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Japan Release: 1988
Running Time:
96 minutes

Mysterious Robber Ruby

Japanese Title

[Kaito Ruby]

Distributor: Production:

Victor Music / Sundance Company


Live Action

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews


International Title


Initial US Title

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Alternate Titles

Mysterious Robber Ruby
[Literal translation]




Directed by Makoto Wada
Writing credits Makoto Wada, Henry Slesar
Produced by Hisahiko Iida, Yoshinori Maeda
Music by Masao Yagi, Kyoko Koizumi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Gene Pitney, Johnny Tillotson, Eiichi Ohtaki
Cinematography by Osamu Maruike
Film Editing by Isao Tomita
Assistant Director Hideyuki Hirayama
Rumi Kato, Ruby Kyoko Koizumi
Toru Hayashi Hiroyuki Sanada
Toru's Mother Kumi Mizuno
Jewelry Shop Clerk Haruhiko Saito
Detective Taisaku Akino
- Takanori Jinnai
- Nana Kinomi
- Akira Nagoya
- Masumi Okada

- Hideko Yoshida


DVDs and Blu-rays

Japan Region 2 Mysterious Robber Ruby Victor Entertainment (2003)
Japan Blu-ray Mysterious Robber Ruby Victor Entertainment (2017)  

CD Soundtracks

Background and Trivia

  • Based on the character "Ruby Martinson" by Henry Slesar, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. When adapted for Japan, the series was known as "Mysterious Robber Ruby Martinson" (快盗ルビイ・マーチンスン - Kaito Ruby Martinson). However, in the original story the titular character is a man, where as the movie changed this to a woman nicknamed Ruby.
  • The title of the movie, 快盗ルビイ (Kaito Ruby), could be translated a number of ways. This includes "Quick Robber Ruby" and "Phantom Thief Ruby", along with the chosen variant of "Mysterious Robber Ruby".