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"Theme from Lupin III '78"
ルパン三世のテーマ '78
Rupan Sansei no Tēma '78
First included in Taiko no Tatsujin
Notechart by Takashi 'Kohara' Kohara
Song data
Released October 25, 1977
Genre(s) Instrumental
Soundtrack
Performed by You & The Explosion Band
Composed by Yuji Ohno
Arranged by Yuji Ohno
Label Nippon Columbia
In fictional works
Featured in Lupin the Third Part II
Type Opening theme music (EP.1 to 26)

"Theme from Lupin III '78" (Japanese: ルパン三世のテーマ '78, Rupan Sansei no Tēma '78) is a music composed by Yuji Ohno and performed by You & The Explosion Band. The single record release, under its original name "Theme from Lupin III", was released on October 25, 1977.

It was the first opening theme music for the Lupin the Third Part II TV anime series, the second TV anime adaptation based on Monkey Punch's Lupin III manga series.

It was first introduced in Taiko no Tatsujin on the arcade platform and later on Taiko no Tatsujin: TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don on the console platform.

List of game

Arcade

Console

Game data

Taiko no Tatsujin

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 3 132
Normal ★ x N/A N/A
Hard ★ x 4 Normal: 132
Expert: 285
Tatsujin: 289
Oni / Extreme ★ x N/A N/A

Taiko no Tatsujin 2

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 3 132
Normal ★ x 5 178
Hard ★ x 5 Normal: 236
Expert: 270
Tatsujin: 293
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 Normal: 235
Expert: 269
Tatsujin: 281

Taiko no Tatsujin 3

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 132
Normal ★ x 5 178
Hard ★ x 5 Normal: 236
Expert: 270
Tatsujin: 282
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 Normal: 235
Expert: 269
Tatsujin: 293

TaTaCon de Dodon ga Don

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 132
Normal ★ x 5 178
Hard ★ x 5 Normal: 236
Expert: 270
Tatsujin: 282
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 304

Taiko no Tatsujin 4

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 132
Normal ★ x 5 178
Hard ★ x 5 Normal: 236
Expert: 270
Tatsujin: 282
Oni / Extreme ★ x 5 313

Taiko no Tatsujin 6

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 5 132
Normal ★ x 5 178
Hard ★ x 5 Normal: 236
Expert: 270
Tatsujin: 293
Oni / Extreme ★ x 5 313

Taiko no Tatsujin 7 / Taiko no Tatsujin 8 / Portable / Portable DX

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 106
Normal ★ x 4 161
Hard ★ x 5 Normal: 247
Expert: 271
Tatsujin: 304
Oni / Extreme ★ x 5 324

Plus / Plus: Shinkyoku Tori Houdai! (iOS)

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 106
Normal ★ x 5 161
Hard ★ x 6 Normal: 247
Expert: 271
Tatsujin: 304
Oni / Extreme ★ x 7 324

Don and Katsu's Space-time Adventure

Face

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x 4 106
Normal ★ x 5 161
Hard ★ x 6 Normal: 247
Expert: 271
Tatsujin: 304
Oni / Extreme ★ x 7 324

Ura

Difficulty Rating Combo
Easy ★ x N/A N/A
Normal ★ x N/A N/A
Hard ★ x N/A N/A
Oni / Extreme ★ x 8 378