Soundtracks 5

Lupin III (ルパン三世 Rupan Sansei?), also known as Lupin the 3rd, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiko Kato under the pen name of Monkey Punch. The story follows the adventures of a gang of thieves led by Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc's series of novels. Lupin and his gang travel throughout the world to steal treasures and escape from the law.

A large number of albums covering the Lupin III franchise have been released by publishers Columbia Music Entertainment and VAP. Soundtracks for each animated series, movie, special and OVA have been released, as well as compilation and remix albums. The music for the first series was created by , with vocal performances on some tracks by Charlie Kosei. From the second television series onwards, all music has been composed by Yuji Ohno.

Film Soundtracks

Lupin vs The Clone

Also known as Secret of Mamo outside Japan, Lupin vs The Clone was the first Lupin film to be released.[1] Lupin vs The Clone Music File was released by Columbia under the "Lupin III Chonicle" brand on November 19, 2003.[2]

Castle of Cagliostro

The Castle of Cagliostro soundtrack was published by Columbia on November 21, 1994. The catalog number was COCC-12209[3]

Castle of Cagliostro Music File

Castle of Cagliostro Music File was released on CD by Columbia Music Entertainment on May 21, 2003. The catalog number is COCX-32227.The album contains additional tracks that were recorded during production but never used.[4]

Legend of the Gold of Babylon

To Hell with Nostradamus

The soundtrack for the film To Hell with Nostradamus was released on CD by VAP on July 1, 1995. The catalog number is VPCG-84254.[5]

Dead or Alive

The soundtrack for Dead or Alive was released on July 1, 1996 by VAP. The catalog number is VPCG-84605.[6]


  1. Clements, Johnathan; McCarthy, Helen. The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised and expanded edition. pp. 380–382. ISBN 1-933330-10-4. 
  2. "ルパン三世 (ルパンVS複製人間<クローン>) Music File". Columbia Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  3. (1996) Album notes for Lupin III - Castle of Cagliostro by Yuji Ohno [Back Cover].
  4. "ルパン三世カリオストロの城 Music File". Columbia Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  5. "ルパン三世 くたばれ!ノストラダムス / サウンドトラックCD VAP ONLINE SHOP". VAP. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  6. "ルパン三世 DEAD OR ALIVE / VAP ONLINE SHOP". VAP. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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