© 2002, 2014 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Lupin The 3rd: Psychokinesis Operation
CD Label VAP, Inc.
CD Number VPCD-81347
Music Composed by: Masaru Sato (also spelled Satoh)
Number of tracks 29
Running time 32:16
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 2000


January 5, 2002

Apparently this Lupin The 3rd was a popular animation series in Japan known as Rupan sansei in Japanese.This particular soundtrack is from a non animation movie made of the character. From the movie stills in the booklet it reminds me of the British TV "Avengers" series, particularly during the Diana Rigg/Linda Thorsen years. I looked around for information on this particular movie but was unable to find anything except the animated titles in the series. Maybe this movie was known under another name that I am unaware of. Anyway, for this live action film, Masaru Sato was chosen to score the film.

The music here is very good with a variety of flavors. Most tracks are kind of Jazz oriented but the main theme, while catchy, comes across to me like something you might hear in a cowboy movie being played on the piano in a saloon or maybe something from an old English dance hall. Either way, I was pleasantly surprised by the music and enjoyed it very much. I guess my biggest complaint would be that the CD, while boasting 29 tracks, has a very short running time of just over a half hour.


Lupin The 3rd: Psychokinesis Operation
Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei)

  1. Toho Mark ~ Lupin III's Dashing Entry! (M-1)
  2. The Theme Of Lupin III (M-2, 3, 11, 14, 27T4)
  3. Main Title (M-4)
  4. Escape For Sure, I'm Alive (M-5, 19, 26)
  5. Goodnight, Lupin (M-6, 7)
  6. The Imaginary Lupin Kingdom (M-8)
  7. Lupin's Blues (M-9)
  8. The Theme Of Lupin III (Edited Version 1/M-2, 3, 11, 14, 27T1)
  9. Lupin And Daisuke Jigen (M-13)
  10. Lovely Fujiko-chan (M-15)
  11. The Theme Of Lupin III (Edited Version 2/M-2, 3, 11, 14, 27T2)
  12. Lupin, Victorious With The Marathon Tournament!? (M-16)
  13. Hidden In The Crowd (M-24T1)
  14. Surprise With Sex Appeal (M-17)
  15. Sparkling Jewel (M-18A)
  16. Action Theme 1 (M-10)
  17. The Crest Of Lupin's House
  18. Sparkling Jewel (Edited Version/M-18B)
  19. "Mysterious Thief Lupin, Appearing In Japan!!" (M-21)
  20. Maca-Roni's Command Video (M-22)
  21. Command Video {FINE} Mark (M-23)
  22. Action Theme 2 (M-10T2)
  23. Lupin, Appearing (M-24T2)
  24. Lupin, Escapes (M-25)
  25. The Theme Of Lupin III (Edited Version 3/M-2, 3, 11, 14, 27T3)
  26. The Love Scene Is Delayed! (M-28)
  27. Midair-Hanging Lupin, In The Nick Of Time! (M-29)
  28. The Theme Of Lupin III (Ending Version/M-30T2)
  29. The Theme Of Lupin III (Ending Version, Edited Take/M-30T1)