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Episode:0 First Contact

Japanese Title: Rupan Sansei: Episode:0 faasuto kontakuto
Jacket Color: Red
Running Time: 90 minutes
Release Date: 2002 July 26
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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.


  • Arsène Lupin III: Kurita Kanichi
  • Jigen Daisuke: Kobayashi Kiyoshi
  • Mine Fujiko: Masuyama Eiko
  • Ishikawa Goemon: Inoue Makio
  • Inspector Zenigata: Naya Goro
  • Shade: Sakuno Shunsuke
  • Brad: Kosugi Juuroota
  • Elenor: Paku Romi