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Lupin III Part VI Episode 14 Review

Episode 14, "The Mirage Women"

Lupin holding a boquet of flowersThe Elivira group

 

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: The group of thieves that stole Lupin's family gem, Elvira, is targeting the Banco Alban in Mexico. This is an obvious challenge for Lupin to interfere, which Lupin takes them up on. On the way to Mexico, Lupin reveals that the Elivra leader, Mercedes, mentioned his thieving instructor, Tomoe, who was like a mother to him. What happens next is a showdown between two of Tomoe's students in a battle of wits!

Lupin's "mother", TomoeLupin looking at photographs

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


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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 10 Review

Episode 10, "Darwin's Bird"

Mysterious clientBird fossil

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Synopsis: A mysterious client contracts Lupin and Fujiko to steal an Archaeopteryx fossil from the British Museum, but something about the job is strange. Is there a dark secret to this heist? Heaven knows it's a devil of a challenge!

Lupin, Fujiko, and Jigen commiserate Lupin and Fujiko at the museum

 

Comments:

What a bunch of Touched By an Angel, Young Earth Creationist, anti-science bullshit.

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

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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

 

Lupin III Part VI Episode 07 Review

Episode 07, "An Untold Tale"

 

Coming back to LondonRooftop assassin


*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Lupin and Jigen are back in London, looking to piece together the mystery of the Raven group. But while spying on Sherlock Holmes, Lupin encounters Inspector Zenigata. The man from the ICPO wants to know what happened to Holmes' partner, Watson, and what Lily witnessed. But suddenly the two are on the run from an assassin, ducking for cover in a cemetary. How can the duo take down this threat? It looks like Lupin and Pops are in grave danger!

 

Otaku Evolution Episode 210 - Lupin III: Dead or Alive

As we come close to the end of the year, I want to touch upon the Lupin III franchise again, this time covering something actually good. The theatrical anime, Dead or Alive, is hardly the greatest Lupin adventure, but it's certainly one of the better ones, especially compared to the last one I reviewed, Farewell to Nostradamus. Monkey Punch himself directed this one! Well, kind of. He mostly just worked on the opening sequence and probably consulted through the rest of it, leaving the bulk of the work to the Chief Director, Hiroyujki Yano, and the rest. But it certainly has that somewhat darker, sharper Monkey Punch Lupin touch to it.

Lupin III Part VI Episode 05 Review

Episode 05, "The Imperial City Dreams of Thieves (Part 1)"

 

Lupin is Golden MaskInspector Namikoshi on the phone

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: Lupin suddenly finds himself in early Showa Era Japan, where he is identified as the thief Golden Mask, and pursued by Inspector Namikoshi and famous detective Kogoro Akechi. He keeps spotting familiar faces, but they're all different people in this time period. He is convinced that taking possession of an enormous clock from Chinas Yuan Dynasty, found by a woman named Ruriko, will assist him in finding answers to his situation. But he has to contend with rivals in stealing in addition to law enforcement. Can Lupin pull off the historical heist? Trouble strikes like clockwork in this mysterious adventure in the past!

 


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