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Lupin III (Manga)

Lupin III

Alternative Titles

English: Lupin the 3rd
Synonyms: Lupin the 3rd, Lupin Sansei
Japanese: ルパン三世

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 129
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 10, 1967 to Apr 27, 1972
Authors: Monkey Punch (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 351 users)
Ranked: #26962
Popularity: #4543
Members: 1,141
Favorites: 39
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Synopsis

This is the first time Monkey Punch's original, classic series has been published in the U.S. International man of mystery and master thief extraordinaire, Lupin III comes from a long line of high stakes bandits, all committed to stealing from the rich and giving to themselves. Fortunately, Lupin tends to avoid robbing society's virtuous and, instead, targets some pretty shady characters.

Of course, he partners with some pretty shady characters as well: Daisuke Jigen is an ex-mafia hit man who carries himself with a somber demeanor, his trademark black fedora tilted forward to hide his eyes. Goemon Ishikawa is a cipher-like swordsman with samurai-ish overtones who mysteriously fades in and out of Lupin's exploits. Fujiko Mine is the object of Lupin's affections, but, since she is a thief herself, the duo's romance more than occasionally clashes with their competition for big scores.

The global police force, Interpol, and in particular the tenacious Inspector Zenigata, long to capture Lupin and his gang. Zenigata's relationship with the eponymous master thief is a complicated one, characterized by mutual respect laced with utter disdain. The two have even worked together when it's served both their interests, but they understand that when the crisis ends, they must resume their former wariness and animosity toward each other. (Source: Tokyopop)

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Characters

 Arsene
Lupin III, Arsene
Main
 Daisuke
Jigen, Daisuke
Main
 Fujiko
Mine, Fujiko
Main
 Goemon
Ishikawa XIII, Goemon
Main
 Kouichi
Zenigata, Kouichi
Main
 Pycal
Pycal
Supporting
 Kyosuke
Mamou, Kyosuke
Supporting

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Inspector-Spinda
Aug 1, 9:12 PM
Story: This series is difficult to review, because it has it's ups and downs, especially since it is heavily episodic (through there are a few story arcs they don't connect). Some stories are brilliant and inventive while a few can feel sloppy and rushed.

Art: The same goes for the art. Monkey Punch's style is very lively and energetic, but once in a while when he is rushing to make the deadline, he will skip out on detailed backgrounds. Like many manga artists, the artwork improves with time so the latter volumes tend to have better art.

Character: Lupin is far better developed in the manga. read more
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Recommendations

Manga: One Piece
Very similar characters - a goofy, stupid, monkeyish main character with mad skillz and lots of luck, a weapon master (Jigen and Zolo) and a treacherous, sexy female thief. 
reportRecommended by JuicyBuddha

Recent News

Live Action Movie of 'Lupin III' Due Summer 2014
tsubasalover - Nov 26, 2013
26 replies by morshuwarrior »»
Dec 3, 2013 12:09 PM

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