“Fire Treasure” from Miyazaki’s The Castle of Cagliostro

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro has one of my favorite openings, mostly because of the music. After Lupin and his partner-in-crime Jigen steal what turns out to be counterfeit money from a casino, we’re treated to a credits sequence accompanied by the beautiful and melancholy love song, “Fire Treasure.” Reflecting Lupin’s relationship with the younger Clarisse as well as his unspoken desire to find fulfillment outside of the thief’s life. There have been other covers of the piece in later Lupin media, but none of them match the soulfulness which comes from the performer Bobby’s voice. Enjoy!

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