After a diamond heist in Brazil, Lupin hides the gem in a doll and boards a plane headed out of the country. While on board, the doll is stolen by a little girl named Julia, whose nanny is none other than Fujiko Mine. Before Lupin can get the doll back, the plane is hijacked and the girl is kidnapped. The kidnappers are after the same thing that Fujiko is after - a book of Nostradamus prophecies hidden in Julia's father's tower. Lupin and the gang join forces to save the girl, get the diamond back, and discover the secrets surrounding the strange book.
This is one of the best, to me! This is a feed from the Lupin series, so it is already what I'm use to and what I expect to see! The characters are exaggerated! People for funny qwhips and personalities! And, there's a kids! Kids never let me down in a Lupin installment! The girl's a brat, but it's funny and she gets character development! And, she's not a brat for no reason, which makes her relative.
It's a heist adventure that takes less emotional twists and turns than some others. The twists in this are more the thriller type. Everything works out in the end,
and the gang more on to the next adventure.
I was excited to watch this and there were a lot of laughs and gaspes. I didn't feel the emotional stuff that was going on because of the corruption plot. I the emotional was attached and they really tried to put it on, but it didn't get me.
Other than that, I suggest Lupin fans watch it! I don't suggest it for anime new comers.
There isn't much to differentiate this movie from the rest of the series in terms of originallity. However, this particular movie is the only one I know of where the main female of the movie is a kid. This forces Lupin to be a gentleman around her since he can't act his usual lecherous self in front of a little girl. All in all, the art is good, the storyline decent, and the characters work well together. A worthy movie in a long line of Lupin the 3rd titles.