The first TV special launched what would be a long standing tradition.

Japanese Title:
Rupan Sansei: Bai Bai Ribatii - Kiki Ippatsu!
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Release Date:
1989 April 01
Run Time:
90 minutes


To settle down with a woman he loves, Lupin attempts to steal all the computer files compiled about him. For once, Zenigata foils Lupin's plan, and to add insult to injury, the woman Lupin loved has left him and taken all his money. Half-heartedly, Lupin agrees to help Jigen score a large diamond, but a boy named Michael keeps following them around asking for Lupin's help.

The diamond has been hidden somewhere in the Statue of Liberty, and Lupin decides to steal the whole Statue in order to find it. If stealing a national landmark was not trouble enough, Lupin finds himself the target of a mysterious cult who also seeks the diamond. What is the connection between the diamond, the cult, and the persistent Michael?

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Arsène Lupin III:
Yamada Yasuo
Jigen Daisuke:
Kobayashi Kiyoshi
Mine Fujiko:
Masuyama Eiko
Ishikawa Goemon:
Inoue Makio
Inspector Zenigata:
Naya Goro
Dezaki Osamu
Yasuo Otsuka
Hiroshi Kashiwabara
Character Design:
Noboru Furuse
Oono Yuuji
Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)