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Title: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: GATSU on March 20, 2014, 09:12:46 pm
Story (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-20/redline-koike-to-direct-lupin-the-iiird/daisuke-jigen-gravestone-film).  You can follow Koike on Twitter, too. Here (https://twitter.com/koiketakeshi) you go.

Update: Here's the official site (http://jigen-movie.com/) and twitter (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie), courtesy of @e_eiga.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Gaff on March 21, 2014, 03:21:32 pm
This was certainly a pleasant surprise.  I hadn't expected them to take the Fujiko-series incarnation any further.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: SolHerald on March 21, 2014, 03:55:30 pm
Wasn't a huge fan of the Mine Fujiko series, but I loved Redline and honestly this looks pretty badass; more Lupin is always good thing!
I hope there will be a trailer soon.
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on March 21, 2014, 06:01:22 pm
I was hoping this to happen someday. This are really good news. If the live-action movie trailer comes out anytime soon, we'll have a full Lupintic month!
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Mr.Lupin on March 26, 2014, 11:38:18 pm
Hey that's cool, if Jigen's Headstone  does well , could Zenigata 's Handcuffs or Goemon's Blade be next ?
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Post by: GATSU on March 27, 2014, 05:54:04 am
Mr. Lupin: The Goemon thing could happen sooner than you think, 'cus Reed thinks these spin-offs are all send-offs for the retiring voice actors.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Red Dear on March 27, 2014, 12:40:27 pm
Mr. Lupin: The Goemon thing could happen sooner than you think, 'cus Reed thinks these spin-offs are all send-offs for the retiring voice actors.

Goemon's original voice-actor; Inoue Makio, already retired from the show in 2011, with Goro Naya and Eiko Masuyama.

But Kobayashi, being 81, it is possible he's leaving after this spin-off. But he also is the hardest member of the gang to recast. So I hope we will still listen to his voice a few years more.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: GATSU on March 27, 2014, 04:30:47 pm
Oh, yeah, I forgot he left. My bad.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Red Dear on March 27, 2014, 10:01:56 pm
Oh, yeah, I forgot he left. My bad.

No prob.  ;)

His replacement does a pretty good job, despite being a lot younger.

What I'm looking for, in this spin-off, Kobayashi send-off or not, is the interaction between Jigen and Lupin
and the return of the Koike still, wich is the closer to the original manga.

You could say a lot of things about the Mine Fujiko series by there's no denying the art style was really something.  ;D
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Post by: blackjacket on March 28, 2014, 08:16:56 am
Wow, another series set in the Fujiko series continuity that is coming out in a movie?
A very good news, even if I wasn't a big fan of the Fujiko tv series.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: KiraM2345 on March 30, 2014, 04:25:36 am
This movie is gonna be so awesome. Jigen is my favorite character anyway...so if this movie ever gets to the U.S, I am sooo seeing it.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: The_Lead_Dealer on March 30, 2014, 02:41:48 pm
A pleasant surprise indeed, glad to see TWCFM is not going to end up as just a tiny special mark in the history of the show.
Two years seems to go by fast does not?
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: GATSU on April 10, 2014, 12:10:41 am
Reed spotted an ANN link (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-10/1st-screenshots-revealed-for-lupin-the-iiird/daisuke-jigen-gravestone-anime-film) with pics and another link to a voice-recording session.
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Post by: SolHerald on April 10, 2014, 01:28:51 am
Eyepatch Lupin? I can dig it.
(http://cdn02.animenewsnetwork.com/images/cms/news/73384/lupin.jpg)

But, 51 minutes long? Hopefully it will be the best damn 51 minutes I've ever experienced!
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Post by: GATSU on April 10, 2014, 02:15:37 am
It's not unusual for anime film spin-offs to be that short in Japan. Some of them can be as brief as 15 minutes. As for the eyepatch, I have a feeling they were inspired by MGS.
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Post by: veggie 11 on April 10, 2014, 03:35:12 am
In the manga version of the ''San Francisco'' saga (which inspired the first episode of Pink Jacket series and Alcatraz Connection), Lupin has also a eyepatch after he was hurt by the villain.

Nice design! I hope the story will be as good as ''The Woman called Mine Fujiko'' !
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Red Dear on April 10, 2014, 09:57:00 am
In the manga version of the ''San Francisco'' saga (which inspired the first episode of Pink Jacket series and Alcatraz Connection), Lupin has also a eyepatch after he was hurt by the villain.

Nice design! I hope the story will be as good as ''The Woman called Mine Fujiko'' !

Good catch for the reference. ;)

As for the blue jacket, even before the promo art for Mine Fujiko To Iu Onna, Lupin wore a blue jacket on some manga covers and color works by Monkey Punch.

Yes, I really hope this film will provide good enjoyment. :D
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: SweLupan on April 10, 2014, 12:13:57 pm
So is the blue jacket his new colour, to show the new Lupin, or might there be some other reason behind it :)?
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Red Dear on April 10, 2014, 01:22:24 pm
So is the blue jacket his new colour, to show the new Lupin, or might there be some other reason behind it :)?

We don't know yet but I thnik since the movie is meant to be a special spin-off, the blue jacket is there to make it independent
from the other productions. Or Lupin just wanted to try and change color schemes. To me, it is merely an artistic choice.

But those different color designs might tell something about the tone and liberty of this production. Something unique on its own.  ;)

Since there is no actual canon to the franchise, I think it's a good and daring choice to present different versions of Lupin III and his universe.
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Post by: SweLupan on April 10, 2014, 02:28:27 pm
So is the blue jacket his new colour, to show the new Lupin, or might there be some other reason behind it :)?

We don't know yet but I thnik since the movie is meant to be a special spin-off, the blue jacket is there to make it independent
from the other productions. Or Lupin just wanted to try and change color schemes. To me, it is merely an artistic choice.

But those different color designs might tell something about the tone and liberty of this production. Something unique on its own.  ;)

Since there is no actual canon to the franchise, I think it's a good and daring choice to present different versions of Lupin III and his universe.

I was going to say "What if this is in the future" But after a quick read, this is in the past.. So it will be interesting to see why Lupin has that patch :)
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Aelia on April 10, 2014, 03:33:51 pm
Great to see Lupin rocking the little seen blue look. He looks great in it IMHO.

I don't think there's any deep meaning to it. Lupin's supposed to be a stylish man, no?
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: GATSU on April 10, 2014, 04:08:46 pm
I'm not 100% sure if it's actually a blue jacket, or if it just looks blue, based off the lighting they've chosen.

veggie: Yeah, but you can tell this eyepatch is very Snake-esque.
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Post by: Aelia on April 10, 2014, 04:57:12 pm
It looks like a blue-green color to me. Possibly teal.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this su
Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on April 11, 2014, 09:23:47 am
Yup. I don't think Lupin's wearing a green jacket there. At least I wouldn't combine a red tie with a green jacket myself! :)

Is Yuji Ohno working on this, or it might be another composser (Kikuchi again, maybe)? What do you think?
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: Red Dear on April 11, 2014, 12:20:27 pm
Actually the composer has been revealed some weeks ago. It will be the same who did Redline's OST; James Shimoji.

He has a very particular style, different from all previous composers who have worked on the Lupin III franchise so be prepared
to some surprise.

I'm for change and diversity, I think, While Yuji Ohno is unreplaceable, it's good to do something different from the classic themes
and give this film it's own musical identity.  ;)

And yes, this is definitely blue, almost aqua, and not some sort of turquoise green.  8)
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on April 12, 2014, 10:53:32 am
Actually the composer has been revealed some weeks ago. It will be the same who did Redline's OST; James Shimoji.

He has a very particular style, different from all previous composers who have worked on the Lupin III franchise so be prepared
to some surprise.

I'm for change and diversity, I think, While Yuji Ohno is unreplaceable, it's good to do something different from the classic themes
and give this film it's own musical identity.  ;)

And yes, this is definitely blue, almost aqua, and not some sort of turquoise green.  8)

Hey, thank you!  :D

I have high hopes for this movie: Takeshi Koike is an splendid animator!
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Post by: GATSU on April 13, 2014, 05:17:08 am
If you wanna follow Shimoji on Twitter, go here (https://twitter.com/JamesShimoji). Also, if you can afford to be there that day, the screening might be in 4K (https://twitter.com/koiketakeshi/status/455177920781099008).
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Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on April 14, 2014, 12:07:29 am
Very cool news! Always fun how often we see new Lupin anime get announced. And Lupin with an eyepatch, great Scott that's cool.

Go Jigen go! This will be cool.

Yeah, but you can tell this eyepatch is very Snake-esque.
Snake Plissken of Escape from New York? I love MGS too, my favorite games, but just sayin', lupin is oldschool. But agreed eye-patches are back. Also Nick Fury. And let's not forget pirates, pirates are hot right now.  ;D
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Post by: GATSU on April 17, 2014, 08:55:12 pm
Trailer (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-17/lupin-the-iiird/daisuke-jigen-gravestone-anime-film-1st-teaser-posted).
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Post by: SolHerald on April 17, 2014, 10:13:22 pm
Trailer (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-17/lupin-the-iiird/daisuke-jigen-gravestone-anime-film-1st-teaser-posted).
Lookin' good, I have very high hopes for this. Dat color design; I like it.
Hopefully, with such a short running time, we won't be getting a random, screen-time stealing character:
*cough*
(click to show/hide)
*cough*.
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Post by: GATSU on April 18, 2014, 01:23:35 am
Oh, and Koike just uploaded a cool poster (https://twitter.com/koiketakeshi/status/456992616291123200).
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Post by: SweLupan on April 18, 2014, 03:18:48 am
30 second teaser trailer <3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsHxfS2CchQ
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Post by: GATSU on April 18, 2014, 06:09:35 am
The official Jigen Twitter posted some (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/457098042739396608/photo/1) stills (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/457070541254324224). "Translated" description of the first still:

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Became the beginning of the story diva: the assassination of Queen = Malta. Why, she had to be assassinated! Here is the Queen = Malta.

Second still:

Quote
! Villain of this work also appears in the video news flash that was lifted today: This item Yael Okuzaki is go-getter gunman many mysteries.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: blackjacket on April 18, 2014, 10:00:31 am
It looks really nice. I like that different Blue jacket Lupin has.
The trailer didn't show Goemon or Zenigata yet though.
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Post by: Red Dear on April 18, 2014, 11:03:51 am
Though Koichi Yamadera is credited for appearing in the film,
this is not the case for Goemon's seiyu.

Most likely, since the story takes place after Mine Fujiko To Iu Onna
and before the first TV series, Lupin and Jigen will not meet Goemon yet.

So I'm sure Goemon won't be featured (unless as a cameo) and it's quite logical.

I've always felt the unwritten rule of featuring all members of the main cast was one of the
many factors preventing the Lupin III franchise to do something different.

Here, we have a change, in terms of color, style, music and tone. And that's good for me.  ;)

Also, detail: Lupin doesn't seem to wear the usual tie clip. Doesn't bother me but still, it's a change.  ;D
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Post by: blackjacket on April 18, 2014, 02:19:05 pm
Though Koichi Yamadera is credited for appearing in the film,
this is not the case for Goemon's seiyu.

Most likely, since the story takes place after Mine Fujiko To Iu Onna
and before the first TV series, Lupin and Jigen will not meet Goemon yet.

So I'm sure Goemon won't be featured (unless as a cameo) and it's quite logical.


Wait, the Fujiko TV series is set before the Green jacket series?? 
I always thought it was set in a different continuity. Like in an alternate universe.


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Post by: SolHerald on April 18, 2014, 03:05:52 pm
Though Koichi Yamadera is credited for appearing in the film,
this is not the case for Goemon's seiyu.

Most likely, since the story takes place after Mine Fujiko To Iu Onna
and before the first TV series, Lupin and Jigen will not meet Goemon yet.

So I'm sure Goemon won't be featured (unless as a cameo) and it's quite logical.


Wait, the Fujiko TV series is set before the Green Jacket series?? 
I always thought it was set in a different continuity. Like in an alternate universe.

It's not part of any official continuity, (since there really is none.) But, since it is a origin story, it technically takes place before the Green Jacket series. And the Mine Fujiko series did well in making it APPEAR as though it was truly connected to the Green Jacket series by having Goemon not meet Jigen or Lupin yet. (Because they meet him early in the Green Jacket series.)
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Post by: blackjacket on April 18, 2014, 03:43:03 pm

It's not part of any official continuity, (since there really is none.) But, since it is a origin story, it technically takes place before the Green Jacket series. And the Mine Fujiko series did well in making it APPEAR as though it was truly connected to the Green Jacket series by having Goemon not meet Jigen or Lupin yet. (Because they meet him early in the Green Jacket series.)

Goemon and Jigen did meet and fight at the end of Fujiko TV series, but I think neither of them were in their right minds at the time,
or something like that.
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Post by: SolHerald on April 18, 2014, 06:00:06 pm

It's not part of any official continuity, (since there really is none.) But, since it is a origin story, it technically takes place before the Green Jacket series. And the Mine Fujiko series did well in making it APPEAR as though it was truly connected to the Green Jacket series by having Goemon not meet Jigen or Lupin yet. (Because they meet him early in the Green Jacket series.)

Goemon and Jigen did meet and fight at the end of Fujiko TV series, but I think neither of them were in their right minds at the time,
or something like that.
It doesn't really count I guess because they were both drugged out of the wazoo.
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Post by: Red Dear on April 18, 2014, 07:02:22 pm

It's not part of any official continuity, (since there really is none.) But, since it is a origin story, it technically takes place before the Green Jacket series. And the Mine Fujiko series did well in making it APPEAR as though it was truly connected to the Green Jacket series by having Goemon not meet Jigen or Lupin yet. (Because they meet him early in the Green Jacket series.)

Goemon and Jigen did meet and fight at the end of Fujiko TV series, but I think neither of them were in their right minds at the time,
or something like that.
It doesn't really count I guess because they were both drugged out of the wazoo.

Exactly !  ;) And again, Goemon doesn't appear in the credits for this film.
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Post by: Aelia on April 18, 2014, 08:00:10 pm
Looks pretty awesome. I'm excited to see it.

It sucks that Goemon won't be in it, but I figured they were going to save him for his own spin-off movie.  8)
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Post by: SolHerald on April 18, 2014, 09:07:03 pm
Dat's a cool looking Jigen:
(http://jigen-movie.com/img/intro3.jpg)
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Post by: GATSU on April 18, 2014, 10:21:58 pm
It sure is, Solherald. It sure is.  8)
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Post by: bolt7 on April 19, 2014, 04:28:55 pm
I created some posters and wallpapers using the new art. Do with them what you will! :)

- http://lupincentral.tumblr.com/post/83229251440/daisuke-jigens-gravestone-wallpapers-get-em
- http://lupincentral.tumblr.com/post/83231164009/daisuke-jigens-gravestone-posters-and-here-we
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Post by: Red Dear on April 19, 2014, 08:08:41 pm
I created some posters and wallpapers using the new art. Do with them what you will! :)

- http://lupincentral.tumblr.com/post/83229251440/daisuke-jigens-gravestone-wallpapers-get-em
- http://lupincentral.tumblr.com/post/83231164009/daisuke-jigens-gravestone-posters-and-here-we

Not bad. Not bad at all ! :)
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Post by: victorystar on April 20, 2014, 05:06:59 pm
This is an interesting development. I was surprised when we got the Conan Lupin Movie in Theaters last year and now just a year later we're getting not only a new theatrical release, but one that continues the plotline and artstyle from the Mine Fujiko anime series. I hope they use this as a chance to bring closure to the Oscar story from Mine Fujiko because them just leaving it hanging and never attempting to close it by even just a throwaway line in any of the following works deeply saddened me because I wanted to see his fate.

I just hope it's better than that aggressively mediocre movie we got last year in theaters but all we can do is wait and see.
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Post by: Aelia on April 20, 2014, 05:37:04 pm
I don't think they're going to pay attention at all to Oscar's storyline. This is supposed to be Jigen's story after all.
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Post by: Reed on April 21, 2014, 11:08:18 am
I deleted the two off-topic posts by SweLupan and GATSU (and SSJGoku's observation), but you can now find them quoted in the proper thread.
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Post by: ehh123 on April 22, 2014, 11:40:41 pm
I see that Telecom is handling the animation. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-17/lupin-the-iiird/daisuke-jigen-gravestone-anime-film-1st-teaser-posted)  ;D

Also, the link gives a plot description...

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In the film, Lupin and Jigen infiltrate East Doroa to capture the secret treasure Little Comet. Queen Malta, a singer from East Doroa, was just assassinated in neighboring West Doroa, resulting in a tense situation at the border. The duo successfully steal the Little Comet, but a sniper tries to take out Jigen during their getaway. Jigen faces a powerful foe named Yael Okuzaki, an assassin who prepares graves for his targets before executing his kills. It is said that no one has survived after Yael Okuzaki makes a grave for that target.

...and a transcript of the teaser trailer.

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Lupin: Can you make it?
Jigen: Who are you talking to? Do you think that I will be beaten? In the end, you're a business partner, not a friend.
Lupin: Oh, yeah? Suit yourself.
Text: So long, Jigen.
Text: Lupin the IIIrd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone

So I guess this is the story of how Lupin and Jigen became true friends because of this run in with an assassin. If that is the case, I now want to see this movie more than ever!
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Post by: GATSU on May 20, 2014, 09:46:41 pm
Risque Fujiko pic (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/465843792138866690), SFW Fujiko pic (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/465826783179186176), rise from your grave (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/459273392265240578). I'm the neighborhood sniper (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/457070541254324224). [If you're too young to get the last two references, one's from Altered Beast, one's from Eazy E.]
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Post by: ehh123 on May 21, 2014, 02:50:26 pm
Did anyone ever translate that interview with Lupin and Jigen's voice actors? (http://jigen-movie.tumblr.com/post/82248068971)
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Post by: Gaff on May 21, 2014, 07:51:02 pm
In case anyone else is in the UK, when queried as to whether there was any chance of acquiring the film for this year's Scotland Loves Animation film festival, the response from their director was "very likely"...
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Post by: ehh123 on May 26, 2014, 12:31:00 am
Poor Jigen. (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/469394913688178689/photo/1) :'(

Also, I found out on the TMS website this was rated the US equivalent of PG-13.
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Post by: GATSU on June 11, 2014, 04:46:02 am
Hands where I can see 'em (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/475994760985841665). Target sighted (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/476371608848695296). It was a bloodbath (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/476644303846907905).
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Post by: fryguy81 on June 11, 2014, 09:20:12 am
Has there been a date set for this film's release.

These images and plot outline has got me dying to get my mitts on this Lupin treat.

I love what they are doing with Lupin!!!
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Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on June 11, 2014, 10:56:16 am
Has there been a date set for this film's release.

These images and plot outline has got me dying to get my mitts on this Lupin treat.

I love what they are doing with Lupin!!!

It is getting a limited-time release in some Japanese cinemas from 21 to 27 of this month.

What is better, I remember reading somewhere that the DVD/BD release will be sooner than usual, maybe due to this limited screening. But I can't assure it 100%.
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Post by: GATSU on June 12, 2014, 03:20:54 am
Promotional displays (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/476986841942347776).
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Post by: fryguy81 on June 12, 2014, 01:26:14 pm
Promotional displays[/url[].
 (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/476986841942347776)

That's beautiful. I wonder if there's a place where one can purchase those displays after they have fulfilled their usefulness. My Lupin collection demands some theater promotional stuff.

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Post by: GATSU on June 12, 2014, 03:59:10 pm
Raining on Zenigata's parade (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/32514/dreamworks-animation-sets-2017-2018-films).
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Post by: SolHerald on June 12, 2014, 05:25:32 pm
Raining on Zenigata's parade (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/32514/dreamworks-animation-sets-2017-2018-films).
I don't get the correlation between the link and Zenigata's parade. :(
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Post by: penguintruth on June 12, 2014, 05:30:22 pm
They need to make a bunch of movies in this style and tone. I feel like it would be a return to form for the franchise. Leave the silly cookie-cutter crap for the TV specials, with their mysterious one-off Lupin girls and predictable plots. Lupin can be fun AND a bit dark without being bland junk looking to recapture Castle of Cagliostro poorly (Princess of the Breeze).
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Post by: GATSU on June 13, 2014, 12:14:45 am
Koike just linked us a new trailer (http://special.movies.yahoo.co.jp/detail/20140613353814/).
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Post by: Red Dear on June 15, 2014, 08:36:03 am
Koike just linked us a new trailer (http://special.movies.yahoo.co.jp/detail/20140613353814/).

I'm gonna like this movie !!!!!!!!!

Look at the animation ! And indeed the darker tone is welcome but judging by the last scene they do keep the humor.
More of this ! More of this for Lupin !
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Post by: blackjacket on June 17, 2014, 07:42:40 am
Wow, I'm also liking what I'm seeing! Looking forward to the release! Of the DVD...
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Post by: GATSU on June 17, 2014, 01:38:24 pm
Is there a problem, officer (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/478894397103153152)? [All I can think of when I see that outfit is Chips and Busta Rhymes in Gimme Some More.] Fujiko cosplaying as M. Bison (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/478491622246584320)?  ;D
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Post by: penguintruth on June 17, 2014, 10:45:34 pm
Fujiko cosplaying as M. Bison (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/478491622246584320)?  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8u7px_GzWQ&feature=kp
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Post by: GATSU on June 18, 2014, 06:23:08 pm
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/479081239165419520). Thanks for that caption,  Elton John (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Shoot_Me_I%27m_Only_the_Piano_Player).

Edit: If anyone's willing to translate it, a Koike interview (http://cinema.pia.co.jp/news/164968/57795/), courtesy of @jigenmovie.
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Post by: Mr. Foo on June 19, 2014, 04:49:41 am
While I can safely assume this won't actually be the end of Jigen, I can't help but notice the all to obvious April Fools joke on Jigen's gravestone in the second trailer for this.

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Red Dear on June 19, 2014, 07:37:40 am
Some famous people actually died at april's fools.  :'(

But yeah, since this movie is a tale of of how Lupin and Jigen became partners, it is very very unlikely
that Jigen will actually die.

What may be more plausible may be the retirement of Kobayashi Kiyoshi and this film being his swan song.
Only time will tell.

But I'm extremely hyped for this film ! Since it has a limited time of airing, I don't think we will see the whole movie
before it comes out in DVD but I'll be patient. :)
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Post by: penguintruth on June 21, 2014, 01:54:42 am
If Kobayashi retires, we'll have to find another grizzled old anime voice actor to play Daisuke Jigen, and those guys are retiring and... uh... yeah.  :(

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Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on June 21, 2014, 11:11:43 am
If Kobayashi retires, we'll have to find another grizzled old anime voice actor to play Daisuke Jigen, and those guys are retiring and... uh... yeah.  :(

Hey, don't be so pesimistic! I'm sure there are young -and not so young- seiyuus out there that can pull it off.

And today is finally the day! Stay tuned to catch up the first reviews. Let's hope that this movie turns out to be the awesome-second-Koike-theatrical-feature that it seems to be!!
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Post by: bolt7 on June 21, 2014, 04:07:12 pm
There are some photos from the opening event at the Wald 9 cinema in Tokyo online already. Kobayashi is looking great!

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/22ba4044b0f005819229fb7f41737c7f/tumblr_n7j8tg8cWG1ra64mmo1_1280.jpg)

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/e98addf66200ef3f2014b9450cb6c28f/tumblr_n7j8tg8cWG1ra64mmo3_500.jpg)

More here: http://lupincentral.tumblr.com/post/89475968003/here-are-some-photos-from-the-first-showing-of (http://lupincentral.tumblr.com/post/89475968003/here-are-some-photos-from-the-first-showing-of)

In case anyone else is in the UK, when queried as to whether there was any chance of acquiring the film for this year's Scotland Loves Animation film festival, the response from their director was "very likely"...

Holy crap - no way! I tweeted the Scotland Loves Anime official event account myself and hopefully they will respond. At the very most, it shows more demand. I live in Edinburgh myself. A small independent cinema here was recently airing some of their top Ghibli films as a tribute to Miyazaki (Filmhouse, I think?) I asked them about Cagliostro through Twitter and it turns out they couldn't get the rights to air the film. Such a shame, as apparently they did want to show it. I'd love to see it in a cinema!
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Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on June 23, 2014, 04:34:11 pm
I've been reading a few reviews here and there. To be honest, the very most of them are short, closer to comments than a review and very entuthiastic.

That been said, the impressions are good, in general. I'm going to try to sum up one of them. No spoilers.

For what I've been able of understand in this particular review, the movie is "less dark than The Woman Called Fujiko Mine", in fact "closer to a standard Lupin anime adaptation [a TV Special]" and that "Lupin fans [specially old ones] will enjoy it",but "maybe not average Lupin fans".

More further, the movie is commented to be close to the original Monkey Punch work [in atmosphere?] and Takeshi Koike's take on Lupin [designs, style of animation] is praised, in most cases.
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Post by: GATSU on August 07, 2014, 10:06:22 pm

Draw (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/481069614072209408)! Thanks to @aicnanime for the link.

Update: @Aicnanime spotted this vid of Kobayashi discussing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XAnhrqObF8) the film.

Update 2: Looks like John from Anime Nation got to see it in the theater, and posted his impressions here (http://www.animenation.net/blog/2014/06/25/tokyo-revisited-day-4/).

Update 3: I guess Lupin and Jigen got a convertible (https://twitter.com/jigenmovie/status/482094346502557696) Fiat this time.   ;D

Update 4: Didn't notice this trailer (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-29/daisuke-jigen-gravestone-anime-film-2nd-teaser-posted/.76050) til now.

Update 5: Japanese home video pics (https://twitter.com/WTK/status/497510302251253761), with a scheduled November 28 release, courtesy of @WTK.
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Post by: Shin Lupin Sansei on August 23, 2014, 07:08:29 pm
Preorders are up:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/LUPIN-THE-IIIRD-%E6%AC%A1%E5%85%83%E5%A4%A7%E4%BB%8B%E3%81%AE%E5%A2%93%E6%A8%99-Blu-ray/dp/B00MHNEP2C/ref=pd_cp_d_2

Did not find a link at cdjapan yet. No chance of subs though I am guessing. Really would prefer an import on this one as I have a feeling Funimation will get this and I just don't care much for them as a company...
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Post by: Gaff on August 29, 2014, 08:38:16 am
Looks like it was no dice in their attempts to get the film for Scotland Loves Anime.  Apparently we're getting the Lupin vs. Conan film instead.  God have mercy.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: blackjacket on November 04, 2014, 07:38:07 pm
So when is the DVD for this film getting released?
Anybody knows anything about a date?
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Post by: Akai Shuichi on November 04, 2014, 08:27:45 pm
November 28th.

 http://www.fandompost.com/2014/08/13/kadokawa-details-lupin-the-3rd-daisuke-jigens-gravestone-japanese-anime-dvdbd-release/

I really would love to get the book that comes with it. :P
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: GATSU on November 07, 2014, 06:43:48 pm
Yeah, even if they were to bring over the anime here, those extras are usually Japan-only exclusives.  :'(
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Post by: ehh123 on November 28, 2014, 06:52:49 pm
It's out on DVD and Blu Ray today! ;D
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: JayAukie on December 05, 2014, 09:45:08 pm
Just got my copy and watch it today. I have to say it is definitely the best movie/TV special to come out in the past couple of years. It is also good to note that the special edition comes with two art books one 100 page one that was mentioned in the fandom post and another 50 page booklet that includes the storyboards of the movie.
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Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on December 06, 2014, 08:35:27 am
Just got my copy and watch it today. I have to say it is definitely the best movie/TV special to come out in the past couple of years. It is also good to note that the special edition comes with two art books one 100 page one that was mentioned in the fandom post and another 50 page booklet that includes the storyboards of the movie.

Really good to know that! I'm waiting for mine  ;D

Does the 100 page art book include settei, aside from cel drawings?
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Post by: JayAukie on December 06, 2014, 05:33:25 pm
Just got my copy and watch it today. I have to say it is definitely the best movie/TV special to come out in the past couple of years. It is also good to note that the special edition comes with two art books one 100 page one that was mentioned in the fandom post and another 50 page booklet that includes the storyboards of the movie.

Really good to know that! I'm waiting for mine  ;D

Does the 100 page art book include settei, aside from cel drawings?

Yes it does include settei. I would recommend that you go through the books after you watch the movie since there are a few spoilers in them.
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Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on December 06, 2014, 05:44:02 pm
Just got my copy and watch it today. I have to say it is definitely the best movie/TV special to come out in the past couple of years. It is also good to note that the special edition comes with two art books one 100 page one that was mentioned in the fandom post and another 50 page booklet that includes the storyboards of the movie.

Really good to know that! I'm waiting for mine  ;D

Does the 100 page art book include settei, aside from cel drawings?

Yes it does include settei. I would recommend that you go through the books after you watch the movie since there are a few spoilers in them.

Thank you, and thanks for the warning too! I'll try to hold back my impulses.
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Post by: penguintruth on December 09, 2014, 01:44:04 am
This was phenomenal. I want more entries in the franchise to be like this and the Fujiko TV series. It's everything that was good about the classic Lupin stories and then some. Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko are all super clever in this. I wish Goemon had also been in it. And THAT ENDING HOLY CRAP, IT'S M***!

Love that closing theme reminiscent of Bond movie songs.
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Post by: Red Dear on December 09, 2014, 04:57:49 am
Same opinion as Penguintruth on this one !

I loved everything about it, from the music to the character design (Koike's interpretation is my all time favorite)
to the action to the characters. It was simply excellent !

But I realised it wasn't because it was original in the strict sense of the term. To be fair, the scenario, without being completely
predictable, is still very classic and has been seen multiple times... but not so much on recent Lupin III productions and that may be why
it works that much. This Jigen movie feels new because it is different from the TV specials of the last decade and why related to the Fujiko spin-off series, it diverges from it too in terms of focus, tone and rythm.

So yeah, this may not be an incredible flick compared to other animated features but it is way better than the usual formula we had for the past 10 years.

Also, with the ending, we have the feeling this isn't the end of this storyline. There is a bigger picture and I'm positive this will be adressed
again in the near future. Maybe in the new 2015 TV series ? Wait and see.

Anyway, it's a great time to be a Lupin fan and I love Jigen Daisuke's Gravestone !  ;D
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Post by: JayAukie on December 10, 2014, 03:34:14 am
I didn't realized until the second viewing that they hinted at who was going to be revealed at the end. Starting with the first scene fujiko I noticed that there was the initials HLW on the guy with the gold mask's tie and on the walls of the mansion hinting at who owns the estate.

I agree with Red dear that  they will probably continue with the storyline and probably do one more spin-off (hopefully two) With Goemon or Zenigata being the main focus.

  As for the upcoming series in 2015 I don't see it continuing this story line but I can see it making references to Cagliostro and the Goat Bills (I think Caglisostro is supposed to be  on the boarder of France, Switzerland and Italy).
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Post by: penguintruth on December 10, 2014, 05:35:40 am
If they do more features like this, then this is truly a new golden age for the franchise.
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Post by: GATSU on December 10, 2014, 08:17:33 am
That good, huh? So why hasn't FUNi picked it up? Oh, yeah, no tits like in the Fujiko spin-off.  :P
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Post by: ehh123 on December 10, 2014, 02:52:56 pm
That good, huh? So why hasn't FUNi picked it up? Oh, yeah, no tits like in the Fujiko spin-off.  :P

Oh, there are tits.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed theatrical anime "Tomb of Daisuke Jigen" runs this summer
Post by: GATSU on December 10, 2014, 08:06:15 pm
ehh: Then I dunno. *shrugs*
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Post by: penguintruth on December 11, 2014, 12:18:42 am
Not only do we see Fujiko's peaks, but we see almost all of the rest of her body... and she's in a very disturbing situation for a bit.

That sniper guy is a polymath or something!
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Post by: Red Dear on December 11, 2014, 01:55:44 am
Indeed ! And I have to confess I liked this part because this is the kind of stuff that resonates with the more
WTF elements of the Lupin franchise. This movie isn't afraid of showing the edgier sides of the Lupin mythos
but really, the characters shine ! Lupin in particular is the badass genius I enjoy. Jigen too of course is memorable
but his role is more the one of the problem giver, while Lupin is the solver. It makes an interesting dynamic since
this movie is meant to take place at a time when Lupin and Jigen were not as close as now. By the end of the movie,
we do see the sparkle of their friendship, however and it's a joy. ;)
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: bolt7 on December 11, 2014, 08:27:53 am
I posted up a mini-review over on NeoGAF and LC. I'd like to share it with you guys! Keep in mind that I did watch it without subs. I felt that it was a pretty easy film to understand, even without.

Quote
Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone is a slick, stylish interpretation of the Lupin franchise that fits nicely onto the end of the Fujiko Mine spin-off. It is similar not only in terms of the character art, but also in tone, storytelling and direction.

The film makes the most of its fifty minute slot and tells a well paced, interesting story. Takeshi Koike and Yuuya Takahashi have done a fantastic job avoiding the usual Lupin trope of introducing a flurry of pointless, uninteresting one-shot characters. Instead, the narrative focuses on Lupin, Jigen and Fujiko as they go up against the mysterious gunman, Jael Okuzaki - a worthy adversary for our partners in crime.

Okuzaki is a cool villain and one that fits comfortably alongside the other characters. Often, when Lupin TV specials turn the spotlight towards individuals other than the main five, it feels disappointing. That is certainly not the case here. Everybody in the film gets just the right amount of screen time and I particularly enjoyed the scenes with Okuzaki setting up his gun. The attention to detail is great.

The presentation is solid, though there are still a couple of off-model shots here and there. It's nice to see the Fujiko Mine character art return and it's obvious that production was much tighter here, in comparison to the animation of the TV show. The car chase looked particularly great, but I couldn't help but notice that it was mostly all featured inside of a tunnel with no other cars on the road. This seems like an incredibly easy route to take, from an animation perspective.

Yuji Ohno's absence is of no concern here (but don't worry, we still love you, Mr. Ohno!) James Shimoji has done an impeccable job of scoring the flick and his smooth, low-key tracks fit the tone perfectly. I just could not imagine hearing Ohno's trademark music here, as with Fujiko Mine. As cheesy as the lyrics are, Revolver Fires is a great ending theme and it helps play upon the episodic nature of the film.

There is one incredibly strange scene in the film, which concerns Fujiko. To me, it felt like a desperate attempt to be surreal and it isn't one I could appreciate (I was more freaked out, than anything.) The lack of Goemon and Zenigata was also a disappointment, but given the reduced running time, it's something I can forgive.

Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone is not your usual Lupin film. It's dark and different - just as was Fujiko Mine. It's certainly not everyone's cup of tea, as it isn't mine. I would highly suggest giving it a watch if you enjoyed the spin-off series, or if you are quite happy accepting a gorier, more adult Lupin.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on December 21, 2014, 05:53:27 pm
I just watched it for the second time and I have to agree with most of what you have said, guys. It is quite enjoyable, and definitely worth the watch. Spoilers ahead!

I did not know until the first viewing that the animation was carried by Telecom. I would say that's the best part; the animation: it is consistent, fluid and realistic (those scenes with Yael Okuzaki setting up his sniper rifle took my breath away), making Koike's designs come to live like they never did before on the Fujiko series.

Like Red Dear said the scenario isn't new, but the way its carried makes it appealing. By the way, regarding the cameo...
(click to show/hide)

If you are interested in buying the flick, I highly recommend you to get the Limited Edition pack while you can. The settee booklet is really complete, and the second one containing key animation is very nice, too. Plus, it comes with five cel drawings in high quality paper! (Such a pity the OST is not included ;D).
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: ehh123 on December 21, 2014, 08:32:29 pm
BIG NEWS! Discotek (https://www.facebook.com/147168055312297/photos/a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297/986861641342930/?type=1&permPage=1) has gotten the license to release it stateside! But wait, there's more! This will be the first time Discotek will be providing a brand new dub! Before, they just released stuff with English subtitles or pre-existing dubs. I wonder if this will have new voice actors or returning ones.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Akai Shuichi on December 21, 2014, 09:27:43 pm
It also is coming out on Blu-Ray! They could probably use Bang Zoom Entertainment. Both Richard Epcar and Tony Oliver work or have worked with Bang Zoom in the past.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: penguintruth on December 22, 2014, 04:21:25 am
If anyone's interested, I wrote a full review of this movie here (http://otakurevolution.com/content/lupin-iii-daisuke-jigens-gravestone).
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Red Dear on December 22, 2014, 02:17:31 pm
Your pen is quite acid but is effective, nonetheless, PenguinTruth. ;)

My thoughts on both the movie and the franchise are the same and I'm happy to live
in this day and age as a Lupin III fan.  ;D
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: MGFanJay on December 24, 2014, 07:16:06 am
Man did this go into some weird directions, but it was proof how changing up Lupin and modernizing everything about the look is really the way to go. The Fujiko Mine style of darker tone and the visuals have really freshened things up and are easily adding another series of decades to the franchise's life.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Gaff on December 28, 2014, 08:40:59 am
Does anyone know why it was divided into two halves like that?  I was guessing it might have bookended another feature as part of a double-bill, but failing that, I don't see why something already so short would need to be split up.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: JayAukie on December 28, 2014, 12:28:05 pm
Does anyone know why it was divided into two halves like that?  I was guessing it might have bookended another feature as part of a double-bill, but failing that, I don't see why something already so short would need to be split up.

Most likely it was originally suppose to be a two part special on TV and decided during post production that it would better suit them to do a limited release it into theaters.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussio
Post by: SSJ3_Goku345 on December 29, 2014, 06:24:23 am
I read somewhere it was planned like an OVA (a two-part OVA, I suppose) and finally got a theatrical release. Kind of what happened with The Fuma Conspiracy.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Fujiko Lover on January 03, 2015, 02:35:47 am
I just had an opportunity to watch this.  I really liked it!  Far better than the TV specials of the past several years, and also superior to most of Fujiko Mine as well (though seeing this makes me want to dig out my Blu-Ray set and re-watch that series -- I can't believe it's been almost three years already!!).

This works nicely as a sequel to Fujiko and as another prologue to Lupin's subsequent adventures.  I would love to see much more Lupin in this vein.  A movie or OVA or even another short TV series every couple of years, drawn in this style and produced with this level of quality and maturity would be fantastic.  It's not the light fluff of the TV specials, but it's still unmistakably Lupin.

High points for me:
Soon as Discotek releases this, I'll pick it up -- but it had better be Blu-Ray.  The fansub I saw was a Blu rip and looked unbelievable.
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Post by: Reed on January 03, 2015, 01:56:52 pm
It will definitely be both Blu-ray and DVD, and dubbed into English as well as in Japanese with subtitles.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Fujiko Lover on January 04, 2015, 12:01:58 pm
It will definitely be both Blu-ray and DVD, and dubbed into English as well as in Japanese with subtitles.

Ah yes, I see now where that was noted earlier in the thread. Great news! I'll place a pre-order as soon as they open up. It's nice to be excited to buy some new Lupin again.
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Post by: fryguy81 on January 04, 2015, 09:52:39 pm
Does anyone know anything about where to send audition tapes for this into for discotek?
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Akai Shuichi on January 07, 2015, 08:28:00 am
Does anyone know anything about where to send audition tapes for this into for discotek?

They are most definitely outsourcing the dub so it would probably do no good to send them an audition tape.
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Post by: mikezilla2 on January 07, 2015, 10:50:29 pm
Does anyone know anything about where to send audition tapes for this into for discotek?

They are most definitely outsourcing the dub so it would probably do no good to send them an audition tape.

would be interesting to see who they are out sourcing it to :)
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: GATSU on April 24, 2015, 01:02:30 am
Well, now that the cat's out of the bag about that secret cameo, part of me's hoping they find a way to tie in a gritty Lupin one-off to Babylon.  ;D But overall, I enjoyed the hell out of this special. Way more satisfying overall than the Fujiko series. Can we please get Koike to direct these Lupins from here on in?  :'(
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Post by: SolHerald on April 25, 2015, 06:17:11 am
Okay, just watched it, now I didn't like the Mine Fujiko series very much, so I didn't have high expectations for this movie. But, my goodness was this good. The interaction between Lupin and Jigen was so good I was blown away. My one and only issue with the movie, and sadly it's somewhat big, is the nude scenes with Fujiko, I don't really enjoy nudity in movies to begin with, and it didn't help that these scenes were really creepy.

Dat scene at the end. Blew my mind.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: penguintruth on April 26, 2015, 03:02:39 am
The English dub is up on Hulu. It's... ehhh. No better than Funimation's dub for The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, no worse than it, either. Kind of middling overall.

Lupin is played by Keith Silverstein, the voice of Johan in Monster and Full Frontal in Gundam Unicorn. He plays him more cool and collected than Sonny Strait, which is nice, but at the same time, too subdued, with no weight.

Kind of the same problem with Jigen's VA. No gravitas. More personality than Chris Sabat's Jigen, but just kind of there.

Fortunately, Michelle Ruff returns as that woman who is indeed named Fujiko Mine, and as usual adds a sensuality to the role.

But I think the best performance is easily the guy who plays Yael Okuzaki, who adds a sense of confidence, but level-headedness and intimidation, without going too far. This is where they chose to go nuanced. Which is fine, he's the antagonist the plot largely revolves around. But they should have worked harder with the other newcomers.

I think I'll still to the Japanese version when I buy this.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: GATSU on April 26, 2015, 06:19:56 am
penguin: You have to take into account that Discotek is new to dubbing, period. Also, for various reasons [money possibly being one of them], they may not have access to the most popular voice actors for the job.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: penguintruth on April 26, 2015, 01:47:03 pm
Well, I'm pretty sure Discotek didn't dub this themselves, they farmed it out to an experienced studio. One that should know better.

But look, it's not the worst Lupin dub by any means. If somebody wanted to argue its merits, I'd be able to keep an open mind.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: fantasticmrfox on April 27, 2015, 11:33:22 pm
So, I'm left with an extreme sense of excitement. For what it's worth, I like the Lupin dubber. As far as english Lupins, he's no.5 on my top 5 for the simple reason that as a Lupin, he's mediocre but for this film he hits the right notes. He's suave,sarcastic and delivers his trademark Sherlock summary with badassery.

Jigen on the other hand was the low point of the regulars dub. I get that he's post-fujiko pre-green jacket(or sometime pre-red jacket) and the characterization should reflect some kind of uneasy partnership, but his voice needed a bit more grit to it to give Jigen that saltiness. Without it he came off as a punk instead of a barbing partner.

Michelle Ruff....well, it's hard to imagine anyone else as Fujiko. Hearing her voice makes me swoon like Lupin himself.

I love this entire special, for the record. If someone told me we were getting a (ending spoiler)
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like Star Trek:Into Darkness in this style, I'd watch it 5 times over.  While I'd miss some of the comedy, if this is any indicator of how blue will be, then I'm down.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: penguintruth on April 27, 2015, 11:37:28 pm
Well, apparently it was Cristina Vee doing the best Michelle-Ruff-as-Fujiko-Mine impression imaginable.

Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: fantasticmrfox on April 28, 2015, 12:11:08 am
Dude. What? I had to do a double take. She's as good at doing Ruff's Fujiko as Kurita does Lupin. If you hadn't said anything I would have never realized.

......and jada pinkett smith just keeps moving down the list.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Fujiko Lover on January 17, 2016, 12:34:42 pm
It will definitely be both Blu-ray and DVD, and dubbed into English as well as in Japanese with subtitles.
As its been a year now, I found myself wondering this morning if there's been any word on this domestic Blu-Ray release...? I don't see that I missed any announcements about it on Discotek's site.
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Reed on January 17, 2016, 04:43:30 pm
As its been a year now, I found myself wondering this morning if there's been any word on this domestic Blu-Ray release...? I don't see that I missed any announcements about it on Discotek's site.

February for the DVD, March for the Blu-ray Disc.
http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/showthread.php?38852-Discotek-Media-licenses-Lupin-the-3rd-Jigen-s-Gravestone&p=339426&viewfull=1#post339426
Title: Re: Takeshi Koike-directed anime film "Daisuke Jigen's Tombstone" news/discussion
Post by: Fujiko Lover on January 18, 2016, 05:57:05 am
As its been a year now, I found myself wondering this morning if there's been any word on this domestic Blu-Ray release...? I don't see that I missed any announcements about it on Discotek's site.

February for the DVD, March for the Blu-ray Disc.
http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/showthread.php?38852-Discotek-Media-licenses-Lupin-the-3rd-Jigen-s-Gravestone&p=339426&viewfull=1#post339426

Awesome, thanks! I'll stand by to order when it becomes available.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: GATSU on February 17, 2016, 11:59:10 pm
Now it's April 5 (https://twitter.com/WTK/status/699416836639621120).

Update: And the Right Stuf pre-order is now up (https://twitter.com/WTK/status/700149904581095424).
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: MGFanJay on April 11, 2016, 07:00:18 pm
Got this at Best Buy the other day - it has a slipcover and reversible art that features the slipcover as the secondary art.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: SurrealBrain on April 11, 2016, 11:54:03 pm
Got the Blu-Ray in the mail. I'm gonna wait 'till later to get to it, though.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: Lupin46 on April 12, 2016, 07:01:47 am
Got my copy in the mail yesterday! I had originally watched it on Hulu, but it was nice to see it on the full home entertainment system. Quick question for others that have gotten it as well: Did anyone else's copy have a momentary freeze-up during the black screen transition from the opening theme to the beginning of each part? I noticed it during both parts and am wondering if it was a widespread issue with other discs or maybe just a problem with my blu-ray player.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: SurrealBrain on April 12, 2016, 01:59:15 pm
Can't really say, though I did have a problem when I watched Castle of Cagliostro on my friend's PS3. Seeing as how all I had to do to get it back to normal was take the disc out and put it back in, plus subsequent viewings on my own PS3 having no such issues, I would test it on another player if you have one.

Of course, my friend's PS3 is also an older model than mine.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: Lupin46 on April 12, 2016, 04:56:05 pm
Unfortunately only one blu-ray player (PS4) in the house so I can't test it out elsewhere at the moment. It doesn't affect the actual video in any way so certainly not a big issue, but the freeze is just noticeable enough during the screen transition that I thought it wouldn't hurt to check with anyone else that has picked it up.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: Rhys2753 on April 16, 2016, 01:27:05 pm
I tried both the DVD and the BD in my Sony BD player and didn't notice anything, felt like a typical fade to black for a couple seconds before the show starts.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: SurrealBrain on April 23, 2016, 04:41:38 pm
Yeah, now that I tried it, I've had no issues.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: VampireNaomi on August 23, 2016, 02:48:35 pm
Can someone with a better grasp of Japanese tell me what this article (http://animeanime.jp/article/2016/08/24/30132.html) is about? It speaks of a screening event of Jigen's Gravestone in September, but am I right in reading that there will also be an announcement made?
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: Reed on August 24, 2016, 03:24:11 am
Seems you're right. Announcement of some sort pending during the on-stage segment, if I understand right. Good catch.
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: DrFurball on August 24, 2016, 01:20:46 pm
Sweet. Another Green Jacket prequel with Takeshi Koike's Monkey Punch-inspired character designs, maybe? I liked the Fujiko series, and absolutely loved "Jigen's Gravestone", so I'm excited about what the announcement could be!
Title: Re: "Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone" discussion; Discotek US version out early 2016
Post by: VampireNaomi on August 24, 2016, 01:52:38 pm
Sweet. Another Green Jacket prequel with Takeshi Koike's Monkey Punch-inspired character designs, maybe? I liked the Fujiko series, and absolutely loved "Jigen's Gravestone", so I'm excited about what the announcement could be!

I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but that'd be wonderful. I'd love a Goemon-centric adventure, especially a team-up with Fujiko or one in which they both have their own goals and run into each other by accident.