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Lupin III is a Japanese manga, written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It spawned a media franchise that includes several animated television series, television specials, theatrical and home video features as well as further manga titles.

The story follows the adventures of a gang of thieves led by Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc's series of novels. Lupin and his gang travel throughout the world to steal treasures and escape from the law.

Lupin III was written and illustrated by Monkey Punch. It was serialized by Futabasha in Weekly Manga Action in 94 chapters from August 10, 1967. Additional chapters known as Lupin III New Adventures were released from August 12, 1971.[1][2] Tokyopop licensed the series for North America, and released all 14 volumes between December 10, 2002 and July 6, 2004.[3][4] The Tokyopop edition is adapted from the Chuokoron Shinsha edition from 1989.[5] In Europe, the series was licensed by Star Comics in Italy and Ediciones Mangaline in Spain.[6][7]

Monkey Punch began publishing the second Lupin manga, Shin Lupin III (新ルパン三世) in Weekly Manga Action on June 23, 1977 until 1981.[1][2] Three chapters were published in the British magazine Manga Mania between May and July 1996.[8][9][10] Tokyopop licensed the second series, and released the first 6 volumes as Lupin III: World's Most Wanted between September 7, 2004 and February 7, 2006.[11][12] Like the first series, the Tokyopop release was based on the Chuokoron Shinsha edition from 1990.[5] Tokyopop later cancelled the series due to low sales.[13]

A number of other series by other creators have since followed.

On August 27, 2004, Futabasha launched Lupin III Official Magazine, a quarterly publication of Lupin III manga by various authors.[14]

Contents

Lupin IIIEdit

Lupin III: World's Most WantedEdit

Seventeen volumes were planned.[15]

No.Release date ISBN
1 September 7, 2004[15]ISBN 1-59532-070-9
  • 001. "Lupin Family Reunion" (ルパン一家勢揃い)
  • 002. "Lonesome Lupin" (Lonesomeルパン)
  • 003. "Melon Cop" (刑事メロン)
  • 004. "Honor Thy Sister"
  • 005. "The Prisoner Transport"
  • 006. "Tale of the Tape"
  • 007. "Death by Surgery"
  • 008. "186 Lupins"
  • 009. "Bikini Pirates"
2 November 9, 2004[16]ISBN 1-59532-071-7
  • 010. "Full Release"
  • 011. "Kill Better: Work Union"
  • 012. "Who Are You?" (Who are You? -アンタダアレ?ー)
  • 013. "A Girl for Waka"
  • 014. "Southern Criminality"
  • 015. "Melon the Magician"
  • 016. "Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth!!"
  • 017. "Research Animals"
  • 018. "Steel Lizard: Part One" (鉄トカゲ(前篇))
3 January 11, 2005[17]ISBN 1-59532-072-5
  • 019. "Steel Lizard: Part Two" (鉄トカゲ(後篇))
  • 020. "Kite Gallery"
  • 021. "Flipping the Bird"
  • 022. "Circuit Breaker"
  • 023. "Spaghetti Jigen"
  • 024. "A Girl Named He"
  • 025. "Honey Pot O' Gold"
  • 026. "Pop-Up Lupin"
  • 027. "Goemon Go!"
4 March 8, 2005[18]ISBN 1-59532-073-3
  • 028. "Love Child"
  • 029. "A House Divided"
  • 030. "Revenge of the Rat"
  • 031. "Strange Bedfellows"
  • 032. "Don't Rocket 'til You've Tried It"
  • 033. "Lupin Gets Busted"
  • 034. "Red Tide"
  • 035. "Love is an Illusion"
  • 036. "Memoirs of a Zenigata"
5 May 10, 2005[19]ISBN 1-59532-074-1
  • 037. "Shallow End of the Secretarial Pool"
  • 038. "Grab Life by the Crystal Balls"
  • 039. "Hotel Insecurity"
  • 040. "The Rest is Silence"
  • 041. "Noises Way Off"
  • 042. "Let the Buyer Beware"
  • 043. "Lupin vs. the Volcano"
  • 044. "Blowing Your Load"
  • 045. "Quiz Ho!"
  • 046. "Indecent Exposure"
6 February 7, 2006[20]ISBN 1-59532-075-X
  • 047. "Fujiko Forever!"
  • 048. "Shooting Goemon"
  • 049. "Goemon Star"
  • 050. "Documentary Maniac"
  • 051. "Lupin Uncut"
  • 052. "Prison Library"
  • 053. "The Illustrated Woman"
  • 053. "Die Tryin'"
  • 054. "Cane in My Ass"
  • 055. "Pants on Fire"
  • 057. "Prize Fight"

Lupin III SEdit

No.Release date ISBN
1 June 1998

Lupin III YEdit

No.Release date ISBN
1 May 27, 1999
2 October 10, 1999
3 December 27, 1999
4 February 20, 2000
5 March 28, 2000
6 June 28, 2000
7 September 28, 2000
8 November 28, 2000
9 February 20, 2001
10 May 28, 2001
11 September 28, 2001
12 January 18, 2002
13 April 30, 2002
14 September 12, 2002
15 November 28, 2002
16 April 12, 2003
17 July 11, 2003
18 November 28, 2003
19 July 6, 2004
20 August 28, 2004

Lupin III MEdit

Lupin III M by Yukio Miyama began serialization in 2004.[21]

No.Release date ISBN
1 January 27, 2005[21]ISBN 4-575-93933-1
2 July 19, 2005[22]ISBN 4-575-93957-9
3 January 28, 2006[23]ISBN 4-575-93995-1
4 August 28, 2006[24]ISBN 4-575-94027-5
5 April 28, 2007[25]ISBN 978-4-575-94084-8
6 September 12, 2007[26]ISBN 978-4-575-94126-5
7 May 12, 2008[27]ISBN 978-4-575-94168-5
8 September 12, 2008[28]ISBN 978-4-575-941906

Lupin M NeoEdit

No.Release date ISBN
01 August 28, 2009[29]ISBN 978-4-575-83663-9
02 November 28, 2009[30]ISBN 978-4-575-83698-1
03 January 12, 2011[31]ISBN 978-4-575-83856-5
04 January 12, 2011[32]ISBN 978-4-575-83857-2
05 January 12, 2001[33]ISBN 978-4-575-84014-8
06 November 28, 2012[34]ISBN 978-4-575-84164-0
07 August 28, 2014[35]ISBN 978-4-575-84476-4

Lupin III HEdit

Lupin III H by Naoya Hayakawa started in summer 2009. The first volume was released on October 12, 2010 and an ninth was released on February 12, 2016.[36]

No.TitleRelease date ISBN
01-October 12, 2010ISBN 978-4-575-83821-3
02-February 12, 2011ISBN 978-4-575-83867-1
03ルパンは燃えているか・・・・?!編March 12, 2012ISBN 978-4-575-84042-1
04大泥棒VS女怪盗May 28, 2013ISBN 978-4-575-84236-4
05血の刻印~永遠のmermaid~編November 28, 2013ISBN 978-4-575-84312-5
06さらば愛しき魔女編June 27, 2014ISBN 978-4-575-84442-9
07星を盗む男編December 27, 2014ISBN 978-4-575-84558-7
08World is mine編March 27, 2015ISBN 978-4-575-84603-4
09華麗なる挑戦編February 12, 2016ISBN 978-4-575-84758-1

Lupin III BEdit

Lupin III B by Tamio Baba was serialized between 2012 and 2013. A collected volume was released on February 28, 2014.[37]

No.Release date ISBN
01 February 28, 2014ISBN 978-4575843538

Spin offsEdit

A number of spin offs focusing on individual characters were also created. Captain Zenigata was first released on September 12, 2011.[38]M.F.C (Mine Fujiko Company) was published as two volumes on September 28, 2009.[39][40]Goemon Ishikawa XIII by Kazuo Hoshi was released on September 27, 2014.[41]

ReferencesEdit

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