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Otaku Evolution Episode 217 - Lupin III: Episode 0: First Contact

I'm happy to review my favorite Lupin III TV special, Episode 0: First Contact. Actually, it's one of my favorite Lupin features period, and one of my favorite anime movies. It's got everything I'm looking for in a Lupin feature: a great heist, excellent character balance, spot-on action and comic beats, a living atmosphere, good tone, and enjoyable music. It's a blast from start to finish, hitting all the right emotional notes. Fortunately, Discotek recently had this dubbed into English and put on Blu-Ray. I jumped at the chance to do a video on this.

So yeah, I actually own a copy of this. The footage comes from the Blu-Ray. Go me.

Lupin III Part VI Episode 23 Review

Episode 23, "The Memories of a Beloved Witch"

Lupin becomes the Winter SoldierTomoe recites the poem for Lupin

 

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Lupin and the gang are confronted by Mattea, who utters a phrase that sends Lupin into a seemingly hypnotized state. He attacks and then flees his allies, having visions of Tomoe speaking a mysterious poem to him. While Zenigata questions Mercedes, Jigen and Goemon are forced to turn to a surprising source of information to find their colleague. Lupin journeys to the mansion he grew up in and finds himself face-to-face with his "mother". It's not a sweet reunion!

Lupin III Part VI Episode 22 Review

Episode 22, "My Mother's Documents"

Finn looks at wall of picturesFootball team picture

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: A young woman named Finn Clark follows in her mother's footsteps as she travels to a Nordic country, looking for answers about her past. There, she finds recordings that chronicle her mother's lessons from a teacher of a questionable moral character. Converging on Finn's location is both the Lupin gang and Mattea and Inspector Zenigata is on the case. What do these tapes reveal? It's an aurora of mystery!

 

Finn puts in first tapeTomoe seems pleased

Lupin III Part VI Episode 21 Review

Episode 21, "Welcome to the Island of Bubbles"

Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon driving with lootFujiko imagined as a mermaid

 

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: When the Lupin gang are forced to make a stop at a small town after a heist because the bridge is busted, they get drawn into the imaginary love stories of a girl named Muru. Can Lupin find the famed Mermaid Fish to impress Fujiko? Or is the art of love too illusive? It's an old fisherman's tale.

 

Muru imagining Goemon with FujikoLupin let down he can't find a fish

 

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Lupin III Part VI Episode 13 Review

Episode 13, "An Invitation From the Past"

 

Lupin and Jigen fightingDressed down Lupin is happy to see Fujiko


*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: A collection of treasures from around the world are going up for auction, and Lupin is determined to steal them, and in particular, a mysterious red gem that was taken from his childhood home. He arranges a spectacular illusion to distract the patrons of the auction, but the plan is foiled when a group of women thieves make off with the loot before he can. Lupin scrambles to regain what was lost years earlier.

 

Lupin III Part VI Episode 12 Review

Episode 12, "The Ghosts of Britain"

 

Lupin and Albert on the benchHolmes does some deducing


*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: The mystery of the Raven is about to be revealed as Holmes looks to root out the killer of Watson while Lupin and other parties converge on the hidden treasure. It all comes to a head when deductions are made, secrets are unmasked, and there are tense confrontations! Who will come out on top, the world's most famous detective or the world's greatest thief? Or will it be somebody else? The game's afoot!

 

Lupin III Part VI Episode 11 Review

Episode 11, "The Truth and the Raven"

 

The real estate guy confronted by Raven assassinHolmes shows Lestrade a picture


*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: When a real estate developer is assassinated by the Raven organization, Sherlock Holmes gets a tip that he was last seen with Fujiko Mine, signalling that the Lupin gang are back in London. It seems that the murder victim was targeted by the same killer who took out Lord Faulkner and John Watson. Holmes puts out a bounty on the missing piece of the poster Lupin attempted to steal to keep him busy. All parties- Holmes, Lily Watson, Lupin, and Inspector Zenigata- converge on Faulkner's Black Drawing Room to unveil the hidden treasure!

 

Lupin III Part VI Episode 09 Review

Episode 09, "The Jet-Black Diamond"

 

Pops confronts Lupin at the auctionJigen is getting tired of this shit

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis:

Comments: Lupin and Fujiko are both competing to get the valuable Jet-Black Diamond. The clues to its location are hidden in kokeshi dolls, one hidden in a cavern, another in the possession of an elderly woman whose granddaughter keeps her company. The action takes to Brazil, where Fujiko hones in on the treasure, but it seems like there's more (and less) to it than she thought. What is the secret of the Jet-Black Diamond? It's a hunt peppered with mystery!

Lupin III Part VI Episode 08 Review

Episode 08, "Last Bullet"

 

Kenny staring at LilyKenny meeting Lupin


*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Three years ago, Lupin and Jigen got mixed up in a mess involving Lily Watson and an assassin. With Sherlock Holmes temporarily infirm, Jigen is tasked to escort Lily Watson safely from her school to London. But a former rival, Brad Roark, interrupts, planning on taking Lily out for witnessing something she shouldn't have. It's a ride to remember as Jigen has to outrace and outgun his pursuers with a gun that's about to give out.

Jigen waiting in the carBrad Roark

 


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