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Second Series


Japanese Title: Shin Rupan Sansei (New Lupin the Third)
Jacket Color: Red
Initial Air Date: 1977 October 03
Final Air Date: 1980 October 06
Episode Count: 155
Run Time per Episode: 30 minutes
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After reruns made the first series a fan favorite, a second TV series was produced and set years after the first series. Donning a red jacket, Lupin reunited with Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko to resume their thieving ways; this series retained the comic tone Miyazaki and Takahata brought to the close of the first series. While the darker tones of the manga were left out, many of the manga stories were adapted into episodes. The series also earns the distinction of being the first anime series to be broadcast in stereo starting with episode 99 and intermittently to the end.

The "red jacket" series is the most recognizable and most popular series around the world.


  • Arsène Lupin III: Yamada Yasuo
  • Jigen Daisuke: Kobayashi Kiyoshi
  • Mine Fujiko: Masuyama Eiko
  • Ishikawa Goemon: Inoue Makio
  • Inspector Zenigata: Naya Goro