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53 min. / 1 eps.
Lupin the 3rd "RETURN of PYCAL"
Original comic books created by Monkey Punch
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Original Title in Japanese: Lupin 3 sei, Ikiteita Majutsushi
The toughest of enemies are always diehard
Greece is a land of history and mystery where anything is possible. Lured by the seven gorgeous Heavens Crystals, Lupin and his accomplices gather in Greece. One of the crystals is kept in a millionaires mansion by the Mediterranean Sea, tightly protected by hundreds of guards as well as Inspector Zenigata. Using a carnival as a cover, Lupin manages to steal the goods and gets away from the guards. However, just when he thinks he has shaken off his pursuit, he finds Zenigata still following him with a hateful look so unlike himself. Surprisingly, someone is disguised as Zenigata. What is even more shocking is that he is the enemy from hell, Pycal, a man who was believed to be dead. He is also after the crystals. One mystery leads to another. Lupin notices that the crystals not only possess exquisite beauty that no one could resist, but also a mysterious power that only the owner of all seven crystals can control.
With the help from an old Greek man, Lupin soon reveals the truth about the hidden power of the crystals. When the seven crystals are gathered in one place, they create sympathetic sounds. These sounds enable the owner to manipulate peoples mind. With this power, Pycal plans to conquer the world.
Pycal is one of the most popular characters in Lupin the Thirds first TV series. He appears once in the second episode called The Man Called a Magician. This episode ends with Pycal going down into a waterfall in flames after his defeat in a battle with Lupin. However, this ending has caused controversies among the fans over the years about the life and death of Pycal.
Now the rival comes back to life! Having escaped from death once, you can bet there will be no second chance for his life - for neither of the men.