The BEST episodes directed by Yuichiro Yano

The Lupin Game
18 votes

#1 - The Lupin Game

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 2

"Hunt down the greatest thief of our times, Lupin III!" The Marco Polo executives have set a trap in the form of the Lupin Game. This has people all over the world tracking down Lupin. At the airport, not only are the police looking for him, but regular people are too, leaving him with few options for escape. He tries to steal a plane, but Zenigata plans ahead... will Lupin be able to escape the Lupin Game?

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The End of Lupin the Third
26 votes

#2 - The End of Lupin the Third

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 14

Zenigata foils Lupin's increasingly elaborate attempts at escaping custody. Zenigata's zeal results in his decision to dedicate himself to taking sole responsibility for guarding Lupin in a specially constructed cell.

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Zenigata's Pride and the Desert Dust
17 votes

#3 - Zenigata's Pride and the Desert Dust

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 4

Fujiko smiles deviously as she points her gun at Lupin, when Zenigata arrives to save him and Ami. They get into the inspector's car which takes off, but it's soon attacked by soldiers who are trying to cash in the price on Lupin's head. Abandoning the car, they have to cross the desert on foot, a difficult task made harder by the presence of Zenigata!

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The Killers Gather in the Wasteland
16 votes

#4 - The Killers Gather in the Wasteland

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 3

Shinpei Mayama, the Rat Clan, Union Mama... the all-stars of assassination, from all over the world, suddenly come after Lupin. They're players in a new game started by the executives of Marco Polo: Happy Deathday. Ami uses her hacking to get Lupin out of trouble, but she's shot and injured in the process. With Jigen and Goemon also under assault, Lupin comes up with a plan to take out all the hired killers at once.

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A Crook's Resolve
18 votes

#5 - A Crook's Resolve

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 5

Lupin is shot in the head by a drone fighter. With the death of its target, the Lupin Game is concluded. Time passes, and people forget about the game. Released from his duty of hunting Lupin, Ami now lives with Zenigata, when one day Goemon visits her. After receiving a message from him, she decides to confront the executives of Marco Polo.

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Who Has the Black Notebook?
13 votes

#6 - Who Has the Black Notebook?

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 8

Lupin visits Gaston's grave. There he meets the elderly Camille, who he goes out for a drink with when the pub's phone begins to ring. On the other end of the line is the supposedly dead Gaston. Lupin figures out that the voice actually belongs to Albert when the pub suddenly under assault by the Directorate-General for External Security. Camille helps Lupin escape... but what's the connection to recent events? Just who is Albert? A mystery unfolds over the black notebook.

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The Girl in the Twin Towers
19 votes

#7 - The Girl in the Twin Towers

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 1

Lupin decides to steal digital currency from Marco Polo on the dark web and enlists the aid of the developer of the security system of the bank: Amlita (Ami). She lives in the Twin Towers, one above ground and one below water, but is weak from living on a poor diet. With Ami's help, they successfully transfer a fortune into Lupin's account. However, almost immediately upon their return to their hideout, Zenigata and his men surround the place. They discover that Zenigata easily found them because a new online game, "Arrest Lupin III" has gone viral with people posting sightings of Lupin. A chase the follows, with Lupin becoming increasingly frustrated at the intense pursuit.

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Nonstop Rendezvous
18 votes

#8 - Nonstop Rendezvous

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 23

Rebecca remembers the first time she meets Lupin.

Lupin's Day Off
22 votes

#9 - Lupin's Day Off

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 17

Lupin, Jigen and Goemon are planning to relax outside Rome when they find a lost dog. The dog belongs to a rich woman who's ready to offer a big reward if they can get the dog to her before her ship leaves port.

Welcome to the Haunted Hotel
31 votes

#10 - Welcome to the Haunted Hotel

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 9

Lupin and Jigen go looking for a treasure in an old castle that has been converted into a hotel and is said to be haunted by a ghost. Lupin faces off with a thief and her two sons who are also looking for the treasure.

The Zapping Operation
30 votes

#11 - The Zapping Operation

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 8

Nyx's daughter is kidnapped. She finds herself in the company of Lupin and Jigen, when they casually steal the kidnappers' car to escape after a robbery.

The Lovesick Pig
29 votes

#12 - The Lovesick Pig

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 11

Lupin accepts invitations by both Fujiko and Rebecca to a party where the collection of a recently deceased famous wine producer will be put on sale.

Dragons Sleep Soundly
26 votes

#13 - Dragons Sleep Soundly

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 20

While shopping with his family, Nix is shot by someone and loses consciousness. He wakes up bound, and before him is Percival, his boss from his days as MI6. Percival tells Nix that he wants him to recover the "Dragon's Tail," which has been stolen. And Lupin III is also after the Dragon's Tail... Just what is this thing everyone is after, anyway?!

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Over the Edge
184 votes

#14 - Over the Edge

The New Batman Adventures - Season 1 - Episode 12

During a fight with the Scarecrow, Batgirl is ambushed on a rooftop and falls to her death. Having watched his daughter's demise, Jim Gordon blames Batman for her fate and vows revenge, even recruiting Bane in the process.

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The Dream of Italy (Part 1)
27 votes

#15 - The Dream of Italy (Part 1)

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 12

Rebecca is kidnapped by MI6, and Robson calls for Lupin's help. Lupin finds out that MI6 is looking for the research of Rebecca's first love who died while she was younger.

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World Dissection (Part 2)
22 votes

#16 - World Dissection (Part 2)

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 26

Rebecca's personality is under Da Vinci's control. In an effort to save her, Lupin delves in to her mind, where he struggles with all kinds of traps set by Da Vinci. He manages to encounter Rebecca's captured personality, but her vitality is gone, and Da Vinci has overwritten all her memories. She even forgets about Lupin...

Requiem for the Assassins
30 votes

#17 - Requiem for the Assassins

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 10

Long ago, a West African dictator was assassinated, and the assassins involved were later killed one by one. Goemon was one of those involved in the assassination. A former bodyguard of the assassinated dictator might be out for revenge... so Goemon sets out with another assassin from the same case to find him.

The Dream of Italy (Part 2)
29 votes

#18 - The Dream of Italy (Part 2)

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 13

Lupin discovers the meaning of the "Italian Dream" and is confronted by Nyx.

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0.2% Chance of Survival
36 votes

#19 - 0.2% Chance of Survival

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 3

Lupin's gang is kept under surveillance by the British Secret Service as they go after the necklace of French queen Marie Antoinette.

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Double Dose
215 votes

#20 - Double Dose

Superman: The Animated Series - Season 2 - Episode 10

Livewire manages to escape from prison and tries to get her back on Superman, but once again, she underestimated his skills. So, she convinces an unlikely ally - the Parasite - to help her taking Superman out for good.

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The Wedding of Lupin the Third
38 votes

#21 - The Wedding of Lupin the Third

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 1

Lupin gets married to heiress Rebecca Rossellini, to the raging grief of Fujiko and Inspector Zenigata.

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Don't Move the Mona Lisa
28 votes

#22 - Don't Move the Mona Lisa

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 15

Lupin is out of money after his long detention and decides to steal the Mona Lisa in order to sell it to a nationalist Italian millionaire. He manages to complete his theft, but the provenance of the painting comes under question.

The First Supper
28 votes

#23 - The First Supper

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 19

A mysterious portrait of Lupin appears at a major fashion show in Milan. Portraits of Jigen and Goemon show up as well, so the trio heads to Milan, believing it's some sort of challenge. Zenigata and Fujiko are also there, as are portraits of the two of them. When it's determined that the portraits have been painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, Lupin realizes something and rushes to the church where "The Last Supper" is displayed. What will he find there?!

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With a Gun in My Hand
32 votes

#24 - With a Gun in My Hand

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 4

Jigen goes to a clinic for a toothache and finds himself in the middle of a gang war.

The Fake Fantasista
37 votes

#25 - The Fake Fantasista

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 2

A footballer is being blackmailed and comes to Lupin for help.

My Girl
251 votes

#26 - My Girl

Superman: The Animated Series - Season 1 - Episode 11

Clark's childhood sweetheart Lana Lang comes to Metropolis, and puts her own life in danger by trying to spy on Lex Luthor for Superman.

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Until the Full Moon Passes
28 votes

#27 - Until the Full Moon Passes

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 7

Zenigata is assigned to protect Elena Gotti, the famous wife of a recently deceased billionaire, Roberto Gotti. It's rumored that she's the only one to know where her late husband hid his money.

Venice of the Dead
25 votes

#28 - Venice of the Dead

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 6

Lupin meets Rebecca to sign divorce papers, before they could finish they are attack by zombies.

I'm Going to Get You, Lupin
24 votes

#29 - I'm Going to Get You, Lupin

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 24

Declarations of theft show up throughout the city, and they all bear the message "Tonight I'm going to get you, Lupin III," with a lipstick mark underneath. The one who's been distributing the notes is Rebecca. When she finds Lupin on the run after breaking into a bank, she does all she can to capture him... But why in the world does Rebecca want to steal Lupin?

World Dissection (Part 1)
22 votes

#30 - World Dissection (Part 1)

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 25

Leonardo Da Vinci announces that he is going to unveil his latest work in San Marino. Its title is "World Harmony." After the announcement, for some reason, people all around the Italian Peninsula fall unconscious... and Lupin and the gang are no exception. Lupin later awakes in San Marino, and in front of him, he spots Da Vinci. As he follows the artist, Lupin discovers what "World Harmony" actually is!

The Murdering Marionette
21 votes

#31 - The Murdering Marionette

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 18

Greco is a man revered as a savior for defeating evildoers one after another. Everyone Greco targets dies within 24 hours, killing and being killed by their own comrades. When provoked by Greco, Lupin and the gang head to Greco's church. There they learn that Greco is plotting to manipulate one of them as a marionette to kill the others, so they all grow suspicious of one another. Who is actually Greco's marionette?

His Name is Albert
15 votes

#32 - His Name is Albert

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 7

Gaston was once known as a master forger in the underworld. After putting Picasso's signature on a painting by his grandchild, it's bought by the millionaire Mr. B. Lupin is hired by Gaston to retrieve the painting, and manages to do so easily enough... except the painting has a strange resemblance to a real Picasso piece, forcing Lupin to examine the truth behind why he was hired.

From Japan with Love
24 votes

#33 - From Japan with Love

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 22

While in Italy, Lupin gets a call from someone claiming to have kidnapped Fujiko. The kidnapper blackmails Lupin into stealing a marionette once owned by Gennai Hiraga and now being kept in a mansion in Tokyo. Lupin hurries to Japan, steals the treasure, and takes it to where Fujiko is held, only to learn that her kidnapping was staged. Standing with Fujiko is the great detective who has solved many difficult cases, Akechi Holmes Kousuke, and Lupin is arrested!

The Magician's Left Hand
29 votes

#34 - The Magician's Left Hand

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 5

Fujiko seems to fall in love with Luca, a young circus performer. But the truth is that Fujiko is simply pretending in order to lure him into revealing her all the magic tricks that he has learned from his recently deceased mentor, the famous magician Tony Belcastro. However the same tricks are also coveted by Tony's son and Lupin himself.

To Hear You Sing Again
51 votes

#35 - To Hear You Sing Again

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 21

Lupin has stolen the car that the famous singer Nora Anita loved and drove for nearly half a century. Zenigata and the police are after him, but they won't make a move for fear of damaging the priceless car. Where is Lupin headed in the treasured car?! Meanwhile, Nora Anita's husband looks back on his memories with Nora in her younger days as he looks after his aged wife.

High School Undercover!
23 votes

#36 - High School Undercover!

Lupin III - Season 4 - Episode 16

Lupin steals a precious diamond but during his escape the jewel ends in the backpack of a boy going to school. To take back the diamond, Lupin sneaks in the boy's high school as a new teacher, where he discovers that the diamond is being used by a group of teachers as part of a bomb they have made.

Lupin vs. the Smart Safe
15 votes

#37 - Lupin vs. the Smart Safe

Lupin III - Season 5 - Episode 6

This episode is an homage to the part 3 Lupin era. In order to save their family workshop from foreclosure, a young inventor suggests to his brainless older brother that Lupin may be the answer to their financial problem. They build a smart safe for the Greater Tokyo Bank which can only be opened by someone with no brainpower. Is Lupin up to the Challenge?