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90 min. / 1 eps.
Lupin the 3rd "BANK OF LIBERTY"
Original comic books created by Monkey Punch
Original Title in Japanese: Lupin 3 sei, Russia yori Ai wo Komete
The Romanov Dynasty leads to the Beginning
of a Gold Hunt!
When the Russian revolution breaks out in November 1917, the world witnesses the end of the glorious Romanov Dynasty, the last and richest ruler of Russian Empire. The legend tells the story of the imperial princess, Anastasia who has survived the revolution and escaped to America safely.
This time around, Lupins has set his sights on 500 tons of gold bullion that used to belong to the House of Romanov. His only clue is a code found in an old and nameless mystery novel. With computerized cipher analysis, Lupin breaks down the words Bank of Liberty.
Bank of Liberty appears to look like a small normal bank located in a small town in Texas. However, its actual operations are to launder underground money as well as to hide unlawful treasures. It is also the place where a big Mafia boss, the current owner of 500 tons of gold, is hiding his treasures.
Jigen, Fujiko and a mysterious woman, Judy, join Lupin on the hunt. Everything gets off to a good start with Fujiko deploying her famous feminine charms to help bring everyone together.
Not long into the hunt though, things get complicated. Fujiko double-crosses her friends and Inspector Zenigata butts in...again. Moreover, Rasputon, the psychic guru who is said to control the minds of the world's most powerful men, enters the gold chase and his bodyguard happens to be Lupins buddy Goemon!
Lupins adventure for the gold starts from a traffic-jammed New York to a small town in Texas and finally leads him to a snow-storming Baltic region in Russia, where Rasputons cult castle is located.
In these double-crossing situations, who shall emerge as the final winner of the gold?