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NEWS: New Lupin III Show to Launch with Lupin's Wedding to New Beauty


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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:27 am Reply with quote
Hope they spring for this trite Motown song. Cool
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I've never been a huge Lupin fan outside of "Castle of Cagliostro" and a handful of other films ("Fuma Conspiracy" is another good one), but man! The look of this new series is just outstanding! I've rarely seen a classic series' look modernized this well. Love the character designs, and the images we've been shown so far are wonderfully composed.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:46 am Reply with quote
It's Fujiko in disguise!
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While the only full Lupin series I've seen is that series with Fujiko as the star, I think Fujiko is as close to Lupin's true love as there could be.

On the wedding part, I agree on there being some catch since it would mess up Lupin's womanizing behavior.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 10:38 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Hope they spring for this trite Motown song. Cool


That IS trite--This isn't a John Hughes movie. Wink

(Besides, everything about Lupin suggests "Rat Pack".)
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Well, this is an interesting turn of events. But there has to be a catch to it.
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Lord Dcast wrote:
Stark700 wrote:
Mm, she does look pretty by the her character designs. Looks like Lupin's life is about to get much more fun in this season. Laughing


Indeed. It'll be strange to see the reaction from Fujiko. I don't think it'll lead to a love triangle, because this is Lupin III after all. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out...


knowing him, he's gonna piss off both of him with his perversity.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:21 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
While the only full Lupin series I've seen is that series with Fujiko as the star, I think Fujiko is as close to Lupin's true love as there could be.

On the wedding part, I agree on there being some catch since it would mess up Lupin's womanizing behavior.


It's harder to marry into the Lupin family than you think, his grandfather had a love interest every story.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:45 pm Reply with quote
yamiangie wrote:
Kadmos1 wrote:
While the only full Lupin series I've seen is that series with Fujiko as the star, I think Fujiko is as close to Lupin's true love as there could be.

On the wedding part, I agree on there being some catch since it would mess up Lupin's womanizing behavior.


It's harder to marry into the Lupin family than you think, his grandfather had a love interest every story.


So did Lupin III in the manga. "Fujiko" was just a generic name used for the busty babes he ran into from time to time. There was no one single "Fujiko" until later when Monkey Punch gave up trying to come up with new women for Lupin to practically sexually assault.

Yeah, the original manga is, as the kids now say, problematic.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:43 pm Reply with quote
This is the first time we see a blue-jacket Lupin (and for that matter, a red trenchcoat Zenigata). Seems like a fresh take on the characters.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:52 pm Reply with quote
I have a feeling there's going to be death knells not long after the wedding bells. Hope I'm wrong though.

penguintruth wrote:
Yeah, the original manga is, as the kids now say, problematic.


Everything seems to be "problematic" these days.
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FinfoxAelia wrote:
Everything seems to be "problematic" these days.


I tend to think it's "these days" that are problematic.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:17 pm Reply with quote
Is it required for me to have seen any of the prior series of Lupin III before watching this? I'm guessing the answer is yes, but I just want to be sure. Regardless, I really need to finally get around to watching Castle of Cagliostro (then again, I'm not sure if that stands on its own either).

I must say, that art and animation is very nice. It makes me pretty happy to see that a classic anime franchise seemingly didn't feel the need to "modernize" its style just to appeal to today's audience's expectations. Right now I'm mainly thinking about the new Digimon series, and how its updated character designs just look so typical of modern anime. I want more of this out of my anime. The almost storybook-esque design is what really grabs me. Perfect for Lupin's type of signature adventures, I'd assume.
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Jayhosh wrote:
Is it required for me to have seen any of the prior series of Lupin III before watching this? I'm guessing the answer is yes, but I just want to be sure. Regardless, I really need to finally get around to watching Castle of Cagliostro (then again, I'm not sure if that stands on its own either).


Pretty much every Lupin III anime stands alone. Even if there was a little continuity between features, the viewer is brought up to speed.

Heck, while Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone was kind of a sequel to The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, you really didn't need to watch the Fujiko show to watch it.

Lupin has very little continuity and the characters don't really age, either.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 5:54 pm Reply with quote
Jayhosh wrote:
Is it required for me to have seen any of the prior series of Lupin III before watching this? I'm guessing the answer is yes, but I just want to be sure. Regardless, I really need to finally get around to watching Castle of Cagliostro (then again, I'm not sure if that stands on its own either).


Cagliostro is one of the first anime most people ever see, period, even before many of the other Miyazakis--
It puts a nice G-rated spin on Lupin, which sanitized Miyazaki view may make it a little bit of an adjustment to the green and red series: In Cagliostro, there's a joke where Lupin thinks "Must...control...hands..." after the heroine hugs him (the series version would never be burdened with such control), and in Miyazaki's world, Fujiko is a cute, clever, resourceful secret agent, and not a calculating, backstabbing professional golddigger.
Oh, and the animation style's a bit...........better than the Monkey Punch style done for the manga and series.

But as intros go, it's pretty good.
And Zenigata was on his own for most of the TV episodes, and never got those Miyazaki-trademark thousands-swarms of backup cops in the episodes that Hayao didn't direct.
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