Lupin the Third: Episode 0: First Contact

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A reporter asks Jigen to tell how he met Lupin and the rest of the gang. He tells of when he was hired by a millionaire named Galvez to help guard the Clam of Helmeth, a green cylinder made of unbreakable metal. The cylinder contained instructions on how to forge a metal similar to the one that composed it. The Clam has also gained the attentions of Lupin, a fellow thief named Brad, and Brad's partner, Fujiko. Brad manages to steal the Clam, but is murdered by Galvez' henchman, Shade. Lupin and Fujiko now have possession of it, but no means to open it. Meanwhile, Inspector Zenigata has been dispatched by the Japanese police to hunt down and arrest Fujiko. He is paired with George McFly, an American detective who is his only resource. And on the other side of the world, Goemon is seeking a sword worthy of his skills. The key to opening the Clam of Helmeth is now the focus of everyone's efforts, but who will come across it first?

Movie Data


Original Title ルパン三世 EPISODE:0 ファーストコンタクト

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 26, 2002



Cast 9

  1. Kanichi Kurita

    Kanichi Kurita
    Arsene Lupin III (voice)

  2. Kiyoshi Kobayashi

    Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Jigen Daisuke (voice)

  3. Eiko Masuyama

    Eiko Masuyama
    Fujiko Mine (voice)

  4. MI

    Makio Inoue
    Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)

  5. SM

    Shuichiro Moriyama
    Galvez (voice)

  6. Jūrōta Kosugi

    Jūrōta Kosugi
    Brad (voice)

  7. SS

    Shunsuke Sakuno
    Shade (voice)

  8. Gorō Naya

    Gorō Naya
    Inspector Koichi Zenigata (voice)

  9. Ichirō Nagai

    Ichirō Nagai
    Detective George McFly (voice)

Crew 1


  1. MO

    Minoru Ohara

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