Takashi YAMAZAKI 山崎貴

Lupin III: The First

Nippon Animation   ³ 

Master thief Lupin III gets his hands on the map to a mysterious treasure. Hot on his heels is the Nazi organization “Ahnenerbe”, trying to revive the Third Reich. What unfolds is a race to determine the fate of the world. Takashi YAMAZAKI provides a polished update to the popular Lupin franchise and presents an action-packed CGI adventure.


Tue., June 01, 2021

Sun., June 06, 2021

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German premiere

Original with German subtitles

FSK 12

Territories: Germany, Austria

Action Animation Science-Fiction

Lupin sansei THE FIRST

Japan 2019

93 minutes


Takashi YAMAZAKI based on a manga by Monkey Punch


Animation production
TMS Entertainment, Marza Animation Planet

About Takashi YAMAZAKI

Takashi YAMAZAKI, born in Nagano Prefecture in 1964, graduated from Asagaya College of Art and Design. His film JUVENILE (2000) was his directorial debut. His film ALWAYS: SUNSET ON THIRD STREET (2005 / NC ’06) won 12 out of 14 categories of the Japan Academy Film Prize. BATTLESHIP YAMATO (2010) and STAND BY ME DORAEMON (2014) were also highly successful at the box office. PARASYTE: PART 1 (2014 / NC ’15) and PARASYTE: PART 2 (2015 / NC ’15) as well as DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA (2017 / NC ’18) were screened at Nippon Connection. LUPIN III: THE FIRST (2019 / NC ’21) was awarded the Japan Academy Film Prize as Excellent Animation Work. YAMAZAKI is considered to be one of the leading special effects experts in Japan.

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