ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio and TMS Entertainment USA are partnering to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s 1979 classic, LUPIN THE 3rd “THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO” to big screens nationwide in September for Lupin’s 50th Anniversary.
Originally released in 1979, The Castle of Cagliostro has the distinction of being Hayao Miyazaki's feature film directorial debut. It's also considered by many to be one of the best (if not the best) anime ever made, and has influenced makers of both Eastern and Western entertainment with its energetic, gravity-defying action scenes.
The Castle of Cagliostro follows the great thief Arsène Lupin III, who successfully robs a casino – only to find the money to be counterfeit. He heads to the tiny country of Cagliostro, the rumored source of the bills, and attempts to save the runaway Clarisse from Count Cagliostro's men. Lupin enlists his associates, Jigen and Goemon, and sends his calling to the Count to get Inspector Zenigata, his longtime nemesis, to the castle. After becoming trapped in the dungeon under the castle, Lupin and Zenigata form a pact to escape and foil the Count's counterfeit operation and save Clarisse from her forced marriage to the Count.