The Castle of Cagliostro was Hayao Miyazaki’s directorial debut. It first came out 1979 in Japan and wasn’t released in America till 1991. The movie is based on the long running anime and manga series Lupin III by Monkey Punch, which is the pen name of Kazuhiko Katō. The original Lupin III manga was released in 1967 and ran till 1969. The anime has been running off and on since 1977. There is even a new series of it currently airing in 2015. Which I think is awesome.
I have to say it’s great to see Lupin again. It’s been three years, I’ve missed him. Lupin is one of those things that never ages or gets old. You can trow him in to the 60’s, from were he’s from, or bring him into the 21st century and he fits. He’s like Sherlock Homes or James Bond here in the west. We don’t ever want to see him leave because, we still want to watch him.