Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV)
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First new Lupin III TV anime series in 27 years.
Kiyoshi Kobayashi is the only voice actor who has done voice work in the previous three Lupin III TV anime series.
Despite that he's been the voice of Lupin for various theatrical movies, TV specials, video games, and OAVs since 1995, this is Kanichi Kurita's first involvement with a Lupin III TV anime series.
First Lupin related anime to be directed by a woman.
At 13 episodes this is the shortest Lupin III TV anime series ever made.
Funimation's first Lupin III license in seven years.
Hisako Kyouda & Yu Shimaka's first roles in a Lupin related anime in 16 years.
Rica Fukami's first role in a Lupin related anime in 27 years.
The first Lupin III TV anime to not feature Lupin wearing a different color jacket but instead reuse the green jacket from the first series. In the second TV series it was red, while the third TV series was pink.
The first Lupin III TV anime in 41 years to have Lupin wear a green jacket.
The first Lupin III TV series of any kind to be given a mature rating rather than a significant rating.
The first Lupin III TV series to not be treated as a sequal to the previous TV series but as it's own seperate series.
The first Lupin III TV series to not feature Yasuo Yamada & Goro Naya as the voices of Lupin III & Inspector Zenigata respectively.
The first Lupin III TV anime in 41 years to have Inspector Zenigata portrayed as a serious cop instead of a partly foolish cop.
The first Lupin III TV series to have an on going plot.
The first Lupin III TV series to take place in a retro era rather than taking place in the year it was made like the previous three TV series and most of the movies and TV specials.
The first Lupin related anime to not use the official "Rupan Sansei" brand name that has been used in previous Lupin anime titles.
The first Lupin III TV series to be focused entirely on Fujiko Mine instead of Lupin III.
Takashi Taniguchi's first role in a Lupin related anime in 22 years.
The first Lupin III TV anime in which Lupin III does not appear in all of the episodes which instead Fujiko Mine holds the honor of being in all of the episodes.
Oscar is the first Lupin III supporting character to appear in the majority of the series episodes rather than just being in one episode.
The first Lupin related anime in which Lupin never encounter Goemon. While Goemon did encounter Fujiko as well as Jigen, but never saw Jigen's face due to the hallucination drug.
The art style of this TV series was inspired by the Green Jacket Series and the original manga.
Count Luis Yu Almeida & Owl Head are the first villians to appear in more than two episodes of a Lupin III TV series. Mr. X doesn't count because he only appeared in one episode of the Green Jacket series, but only in two episodes of the Red Jacket series.
Lt. Oscar is a parody of The Rose of Versailles's female heroine Lady Oscar Francois de Jarjayes, who was a woman in military uniform; in the show Lt. Oscar is a law officer with an effeminate look/behaviour. In retrospect, Lupin had previously encounter a person who parodied Lady Oscar in the second Lupin the 3rd series episode "Versailles Burned With Love".
The first Lupin III anime to be released on Blu-ray in the USA.
Sonny Strait, Christ Sabat, & Mike McFarland are the only Funimation voice actors to have repraise their original roles for the English dub of this series.
Michelle Ruff & Richard Epcar are the only voice actors who originated from the Geneon/Pioneer English dub of Lupin.
Michelle Ruff's first role as Fujiko Mine in seven years.
First Lupin III anime in 13 years where Richard Epcar does the English voice of someone other than Jigen.
Richard Epcar is the only voice actor who has portrayed two different Lupin characters prior to his role as Zenigata. The first was Goemon for the Manga version of Cagliostro and the second was as the voice of Geneon's Jigen.
The first Funimation Lupin III anime to not feature Meredith McCoy & Phillip Wilburn as the English voices of Fujiko Mine & Inspector Zenigata respectively.
The first Lupin III TV series to not feature Eiko Masuyama, Ichirô NAGAI, Jun Hazumi, Kôichi KITAMURA, Kousei TOMITA, Mahito TSUJIMURA & Osamu KOBAYASHI as the voices of any of the characters.
The first Lupin III TV series since the Green Jacket series to not have music done by Yuji Ohno.
The first Lupin III TV anime to be dub entirely into English for its US release.
Bob Carter, Caitlin Glass, Christopher Bevins, Chris Cason, Chris Rager, Chuck Huber, Jeremy Inman, Kent Williams & R. Bruce Elliot are the only English voice actors who have previously done voice work in most of the Lupin III anime films that were previously dub by Funimation.
Bob Hess's, Christopher Bryan's, Donald Shults' & Ric Spiegel's first voice acting role.
Michelle Ruff is the only English voice actress to voice Fujiko Mine for two different Lupin III TV series.
The first Lupin III TV series to be presented in HD.
Chuck Huber's first role in a Lupin III related anime in 11 years.
The first Lupin III TV series since the Green Jacket TV series to not feature Makio Inoue & Eiko Masuyama as the voices of Goemon Ishikawa & Fujiko Mine respectively.
The first digitally made Lupin III TV series.
The first Lupin III TV series to not include episode previews at the end of each episode.
R. Bruce Elliot's first role in a Lupin III related anime in eight years.
The first Lupin III TV series since the Green Jacket series to include a narration during the opening theme song.
Josh Grelle was a fan of the English dub of the Red Jacket Lupin III TV series prior to doing voice work for this Lupin series.
When Funimation started to do the casting of the English dub of this series they wanted the primary characters to be voiced by actors who weren't strangers to the Lupin III franchise. Which is why Sonny Strait, Chris Sabat, & Mike McFarland were able to repraise their original roles and Richard Epcar & Michelle Ruff were casted to fill in the roles of Zenigata & Fujiko respectively.
Richard Epcar was casted to do the English voice of Zenigata when the other former voice actors for the character were either unavalible, unable to be contacted, or aren't in the voice acting business anymore.
The primary characters' names were pronouce more correctly in the English dub in order to be more faithful to the series. In example, Lupin is pronouced as "Lu-pon" as oppose to "Lu-pin".
Most of Sonny Strait's lines took as much as four takes upon recording for the English dub.
Most of Christ Sabat's lines took as much as 20 takes upon recording for the English dub.
The first Lupin related TV series in which Zenigata never encountered Jigen or Goemon
Chris Sabat at first wasn't sure if Richard Epcar would accept the role of Zenigata instead of Jigen for the English dub of the series. However Epcar is perfectly alright with the role & gladly accepted it.
Michelle Ruff at first wasn't sure about repraising her role as Fujiko after hearing that only Richard Epcar will only be involved with the English dub and none of the other voice actors from the Geneon English dub. However after meeting the Funimation staff, she decided to repraise her role after seeing how great the staff was.
The first Lupin III TV series released by Funimation.
Cho's first role in a Lupin III anime in 18 years.
The first English dub Lupin III released by Funimation to not have Jigen address Lupin as "boss".
The first Lupin III TV series since the Green Jacket series to not have Rokuro Naya & Seizo Katou as the voices of any of the characters.
The first Lupin III TV series to having an opening theme song to not feature Lupin at all.
The first Lupin III TV anime since the Red Jacket series to having an end credits sequence that shows Fujiko.
In episode 1, Fujiko uses a special lipstick bullet for her pistol which mirrors a similar bullet she used in the fourth opening of the second Lupin III TV series.
In episode 2, the scene where Fujiko tries to seduce Jigen in a bedroom resembles a similar scene in "Lupin III: Episode 0 - First Contact".
In episode 4, the beginning featured a non graphic sex scene that depicts of Fujiko and a male sign. This is similar to a scene in "Lupin III: Strange Psycho-Kinetic Strategy".
In episode 6, the pendant with the four letter code is similar to the Cryptex from both the 2003 novel and 2006 film "The Da Vinci Code". The title was also mentioned in the same episode as well.
Fiadel Kestro in episode 7, is a spoof of Che Guevara & Fidel Castro.
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