Babylon tends to be a polarizing film in the franchise, chiefly due to Seijun Suzuki's direction. His focus on visuals over narrative is apparent throughout the film, most notably in the infamous motorcycle scene. This scene comes early in the film and will make or break your viewing experience. Its only appearance in the US was AnimEigo's release of it on VHS and laserdisc. Discotek announced their intention to release a DVD of the film but put the project on hold due to the decline of the market at the time.

Japanese Title:
Rupan Sansei: babiron no oogon densetsu
Jacket Color:
Pink
Release Date:
1985 July 13
Run Time:
100 minutes

Synopsis

Several stone tablets have been unearthed in New York City and tell the tale of an ancient treasure. Thousands of years ago, a god demanded that all of the gold in Babylon be collected so it could be hidden. Lupin is naturally looking to make this horde of gold his own but must contend with two Mafia families that are after it as well.

Zenigata is hot on Lupin's heels after briefly judging the "Miss ICPO" contest; however, the contest ended in controversy, and Zenigata somehow ended up with the contestants as his new partners. To add to the confusion, a drunken, old woman named Rosetta claims to have known Napoleon and Alexander the Great and also holds a mysterious item that could help locate the treasure.

Who will unearth the legendary golden horde of Babylon? And what connection does Rosetta have to the treasure and Haley's Comet?

Legend of the Gold of Babylon Theatrical Poster
Arsène Lupin III:
Yamada Yasuo
Jigen Daisuke:
Kobayashi Kiyoshi
Mine Fujiko:
Masuyama Eiko
Ishikawa Goemon:
Inoue Makio
Inspector Zenigata:
Naya Goro
Rosetta:
Shiozawa Toki
Marciano:
Kalusel Asaki
Kowalski:
Ootsuka Chikao
Willy:
Obon
Chin:
Kobon
Caramel:
Hirano Fumi
Jinjao:
Han Keiko
Zakskaya:
Yoshida Rihoko
Saranda:
Toda Keiko
Lasagna:
Shimazu Saeko
Additional Voices:
Ogata Kenichi
Additional Voices:
Oomiya Teiji
Additional Voices:
Fujishiro Hiroshi
Additional Voices:
Taguchi Noboru
Additional Voices:
Kitagawa Takuroo
Additional Voices:
Otaki Susumu
Special Guest Star:
Kawai Naoko
Director:
Seijun Suzuki
Director:
Yoshida Shigetsugu
Character Design:
Yuzo Aoki
Character Design:
Tatsuo Yanagino
Character Design:
Hidetoshi Owashi
Screenplay:
Urasawa Yoshio
Screenplay:
Oowaya Chiku
Animation Director:
Aoki Taizoo
Animation Director:
Tatsuo Yanagino
Animation Director:
Hidetoshi Owashi
Music:
Oono Yuuji
Audio Director:
Seijun Suzuki
Art:
Tsutomu Ishigaki
Photography:
Hajime Hasegawa
Editing:
Masakazu Tsurubuchi
Layout:
Junichi Iioka
Layout:
Hiroyuki Onoda
Production Manager:
Toshihito Matsumoto
Production Manager:
Takahisa Yokomizo
Executive Producer:
Yutaka Fujioka
Producer:
Tetsuo Katayama
Producer:
Kazushichi Sano
Producer:
Hidehiko Takei
Production:
Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)