Lupin III: The Gold of Babylon (Rupan sansei: Babiron no ‘gon densetsu)
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Lupin III: The Gold of Babylon (Rupan sansei: Babiron no ‘gon densetsu)
This animated Japanese film features the continuing adventures of Lupin, the thief and adventurer who was the hero of the classic animation The Castle of Cagliostro. Released in 1985, the influence of Raiders of the Lost Ark is apparent, as the story places Lupin III on the trail of a vast gold treasure of divine origins. However, the character of Lupin has appeared in Japanese comic books and cartoons since the late 1960s and is based on an early American matinee hero, Lone Wolf; thus, Lupin may in fact be seen as an older cousin or predecessor to Indiana Jones. ~ Jonathan E. Laxamana, Rovi
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