nznznz said: Most "meh" episode so far. What a contrived setup to get Jigen into the pyramid and then just tacked together Indy-chlichés with "oh how genious resolves" which basically break down to solve any puzzle by shooting at something. No tension whatsoever and not even funny enough to make it count as a parody. So they wasted the first meeting of Jigen and Lupin on a filler episode.
nznznz dislikes it this must be a great episode I am going to see it right away.
chiarAscuro said: Unfortunately it really felt like the animation took some short cuts this round (though honestly the first ep still is the episode that has had the best animation so far and the episodes after have had they're own shortcomings animation-wise) but there were still come great still moments and background art. :)
Yeah I feel the same way too. Some of the animations felt stilted and it was hard to make out what was happening on screen.
Still, it's one of the better episodes thus far IMO. Lupin's and Jigen's first meeting reminded me somewhat of First Contact, so that's great. Wonder how they'll set it up with Goemon. And we finally get to see Fujiko being the backstabber that she is.
Eudaimonia said: "Take away a woman's secrets and she'd have nothing left"
Oh Fujiko, there's no need to degrade yourself like that even if it wasn't intended.
Seriously though, I think there is more to it than one would think. Concealing one's true nature behind a flair of mysteriousness, that's what she does, probably to fill the emptiness in her heart, so to speak.
Jigen's meeting with Lupin this episode seems to be of great significance as it fuels his fire again which seems to have been on the back-burner previously, emphasized by his willingness to give away his gun, an object with a lot of meaning for him.
“If it were a third-rate TV anime, a dead protagonist can come back to life at the producers’ convenience. But the world we live in is not such a convenient place. Lost lives will never return. Because of it, we live in a world where a life is an irreplaceable existence.”