Lupin III (2015) Episode JP 07 (Italy 08) Review

"Zapping Operation"



Synopsis: After robbing a jewelry store, Lupin and Jigen are forced to steal a car that happens to belong to a pair of kidnappers for the white slave trade. Coincidences continue when the girl in the trunk is both Rebecca Rossellini number one fan and the daughter of MI6 agent Nyx! Unfortunately for our favorite thieves, when Nyx tracks his daughter down, he assumes that Lupin and Jigen kidnapped her and Rebecca's in on it. Can the gang stop Nyx's rampage in his retrieval of his daughter? The agent with a license to kill has Lupin in his sight again! 


Lupin III (2015) Episode JP 06 (Italy 07) Review

"Until the Full Moon Sets"




Synopsis: When Lupin targets a wealthy widow believed to have inherited a secret treasure, Inspector Zenigata vows to protect her until the master thief backs off. Zenigata is as obsessive and single-minded as ever, determined to ward off Lupin, despite Elena's initial distrust of him. Lupin is as persistent as ever, employing fake-outs and decoys, but Pops doesn't quit easily, either! And yet, Elena may have secrets to uncover after all. Who will win the struggle for a possibly fictional payoff? It's a battle of wits with twist after twist!


Lupin III (2015) Episode 05 Review

Episode 05, "The Magician's Left Hand"



Synopsis: Lupin investigates Fujiko's relationship with a young magician from a circus, Luca, who seems to have had fallen in love with her. Lupin is incredulous, as Fujiko's motivations always involve a swindle, and becoming a knife-throwing act seems like a cover. Sure enough, it seems like Fujiko is after the Trick Recipes, the codex of circus tricks and secrets, that could be valuable, and which only exists in Luca's mind. What is Fujiko's motivations for supporting the reserved young man whose burning desire is to become a great magician? It's all about slight of hand as Lupin tries to decipher the clues to this magical mystery!


Lupin III (2015) Episode 04 Review

Episode 04, "Hand Me My Gun"



Synopsis: Jigen's time to shine! Suffering a toothache, our favorite wide brim-hatted gunman seeks help at a small town hospital, where he befriends a old man named Nino and a lady doctor named Livia. But the town is in the grip of "Non Lethal Eric", a sadist who enjoys to shoot people to see them suffer, and his gang is paying a strictly uninsured visit at the end of pistols! What will Jigen do when his pistol is stolen and his mouth in pain? A Lupin episode sans Lupin, where Jigen may need intensive care!


Lupin III (2015) Episode 03 Review

Episode 03, ".02 Chance of Survival"




Synopsis: Lupin III is in the cross hairs of MI6! The famous thief has set his eyes on the fragment of a diamond necklace made for Marie Antoinette that was hidden in the San Leo prison by Alessandra Cagliostro. But during the visit of a royal visit from the Prince of England to view the treasure, the British Secret Service is eager to remove Lupin from the equation, by any means necessary. So Nix, a determined agent with a license to kill, captures Jigen to lure Lupin. Can our felonious friend Lupin outsmart and outmaneuver an ace on Her Majesty's Secret Service? Lupin prefers his heists shaken, not stirred!


Lupin III (2015) Episode 02 Review

Episode 02, "The False Playmaker"




Synopsis: Professional footballer (that's soccer player for Americans and Japanese) Mario Brozzi has a problem. Not only does he need to dope to get an edge in the game, but gangster Riccardo Mondini has blackmail on him concerning that doping. "San Marino's treasure" Brozzi seeks out the help of Lupin and the gang to steal the photos and records that would indict Brozzi from Mondini, who owns a rival team. Can the world's greatest thief assist the nation's favorite player? What does MI6 have to do with this? And is the carbonara any good? A sly gambit and spirited car chase is all in a day's work for Lupin III!


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