsamuDezaki.* ChildProdigy: Michael most certainly qualifies as one, being able to hack into databases. [[spoiler:He inherited it from his mother Isabelle, and this proves important in the last act.]]* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Number 1 does this with Fujiko. While possessed, she is somehow able to levitate, and he is able to speak through her.]]* DubNameChange: This English dub follows the precedent set by the original ''[[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro Cagliostro]]'' dub of [[WritingAroundTrademarks avoiding lawsuits from angry French heirs]] by changing Lupin's name to "Wolf".* EvilOldFolks: The leader of the Three Masons is extremely ancient and ill-looking, as well as being something of an EvilSorcerer.* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Goemon slices the clothes off a couple of secret agents without leaving a scratch.* IceCreamKoan: Much like in Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo, many of Goemon's lines follow this trend.* ManChild: The way Lupin reacts when he can't share a hotel bedroom with Isabelle since Goemon is her bodyguard. This is, of course, PlayedForLaughs.* MineralMacGuffin: The Super Egg, stated to be the World's largest Diamond.* MonumentalTheft: Go on, take a freaking guess! And this is all in Act 1 of the special too!* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Halfway through, we find out that Isabelle is actually one of the Three Masons, and leads the organization when the elder leader dies.]]* SkyHeist: The big heist for this film is Lupin stealing the ''Art/StatueOfLiberty'' in order to have plenty of time searching it for a large diamond called the Super Egg. To [[MonumentalTheft take the statue]], Lupin and Jigen use a helicopter and ropes. ----


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