Japanese Title:
Rupan Sansei: Episode:0 faasuto kontakuto
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Release Date:
2002 July 26
Run Time:
90 minutes


Jigen sits in a bar; next to him is a Elana, a reporter. She starts her tape recorder and asks Jigen about the first time he met Lupin III. They walk out of the bar and into an alley. Jigen strikes a match and remembers...

Jigen's tale revolves around a millionaire named Galbez and an ancient Japanese cylinder made from some green metal. The cylinder contains a scroll that tells how to forge an indestructible metal; Lupin wanted to steal it, and it was Jigen's job to stop him along with Galbez's bodyguard Shade.

The 30th anniversary of the Lupin anime brings our favorite friends together for the first time as Lupin races to find way to open the cylinder before Jigen, Shade, and Galbez track him down.

Episode:0 First Contact DVD Cover
Arsène Lupin III:
Kurita Kanichi
Jigen Daisuke:
Kobayashi Kiyoshi
Mine Fujiko:
Masuyama Eiko
Ishikawa Goemon:
Inoue Makio
Inspector Zenigata:
Naya Goro
Sakuno Shunsuke
Kosugi Juuroota
Paku Romi