Can we get a Lupin III thread going?
>Favorite manga story
You guys keeping up with Part IV? how you liking it? I'm waiting to watch it after I rewatch the rest of series 1 and 3. Alot of the early episodes from series 1 literally make no sense but I enjoy them. It just blows my mind how inconsistent they are.
I've heard a few people say that "Lupin wasn't kid friendly till The Castle of Cagliostro came out" but the first part seems pretty fucking kid friendly. Is the second part darker or something?
It was edgier the 1st half but It never goes that far so I don't know why people bitch about CoC. The episodes actually got better after Myazaki took over. Lupin became more charasmatic and had more heart, Fujiko became less of a useless whore, and zenigata became less of a dick and more of what he is today. Not the mention the later episodes were more fun and made more sense. He really made the franchise better than it would of ever been without him. If you really want an edgier Lupin, read the manga, watch the Fujiko Mine series or a few of the ovas.
Reminder that Part II in it's entirety is coming out in the US this year from Discotek Media and you should go to there site everyday to watch for announcements and then preorder it as soon as it's up.
Fuck I love discotek.
Favorite Series: First series but honorable mention to 'The Woman Called Fujiko Mine'
Favorite episodes: It's been so long since I watched them, time to look for a torrent!
Favorite movies/ovas: I actually liked CoC despite its sliiightly childish demeanor. But I also enjoyed Seven Days Rhapsody, The Secret of Twilight Gemini and Farewell to Nostradamus
Favorite Character: Daisuke Jigen
Favorite Jacket: Green, admittedly
Favorite Manga story: has been even longer since I read the manga.
It's a shame only the first 79 episodes have the amazing english dub.
Wish they could finish it.
Also i'm not paying over $100 for the whole series so it better be a good deal especially considering we can watch all of it online for free.
I'm not looking for edgier anything, I just don't understand how it's considered dark.
Well for the 1970's it was edgy. especially considering animation was strictly for kids back then. It was considered the 1st animated Japanese show for adults because of the amount of death. I mean people are killed left and right. Not to mention all the sexuality. That's why it's considered dark.
You've got silly scenes like that from the start, but didn't in the same episode (or was it in his debut) Goemon cut some guys in half?
Then you've got this moment from Lupin, where he threatens some guy at gun point to go back to the criminal world since he admired his abilities.
I can see how it's overall light though, even in the first 10 episodes, still, many of the dark comments like exist mainly due to the second series - you've got really goofy stuff, like many episodes about Lupin helping random people, Zenigata claiming a few times that Lupin never killed anyone or Goemon always just cutting people's clothes and weapons, never killing anyone... aside from the rare times when he did kill
like a small child with psychic powers....
And then in another episode you can get Lupin preparing a trap for a rival and laughing while watching him defeated and about to be blown up. The second series' tone could still get in the darker side for the franchise although those episodes were the minority.
Just read the pycal episode from series 1 in manga form. It's actually better the show. In the episode Pycal kidnaps Fujiko and asks her for some shit she stole from him and tries to make her tell him by hanging her over a body of water.
In the original manga story he first tries to make her tell him by raping her. Then He fucks her a second time and she likes it. apparently they were a couple at some point.
I really hope they use the blue look for future tv specials. Please. Just change up things visually.
It's so stupid that even one of the specials that was clearly using series 1 inspired designs had to use the red jacket colors.
>Lupin wasn't kid friendly
The anime was pretty dark and serious for what anime was like back then.
To say nothing of the manga where Lupin will rape and murder people on a whim.
I kind of like secret of mamo even though it is also nightmare fuel.
Something about all the weird mind stuff when they're in Mamo's castle towards the end is unsettling to me. Crispy Mamo reaching out for Fujiko was strangely unnerving. I still watched it like 3 times though.
Part 1. Although the Fujiko series had the best artstyle
145 of Part 2 and the king tutts curse episode
Cagliostro, Fuma, Babylon, and a real soft spot for the 1st Detective Conan crossover
>Favorite manga story
It's basically episode 4 of Part 1. Lupin is stuck in jail for a year. The manga version is funnier.
Lupin Burning, Khan Job, Hell's Angel (god damn was that one a hard-hitter), The End of Lupin.
Seven Days Rhapsody
Jigen Daisuke. No contender.
Green. Though blue fits him nicely as well.
>Favorite manga story
Never read the manga, sadly.
GUYS IT'S FUCKING HAPPENING. ABOUT TO LOSE MY SHIT
Manga lupin has too much casual rape but damn if I don't love the inking
Hope Michelle Ruff returns as Fujiko. She did some great acting in the Fujiko spinoff series. She's great in everything honestly. Man I can't believe this dub is actually happening. How was this not talked about it on /a/? This is huge news. I'm sure most people here starting watching anime because of the Lupin Dub, or Case Closed, or Trigun, or Bebop.
It say's Richard Epcar is directing the episodes and are recording now but it doesn't say how it's being released or by what? Is Funimation putting it out? pioneer? Will it be on toonami? direct to DVD/Blu Ray?
I wish there were an animated adaptation of those chapters of the manga.
He's pretty cute in the most recent anime too.
It's hard to decide when Lupin is the cutest but this is my order
5. the rest
4. Series 1
3. Fujiko's unlucky days
2. Walther P38
I will say he looks weird as fuck in Dead or Alive. His eyebrows look real bushy. Almost looks like Evil Lupin from the Red Jacket series.
I recall that he was drawn with them in that second series episode where he gets kidnapped and sold for some guy's human experiments. Well, the late-70s low detail equivalent anyway.
I picked the wrong cap. They're there, but they aren't really that great. There's also that business of being stretched out by his arms and legs too.
And also every other time Lupin fakes his death.
Pyramid episode in Fujiko Mine, the time machine episode in Green Jacket
Blue is the most stylish.
>Favorite manga story
Lupin going literally insane because of an illusionary island
They're plenty interesting, IMO. If they weren't, I would not have spent an inordinate amount of time watching Lupin III.
Admittedly though, they get by more on personality than by any actual development.
"One Chance for a Prison Break." (Series 1)
" The Wind is Hot in Morocco." (Series 2)
"Play a Joke on the Variation." (Series 3)
Secret of Mamo.
>>Favorite manga story
I'm very fond of the young Lupin chapters from the original manga.
Final episode of the first series
Cagliostro, but the crossover with Detective Conan is surprisingly nice
>Favorite manga story
Young Lupin no doubt.
Still waiting for blue jacket OST to be uploaded.
It's the voice anon. That cool, relaxed, grandpa voice that accentuates that chill demeanor of his, despite being such a capable badass.
Nah, you're wrong about that. They're quite unique. Name a single other character that can even hold a candle to Jigen, Fujiko, let alone Lupin. Goemon I can think of quite a few, but none of them are as cute.
They don't really have any, or it's negligeable to say the least. Whenever the side stories come on, they neither compliment nor deteriorate their characters, only highlight and reamphasize what they already are and always have been.
Kinda. I do like those a lot, but to me it was very obvious that after chasing and being chased for so long, that type of attachment would come about naturally. So it didn't resonate as much when it was 'revealed.'
Best episodes I think correlate to the quality of Lupin's schemes. "The End of Lupin the Third" is the most recent one I can think of, where it's like "how's he gonna get out?" There are many likely scenarios, but the one that turns out to be true is so wicked, so clever and so cheeky that a) you never see it coming b) it's actually well thought out.
>They don't really have any, or it's negligeable to say the least.
That's pretty much what I was trying to imply.