Aug 1, 2014
Every year there is a Lupin special that is over an hour. In 2012 it was Another Page. I look forward to these specials because Lupin and his gang are some of my favorite characters.
Story: The story is about Lupin looking for Marco Polos hidden treasure and then being suspected for murder. While Lupin and Jigen are dealing with that Fujiko is working with the enemy (should not be a suprise). Goemon is trying find him self in the mountains somewhere and encounters a strange family. The story is actually not bad for a Lupin special it just could have been executed better. It
is enough to hook you and enjoy some Comedy moments with Lupin and the gang.
Art: I gave the art a very low score because it seemed very low budget.The animation looked older and character designs looked simple. The action scenes looked very childish cartoon. Overall the animation is the worst part of the special.
Sound: The sound was simple and songs used for the soundtrack were from previous Lupin series and specials, but I actually like that because those songs were some of my favorites from the shows. The Voice Acting was solid and the new VA for Fujiko is dead on for the part and she is young so she'll be there for a while. The New VA for Goemon does a solid job but I think I need to still hear him a little bit more from him before I make a conclusion on him. The VA for Zenigata is good and seems to be really grasping the character. The VA for Lupin does a decent job again. Jigen's VA Is sounding a lot different from the past and it is very impressive how long he has voice acted Jigen at a high level. I think it is time to replace Jigen's VA and Lupin's VA with younger blood. Truthfully I want to hear someone new Voice Lupin beacuse I feel like there is something missing ever since Yamada(lupin's first VA) past away.
Characters: The characters always seem to be the high point of these specials and that is the case again. Lupin greatest thief ever has some great tricks and funny moments in this special and a great one liner. Jigen the greatest marksmen shows skills again and has some funny moments. Goemon the greatest swordsmen shows his skills only when he needs to, he was holding back on this special. He has some very funny moments with the strange family. Fujiko is her usual self, by betraying and using Lupin, but she does not have much screen time in this special. Zenigata is his funny self and also shows martial art skills.
Enjoyment: If your a Lupin fan and know of the franchise, you will the enjoy some laughs with Lupin and also some of his great tricks and skills. If your new to the Lupin franchise then you might want to trying something else to get into the franchise. As a standalone you can skip this and find something better to watch. This a decent watch for any Lupin fan
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