LUPIN LOST MEDIA ~ The Debunked and the Yet to be Found

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i zeroed in on this particular piece of lost media, but idk why lol since i can't speak valencian. but i managed to find many of the valencian dubbed episodes thanks to this wonderful blogger!! it seems like they are working on sharing all of the dubbed episodes for parts 1, 2, and 3. at this point they have uploaded all of part 1 and 77 nonconsecutive episodes of part 2. i had to download telegram in order to get the episodes so i am working on throwing them into a google drive so others can watch them more easily if they want! i am also working on archiving all the available episodes. this person was still active as of april of this year so hopefully we will have access to the rest of the episodes soon!
here is part 1 on google drive. i'll update this as i finish uploading everything. :)
Awesome work!!
 
Found some more stuff to add to the "Brazillian Lupin III Lost Media" pile.
In a 2019 interview, Yuri Chesman, Lupin's VA, said he voiced Lupin in 6 movies, those being: Secret of Mamo, Gold of Babylon, Fuma Conspiracy, Hemingway Papers, Cagliostro and Vs. Conan.
Mamo and Cagliostro were released on DVD in 2008 by Focus Filmes, while Vs. Conan released in 2016. But the rest of the films mentioned were never even announced, Babylon is especially interesting considering it would be a redub, since the film already released in VHS in 1987.

My personal theory is that he was listing the movies in the order he recorded them, which is why he mentioned Mamo first and Vs. Conan last, meaning the other films were dubbed 15 years ago and will (probably) never release...truly a shame. (I hope i'm wrong!)
Also (might be stretching a bit with this) on the DVD releases, the titles are structured as "Lupin III in [Movie title]", so maybe Focus Filmes intented to release way more Lupin movies than they actually ended up releasing.
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A new piece of unreleased Lupin media was apparently found today!

"【本編】ルパン三世 あるなしクイズ「あるなし城の秘宝」(1992) / Lupin the Third: The Treasure of Aruinashi Castle (1992)", apparently there was supposed to be a Lupin series in the 1990s and a pilot was made, but it was scrapped and then recut to be a segment on a quiz show. (This claim of the cancelled series was said by someone in a discord server i'm in)

This quiz segment was fully uploaded to youtube yesterday, fascinating stuff!
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A new piece of unreleased Lupin media was apparently found today!

"【本編】ルパン三世 あるなしクイズ「あるなし城の秘宝」(1992) / Lupin the Third: The Treasure of Aruinashi Castle (1992)", apparently there was supposed to be a Lupin series in the 1990s and a pilot was made, but it was scrapped and then recut to be a segment on a quiz show. (This claim of the cancelled series was said by someone in a discord server i'm in)

This quiz segment was fully uploaded to youtube yesterday, fascinating stuff!
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Ohhh I love this era of Lupin's art style! The 90s movies are some of my faves :) I'm so happy we got some new Lupin today!
 

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if it was made, it should've either been a special or a show, the Eng dub should either be the cast of part 2, or the cast (with sonny straight ) from the specials like FTN, Island of assasins,
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This sorta counts as lost media so i figured to add it in this thread:
As we all know the Pilot was initially meant to pitch a movie, but that never ended up happening and we got Part 1 instead. However, we actually have the script for this cancelled movie!
The title is "Lupin III - The Successor's Throne", and it was gonna be an adaptation of the "One Thousand Victims" chapter from the original manga. (Chapter 26 in the Tokyopop version)
The entire script is available online from a japanese Lupin fansite from the early 2000s:
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A new piece of unreleased Lupin media was apparently found today!

"【本編】ルパン三世 あるなしクイズ「あるなし城の秘宝」(1992) / Lupin the Third: The Treasure of Aruinashi Castle (1992)", apparently there was supposed to be a Lupin series in the 1990s and a pilot was made, but it was scrapped and then recut to be a segment on a quiz show. (This claim of the cancelled series was said by someone in a discord server i'm in)

This quiz segment was fully uploaded to youtube yesterday, fascinating stuff!
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Nice to meet you.
This video is a completely original animation created for the game "Aru-Nashi-quiz" ("あるなしクイズ", A quiz to find commonalities and characteristics that are valid only for the "YES=Aru" category, based on the words divided into "YES" and "NO=Nashi" categories.) on the Japanese game show ``Magical Brain Power!''.
The story is intertwined with the rules of the quiz. and Bandō, who appears as Zenigata's subordinate, is a character modeled after Eiji Bandō, the show's host (and voiced by Bandō himself).
Because of its form, this animation has not been re-released or mediatized in Japan. In this video, much of the studio portion (where Bando explains the rules of the game and the challengers answer the game) has been removed and edited so that only the animation is visible.
For me personally, I found the quality of the animation to be poor, but it was very interesting in that it was a lost work performed by the original cast of the past, led by Yasuo Yamada as Lupin.
Since I am not fluent in English, I have used the translation function for most of this text. My apologies.
 
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(Also thank you both Giovanni and Yawackhary for correcting me)

Since Lupin III isn't that popular in most countries, some dubs aren't archived very well and and that includes the

1980 Mexican dubbing of mamo, which is based on the eng toho/frontier dub, but it isn't known if it was screened in cinemas, broadcast on TV or if it was released on vhs

There is also a Mexican dub of cagliostro with the same cast as the 1980 mamo dub. The cagliostro dub was made between 1980-1985 and aired on TV in cuba, unknown if any vhs releases or cinema screenings exist

The 1991 Spanish dubs of part 1,2 and 3. Mediaset owns a big part of Lupin III in Italy and also had a company in Spain called telecinco. Mediaset wanted to also air Lupin III in Spain, so they did. Telecinco would first first air lupin III part 3. Only episodes 11-38 were dubbed, which are 26 episodes. After part 1 was dubbed part 3’s undubbed episodes were dubbed. Part 1 & 3 were based on the second Italian dub of part 1 and the first Italian dub of part 3, part 2 wasn’t based on the Italian dub and completely Uncensored. The names were different than in the Japanese version and the voice actors were also different per series, some actors returned for other parts, while some were completely recast. There used to be a torrent of the telecinco dubs, but it doesn’t exist anymore. There was also a original Intro for part 3 dunno if it is also used in part 1 & 2.

The valencian dubs of part 1,2 and 3 have been lost, but that's all I know

The latin American Cagliostro, mamo and Babylon dubs from the Filmzone. The filmzone would air and dub Lupin III TV special 1-9 and lupin iii movies 1-6 in Latin America for their Japanimation block from 1999 til 2003. The dubs have never aired after 2003 on the filmzone, nor has ever aired on another tv channel or released on home media or screened in cinemas. Most of the dubs have luckily been found and archived by fans, but the Cagliostro, mamo and Babylon dubs are the only lupin dubs from the filmzone that haven’t been found and have become lost media.

That lost Portuguese dub of part 2, which Giovanni talked about before, which aired from 2001 till 2002 and is thought to be dubbed on around 60 episodes.
There is also this fansite that claims it started airing on November 24, 2001, which dies sound legit as other info I found there is true, but it cant be 100% proven as this site isn’t official.
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The Spanish Animax dubs of part 1, 2 and 3. Animax would air lupin iii part 1 & 2 in in Spain 2008 and part 3 in 2010. The names were the same as in the Japanese and part 2 and 3 had the same cast, while part 1 had a different cast. There is also this site, which seems to have the Animax dubs. I haven’t checked every episode, but from the episodes that I have, all used the animax dub, so its likely its all episodes are just the Animax dubs.

The fourth Italian dub of mamo. The first dub of mamo used the main cast of Lupin, but was back than lost media, the second dub of mamo also had the main cast, but was heavily censored, the third dub was uncensored, but didn’t use the main Italian cast and was unpopular among fans, but there would come a fourth dub of mamo that would use the main cast and uncensored. It was made in 2007 and would air on tv between 5 days and split into 4 parts(since one of the days was skipped and didn’t air mamo so, it took 5 days)It didn’t air until 2008, but the first dub of mamo was found a couple months later and Italian companies seem to favour that dub, as the fourth has never released on home media or streaming services, but I dont know about tv airing(but even if mamo airs in Italy, it happens rarely, since there is so much lupin media), but the blu-ray and streaming services do use the first dub and the fourth dub is not lost for mediaset(who owns the dub), but is lost for the general public and its unlikely it will ever be found, if mediaset wont release it.

This is all lost media as far as West-European and American countries go. Lupin III’s history in Europe outside West Europa and in Asia and other continents isn’t as well documented and is much trickier to find info about.

EDIT: oopsie, I forgot to mention the Brazilian locomotion dub of part 1, my bad.

TMS basically commissioned a dub to be made of part 1 in Latin America. So a Latin-American dub was made airing on 1997 on locomotion. A Brazillian dub would later be made(also commissioned by TMS) airing in 2001 also on locomotion. The Brazilian dub is based on the Latin American one and episodes 8, 16, 17, 18 and 23 of the Brazilian dub has been lost.
i'm a lupin III brazilian fan, i discovered that in archive.org, the valencian dub of part 1,2 have been archived, but part 2 was taken down, so part 1's valencian dub is preserved. dm me on discord if you want some information on brazilian lupin stuff: thatbadassdood.
 

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i'm a lupin III brazilian fan, i discovered that in archive.org, the valencian dub of part 1,2 have been archived, but part 2 was taken down, so part 1's valencian dub is preserved. dm me on discord if you want some information on brazilian lupin stuff: thatbadassdood.
olá! i am the uploader of the valencian dub, and yes sadly part 2 got taken down for copyright. however, the rest of the episodes including part 3 have been recovered recently which is great news! they need some editing so i'm working on that and then i'm going to upload the whole series to a cloud to share with the folks on here.
i'm not sure if you saw, but i also uploaded the brazilian dub of part 1 (cliffhanger) and it is still up and ready to be watched! if you ever notice that it does go down, i have it all backed up to multiple hard drives so feel free to message me!
i would also love to hear about more brazilian lupin releases as i'm a little removed from that part of the world! i may indeed send you a discord message about it lol
 

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I dont post on the forums very often but I did end up digitizing two lupin III pachinko promo VHS videos I bought off of an auction I genuinely cant find recordings of these anywhere else linking my blog post on my neocities about it because genuinely I dont feel great posting flashing media just straight out, been trying to find more about these pachinko machines but weirdly enough I really cant except for a singular video of the second one but no trailers! so I think these might be the only recordings
 
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