Rupan Sansei: Otakara Henkyaku Dai-Sakusen!! (2003, JAP) C-92m. *** D: Jun Kawagoe. Starring (the voices of) Kanichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue, Eiko Masuyama, Gorô Naya. Master thief Lupin is baffled when a friend asks him posthumously to return all the (art) treasures that he stole during his lifetime. After doing so Lupin will get the Trick Diamond, which is said to unveil a great treasure in Barcelona, Spain. Slightly uneven series entry, made for TV, tries to copy James Bond and has some cool action and nice European settings. Not up to some of the earlier entries, but still fun. The fifteenth LUPIN III TV movie. English title: LUPIN III: RETURN THE TREASURES.

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