the 3rd is a kickass Japanese anime show. Aired in Japan during the late 70's and early 80s for about 3 to 5 years. In the Japanese episodes he is called "Rupan sansei." The show has 3 seasons the 2nd season being the longest and lasting for 2 to 3 years. First season wearing a green coat, second season with a red, and third season was seen with a pink coat. He is a handsome and cunning 'gentlemen' theif who can steal anything and everything which he wants... the only thing he cannot get is the love of Fujiko. He is world reknowned for his theivery skills and is a 3rd generation Thief. Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko assist Lupin
with his plans to steal the target of choice. Inspector Zenigata is always around to arrest Lupin
, because he has dedicated his life in doing so. The show has recently been appearing on Adult swim showing the first portions of the second season.