You think he'll be back? Lupin was such a insane ride.
>That final scene
>Final episode of Lupin 2015 airs and no thread in the catalogue
What the fuck /a/?
I'm saving the two last episodes to watch back to back tonight, but unless they fuck up in a colossal way I agree. Blue Jacket was pretty cool, I hope the next iteration doesn't take too long.
I'm not a fan of the last arc, or rather, Da Vinci, but damn if that last half of the episode didn't get me really sad. It was a fun show.
Next week I'm gonna get ready to watch this, realize it's done, then get really sad.
it was one hell of a ride, and yes, he'll be back, I hope so
She was a qt by the end.
>tfw it's over
Cruise Ship for best fun episodes. Stolen Car for serious stuff.
I just want the series to continue. Perhaps leave Italy because I'm tired of that setting.
I just dont want to wait 30 years for part 5. everyone who works on the show will be dead by then.
Lupin in prison, probably
My other favorites are Jigen goes to the dentist, the hotel, and the episode where Fujiko saves Lupin. That episode did more to make me like her as a character than what I've seen in the past decade
>The gang does a big heist
>Zenigata tries to capture them
>As they leave Lupin notices Zenigata is very upset
>even during the most special time of year he cant catch Lupin
>Lupin feels bad
>purposely gets himself captured and thrown in jail (but obviously will escape the next day)
>goes to Lupin's cell
>Zenigata tells him Santa must be real because he gave me my present
>Lupin tells Zenigata he wouldnt of wanted anyone else to arrest him and wished him a merry christmas
>Zenigata walks away with a tear in his eye as he realizes what Lupin has done for him
>At a distance, Zenigata wishes Lupin a Merry Christmas too without turning around
>Camera view of the snow outside of Lupin's cell window
>end credits with christmas music playing
>post credits show Lupin escaping the jail cell the next day with Zenigata chasing him
What a missed fucking opportunity
I can't decide between the car one and the spooky hotel one. Such beautiful chapters. I'm glad this series happened. I'm not a fan of the whole big plot from the series, to be honest; but in the middle there were many chapters that reminded us what make this characters so great.
>>Final episode of Lupin 2015 airs and no thread in the catalogue
>What the fuck /a/?
They are too busy posting 10 times the same thread about their favorite moe waifu that they'll forget about in 6 months.
The Osumi Green Jacket/Series 1 episodes, and even that's not totally like Monkey Punch's Lupin.
I wish Shin Lupin III was completely translated.
Which subs are good to watch blue jacket? I've held off watching this so I could marathon it, and though I was following the threads I forgot if there were any preferred subs that people were using.
Inb4 "use the subs for the Italian dub".
As far as I know, at the beginning there were no subs, then someone started translating it from the Italian release; afterwards one or two guys corrected those translations to make them closer to the Japanese broadcast. But finally crunchyroll added it, with official English subs. Of course, everything that crunchyroll adds with such subs gets translated by HorribleSubs, so unless I'm wrong the HorribleSubs releases are the official translation to English.
Finale was nice. Car episode was best Blue Jacket episode though.
I have thought of something like that...
A lot of the older series from parts 1 - 3 use concepts/stories straight from the manga with some alterations.
There was also this show called Monkey Punch: Manga Katsudou Daishashin, which kind of follows more of Monkey Punch's style of the series (as well as animating other Monkey Punch comics/stories).
I love MP's Lupin, but I also can't help but love the different takes of him in the anime adaptations.
I have all of what
Tokyo Pop had brought over to the statesbefore they crashed and burned. Unfortunately that means it's incomplete when it comes to the Shin series.
you do realize that show was heavily praised by the common viewer but only gets shit on in a couple of forums and a few people on /a/. Even then the opinions are not even half and half
so why does tokyopop get a lot of criticism in the manga community? I heard that their translations arent very good, but they seem pretty good in the Lupin volumes.. aside from the fact they make Lupin seem like a brit by having him say shit like "bloody hell" and "mate". Isnt Tokyopop an American based company? I mean what the fuck
Best episodes: 6, 13, 20
The last arc was pretty dope too, though. The whole concept is cool. I think Rebecca's characterization was a bit all over the place, but everything else was interesting.
Made a thread shortly after the finale's subs came out, but it died shortly. Looks like Lupin threads are only active during night /a/. Anyways I loved this Lupin and it got me to check out the rest of Lupin past part 1, which I already really liked.
After reading most of the original manga, I wouldn't want that at all. I prefer the fun, clever and altruistic anime Lupin over the murdering, raping, James-Bond-wannabe manga Lupin. The good chapters got adapted but there were plenty of chapters all he does is shoot his enemies before they shoot him. Nothing interesting about them.
Speaking of, I've seen part 1, 4, and a few of the movies? What is worth watching next? Not looking to jump into something as big as red jacket so I'm talking more movies/specials.
Actually I'm still on Red jacket, one episode a day for me. It starts off inconsistent in the first dozen eps, but it gets pretty good shortly after. Episode 2 is pretty fucking amazing though, surely see that. I really liked the Walther P38, First Contact, and Jigen's Gravestone specials too
fuck. Here I go again
>mystery of mamo
>castle of cagliostro
>legend of the gold babylon
>dead or alive (optional but great visuals)
>missed by a dollar
in that order. trust me. I'm an expert on great lupin shit.
I've seen Mamo, Cag, DoA, $1, and Jigen. Most were pretty great, though missed by a dollar and DoA was kinda meh. You're right that DoA had some cool visuals near the end there though.
Missed by a dollar was great because I love how zenigata mourned Lupin. Also loved how Lupin was such a playboy in it.
definitely check out P38. It's usually everyones favorite OVA. was a badass movie. Gold Babylon was weird but really enjoyable and had great nice colors. Fuma is just a beautiful film, Pretty much Cagliostro 2.0 but not good. Still great though
That's fucking weird considering I paid like 8 dollars for mine and its in great conditioning. Try EBay? I'm trying to remember if I got mine from there or amazon. It was literally not long ago.
I also bought volumes 4-13 from a cool guy on eBay about a week ago (already had 1-3) paid $200 for that set. Some of the books are worth $40-$60 individually. Volume 13 was out of print and hard to find for less than $100.
But like I said. Try eBay. There's a seller on there selling volumes 1-14 for only $215 which will be the best deal you will be able to find for a long time.
Or just search for volume 3 on there if that's all your looking for
I grew up with the adult swim dub so I don't care as much as other anons
I will say I'd still prefer the original jap cast over the other jap cast they replaced though. Was just dumb, but they were still really good in it.
It's not like I can understand what the fuck they're saying so it didnt bother me as much. The only thing that actually annoyed me was them not using Yuji Ohno for the soundtrack. It just didnt feel right.
215$ is literally more than what I make in a month.
I informed myself already with what deals are available and considering I don't live in the US (or in a country with a decent postal service) the shipping alone is killing any initiative I'd have.
And not to be rude or anything of the sort, but it's kinda irritating when people pretend to know better than you what you know and don't know, especially when you spent quite some time getting documented on the subject. You could just have said "No, I don't want to scan them" and be done with the whole thing. Nothing wrong with it, y'know.
I'm not the person you were asking to scan the book.
I mean I would do it, but I really dont how or care that much to do it.
Also I just wanted to give you some friendly advice since you said volume 3 was $40 on amazon. I bough mine for MUCH cheaper so that made me think you werent aware of some other places that you may be able to find it for a better price.
I like Toshio Furukawa and Mami Koyama as Lupin and Fujiko, but everybody else just didn't fit.
I don't think that Lupin III necessarily needs Yuji Ohno, but Fuma's music is really terrible. Even silence would have been better.
Part 1 had pretty crappy music in my opinion. It actually gets annoying after a few episodes.
I know some people like it but it's really not for me, and I respect everyones opinions. I am a
nice manafter all.
Yeah yeah, I know. Nice Guy Lupin doesn't have good lyrics.
But honestly, apart from that, I think it really does have pretty good music. I just wish it had been as well preserved.
>that show was heavily praised by the common viewer
Why should we care about that? Are you that much of a sheep that you can't think for yourself? Naruto is praised by the common viewers I guess that exalts it from all its flaws.
Fujiko is such a selfish bitch to him in the recent version though.
>Perhaps leave Italy because I'm tired of that setting
I just want one episode in my city, then they can leave Italy.
Come on, we have two castles, one medieval, one from the 1800, both really really nice, and we are near the border for the perfect getaway.
You had tons of shit to work with instead of spending half the time in motherfucking San Marino
Sincr e we are talking about the sound track, in the Yuji Ohno tradition each of the characters have their own character themes.
Lupin - theme of Lupin III
Jigen - Tornado
Goenmon - Zantetsuken
Fujiko - Love Squall
Zenigata - Zenigata March
Do NYX and Rebecca have their own musical cues, even if they probably won't appear beyond this series
I never considered scanning the original manga because I found the majority of it alreadh uploaded. I have considered scanning Shin Lupin III but considering the fact that there is hardly a demand for it, I don't see why I should bother.
Most people I know don't like MP's Lupin because of how crude he is. I'm a fan of it, personally, but to each their own.
Volumes 5, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13 are all missing of the original manga. That's almost half of the volumes, not a lot of people want to read stuff when they see such a big gap of missing content.
I'm also a fan of the manga, but again, I can't even try to recommend it since it's missing so many volumes.
Not only that, but I'm sure lots of people are interested but don't really talk about it. This was my first post about the manga after all, and I've been into Lupin since the Fujiko series aired. Granted I wasn't really into manga back then, but my point still stands.
I would still need a scanner, and the scans wouldn't be high quality.
I wish it wasn't over already as well, anon. It was a fun ride.
LQ scans are better than no scans at all and there's no real hurry, it's not like you'd have to scan them right now. It's fine to take your time and see if you want to get a cheap scanner or anything of the sort.
Ok. I'll try to get to it one of these days.
It will take me some time though.
I just moved to a new apartment and I'm still in the process of settling in. I also spent a bunch for new furniture, so you would have to be paitent.
I suppose once I'm ready to dump it I'll make a thread dedicated to it.
It will end when Kobayashi decides to kick the bucket.
No one can replace the voice of Jigen.
>Final episode of Lupin 2015 airs and no thread in the catalogue
>What the fuck /a/?
We have had so many fucking generals about Lupin that i'm frankly sick of talking about it. So No talking, Only watching.
>Other subs are super behind from what i remember, so stick with HS
>Its REALLY goddamn rare to have a good Goemon episode too.
Goemon and Fujiko are the hardest to write for, it seems
It's even worse for Goemon because him and Jigen share the 'rough love life' gimmick
>that show was heavily praised by the common viewer
was it even successful financially? I remember a lot of people bandwagoning because it focused on the woman of the group and it had a female director
Also I can never say it enough but, thank God for Italianon. What a cool guy, what decent work.
I hope he's around to see this. He surely didn't get enough appreciation during his run. In fact Lupin threads have only picked up since HS.
No more OCs. Please, for the love of God, if they do another Lupin series, the only characters that ever need to be in more than one episode are the five we've always had.
>tfw haven't watched past the Jigen tooth episode
Kicking myself as I write this
>Its REALLY goddamn rare to have a good Goemon episode too.
Really? I like most Goemon centered episodes in all series, it just seems rare to have Goemon centered stories in the first place, and he often doesn't work well as a minor/secondary character.
Is it necessary to watch the older Lupin shows to enjoy this?
I wanted to watch this because it had some bitching cool OP, but when it started it had no subs, so its popularity got quite low, too.
Are there any good torrents for parts 2–3? I grabbed Horrible's one for part 1, but it's hardsubbed. I think I'll just buy the DVD for that, instead, but there aren't any official releases for the other parts.
If HS has any for those parts you might want to stick with them. Most of the other subs are crabsticks.
Discotek does have a DVD set for part 2 coming soon if you don't mind waiting and spending the dosh.
Horrible has subs for all of parts 1–3, but I was just put off by the hard subs with low image quality. I really don't mind buying or waiting, though. I was going to buy everything anyway, but I wanted to see if I could get my fix just off the tail of part 4.
Is there any point in getting into Lupin III for the backstory? I mean do things progress?
I quite liked the Mine Fujiko and Jigen Daisuke spinoffs but I'm not sure if I'll enjoy the main series. For the same reason I don't like Conan and other shows, too much fluff. A mandatory watching list might be good too, although I'm already expecting to be shouted at by Lupin purists.
Part 4 (the one airing now) would be a good transition from Mine and Jigen, while still being in line with the series' general tone. As >>138792925 said, it's episodic, so you can safely jump in pretty much anywhere. I'd say give it a shot. If you haven't already, try the Cagliostro movie for a classic on the exact opposite end of the spectrum.
I understand that, but I want to know if there's a story like Conan and the Black coats.
Is Lupin a one dimensional character (not that it's a bad thing) or is he one of those tragic past type of characters? Stuff like that
Also, forgot to mention this, but there really isn't some grand over-arching backstory to the series. It's all a bunch of vignettes.
He's not really a tragic character at all, at least in the anime, but he is nuanced enough to not be one-dimensional. For the most part, he's a goofy thief who opposes the law at every turn but who generally has a heart of gold. I think the best episodes are those that pull something slightly novel out of the characters, either by showing some unexplored aspect or by shining something that was well-known in a different light. The character might change much, but there's still a ton of flexibility and room to explore things. Lupin's only about as good his its situations and how well they're tailored to testing the characters, however that happens to be with a given episode.
>the key visual was an actual episod
The absolute madmen
Skip all the plot related ones. Makes it considerably better. It had a great style, visual direction and OST going for it. But the Owl shit was really fucking bad and tainted the good points.
Little behind, but I just finished the life support and Japanese investigator episodes. I think those were some of the best episodes so far, and I thought the former especially was really well done.
Depends on how recently you looked up info. Nothing new besides what we know the English cast, though we still don't know who'll be taking over as Zenigata.
You'd be surprised.
I really liked the latter. I like when Fujiko gives a fuck about Lupin and I like when the series has parodies of famous literary detectives.
Plus, it was nice to get out Italy for a bit.
Did anyone else watch the ED every single episode?
Lupin III Part 5
takes place in the USA
Yellow or Orange tie
each episode takes place in a different State except 1 or 2 that takes place in Japan.
They finally have a proper Halloween and Christmas episodes
Make it happen.
Ah shit, I didn't find this thread until it was almost over.
I went through this series because it was the easiest to find online but I'd been wanting to watch more of Lupin III for a while now. It seems like just a fun, action-y anime with no powerlevel bullshit, romantic subplots or 600 chapter story arcs, which is refreshing given what I normally watch/read.
I've checked out Cagliostro because that's the one that everyone recommends but where else would be a good place to start?
Watch series 1, 2, and 3 only if you liked series 2 a lot.
Check out some of the movies.
and Missed by a Dollar are a good start.
there are a lot more i wanna recommend, but I dont wanna give you too much right now.
Thank you! I don't have nearly as much time to bingewatch a series anymore so the movies are probably what I'll be seeing the most of.
With that said, my problem with 2015 and Cagliostoro was that the viewer was supposed to already know who the supporting cast was. Obviously it's pretty straightforward but I still would like to see how they are initially introduced to Lupin. I'll start with series 1 and then probably check out the movies you listed before getting too far into series 2 (series 2 is the one that's more than 100 episodes right?)
The way Jigen and Lupin meet are never really shown in the shows. If you wanted to, you can check out Jigen's Gravestone which is sort of an origin type story OVA. It's really good.
Series 2 is 155 episodes. It's hit or miss really. series 1 had the best episodes. Episodes 1-12 are hit or miss, but 13-23 are GOAT. definitely check those out.
I wanted to put fuma on there but like I said, didnt want to add too much.
and dont worry, I'm not some purist scumbag. I'd take a dub over reading mostly becuae of convenience. Plus Lupin dubs are usually great anyway, Although I do still prefer the OG Jap actors more.
Although I will highly recommend you not watch the Fuma conspiracy dubbed though because it is legitimately bad. I'm not someone who notices bad dubs that often, but this dub is truly horrible. The voices dont fit the characters, and the actors are shit.
If you you really want to just watch it and not download it, there was a website that I watched it on about a month ago, but I cant seem to find it right now, so just keep looking on goodgle. Wouldnt recommend the dub though. Even though the original Jap actors were replaced in Fuma, the new cast was at least good in it and were still professional voice actors.
>this thread been up this long
>although there's been some spoonfeeding, Lupin deserves it
Today, /a/ was alright.
We see Lupin meet Jigen for the first time in the Fujiko series. One of the greatest episodes of the whole franchise.
It's Zenigata who never had a first meeting with Lupin episode.
>Episodes 1-12 are hit or miss, but 13-23 are GOAT. definitely check those out.
I agree with Series 2 being very hit and miss, but Series 1 first half is just as good as the second if not better. First half has only one shitty episode, the bridge asshole one, while the second has the island of thieves and the computer being sucky.
>We see Lupin meet Jigen for the first time in the Fujiko series
I was going to say that, but the Fujiko series is not canon so i didnt.
as for the 1st series, I honestly felt there were some not very interesting episodes like the 1st and pycal episodes. The 2nd half is really where the show picks up. It starts to show life in the characters
>Fujiko series is not canon
This statement has no meaning.
There are very few episodes that directly adapt the manga so that would mean most of the series is not canon.
And while I love the Green jacket as a whole, I think some of the later episodes push the comdey too much and make it look a bit to clownish. Like the episode where there were vacuum cleaning the jewels on a heist.
It means everything because it indicates there is a continuity between the multiple series therefor there is a canon story that is told. The beginning of this conversation happened because some anon said the Fujiko series was not canon to the main TV universe which is true, so the events of Lupin meeting Jigen in one of the episodes is not an official origin.
>implying it's one person
it's a stupid songs. I like it, but I'm not going act like it's not completely ridiculous. Also
>greatest Lupin song ever made
>these godly lyrics
now you're just trolling.
if you want relaxing music, then listen to Samurai Champloo's soundtrack. It is the greatest OST in the history of anime after all.
to keep this post relevant, Lupin usually has my second favorite soundtracks and when I say Lupin soundtracks, i'm specifically talking about Yuji Ohno. Not Takeo Yamashita
Naturally. I don't deal in the "the thing I like is objectively better" kind of thing.
I'd like to think that if I ever get into a fistfight, it won't be over Chinese monkey man cartoons.
The ED is fucking amazing. It's a good display of Fujiko's character, and the song itself is also pretty great.
I love it when a studio actually puts effort into an ED instead of just having a bunch of stills or having a few throwaway animations. It absolutely kills me how many studios are just content to slap generic shit in the OP and ED.
Anyone else pre-order the Jigen's Gravestone Blu Ray off of discotek?
Have a strong feeling if I dont get it when it comes out, it's going to end up being out of print like the Fuma Conspiracy DVD.
They did invest a lot more money into it with their first ever dub cast. I imagine they must of cut the cost by making less of them.
So if people want them, I highly suggest they preorder now unless you want to pay $100 for it later on, or settle for the inferior sub only japanese dvd release.
When this started playing during my first viewing of Castle of Cagliostro, I lost my shit.
God, Lupin music is so ill.
The opening credit sequence of Castle of Cagliostro is one of my favorite things of all time. That music and those visuals are just too potent.
I wonder if the octopus phobia will ever come up again.
There was a cover version of that song in the beginning of Green VS Red, but unfortunately the background singers didnt have the same chilling sound as the originals did which makes the song pointless to me. If only it had the best of both worlds.
Anyone got a link to that music video from some Japanese band that is pretty much a Lupin episode?
The band gets into a shoot out with the gang and stuff, if that helps any. I can't find it.
It's what he gets for being a cheeky brat.
Please tell me there is an english version of that chapter?.I have all 14 volumes of the english release but i'm only halfway through the 2nd volume. I need to stop being lazy.
Now the thread is officially legit.
Pick your favorite Lupin design. It is tradition after all.
I appreciate you telling me this.
I went on amazon to see how much Volume 5 was out of curiosity because some volumes go for ridiculous prices. What's weird is it much much cheaper than volume 3. Volume 3 I picked up for less than $10, yet the price on amazon is a lot more.
How do you price these books? you'd think the later volumes would be more expensive than the previous because less are made due to lack of sales, but then you have situations like what I just mentioned above.
can someone explain this to me?
Yuji Ohno is the fucking man
How has this not been posted yet?
How do some volumes get out of print though? I mean volume 3 out of 14 volumes is really random. I know there are other volumes "13" that are really out of print, but it just seems pretty strange 3 is.
no? why would it be bad? every anime fan should have Cagliostro in their collection. I'm shocked you're in this thread but don't even own it.
Go to discotek. Got the Blu Ray from there, and it comes with an awesome slip cover and it was only $20 free shipping for me.
Although I dont believe the soundtrack is actually on the disc itself outside of it being in the movie.
I really don't don't why the pricing is like that apart from sellers deciding on their own prices.
And this isn't a case of some volumes being out of print, the entire series is.
Oh. well you made us think you were referring to Cagliostro because you were replying to all posts talking about the OST of that specific film.
No you shouldnt buy it then. Watch it online 1st to see if you even like it or the soundtrack enough to even want to buy it.
I remember Goemon being in the first chapter though. Lupin hired him to kill a powerful rival of his. Then he ends up getting killed in the end by being shot with arrows I believe.
Oh wait, I remember who you're talking abour now. I think his name was Koroshi and he used guns.
He ended up being the same person Lupin hired him too kill if I remember correctly.
He only has a daughter in mystery Mamo. Look at it as the future or something. In the Red Jacket series, it was referenced several times that he never had a woman in his life.
He uses it once on some restraints holding Lupin but that's about it.
But anyway, he most definitely isn't Goemon even if they do look very similar.
The ones I watched had the Italian ED that was cut off within the first few seconds.
Still haven't seen the Jap ED
Roadtrip and car stealing.
Honestly the roadtrip ending had me giddy as soon as this started playing.
Car stealing almost had me in tears as well, didn't expect sentiment in a lax season. The overarching plot was pretty meh though, beyond Nyx.
Was the "Italian Game" Special any good?
Also all those Manga references.