Reasonably entertaining. More importantly, a portent of the Miyazaki to come.
Miyazaki's debut is an exciting, intelligent, and fun adaptation of the popular anime!
The Castle of Cagliostro (ルパン三世 カリオストロの城, Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro, Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro) is a 1979 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is one of the films featuring master thief Arsène Lupin III.
The second animated Lupin III movie and arguably the best known, Castle of Cagliostro was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, who also co-directed the first Lupin III TV series and directed two episodes of the second, before he formed Studio Ghibli. Cagliostro features gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III, grandson to French author Maurice Leblanc's master thief Arsène Lupin.
It was originally subtitled by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and then dubbed and released in 1991 by Streamline Pictures. A redubbed version was recorded by Manga Entertainment in 2000.
The title alludes to La Comtesse de Cagliostro (The Countess of Cagliostro), the title of an original Lupin adventure by Leblanc.
The movie opens with Arsène Lupin III and Daisuke Jigen...