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Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy

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Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy
Limited theatrical release poster.
Country Japan.jpg Japan
Directed by Masayuki Ōzeki
Release Date 1987
Language Japanese
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Distributor Toho
Main Cast
Character Actor
Arsène Lupin III / Rupan III Toshio Furukawa
Robin Robertson (EN)
Daisuke Jigen Banjō Ginga
Sean P. O'Connell (EN)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Kaneto Shiozawa
Mark Franklin (EN)
Fujiko Mine Mami Koyama
Michele Seidman (EN)
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Seizō Katō
Marc Matney (EN)

Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy is a 1987 original video animation (OVA) film directed by Masayuki Ōzeki, and the first OVA in the Lupin III anime adaptation. Because of its lower-budget production, it is the only Lupin III media where the original VA cast and composer - although available - were not featured. This unfortunately put a rift in the friendship of Yasuo Yamada (the usual VA for Lupin until 1995) and Monkey Punch, the creator of Lupin III.

The plot revolves around the kidnapping of Ishikawa Goemon XIII's fiancée by the Fuma ninja clan in return for a valuable urn heirloom that discloses the hidden location of a vast and forgotten treasure. Lupin and the gang assist Goemon in not only returning his bride-to-be Murasaki back safely, but also taking the treasure for themselves!

The following weapons were used in the anime film Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy:


Walther P38

Lupin carries his trademark Walther P38 pistol throughout the movie, but only uses it during the train turntable scene.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Lupin pulls out the Walther.
Takes aim at a Fuma clan ninja.
A closer shot of above.

Walther PPK

Inspector Kazami fires a Walther PPK at Lupin outside the police station.

Walther PPK - .380 ACP
Kazami takes potshots at the fleeing Lupin with the PPK, although it looks more like the Astra Constable in this shot.
He turns it on a Zenigata after being outed.

Colt M1911

Inspector Koichi Zenigata carries his usual Colt M1911A1.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
Zenigata indirectly threatens Kazami with the Colt...
...before trying a more persuasive technique.

Unidentified pistol

An unidentified pistol, visually similar to the Colt Pony, is inside the box that Fujiko tosses to Zenigata during the car chase.

Colt Pony - .380 ACP (for comparison)‎
The pistol lays on top of some papers and personal effects.

Holstered Pistols

Several police officers have holstered pistols, but they're too indeterminate to tell exactly what they are.

The officers attempt to stop Zenigata from yabba-dabba-doo-ing himself into a collapsing cave in pursuit of Lupin.


Smith & Wesson Model 19

Daisuke Jigen carries his trademark Smith & Wesson Model 19, but never actually uses it.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Jigen pulls out his Model 19 after arriving at the train turntable.
The Fuma clan spotlight Lupin and the gang.

Submachine Guns


Several of the Fuma clan ninjas use IMI Uzis at the train turntable exchange.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
The Fuma clan ninjas surround Lupin and the gang with their Uzis.
Is it cheating to give ninjas Uzis?
Nice shot of the handguard and some of the receiver.
A clan ninja fires on the protagonists.


Double-Barreled Shotgun

Old Man Suminawa (Kōhei Miyauchi) carries an indeterminate double-barreled side-by-side shotgun in several scenes.

Baikal MP-43-1C shotgun - 12 Gauge (for comparison)
Suminawa treks up the mountain with the shotgun over his shoulder.
He gives the Fuma ninjas a taste of barrel for kidnapping his granddaughter.


Tanegashima Musket

Many gold-plated Tanegashima muskets are stored in the treasure castle, some of which Jigen tries to take.

Japanese "Tanegashima" matchlock arquebus.
The everlasting gun nerd of the group, Jigen examines one of the muskets.
He's like a kid in a candy store.
Lupin takes a look at them, remarking that they could stock a whole army.
Jigen is definitely not pleased when he's forced to drop them. Just look at his face!
Jigen, Lupin, and Fujiko prepare to give a smackdown to some unwitting ninjas.



Keeping up with the old-fashioned theme, the Fuma clan ninjas use era-appropriate crossbows.

Fujiko is surrounded by some Fuma clan ninjas.
The entire gang (sans Goemon) is surrounded this time.
A good shot of a discarded crossbow.

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