Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody
Directed by Hajime Kamegaki
Written by Monkey Punch (characters)
Starring Kanichi Kurita
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Makio Inoue
Eiko Masuyama
Gorō Naya
Mariya Ise
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Columbia Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures (USA)
Release date(s) September 8, 2006
Running time 90 min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Preceded by Lupin III: Angel Tactics
Followed by Lupin III: Elusiveness of the Fog

Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody is a 2006 TV special based on the Lupin III character by Monkey Punch.


After a successful heist at the race track, Lupin has his sights set on a valuable diamond set to be displayed in seven days. His plan is complicated when he saves a young girl named Michelle from a group of thugs. Michelle's father is very rich and connected to the diamond; her father also enlists an old mercenary friend of Jigen to persuade Jigen to work for him. Goemon has also been hired by Fujiko to assist her in her own plans for the diamond. With no one to turn to and double-crosses galore, can Lupin pull things together in a week?


Character Japanese English
Arsène Lupin III Kanichi Kurita Liam Neeson
Daisuke Jigen Kiyoshi Kobayashi Christopher Lee
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Makio Inoue Roland Kickinger
Fujiko Mine Eiko Masuyama Diane Lane
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Gorō Naya John Turturro
Michelle Mariya Ise Emma Watson
Riat Fumihiko Tachiki Samuel L. Jackson
Jenny Mabuki Andō Rachael Leigh Cook
Danon Yōsuke Akimoto Clancy Brown
Fire Shunsuke Sakuya Rodrigo Santoro
Front Man Keiji Okuda Shane Rangi
Michelle's father Tesshō Genda Don LaFontaine (†)


See also: Lupin III: Seven Days Rhapsody home video releases

On the same day it was screened for the first time in Japan, September 8, 2006, the film was released in 3-D on IMAX screens all across the United States. The film was released on home video by Walt Disney Home Entertainment in January of 2007, and the DVD had 3-D on Disc 1 and 2-D on Disc 2. The original Japanese audio was only available on the 2-D version. A BluRay release has been estimated for 2010 in an 8-disc box set along with Lupin III: Angel Tactics, Lupin III: Elusiveness of the Fog, and Lupin III: Sweet Lost Night: Magic Lamp's Nightmare Premonition. Like those three films, Seven Days Rhapsody will feature 3-D on Disc 1 and 2-D on Disc 2, with Japanese audio on Disc 2 only and English audio on both discs.