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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #420 on: October 13, 2015, 09:51:44 pm »
Last movie was Island of Assassin's if that counts as a movie?

and episode 2 of Part IV...

and about Green Jacket, that set is so beautiful on DVD I wish Part 2 looked as good.

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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #421 on: October 20, 2015, 10:45:36 pm »
Slowly making my way through Pink Jacket lately. Today, I watched "Goemon, the Invincible" (as Hulu calls it), AKA "Goemon, the Peerless" (as the subtitles call it) AKA "Goemon Daydream" (as the Lupin Encylopedia calls it). Sheesh.

It was an all right episode. Goemon's "issue" and his attempts to get over it were amusing. The plot itself was nothing special (in this series, Lupin and co. seem more like amateur archeologists than thieves, with more uncovering long-hidden treasure than actual burglarly so far. I mean, even Cagliostro started with a casino robbery), but I especially liked the ending, an almost panel-by-panel recreation of the 27th chapter of "World's Most Wanted".
By the way, have I ever mentioned how much I love the early Pink Jacket character designs? Sure, the later stuff apparently captures the manga's wackiness better (and even exceeds it, from what I've seen), but the actual designs are probably the closest the anime has come to imitating Monkey Punch's way of drawing the characters, even if they're not quite as animated as they are on the page (while I guess the later stuff trades the manga-accurate character designs for the manga's kinetic energy? Too bad we couldn't have had both).

And because Halloween is approaching, I also rewatched "The Second Time Around" for the first time in years. Still think it's great. It feels grander in scope, due to being a two-parter. The zombie thing was handled really well, the whole episode was surprisingly somber...but it wasn't a total downer. There's some great lines in the dub, like Jigen riffing on the flashback, Fujiko humming the theme, the cockroach simile (both times) and "Where are you going?" "I don't friggin' know!" "Mind if I come along?" And Tony Oliver's acting as Lupin is particularly great here, reminding me why he's my favorite voice for Lupin.
That said, I've often wondered what a straight-up adaptation of the "Dr. Frank" chapters would be like, since they apparently liked the story, but not enough to adapt it in full; the assassin in "Diamonds and Minx" is clearly based on Frank, and this episode borrowed the idea of hypnotized corpses. I'm assuming I'll be seeing a bunch of wind-up dolls in a future episode?

Boy, that's a lot of run-on sentences and parenthesis, eh? Good to be back!
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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #422 on: October 27, 2015, 12:43:11 pm »
"The High Cost of Cloning". I think I'm starting to see where the character designs are starting to change to the looser style Pink Jacket is known for, although they still look good so far. Liked how part of the episode involved Lupin breaking into a museum (finally!), and then getting caught by Zenigata (nice!).

Aside from that and Yamada's hilarious acting of an itchy Lupin, I didn't think the episode was all that noteworthy (the clone thing was done much better in "Mamo", which didn't even get a reference here), until the last act, when I realized the whole episode was a setup for an adaptation of World's Most Wanted, chapter 41 (albeit, without the gimmick of showing  Lupin's side of the story first, then Zenigata's, which was a bit disappointing)!

I've noticed that many of my favorite Pink Jacket episodes so far are based on manga chapters, even if I haven't read the chapter it's based on (such as "Hello, Hell's Angel" and "Mother Mary Getaway"). And hey, you gotta love the visual of Zenigata bursting into a room wearing his fedora on top of a medieval suit of armor, gun in hand.

And one of the things that got the biggest laugh from me was how Hulu's description of the episode named the scientist as Dr. Budweiser. Don't know why that was so funny to me, and it's too bad the subtitles altered the name.
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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #423 on: January 18, 2016, 02:41:42 am »
Castle of Cagliostro (finally got my Discotek DVD. Amazing release!) Still my favorite movie in the series. Especially interesting as a character study if you go by the idea that Lupin and the gang are older than they're usually depicted. Explains a lot of things, like Lupin being less of a lech (although still very much a flirt, as seen with the waitress and his first encounter with Fujiko) trading in his flashy Benz for the little Fiat, Fujiko relying not on her looks but more on disguise and heavy weaponry (not that she's bad looking in this movie, though). It's very easy to see Miyazaki's touch on the movie, but there are still plenty of little moments that reminds one of Monkey Punch, like the tower-jumping bit, or some of the facial expressions in the clock tower sequence.

Also, I really appreciated what they did with (Chief) Inspector Zenigata (see that, Sayo Yamamoto and Mari Okada? THAT's how you make Zenigata more competent without completely ruining the character! Love what you did with the other four, though). While Lupin manages to get the best of him a few times, he's still a total badass who's devoted to justice.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I really love this film, you guys.
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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #424 on: January 18, 2016, 08:56:40 am »
Watched 2 episodes of the Blue Jacket (4&5)

Hand Me a Gun - interesting solo adventure for Jigen, nice for him to get the spotlight though we didnt learn all that much about him (like why he became a thief or works with Lupin) but still good - the way Jigen wins is great and I hope the female doctor makes a return  ;D

The Left Hand of the Magician - another solo episode mainly for Fujiko but told very well in flashback (though for some reason the sub I watched kept saying "reciepies" instead of "tricks"? Fujiko was on good form seducing her mark and the ending was quite sweet

Also started watching Napoleon's Dictionary with the commentary - much more entertaining than the special itself  ;)

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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #425 on: January 18, 2016, 01:18:00 pm »
Crunchyroll not available to you? I'm assuming so because of the episode titles, they used "With a Gun in my Hand" for 4. Also, sounds like the sub of episode 5 you watched is based off of the Italian to English translation.


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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #426 on: January 18, 2016, 01:44:49 pm »
Crunchyroll not available to you? I'm assuming so because of the episode titles, they used "With a Gun in my Hand" for 4. Also, sounds like the sub of episode 5 you watched is based off of the Italian to English translation.

I wasnt aware I could view it on crunchyroll in Europe (I thought it was only viewable in the states). I will have to look into getting an account, thanks  ;)

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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #427 on: January 18, 2016, 07:44:12 pm »
Territories: United States, Canada, Central and South America, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands

They got in quite a few territories. Also their subtitles are really really good.

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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #428 on: January 26, 2016, 08:31:33 am »
Been slowly working through blue Jacket and really enjoying it  ;D

Until the Full Moon Passes - Great showcase for Zenigata and how good of a cop he can be - though it was sure nice of Lupin to (offscreen) agree to help Zenigata & Elena

The Zapping Operation - another good episode, sort of reminded me of a comedy movie with Lupin & Jigen stealing a car with a kidnapped person inside.

Welcome to the Haunted Hotel - odd but good episode with the whole ghost thing - has the supernatural ever been in the show before? (wasnt there one where Lupin became a vampire?) also Carla was so adorable  ;D

Requiem for the Assassins - my favourite episode so far - great to see Goemon take centre stage (its part of the reason I like "Dragon of Doom") and he really shines throughout. Slightly off-topic but I would love an episode with just Jigen & Goemon teaming up to do something as they work so well together.

The Lovesick Pig - a hilarious episode (what do you expect with Lupin, 2 beautiful women and a love potion!) and I think this was the first time I had ever seen Fujiko pretty much confess she loved Lupin right? However I didnt really get the reveal about the barrel contents if someone could clarify it for me?

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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #429 on: January 26, 2016, 12:51:38 pm »
...has the supernatural ever been in the show before? (wasnt there one where Lupin became a vampire?)
Sure was! Happened in the manga as well (didn't care for either story, to be honest). The supernatural shows up from time to time in this franchise. Voodoo-style Zombies were featured in an early episode of Red Jacket, as was Lupin being cursed by a pharaoh's mask.

...I think this was the first time I had ever seen Fujiko pretty much confess she loved Lupin right?
She implied it in Mystery of Mamo, and admits it in Geneon's dub.

However I didnt really get the reveal about the barrel contents if someone could clarify it for me?
Yeah, I don't think I completely understood that, myself. I don't think the show made it very clear.

Last episode I watched was "I Left My Mind in San Francisco", which was the first episode of Lupin I ever saw. I like it a lot more now than I did then. It's a fun episode, with great dub lines ("They'll be fine...ish." "Money and sex, money and sex...I'm only human!"), and the role-reversal of Lupin chasing Zenigata was amusing (might've been what turned me off back then, since I could tell it wasn't the usual status quo for this series).
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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #430 on: January 28, 2016, 03:53:35 am »
However I didnt really get the reveal about the barrel contents if someone could clarify it for me?
Yeah, I don't think I completely understood that, myself. I don't think the show made it very clear.

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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #431 on: January 28, 2016, 11:43:18 pm »
Yeah, I got that, but...
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« Reply #432 on: January 29, 2016, 12:26:06 pm »
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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #433 on: January 30, 2016, 02:00:04 am »
Ah-ha! Okay, NOW I get it. Thanks.

Also, watched "Ice, Robot" today. Holy crap, this might be one of my new favorite episodes. Not just in Red Jacket, but in the entire franchise! It was absolutely hilarious, with lots of cartoony, Monkey Punch-like gags (my favorite being the running gag involving the cab driver, although the "automatic nose-blower" was great, too). Also, I swear that whoever directed/storyboarded this episode had to have done the character designs/storyboarding for "Mamo". The visual style was very similar (Like Lupin's jacket being buttoned up a few times for no reason).

If I had to complain about anything, it's that Lupin and the gang are out-of-focus, with the protagonists being Gavotte, Baby, and One-Ear...that said, our heroes are still major players in the plot, and they were entertaining characters themselves (and is it just me, or is Baby one of the more attractive one-off female characters in the series? She was very lovely...or maybe I just have weird taste). And props to the dub actors and writers. Some great work from everyone involved, like Gavotte yelling "YAAAH!!! SHOOT STUFF!!", or the bit about Lupin's childhood hobby. So good!

Next up is "Baton Death March", which appears to be based on the ending of the original manga series (I hope it is, because it was a good ending, especially compared to the dark, bleak ending of the second manga), and it's fitting since it's the last episode the Geneon cast dubbed. I'm gonna miss them...at least until the Blue Jacket dub hits.
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Re: Last movie/episode you watched?
« Reply #434 on: January 30, 2016, 04:40:29 am »
how can one experience said endings - manga ?