I’ve been re-watching the Fujiko series (first time watching the sub of this adaption, which is just as good as the dub if not better.) I wish this series would get more attention from the community. I understand that a lot of people have a bias towards this series because they like the “light-hearted, goofy” Lupin, but man, this series has a lot of substance. Takeshi Koike’s direction really hit the nail on the head of exactly what Lupin III is supposed to be. It was never really intended to be overly goofy, silly, and campy. (i.e Part II). The franchise was intended to have more grit to it, like the original manga. This series really brought that back to the surface. Between the actually series and the two movies (Jigen’s Gravestone and Blood Spray of Goemon), the core of what Lupin is supposed to be has really shined. It’s very enjoyable. The edge to it really adds so much. I mean, they are criminals after all. Hopefully this series will round out with a full-length movie concentrated on Lupin himself, since the rest of the cast has gotten their spot light. If you haven’t already, give it a chance.
Just finished watching Goemon’s Blood Spray (thanks to the help of @shin-red-dear ). I thought it was just as good as Jigen’s Gravestone. They lived up to the brutality and edginess, and delivered some of the best action scenes I’ve ever seen within an anime. I really hope that they make another one that is actually centered around Lupin to finish out what has been my favorite adaption of Lupin yet.
Yet another boring “american portrait” of Lupin the Third doing
nothing except looking at the viewer suggestively. Not very inspired but
I like it because 1) I didn’t use any reference and 2) I inked it with
my new pens and I like the result. ^^
Red jacket and green tie. The quintessential Monkey Punch version !