Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) (Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro)
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Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) (Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro)
Although Lupin III is a hugely successful animated series on television and film in Japan and the U.S., The Castle of Cagliostro is distinguished by its director, Hayao Miyazaki, who would later direct such animated classics as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Mononoke Hime. The daring thief, Lupin, pulls off a heist in a Monte Carlo casino, only to discover the money is counterfeit. He traces the fake bills to the small country of Cagliostro, where the evil Count is generating counterfeit money and distributing it worldwide. Lupin heads to Cagliostro with his partners in crime, a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This one should fare nearly as well with animation fans of any age, provided they are unwavering in their devotion to the form and do not think 100 minutes is an awfully long time."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The second Lupin anime feature, is widely regarded as the thief's best outing..."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Missing is a sense of completion and the deeper examination of themes that one will come to associate with the director's work."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Rather crudely animated and a lot more lifeless than you'd think."
‑ Christopher Null,
"A lot of fun, thanks largely to the breezy character of Lupin at the center."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Une première oeuvre stimulante, mais mineure dans une filmographie aussi stellaire que celle de ce grand rêveur qui allait changer à jamais la face du cinéma d'animation"
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Sure, it's no great triumph of moviemaking, but it is entertaining, and a more or less plausible way to kill 95 minutes on a Saturday afternoon."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"The modulation from capper suavity to brisk Dumas-like derring-do is quicksilver"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...makes up for the lack of mysticism with a cracking, breakneck pace."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Cagliostro is a film first, and an anime second."
‑ Marc Fortier,

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