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Lupin the Third => "Lupin the Third Part 5" (2018) => Topic started by: blackjacket on September 19, 2018, 08:33:00 pm

Title: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: blackjacket on September 19, 2018, 08:33:00 pm
I have watched the final episode of the part 5 TV series, and it was actually a fun finale, at least for me.
It does not complete the whole story we had in this series, but I think there is a good reason for that.

But before we move onto that, there were some fun and interesting parts I would like to point out.
First of all, we get some nice appearances by characters from not only past episodes, but also previous part 4 and even a past TV special!

When they mentioned Rebecca's name in last episode, I thought that was it, but I was glad to see her appear in person to help out Lupin gang.
Plus, I never expected to see that golden submarine and Diana from 1995 TV Special "Pursuit of of Harimao's Treasure" again.
I suppose Diana went to get the submarine after her grandfather passed away.
Past references like that were really fun. If they can bring good characters from past stories,
I hope to see Clarice from Cagliostro again in some future feature. :)

Next, I liked how they explained how Lupin and Fujiko broke up. And when Fujiko asked Lupin that question again,
Lupin revealed a huge secret that probably not many fans expected.
Apparently, Lupin's face we have come to know for all those decades was another mask????
We never get to see Lupin's "real" face, but the revelation satisfied Fujiko.

I liked how part 5 ended with a bang in terms of zany action(especially when another remake of Samba Temperado played),
and the final scene of Lupin gang running on the field, while getting chased by Zenigata as the Lupin Trois 2018 theme played was a pleasure to watch.
Enzo warming up to his daughter Amy seems to be a bit too sudden, but I didn't mind it too much.

I thought it was funny and appropriate how Shake Hands corporate suddenly
became a target of the world nations after getting labeled as terrorist organization.
The whole PeopleLog issue might have ended, but the usual social media issue remains, ofc, which brings me what I want to discuss next.

Although there seems to be some story that needs to be completed, there were some parts that might be hints of more things to come.
Although Amy parted with Lupin to be with her father, she said she would see him again.
And there was especially the scene how the cunning Albert coerced Enzo's business partner Ling to work for him.
I'm 90% sure that this scene will lead to a TV special or part 6 TV series that settles Lupin's rivalry with Albert once and for all.
Albert isn't someone whom you just ignore after few episodes.
I mean, Albert practically is the one who destroyed Shake Hands corporation by lying to his superiors about the negotiations!
I'll be looking forward to see some more Lupin vs Albert cerebral battles in near future.

I'll be waiting for some good news. Overall, I thought this was a fun finale for part 5. :)
Title: Re: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: Lupus Zeniga on September 22, 2018, 06:00:04 am
That was quite an explosive finale.

The finale sort of puts things in a new context: this show is about identity, about who you are under the view of the whole world. All those episodes with different jackets showcase different aspects of Lupin (and his friends too) at different eras.

I'm a little surprised the gang had to re-assess themselves, but then again they've been such a mix of friends and enemies throughout their history that I can understand them needing to sort things out. Especially with Fujiko's revelation, which puts the current state of her relationship with Lupin in a new light (as well as the ending theme).

I enjoyed the cameos from Rebecca and Diana (didn't expect her back), as well as seeing everyone cheer on Lupin. I enjoyed hearing the Lupin Samba theme, that was fun.

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It looks like Albert is set up to become a rival for the next Blue Jacket show. He had a great setup for this show, I hope it follows through.
Title: Re: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: KoichiZenigata on September 24, 2018, 06:45:39 am
Hey! There was one character who was an old woman sitting in a chair near the beginning the episode and she was cheering for Jigen, is she from an episode from the old t.v. series?

Title: Re: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: blackjacket on September 27, 2018, 12:43:52 am
Hey! There was one character who was an old woman sitting in a chair near the beginning the episode and she was cheering for Jigen, is she from an episode from the old t.v. series?

No, those 2 people are from episode 19 in the part 5 series, which involved a cool sniper duel.
Title: Re: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on October 11, 2018, 01:53:46 am
That was quite an explosive finale.

The finale sort of puts things in a new context: this show is about identity, about who you are under the view of the whole world. All those episodes with different jackets showcase different aspects of Lupin (and his friends too) at different eras.

I'm a little surprised the gang had to re-assess themselves, but then again they've been such a mix of friends and enemies throughout their history that I can understand them needing to sort things out. Especially with Fujiko's revelation, which puts the current state of her relationship with Lupin in a new light (as well as the ending theme).

I enjoyed the cameos from Rebecca and Diana (didn't expect her back), as well as seeing everyone cheer on Lupin. I enjoyed hearing the Lupin Samba theme, that was fun.

(click to show/hide)

It looks like Albert is set up to become a rival for the next Blue Jacket show. He had a great setup for this show, I hope it follows through.

Can anybody tell me more on the details of this spoilered part? Sounds kooky/intriguing. I'm way behind, haven't started this season yet, but I don't mind spoilers for this.
Title: Re: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: LadyLupin on January 19, 2019, 07:24:19 pm
That was quite an explosive finale.

The finale sort of puts things in a new context: this show is about identity, about who you are under the view of the whole world. All those episodes with different jackets showcase different aspects of Lupin (and his friends too) at different eras.

I'm a little surprised the gang had to re-assess themselves, but then again they've been such a mix of friends and enemies throughout their history that I can understand them needing to sort things out. Especially with Fujiko's revelation, which puts the current state of her relationship with Lupin in a new light (as well as the ending theme).

I enjoyed the cameos from Rebecca and Diana (didn't expect her back), as well as seeing everyone cheer on Lupin. I enjoyed hearing the Lupin Samba theme, that was fun.

(click to show/hide)

It looks like Albert is set up to become a rival for the next Blue Jacket show. He had a great setup for this show, I hope it follows through.

Can anybody tell me more on the details of this spoilered part? Sounds kooky/intriguing. I'm way behind, haven't started this season yet, but I don't mind spoilers for this.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Episode 24/Finale discussion: "Viva Lupin III"
Post by: GATSU on June 01, 2019, 01:21:30 pm
Yeah, TMS appropriated my method for Lupin beating the Death Note. That was a private 'industry' convo, but I guess they couldn't resist. Might as well wrap that one up and let you know. He wears a special mask with a different color tone skin which can't be detected by the book. Jigen's first name is not his real one, which is how he beats the Death Note. It's an acronym. Had to look that one up on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Wikipedia. [The Card Captor Sakura people used that one in the sequel]. Goemon beats the Death Note by having his name based on traditional kanji which is not the kind incorporated into contemporary Japanese language. So it's 'written' wrong, when L does it. And Fujiko just wears different colored contacts to beat the Death Note. And they all dress in Lupin cosplay with the various jacket colors, too. Also, OT, but that helicopter wreck scene near the end had some of the original Macross animators working on it. Anyway, I'm glad the Ami/Enzo thing worked out, and I could use more Albert, too. He was way too limited in his depth for an opponent Lupin dreaded. And yes, I'm glad for the Rebecca shout-out, but I'm not sure people who binge-watched will remember the supporting cast that easily. So thanks for that sniper lady explanation. And I just watched that ep, too...

Anyway, I'll be honest sand say I liked Part IV, more. Fujiko/Rebecca rivalry is more satisfying IMHO than the Fujiko/Ami rivalry. Sorry. But that Jigen sniper ep was wonderful, and I still think it should be first in the U.S. broadcast. That, and 'Get Pablo'. Everything else reeks of 'very special episode'. ANN said the GITS TV writers were involved with this one, and seeing as I'm not a fan, I'm not surprised how dry they were with this outing of Lupin. Good luck with Part 6 (?).