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Lupin III

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Arsene Lupin the Third is the world’s most notorious thief, a master of disguise and an unashamed ladies man! Working alongside his partner-in-crime Jigen, the carefree Lupin, shoots, steals and flirts his way across the world while avoiding his ever-persistent nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. Whether he is trying to win a Grand Prix race, defeat an invincible magician or steal a set of precious playing cards from a millionaire, nothing is impossible for the great Lupin the Third.

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Lupin III: Part II TV 1977 Sequel
Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo Movie 1978 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Castle Of Cagliostro Movie 1979 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Part III TV 1984 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon Movie 1985 Same Franchise
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy OVA 1987 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Secret Files OVA 1989 TBD
Lupin III Special 1: Bye Bye Liberty Crisis TV Special 1989 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 2: Hemingway Papers TV Special 1990 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 3: Napoleon TV Special 1991 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 4: From Russia With Love TV Special 1992 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 5: Voyage To Danger Movie 1993 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 6: Dragon of Doom TV Special 1994 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus Movie 1995 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 7: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure TV Special 1995 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 8: The Secret Of The Twilight Gemini TV Special 1996 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Dead or Alive Movie 1996 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 9: Island of Assassins TV Special 1997 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 10: Crisis in Tokyo TV Special 1998 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 11: The Columbus Files TV Special 1999 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 12: Missed by a Dollar TV Special 2000 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 13: Alcatraz Connection TV Special 2001 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 14: Episode 0: First Contact TV Special 2002 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Return Of Pycal OVA 2002 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 15: Operation Return the Treasure TV Special 2003 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 16: Stolen Lupin TV Special 2004 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 17: Angel Tactics TV Special 2005 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 18: Seven Days Rhapsody TV Special 2006 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 19: Kiri no Elusive TV Special 2007 Same Franchise
Lupin III: Green vs Red OVA 2008 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 20: Sweet Lost Night TV Special 2008 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 21: Lupin III vs Detective Conan TV Special 2009 TBD
Monkey Majik: Lupin the Third Music Video 2009 TBD
Lupin III Special 22: The Last Job TV Special 2010 Same Franchise
Lupin III Special 23: Blood Seal - The Eternal Mermaid TV Special 2011 TBD
Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~ TV 2012 TBD
Lupin III: Touhou Kenbunroku - Another Page TV Special 2012 TBD
Lupin VIII: Arsene and Cie OVA 2012 TBD
Lupin III: Lupin Family All-Stars OVA 2012 TBD
Lupin III: Princess of the breeze ~Kakusareta Kuuchuu Toshi~ TV Special 2013 TBD
Lupin III: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyou Movie 2014 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Lupin III 1967 Same Franchise
Lupin III: World's Most Wanted 1977 TBD
Name Role
Hayao MIYAZAKI Director
Isao TAKAHATA Director
Masaaki OSUMI Director
Takeo YAMASHITA Music
Charlie KOSEI Music
Monkey Punch Original Manga Creator

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Cutey Honey

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Honey Kisaragi thought she was a typical teen, until one day she discovers that her father, a genius of robotic engineering, has been murdered. The culprit is the evil Panther Claw organization, a dastardly group of women who want one thing more than life itself: a device that can manipulate elements and create rubies, diamonds and other precious jewels. The only problem is... the device is inside Honey herself! For Honey is actually an android created by her father, and with the flip of a switch she can transform herself into a crime-fighting vixen. Sometimes she's a photographer, a model, a racer, a flight attendant or a singer, but her true identity is the soldier of love, Cutey Honey!

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ZetsubouKaiji

These are both episodic action comedies that share the same cheesy 70s style of over the top dialogue and art. Both shows are cheaply animated, but the art style gives them both tons of charm. 

The plots may be different with Cutey Honey being a super hero and Lupin being about a group of thieves, but both in both shows the protagonists fight clearly evil villains while dodging well meaning but bumbling authority figures. 

Cutey Honey has a lot more ecchi than Lupin where most of the service moments are reserved for Fujiko, but with the comedy, action and episodic structure being so similar if you liked one then you should probably check out the other. 

Funkgun

A total agreement. The main voice actress of Fujiko is Honey. Both titles use the same astetic of a caper a week. and then there is the ever present character that is chasing the main lead (Lupin or Honey) that is more or less the comic releif. In Lupin it is Zenigatta, in Cutey Honey it is the Principal. 

The animation in both are old and appropriate for the 70's

Desert Punk

Desert Punk

In the future, a man roams through the desolate wastelands. His enemies whisper his name with fear and awe: the "Demon of the Sands". Using his skills and ingenuity, as well as having a mind for tricks, he has a perfect record as a bounty hunter. Yet, he is still a man, and may have finally met his match in the beautiful and very well endowed Asagiri Junko. Now, he must learn to deal with the the harsh climate, hapless outlaws, and his complete weakness for the opposite sex!

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Foop

Desert Punk and Lupin are about crime and going against the government and cops. If you like crime anime, watch them both!

MalteseFalcon

Lupin from Lupin III and Sunabozu from Desert Punk are similar characters in many ways. Partially motivated by profit and earning the reputation of their trade through their numerous bag of tricks. Add in their weakness for the opposite sex, and you hae a full bag of similarities. Beyond the similarities of characters, both series define themselves through their humor and crazy capers. If you enjoyed one, you will definately enjoy the other.

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Detective Conan

Detective Conan
  • TV (734+ eps)
  • 1996 - ?

Shinichi Kudo is a famous teenage detective who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves difficult cases with ease. One day, after a fun day at the theme park with his childhood friend Ran, Shinichi witnesses something suspicious and is knocked unconscious. What’s worse, he’s forced to take a deadly, experimental drug that shrinks his body to the age of seven. To protect himself and his loved ones from those who may want to finish the job, Shinichi dons the new name Conan Edogawa and moves in with Ran, whose father is a famous detective, in hopes of closing cases that can lead him to the men in black. But little does Shinichi know just how dangerous these men, and their cause, are...

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cutelilflip14

Both Lupin and Detective Conan do a lot of problem solving. They are pretty much like an anime version of Law and Order, except better! =]

cassiesheepgirl

Both of these series are centred around the world of crime, and while they approach from opposite sides, if you like the crime genre then both of these are for you. Both series also have a good mix of comedy, action and intrigue and often include a nice little twist at the end of each case. Also, both Lupin III and Detective Conan are relatively episodic (though Conan has more ongoing plot) so if you liked that about one, you are likely to enjoy that about the other.

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King of Bandit Jing

King of Bandit Jing

Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.

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JefWithOneF

Both Jing and Lupin are about master thieves who seem to get themselves into more trouble than is necessary, but always come out on top in one way or another.

MSH98

Both shows center around easygoing, master thieves who like to use calling cards to announce their thefts. Jing is sort of like a young Lupin with a magical bird instead of a gun

Trigun

Trigun

“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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Duomaxwe

If you're like me you'l enjoy both of these series, the leads are both goofy and hilarious male characters that have somewhat of a darker side. Both of which have gun wielding expert side kicks.

Two more must see animes.

MalteseFalcon

Trigun and Lupin III have similar characters and humor value. Lupin and Vash go through their respective series on a combination of skill and luck, leaving destruction in their wake.

Both series had me enjoying them immensly. I can confidently say if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other.

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