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Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)
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Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)
Original name: ルパン三世 DEAD OR ALIVE
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lupin has set his sights on a the national treasure of the country of Zufu, placed for safe-keeping on a mysterious floating island by the country's late king. The island's super-intelligent defense mechanism, however, proves to be too much for Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon to handle by themselves. The key seems to be linked to the princess of Zufu, the only surviving member of the royal family. She is held prisoner by Zufu's current ruler, General Headhunter, who recently acquired rule over the country when he secretly pulled a coup d'etat and executed the country's king and prince. When Lupin's gang kidnaps the princess to get hold of the key, they pull in trouble by way of a deadly Zufu police agent named Olèander and a million-dollar bounty placed on Lupin's head by the psychotic Headhunter. Now, Lupin must find a safe way to the treasure, dodging bounty hunters at every turn.
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, imaginary kingdom, samurai, island, princess, adventure, heroes, kidnapping, crimes, rescue, chase, escapades, manhunt, ancient mystery, save the princess, race against time, wanted, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, tank, heist, thief, treasure, police officer, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan

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Lupin III: The Gold of Babylon (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York City, several stone tablets have been unearthed that tell a tale about the Gold of Babylon. Two Mafia families are after it as well as Lupin the 3rd himself. An old drunken woman named Rosetta appears to know much about this treasure ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, witty, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: master thief, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, escapades, crimes, treasure hunt, ancient mystery, chase, adventure, heroes, mysterious character, wilderness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A simple diamond heist leads Lupin into the machinations of a bizarre cult. The cult is based around the prophecies of Nostradamus, and they kidnap Julia, the daughter of Douglas, a wealthy American who is seeking the presidency, along with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: samurai, apache, rescue, skyscraper, kidnapping, heist, sect, partners, gang, terrorism, escapades, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, japan, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lupin attempts and fails to steal a valuable set of Japanese photographic plates. The rightful owner of the plates, Michael Suzuki, is a multimillionaire who is preparing to open a huge water park in Tokyo. Lupin attempts to enlist the help of his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: samurai, cloning, heist, amusement park, failed attempt, escapades, crimes, gang, supernatural ability, crime gone awry, supernatural, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lupin the Third: Sweet Lost Night (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lupin scores a "magic lamp" and finds it does hold a genie. However, the stroke of 7PM strikes, and that is the last thing he remembers. Finding himself in Singapore, Lupin must battle his way past the forces of Colonel Garlic and discover ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: memory loss, obsessive quest, partners, adventure, police detective, desert, escapades, mysterious character, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, cons and scams ...
Time: 2000s
Place: arabia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Lupin steals an extraordinary gem from a Mediterranean party, only to be interrupted by Pycal, the trickster "magician" who had apparently died fighting Lupin early in his career. Pycal, now armed with real magical abilities, is determined ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, rivalry, obsessive quest, magic, escapades, crimes, wizards and magicians, police detective, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, adventure ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lupin the Third: From Russia with Love (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lupin III along with his gang want to steal the lost treasure of the Romanov Royal family, this treasure is an immense quantity of gold hide underground in the United States behind the placement of a corrupt bank. But to have the gold, Lupin and his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: samurai, heist, gold, royal family, obsessive quest, treasure hunt, escapades, cons and scams, mysterious character, wanted, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, japan, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lupin the Third: The Elusive Fog (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the ocean floor, Lupin is once again seeking a treasure hoping to get on Fujiko's good side. As Zenigata chases them on sea and land, people around the gang begin to vanish mysteriously. The fog rolls in and Mamo Kyosuke appears in a burst ...
Style: captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, obsessive quest, changing the past or future, chase, riddles and clues, adventure, mysterious character, treasure hunt, master criminal, wanted, friendship, samurai ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lupin the Third: Green vs Red (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a Lupin impersonator is arrested for shoplifting in Tokyo, dozens of other copycats converge on the city to clear the name of Arsene Lupin III. The real Lupin is in town too, both to watch the show and to steal a mysterious item called the Ice ...
Style: humorous, realistic, stylized, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 2000s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
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Lupin III: Missed by a Dollar (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In New York City, an auction is being held, where numerous valuables are being bidded. One of the items was an ordinary ring which is more valuable than it looks. Lupin tries to bid on it, but was out bid by a dollar. So he steals it instead and ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, adventure, crime gone awry, gang, partners, undercover, deathtrap, disorder, treasure hunt, samurai, escapades, assassination attempt ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Lupin the Third: Operation: Return the Treasure (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After robbing a Moscow casino right under Zenigata's nose, Lupin sets his sights on stealing the Trick Diamond. He and Jigen head to the estate of the recently deceased Mark Williams, another master thief who's had the diamond, as well as ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, obsessive quest, chase, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, law enforcement, wanted, partners, police detective, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 2000s
Place: barcelona, venice, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lupin the Third Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this adventure, Lupin III tries to erase the files about him in the world police network. He finds out about the Ultravirus, a computer virus that controls all others and its location is only known by a little kid. Meanwhile, he steals the Statue ...
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Audience: teens
Plot: heist, computer virus, crimes, adventure, going straight, escapades, on the run, partners, criminal heroes, treasure hunt, gang, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, japan, alaska, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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Lupin the Third: The Legend of Twilight Gemini (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lupin the III: Blood Seal ~Eternal Mermaid~ (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of jewels hold the secret to an even greater treasure, but there are so many obstacles in Lupin's way. The smallest one is Maki, a precocious fourteen year old girl who wants Lupin to teach her to be a thief. But what is her tie to the ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure, contemplative
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Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a wealthy woman and her son die in a hunting accident, it's up to Conan Edogawa to solve the case. Meanwhile, Lupin the Third is after the Queen Crown, owned by the Vesparand royal family. When these two legendary characters meet, who will ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, heist, adventure, partners, fighting crime, crimes, criminal heroes, treasure hunt, rivalry, law enforcement, save the kingdom, friend ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lupin the Third: Angel Tactics (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, samurai, adventure, obsessive quest, chase, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, space and aliens, crimes, femme fatale, ninja ...
Time: 2000s
Place: usa, new mexico, las vegas, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lupin the Third: Episode 0: First Contact (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, adventure, on the run, manhunt, murder, police detective, gang, escapades, crimes, partners, wanted, samurai ...
Time: 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three statues hold the key to finding the eight billion dollar treasure of Harimao. Having acquired one of the statues, Lupin finds himself an unlikely ally of retired British agent Lord Archer and his granddaughter Diana. Only Archer knows where to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lupin the Third: The Mystery of the Hemingway Papers (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bloody civil war is the setting for Lupin's latest caper; the leader for one of the factions holds documents written by Earnest Hemingway and contain the location of a remarkable treasure. With Goemon and Jigen fighting on opposite sides of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: samurai, heist, civil war, diary, police detective, chase, escapades, battle zone, law enforcement, cons and scams, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lupin the Third: Seven Days Rhapsody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a successful heist at the race track, Lupin has his sights set on a valuable diamond set to be displayed in seven days. His plan is complicated when he saves a young girl named Michelle from a group of thugs. Michelle's father is very ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, law enforcement, escapades, race against time, chase, wanted, samurai, partners, master criminal, cons and scams ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon's Dictionary (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While Lupin does enjoy racing for the sport of it, the prize in an antique car grand prix across Europe is Lupin's only goal. The prize is a dictionary that once belonged to Napoleon. More importantly, the dictionary was also once owned by ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, contests and competitions, car, samurai, race, heist, car chase, chase, escapades, crimes, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, madrid, france, japan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lupin the Third: Stolen Lupin (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Bastille, France, the treasure of the Bourbon Dynasty was stacked in a truck and stolen. Thinking it was undoubtedly Lupin's doing, Zenigata and the French police pursue the truck. But, the criminal was actually an unheard-of woman. Then, ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, partners, crimes, police detective, master criminal, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, obsessive quest, master villain, chase, cons and scams ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france, europe, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Lupin the Third: The Last Job (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lupin begins his heist of stealing a newly-discovered Japanese cultural treasure being transported in Germany. During his attempt to steal the treasure, however, he witness the always-ambitous Zenigata's supposed "death," a plan ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, obsessive quest, wanted, crimes, police detective, criminal heroes, law enforcement, cons and scams, dishonesty, chase, adventure, partners ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Lupin the Third: Alcatraz Connection (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In San Fransico, California; Lupin and his gang attempt to find the where abouts of some Gold Bars in a sunken ship that's off coast of Alcatraz Island. But a so called group called the Society Seven want the gold bars for their own reasons. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track down the counterfeiter responsible - and steal any other treasures ...
Style: stylized, humorous, enigmatic, witty, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: samurai, forced marriage, chase, heist, castle, forgery, adventure, treasure, fictional country, gunfight, car chase, friendship ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, monte carlo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lupin III, Part III (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: This animated series follows the adventures of the legendary thief, Lupin III, grandson of the famed literary character, Arsenne Lupin. Lupin travels the world with his partners Daisuke and Goemon, seeking out greater challenges to overcome and ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: police, heist, crimes, escapades, treasure hunt, partners, on the run, criminal heroes, adventure, gang, save the lady, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Lupin III: The First (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of ...
Style: stylized, humorous, witty, semi serious, manga
Plot: thief, master thief, friendship, femme fatale, fall in love, student, car chase, robbery, friend, trap, disguise, master criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, japan, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Zenigata has been removed from the Lupin case which leaves him despondent, and he ends up drinking with Lupin & Jigen. Lupin decides that he and his gang should work with Zenigata to solve his new case, investigating a group of ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: samurai, interpol, heist, uninhibited rivalry, special agents, chase, partners, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, treasure hunt, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lupin the Third: Fujiko's Lie (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Fujiko Mine, the devastating femme fatale whose only loyalty is to her desire, befriends a young boy whose late father hid away a fortune. A killer is on the boy's trail and it's up to Fujiko to stop him: but where do her interests really ...
Style: manga
Plot: boy, robbery, police, friendship, car chase, friend, forgery, escape, inspector, interpol, male female relationship, espionage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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