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.