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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #90 on: April 23, 2012, 11:24:26 am »
The third thing is something that deeply disturbed me...
Throughout the entire episode... Jigen didn't lounge even once. >.>
Jigen lives a very stressed out life where he cannot rest for one second. This his inability to transform into "The Lounge King". Now that he last left that lifestyle, he may take on his proper role =P
Ah yes, that makes sense. :D
So maybe we'll get to see him take on his role as Lounge King in later episodes. ;D

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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #91 on: April 23, 2012, 12:10:57 pm »
Y'know, it's probably just a coincidence, but I just realized how much this episode had in common with WMW chapter 40, "And the Rest is Silence". In the manga, Lupin gets a challenge from a samurai from the Nezumi Clan.
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The parallels between that chapter and this episode are interesting, but like I said, it's probably just a coincidence. Just an observation.
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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 23, 2012, 06:07:03 pm »
The third thing is something that deeply disturbed me...
Throughout the entire episode... Jigen didn't lounge even once. >.>
Jigen lives a very stressed out life where he cannot rest for one second. This his inability to transform into "The Lounge King". Now that he last left that lifestyle, he may take on his proper role =P
Ah yes, that makes sense. :D
So maybe we'll get to see him take on his role as Lounge King in later episodes. ;D

It's true, that's the heart of the series right there. Like in the Pycal episode where Lupin is trying tricks and hurting himself, Jigen just sitting back. He's the relaxing core of the group.  ;D

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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 05, 2012, 12:46:03 pm »
Ok so episode 2 of a The Woman Called Fujiko MIne , predictably it's a Jigen connector episode .  .357 magnum  . What I like is the writers and director have finally decided OK we are going to explore the characters instead of keeping them as cameos in other character situations.  WHICH  HAS BEEN THE FLAWED LOGIC in nearly every TV Special , with the three exceptions being Walther P-38 , First Contact, and Green VS REd . Why has it taken 40 years to break this sacred cow? 

TWCFM is hitting all the right buttons , like walking into a smoke filled Jazz Club, we have the good music , non politically correct overtones , atmosphere retro 60's , fashion and cars . Fujiko is a playgirl so she naturally kills time in big casinos , it goes with her lifestyle until the next big score . This story is going to back to it's classic James Bond roots which has been de-railed in the TV specials .

Fujiko winds up outsmarted by another predatory female , one with the kind of power she might aspire to have some day. She goes along with her captor's request and we get the meeting of the other Lupin partner and Fujiko , Jigen . It works for me , but I was not expecting a complete Jigen bio incapsulated explaining why he was distrustful of woman and becomes a thief himself, this could have been revealed in later episodes as we go along , but they dropped it into our laps in one neat package .

One thing occurs to me , this series has fewer "nods" of Lupin shtick  , except tributes to the opening /ending credits in certain scenes , than most recent Lupin specials.
The opening credits are like some awesome combination of the late Osamu Dezaki , and a French fashion commercial , very artistic , I love it . The show is a great sequel /prequel to the green jacket series ,  I haven't been this thrilled with the license since I finally got my hands on Mankatsu . As others are discussing here , nothing in Lupin is canon , it's all one big sandbox , but this series is all about manga Lupin sansei and green jacket series , and if the fans in Japan didn't dig it , it's a shame , because this feels more authentic to Lupin than the TV specials ever did .

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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 08, 2012, 05:13:42 am »
This is my favorite episode. It really added a lot of depth to Jigen's character. I still hate Fujiko's character in this, but at least it wasn't as much of an intrusion as she is on the rest of the series. I can't praise Kobayashi enough. His acting was very natural, as always, and while some may complain about his age, I thought it fit well with his world weary nature. What can I say. He is and always will be the definitive Jigen, and I'm super glad that he's still voicing him. You got to love that badass design too. Honestly Jigen should have been the focus of the series. His back story is a lot  more interesting than Fujiko's. He's way easier to empathize with too.
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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2014, 01:53:13 pm »
I just saw this episode and I was AMAZED by this one... Fujiko was a fool for trying to get Jigen to give into her seductive charms. But I do love when she attempted it again by doing that Sexual Energy bit on him and when she kissed him, my heart almost dropped. Something about Jigen and Fujiko together screams Yikes!

As for the whole thing with Jigen and Chicellina...the second I saw that he showed affection for her I was like "Ohhh shes a dead woman and the ending almost made me freak out.

Altogether I enjoyed this greatly.
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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2016, 02:59:09 am »
So, I was reading through a brilliant episode-by-episode analysis of the series recently, and the analysis for this episode mentions playing "spot the Lupin", and shows a screencap of Penne, who I never realized has a lot of Lupin's facial features:

While the "spot the Lupin" remark was probably just a wisecrack, and I'm assuming that it's just a side effect of doing a Monkey Punch-inspired art style, it does make me wonder if "Penne" is actually Lupin III himself, in disguise.
Maybe I'm just rambling because it's almost 3:00 AM and I should go to bed, but the resemblance is there, and I think the dub has him voiced by Sonny Strait. That said, "spending the whole story in disguise" is a common trope in both Monkey Punch's manga, but in Maurice LeBlanc's stories about Grandpa Arsene, too. Then again, would Lupin being disguised as a mobster actually impact the story in any way?

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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2016, 05:42:38 am »
Could be the other way around. A mobster imitating Lupin.

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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #99 on: September 10, 2016, 06:10:45 am »
Well, to be fair, who wouldn't wanna be Lupin? He is one handsome devil!

Maybe it's his long-lost relative?
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Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
« Reply #100 on: September 10, 2016, 10:45:19 am »
I think this is mostly the art style using most of Monkey Punch's
trademark in his late 60's style. In fact, many Monkey Punch characters,
supporting or protagonists, share common features with Lupin.

However, I would love to see an episode in a future Lupin production with Lupin
in disguise for most of the episode. ^^
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