List of Lupin III Part II episodes (season 2)
|Lupin III Part II Season 2|
Title card used in Pioneer Entertainment's English release.
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||25|
|Original network||NTV (Nippon Television)|
|Original release||April 10– September 25, 1978|
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This is a list of season 2 episodes of the 1977-1980 Japanese animated television series Lupin the Third Part II (also known as Shin Lupin III or simply as Lupin III for the American market)) produced by the Japanese animation studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha. The second season, which contains 25 episodes, aired between April 10, 1978 and September 25, 1978 on the Japanese television network NTV (Nippon Television). Twenty-six episodes of English adaptation of the anime aired on Adult Swim starting on January 13, 2003. The anime is based on the Lupin III manga written by Monkey Punch beginning in 1967.
The second season can be distinguished from the other three by the different opening and ending themes. The opening theme for season two of Lupin III Part II is Theme from Lupin III (Vocal Version) by Peatmac Junior, while the ending theme is the Love Theme (Vocal Version), by Ichirou Mizuki.
Note: "English titles" are those found on the Region 1 DVD release by Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment. Episodes 27 was broadcast on Adult Swim as a replacement of episode 3 from Season 1, which did not air
|Original Japanese title||English title||Original air date|
|27||1||"Where Did the Cinderella Stamp Go?"
"Cinderella no Kitte wa Doko e Itta" (シンデレラの切手はどこへいった)
|"The Little Princess of Darkness"||April 10, 1978|
The Cinderella Shadow is a stamp which is said to possess the magical power of making its owner into a princess. Lupin casually steals it from the hall where it is being exhibited, but a girl named Alice also wants the stamp. Not only is she quite persistent, she is smart as well, and tries her best to get the stamp. At the finish of the psychedelic chase through a Disney-esque amusement park, where has the Cinderella Stamp gone?Note: This episode takes inspiration from Lewis Carol's classic novel Alice in Wonderland.
|28||2||"Female Detective Melon"
"Onna Deka Melon" (女刑事メロン)
|"Revenge of Le Nerd"||April 17, 1978|
|In response to a notice from Lupin stating that he will take the money from every bank in Paris, Melon, a female detective and the granddaughter of Inspector Garimard [sic], rival of the original Arsène Lupin, is selected to replace Zenigata. The sea of bills gathered and stored in the underground police morgue is guarded by a special lock, whose switch is in the Superintendent-General's office. Melon's cold beauty shines in the Metro!|
|29||3||"Electric Pigeon Tactics"
"Dengeki Hatapoppo Sakusen" (電撃ハトポッポ作戦)
|"Fry Me to the Moon"||April 24, 1978|
|The great thief Lupin III has numerous secret techniques, one of which is the Mid-air Float Technique. The Syndicate uses a dirty method to get their hands on it. Using a fake Lupin and Jigen, they torture X8 excruciatingly, filling him with the desire for revenge, and then send him against the real Lupin and Jigen. Lupin, knowing of this plot, fixes a keepsake of X8's mother, in order to prove that he's being framed, but... What is a man's tenacity?|
|30||4||"The Wind in Morocco is Hot"
"Morocco no Kaze wa Atsuku" (モロッコの風は熱く)
|"Morocco Horror Picture Show"||May 1, 1978|
|In Morocco, Lupin is attracted to a beautiful girl. Suddenly, he finds himself kidnapped and stuffed in a bag. he is taken to a desert encampment, where he is forcibly conscripted into the Foreign Legion. However, what should come spilling out of the bag next to his but Old Man Zenigata! Despite their protests, the two of them are shackled together by the neck, and their escape takes a twisted path. Which of them will be free?!|
|31||5||"Shoot Into the Midnight Sun"
"Byakuya ni Mukatte Ute" (白夜に向かって撃て)
|"Twins Pique"||May 8, 1978|
|The sun doesn't set during summer in Stockholm. There, two beautiful twins, Latica and Anita, are fighting a repeated deathmatch. The reason is the location of the Viking treasure which is concealed on their backs. Lupin, playing two different roles, manages to photograph the map on both their backs, which only appears during the Summer Solstice, but the map has an additional secret!|
|32||6||"Lupin Dies Twice"
"Lupin wa Nido Shinu" (ルパンは二度死ぬ)
|"Lupin the Interred"||May 15, 1978|
|Zenigata is at the wheel of a patrol car. Sitting next to him is, of all people, Fujiko. She believes that the best way to protect Lupin from the high-speed hitman Puma is for him to be arrested by the police. Lupin answers Puma's ability to hit at long range, in the midst of rain and hail, goes out for a one-on-one showdown, and gets shot! Will the repose of poor Lupin's soul go with his love for Fujiko?|
|33||7||"To Whom Orion's Crown Belongs"
"Orion no Ookan wa Dare o Mono" (オリオンの王冠は誰のもの)
|"A Rumble Royal"||May 22, 1978|
|A stolen crown goes to auction by a secret route. Jigen is with the seller, Jaguar, Goemon is with the buyer, Tatsumaki, and Lupin is in disguise as the jewelry appraiser. Their objective in sneaking in is to get both the crown and the money used to purchase it. It's a four-way tug-of-war with Lupin, the Jaguar gang, the Tatsumaki gang, and even Zenigata getting in on the act! And lest we forget, an upset by Fujiko. What effect will that have on the outcome?!|
|34||8||"Lupin Who Turned Into a Vampire"
"Kyuuketsuki ni Natta Lupin" (吸血鬼になったルパン)
|"But your Brother was Such a Nice Guy"||May 29, 1978|
|Heburai Village, Japan - a place where, according to legend, Jesus Christ was washed ashore. In an excavated casket, a beautiful woman is found in a near-death state, together with a golden statuette of the Virgin Mary. Lupin goes after the statuette, but the woman, Camilla, revives, and brings Lupin into her circle of vampire acquaintances. She is Christ's twin sister, and she stole the statuette from her brother and fled. Will Fujiko be rescued from sacrifice at the ball 2000 years later?!|
|35||9||"Pursue the Gorilla Gang"
"Gorilla Gang o Okkakero" (ゴリラギャングを追っかけろ)
|"Gorilla Tactics"||June 5, 1978|
|A black pearl on which Lupin has set his sights is stolen just ahead of him by... a gang of three gorillas?! What would gorillas want with jewels? Lupin thinks, while setting up a decoy plan. When the gorillas next appear, they take both the jewels he set out from them, and Fujiko as well. This scene smells of a put-up job... That guardian of justice, Zenigata, doesn't give up either!|
|36||10||"Uncover the Secret of Tsukikage Castke"
"Tsukikagejoo no Himitsu o Abake" (月影城の秘密をあばけ)
|"The Riddle of Tsukikage Castle"||June 12, 1978|
This job, oddly enough, is at Goemon's request. The will of an old man, Kuranari, says that whoever solves the "mystery" and finds his inheritance can have it. Lupin takes the challenge of deciphering the code. But the Fuma Ninja are also plotting to take the treasure for themselves. The end of the battle over the mystery culminates on the roof of the castle tower. Where is the legendary sword, Tsukikagemaru?!Note: This episode marks the first appearance of the Fuma Clan, whom would later have a more expanded role in the Lupin III original video animation, The Plot of the Fuma Clan.
|37||11||"The Hidden Gold of Genghis Khan"
"Genghis Khan no Maizookin" (ジンギスカンの埋蔵金)
|"Khan Job"||June 19, 1978|
|To steal the twin Golden Lions told of in the clan of Nariyoshi Shiase, Lupin and Jigen head for Mongolia. The real objective is the map concealed in the statue, which will lead them to the buried treasure of Genghis Khan. meanwhile, Fujiko, in search of Minamoto Yoshitsune's treasure, meets up with Goemon at Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, where he is visiting his ancestor's grave. The two threads are brought together at Ryuujinnuma "Dragon God Swamp", and where is the treasure...?|
|38||12||"The Sweet Trap of ICPO"
"ICPO no Amai Wana" (ICPOの甘い罠)
|"Happy Betrayals to You"||June 26, 1978|
|Zenigata's successor as head of the Lupin detail is, surprise of surprises, Lupin's own supposed companion, Fujiko. She has taken on the task of arresting Lupin in exchange for the ICPO bureau chief, who is less concerned with appearances than with actually arresting Lupin, erasing her criminal record. Facing the woman who knows all about him, Lupin finally finds himself on his way to a special prison cell. Is this the end for Lupin at last...?|
|39||13||"Diamonds Disappeared Under the Hong Kong Sky"
"Hong Kong no Yozora ni Daia wa Kieta" (香港の夜空にダイヤは消えた)
|"Pretty Cluckin' Insane"||July 3, 1978|
|Lupin and Jigen search a smuggler's ship disguised as police officials, but find only thousands of chickens, not the diamonds they expected. Even though they infiltrate Dragonbaum Garden, lair of the smuggling boss, Kou Chin Ko, they can't find hide or hair of the diamonds, which are being sold undercover of a martial-arts tournament. What will the chickens lay for Kou's favorite egg dinner?|
"Misslejack Sakusen" (ミサイルジャック作戦)
|"Payload"||July 10, 1978|
|The first attempt on a shipment of Costa Rican diamonds "worth some 9,000,000,000¥ at the time" fails when the captured case is found to contain Zenigata instead. Word is that the diamonds will be transported to their destination, Puerto Rico, by missile. If Lupin loses it, it will be a blow to his reputation. The decision is made to attack the missile at the midpoint of its trajectory, but in order for this to succeed, it is necessary to get the precise launch time. What will the combination play produce?|
|41||15||"Find Princess Kaguya's Treasure"
"Kaguyahime no Takara o Sagase" (かぐや姫の宝を探せ)
|"Heroes and Vixens"||July 17, 1978|
|Kaguya, a beautiful young woman, asks for some strange items: from Lupin, the tears of the Yeti; from Jigen, a mermaid's scales; and from Goemon, the liver of a dragon. And she does so one at a time, all at Monaco. When the three of them return from their various adventures, the three items are combined with an elixir made of pollen from flowers from all over the world. Thus, they discover that the result is a mysterious potion. Will the sleeping prince awaken?!|
|42||16||"Lupin Becomes a Bride"
"Hanayome ni Natta Lupin" (花嫁になったルパン)
|"Crusin' in Drag"||July 24, 1978|
|The last voyage of shipping magnate Onabes's bachelorhood is an extravagant affair, with a ship full of beautiful women and first-class objets d'art. Lupin, knowing that Onabes has a villainous past, decides to give him a shock, by disguising himself as a shipwrecked woman"?!", and thus getting aboard his ship... a plan which works fine up to that point, but what should happen then but that Onabes falls in love at first sight with Lupin in his female disguise, and proposes!! Will wedding bells ring out at the church?!|
|43||17||"Where Are Peking Man's Bones"
"Peking Genjin no Hone wa Doko ni" (北京原人の骨はどこに)
|"Jumpin' the Bones"||July 31, 1978|
|Lupin is in Hong Kong for a vacation, when he is asked to find an old woman, as payment of a debt. Lupin is red-faced, and not just from the Hong Kong heat. A beautiful woman has also crossed his path. It turns out that her mother is the woman he is looking for, and the burial jar in her possession contains not the bones of her father, but the archaeologically famous bones of Peking Man! Fujiko is also after them. How will the struggle over the bone jar come out?|
|44||18||"The Vanishing Special Armored Car"
"Kieta Tokubetsu Sookoosha" (消えた特別装甲車)
|"Lion, Cheatin' and Stealin'"||August 7, 1978|
|The Sleeping Golden Lion is a statue which is being moved for the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Australia's establishment as a nation. As defense against Lupin, an armored car made of a super-strong metal has been prepared. Under aerial surveillance by escort helicopters, Lupin steals the armored car by means of an underground elevator platform, using a herd of sheep as camouflage. But in addition to the lion statue, inside the car is Zenigata, nearly asphyxiated! Which will it be, the quarry, or Zenigata's life?!|
|45||19||"Killing Is the Smell of Wine"
"Koroshi wa Wine no Nioi" (殺しはワインの匂い)
|"Diamonds and Minx"||August 14, 1978|
|Lupin makes off with underworld boss Mulligan's jewelry. As might be expected, Fujiko takes them for herself, but Mulligan hires the highly skilled Hangman to get them back. This strange-smelling man pins down Lupin and company with intense machinegun fire! Unable to stand simply being wiped out, they return fire with prize wine. Having escaped one disaster, next come Zenigata?!|
|46||20||"Lupin Will Fetch a High Price"
"Lupin Otakaku Urimasu" (ルパンお高く売ります)
|"The Island of Dr. Derange"||August 21, 1978|
|On the auction block at the Wanted Club, is of all people, Lupin. This organization, which captures criminals and sells them into slavery, also finds out Jigen's location due to his own carelessness. Doctor Mad makes the winning bid for Lupin, and he intends to use Lupin as a guinea pig in his human reconstruction experiments. Killer cyborgs come at Lupin on a desert island. Does flesh-and-blood Lupin stand a chance?!|
|47||21||"Her Majesty's Slipshod Inspectors"
"Joooheika no Zukkoke Keibu" (女王陛下のズッコケ警部)
|"Crownin' Around"||August 28, 1978|
|This time, Lupin's target is the historic Imperial State Crown, but it won't be easy, because Inspectors Dover and Pepper of Scotland Yard are keeping a tight guard on it. On their second try, on the day of the royal wedding, their trick comes off, and when the wedding bells of Westminster Abbey peal, will Big Ben chime the witching hour?!|
|48||22||"Lupin Laughs While the Alarm Bell Rings"
"Hijoo Bell ni Lupin wa Warau" (非常ベルにルパンは笑う)
|"Vault Assault"||September 4, 1978|
|Even though he announces that he will take the till from the Kentucky Derby, Lupin's first strike, on the transport car, fails. A despondent Lupin jumps straight into the Hudson River... but it's all part of his scenario. The main act is a supposedly perfect, supposedly foolproof cracking of the Metropolitan Bank's vault. How will Lupin penetrate an alarm system that sounds loud bells at the weight of even a handkerchief?|
|49||23||"A Pretty Woman Has Venom"
"Kawaii Onna ni wa Doku ga Aru" (可愛いい女には毒がある)
|"Snake Charmer"||September 11, 1978|
|Jacqueline - a beautiful woman who has become a multimillionaire through acquiring alimony and inheritances whenever she changes husbands. Lupin set his sights on her diamond collection, which is fine, but before you know it, Lupin and Jacqueline are very close. To a man and woman, time is unnecessary. Fujiko, who as usual is also after the treasure, is captured by the Cobra crime syndicate. What is the thread that ties together a beautiful body and a venomous snake?|
|50||24||"Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part One"
"Watashi ga Aishita Lupin "Zempen"" (私が愛したルパン"前編")
|"The Second Time Around - Part One"||September 18, 1978|
|Tonight another secret auction of smuggled artworks is beginning. Naturally, just as Lupin is taking possession of same, Fujiko comes along yet again and snatches them away. But Fujiko goes missing soon after. The pursuing woman takes off her mask, revealing to Lupin a woman he had loved in younger days, a woman, who lost her life saving Lupin's - Cornelia?!|
|51||25||"Lupin, Whom I Loved - Part Two"
"Watashi ga Aishita Lupin "Koohen"" (私が愛したルパン"後編")
|"The Second Time Around - Part Two"||September 25, 1978|
|Having met Lupin again, Cornelia does not remember him, and complains of headaches. The secret is her father, Doctor Zell, one of the last remaining Nazis. During World War II, he conducted secret experiments, the Corpse Preservation Project, and has been continuing them ever since. He has even sacrificed Cornelia, who chose Lupin over himself, to the Project. An army of the dead rises from the cemetery. Memories of love cause Cornelia confusion. "Remember, Cornelia!"|
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