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Lupin the Third => Film and Animation => "The Woman Called Fujiko Mine" => Topic started by: Reed on April 04, 2012, 04:59:00 pm

Title: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 04, 2012, 04:59:00 pm
Summary: Fujiko loses a bet to a woman named Cicciolina, for whom she must now attempt to steal Jigen's prized revolver. (Credit to duckroll on NeoGAF for translation.)


See Episode 1 thread for info on start times and time zones (start times might be a half-hour earlier than listed in the thread. Hard to say).

Sage Subs Version:
Fansub Link removed.

Funimation streaming:
http://www.funimation.com/lupin-the-third-fujiko-mine
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 11, 2012, 11:38:50 am
Bump for hype.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: ultimateemail5000 on April 11, 2012, 12:27:33 pm
Does it start the same time as the other one did?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Fujikogirl23 on April 11, 2012, 12:28:02 pm
Just realized the other day that I watched the first episode on a Wednesday last week. So, I don't know WHAT I was thinking when I said I probably wouldn't be able to watch the rest. :P I only go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays this semester, so I don't have to miss anything. :)

With that being said...

Can't wait for Jigen to appear!!!!! :D
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: ultimateemail5000 on April 11, 2012, 12:30:12 pm
Oh hey its on right now! Watching tthe extremely laggable choppified Keyhole version now.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Fujikogirl23 on April 11, 2012, 12:32:00 pm
I know! This is exciting!

Where is everybody?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear on April 11, 2012, 12:32:58 pm
The opening has ended then a bunch of publicity but after that...

We will have it ! It begins with a Casino scene !  ;D
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 11, 2012, 12:37:30 pm
All right, it's Jigen time!
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball on April 11, 2012, 12:40:19 pm
Silly Fujiko, seduction tatics are for...people that aren't Jigen.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Fujikogirl23 on April 11, 2012, 12:41:05 pm
So glad they kept the "Don't take any nonsense from women" Jigen.  ;D
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear on April 11, 2012, 12:41:51 pm
First part over. A bit of talking. Fujiko seems to approach
Jigen via being his boss's favorite. Her first try at seducing Jigen is a
splendid failure, Jigen seeing clear in her game. he looks very dark and
a very thrilling challenge to Fujiko.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: ultimateemail5000 on April 11, 2012, 12:42:28 pm
Fujiko doesn't know anybetter. I'm glad they kept cool slick Jigen not horny Jigen. As much as I love the comics I like the sly version of Jigen.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball on April 11, 2012, 12:44:57 pm
Looks like Jigen has feelings for this woman. She's doomed.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 11, 2012, 12:50:47 pm
I'm not sure what's going on.  :(
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball on April 11, 2012, 12:53:45 pm
Neither am I. But I think I called it.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 11, 2012, 12:55:21 pm
No Lupin in this episode. I wonder if next is a Goemon episode.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear on April 11, 2012, 12:58:10 pm
DrFurball: You're right, she's doomed.

A lot of talknig in this episode. That's not a bad thing
but I'll need the translation to understand completely.

But the least I can say is : this is really a JIGEN episode.
Fujiko is a bit more minor in this one. Overall, I like this portrayal
of a somber but human Jigen with complex feelings.

In conclusion, I enjoyed it, though I thought it was quite short.

And anyone noticed the Cowboy Bebop allusion with the gunfight in the church ?  ;D
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball on April 11, 2012, 12:58:58 pm
New closing credits. I don't care for the style they're drawn in. They look too "animesque". I'll wait til I can understand it before I give a formal review. Still no comedy, though.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 11, 2012, 12:59:41 pm
I think the gunfight at the church is more a staple of Heroic Bloodshed movies, which Cowboy Bebop took cues from.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear on April 11, 2012, 01:00:33 pm
Shoot ! I missed the credits !  :o

PenguinTruth: Never saw Heroic Bloodshed but I believe you.  :)
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Fujikogirl23 on April 11, 2012, 01:01:01 pm
New closing credits. I don't care for the style they're drawn in. They look too "animesque".

Yeah, like there was this one shot of her in the new credits that made her head look slightly bigger than the rest of her body in that artstyle.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Fujikogirl23 on April 11, 2012, 01:03:34 pm
I was little underwhelmed with this one. I liked the episode, but I was hoping there'd be more action.

Still, it's interesting to see what kind of relationship Jigen had with this woman. I'd definitely like to know what they were saying throughout the whole entire thing to clearly understand the situation between him and his ex-lover.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Amadys on April 11, 2012, 01:05:05 pm
Awesome, simply awesome !

I've just finished to watch, I like this Jigen !


* dribble dribble *


Hum. Sorry XD
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Fujikogirl23 on April 11, 2012, 02:18:51 pm
More updates of today's episode on the official site-- including gallery! :D

http://fujiko.tv/episode/

EDIT: Not sure if they already had this up on the site last week too and I just didn't see it, but just wanted to point out that now they have 1st series, 2nd series, and this TV series wallpapers under the "Special" section. Even for Andriod and iPhone!

http://lupin40.com/special/wallpaper/index4.html
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear on April 11, 2012, 02:30:56 pm
Saw the gallery a few minutes ago. It's always amazing
the amount of detail in clothing, weapons and vehicules.  ;D

Plus, it seems Jigen has got another gun apart fromthe magnum, a Luger.
That's intersting since in the manga, he has a weapon looking a lot like
a walter 38 or a luger. So the magnum has an affective side, a story of Jigen's
lost love. That reminds me a bit of it's personality in the series 2.

And the episode ends again with a bang (except this time, it's a real gun).  :)
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: trolltyg on April 11, 2012, 03:22:25 pm
Missed this one, have to wait for (dare i say it?) a download.
Must buy this new series when its released on blueray
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: ultimateemail5000 on April 11, 2012, 03:54:26 pm
I also noticed how the church theme in this episode was like Cowboy Bebop. Its like they're making references of it in this series. Which isn't a bad thing since Cowboy Bebop is inspired a bit by Lupin. Kind of throwing nods back and forth. I really enjoyed this episode, kind of shows why Jigen doesn't trust women. It looked like he was set up by one who he had feelings for. I hope after in the Goemon episode they remake how Lupin and Goemon meet, then go to Jigen and Lupin getting together, and in the end the four team up.

I also would like to say, I like how Zenigata is calm and cool in the first episode cause he thinks it will be easy, but then flash to the future and he's down and out of luck trying to catch Lupin. Practicly gone insane.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 11, 2012, 04:31:23 pm
I missed the stream. But the episode sounds fantastic, love what I'm hearing about Jigen.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 11, 2012, 04:32:20 pm
I also noticed how the church theme in this episode was like Cowboy Bebop. Its like they're making references of it in this series.

Heroic bloodshed movies, damn it!  >:(
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Bob2000 on April 11, 2012, 05:04:49 pm
Yay! The raws have been posted.
http://www.gogoanime.com/lupin-iii-mine-fujiko-to-iu-onna-episode-2
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: hardware on April 11, 2012, 06:28:43 pm
I also noticed how the church theme in this episode was like Cowboy Bebop. Its like they're making references of it in this series.

Heroic bloodshed movies, damn it!  >:(

lol. thank you. cowboy bebop didn't invent the wheel
just about every episode in that series is a movie reference

do some of you cats just not even look at the movies and books that the creators are referencing?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: ultimateemail5000 on April 11, 2012, 07:05:38 pm
Well I don't usually watch action movies unless it's James Bond. Not really a fan of them unless it's supposed to be funny.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 11, 2012, 10:55:45 pm
Watched the Raw. Fantastic episode, Jigen was a total bad ass. I'm happy that he didn't fall for Fujiko's BS. That scene with the knife was fantastic. I need a GIF of that.

Also, Kobayashi was stellar. After watching the 2012 OVA short, I was afraid that he was going to sound off. Because in said OVA, Kobayashi sounded downright old. But I don't think he was trying, perhaps because of the short nature of it. Because in this episode he is downright perfect. I'm so glad he's still Jigen, he really plays the role to a tee. Just like Kurita, he proves what a great seiyuu he is by adjusting his style properly for this version of Jigen.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 11, 2012, 11:01:26 pm
I also noticed how the church theme in this episode was like Cowboy Bebop. Its like they're making references of it in this series.

Heroic bloodshed movies, damn it!  >:(

lol. thank you. cowboy bebop didn't invent the wheel
just about every episode in that series is a movie reference

do some of you cats just not even look at the movies and books that the creators are referencing?

What are you talking about? Anime is totally original and made in a vacuum.

On a more serious note, the director of Bebop, Shinichiro Watanabe, is music producer for this series. That might...I repeat: might...have had an impact on that scene. Maybe. Don't know for sure.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: majinbulgeta on April 11, 2012, 11:04:45 pm
New closing credits. I don't care for the style they're drawn in. They look too "animesque".

Yeah, like there was this one shot of her in the new credits that made her head look slightly bigger than the rest of her body in that artstyle.
That's exactly what I said when I saw it! I'm pretty sure they were presenting her as a young girl but the proportions were just all wrong. Do they use a different artist for the credits than for the actual episode you think?

Anyway, I really enjoyed the episode! Definitely need a subbed version before I do an in depth analysis, however, Jigen was the Jigen I hoped they would write him as; silently swag, distrusting of women, hardcore skill and the women who love him die. He appeared to still be the romantic type without going OOC. I really liked what I saw but I'm in definite need of subs now!
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 11, 2012, 11:06:57 pm
Jigen was the Jigen I hoped they would write him as; silently swag, distrusting of women, hardcore skill and the women who love him die.
I also liked how he had no hesitation when killing women. I hate when male characters don't want to kill women who are trying to kill them.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: majinbulgeta on April 11, 2012, 11:12:37 pm
Jigen was the Jigen I hoped they would write him as; silently swag, distrusting of women, hardcore skill and the women who love him die.
I also liked how he had no hesitation when killing women. I hate when male characters don't want to kill women who are trying to kill them.
Absolutely! I can't stand it either.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: ultimateemail5000 on April 11, 2012, 11:24:36 pm
That's true, it shows how much of a badass Jigen really is. Lupin would never kill a woman, it took James Bond like 19 movies to kill a woman. This episode opened a lot of doors for Jigen and I hope we see more of it.

I also agree with Gozar again how the actor for Jigen stayed in this role. It would be hard to hear somebody else playing his part. I think the actor being older fits Jigen well because he is more of the kicked back character, and the only last of the original cast since the green jacket series. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not counting Fuma or Lupins replacement since Dead or Alive.

This episode kicks ass and is way better than the first one. They're doing such a great job.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 11, 2012, 11:30:40 pm
and the only last of the original cast since the green jacket series. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not counting Fuma or Lupins replacement since Dead or Alive.
You're correct. Kobayashi has played Jigen in EVERY animated Lupin installment (aside from Fuma). Even the original Pilot. Though I must correct you about Lupin. Kurita started playing Lupin in 1995 with Nostradamus and Harimao's Treasure.

Edit: Can anyone translate the credits or know who played the side characters in this episode? A voice or two sounded familiar.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 11, 2012, 11:41:47 pm
Oh man, I just looked through the side characters for Ep 2 the site Gallery. There was a guy named "Maccherone?" Oh man. I know it's just the Italian spelling of "macaroni," but surely that's a nod to the antagonists from the old live-action movie. Surely.

Also of note: the Gallery pieces from episode two make a change partway through. Most of the art says "LUPIN the 3rd (Working)" in the title. But the later ones for Episode 2 say "FUJIKO ~LUPIN the 3rd spin off~." We kind of knew this was the case based on the naming conventions they chose, but this cements it. This isn't "Lupin the Third." This is a variant of "Lupin the Third," NOT the mainline franchise. If it weren't for all the nudity, I'd be kinda bummed about that fact.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 12:00:28 am
Also of note: the Gallery pieces from episode two make a change partway through. Most of the art says "LUPIN the 3rd (Working)" in the title. But the later ones for Episode 2 say "FUJIKO ~LUPIN the 3rd spin off~." We kind of knew this was the case based on the naming conventions they chose, but this cements it. This isn't "Lupin the Third." This is a variant of "Lupin the Third," NOT the mainline franchise. If it weren't for all the nudity, I'd be kinda bummed about that fact.
Honestly, it makes no difference to me. In my mind, almost every single Lupin series/feature is a spinoff in its own way. Nothing ever really flows too well and there's little to no consistency. It's all the same to me.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 12, 2012, 12:35:41 am
That's true, it shows how much of a badass Jigen really is. Lupin would never kill a woman, it took James Bond like 19 movies to kill a woman.

Bond kills a woman in the fourth movie, Thunderball. Well, really, some guy shoots and he puts the woman in front of him and the bullet hits her instead, but she's still dead.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: majinbulgeta on April 12, 2012, 01:23:35 am
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In my mind, almost every single Lupin series/feature is a spinoff in its own way.

Considering every series/movie/special of Lupin released is really nothing like the manga, the anime franchise as a whole is just spin-offs within a spin-off I think.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 01:28:34 am
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In my mind, almost every single Lupin series/feature is a spinoff in its own way.

Considering every series/movie/special of Lupin released is really nothing like the manga, the anime franchise as a whole is just spin-offs within a spin-off I think.
Very true. Not to mention, almost no one considers stuff like the Lupin III Y Manga into any equation despite the fact that Monkey Punch himself worked on it.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: garrisonp on April 12, 2012, 03:53:21 am
I watch the episode on you tube. Lot of talking, difficult to understand without subtitles, but...is only 13 minutes long? Why so brief?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 12, 2012, 04:19:44 am
I watch the episode on you tube. Lot of talking, difficult to understand without subtitles, but...is only 13 minutes long? Why so brief?

Sounds like you saw only about half of the episode, not the whole thing. These things run about 20-some minutes long.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 12, 2012, 04:24:29 am
Subtitled version is up....by Sage Subs.

Still no sign of the Funimation streams. Until we see episodes start going up, I'm gonna break a bit of kosher and allow links to the fansubs.

Once the official subs start coming, guys, no more fansub links. Got it?

Sage Subs torrent:
-Link removed-

Official Funimation stream:
http://www.funimation.com/lupin-the-third-fujiko-mine
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: KoichiZenigata on April 12, 2012, 05:24:30 am
Thank goodness for torrents... or else if I had stayed up till 1:30 am last night I would have been so tired today. :)

Thanks for link!
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 12, 2012, 05:29:19 am
Thank goodness for torrents... or else if I had stayed up till 1:30 am last night I would have been so tired today. :)

Thanks for link!

Could you even see it in your current location? You said Episode 1 wasn't even airing in your (non-Kanto) area. Did you relocate?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 12, 2012, 06:32:29 am
Operating on the assurance that the only nudity in the episode was brief and at the beginning, I braved watching the tail end of the episode on a streaming site. It was extremely well done, in my opinion. Very moody, very serious, but very genuine. I think Ben's review on Anipages puts it better than I could: http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/lupin-iii-fujiko-2
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: mikezilla2 on April 12, 2012, 06:43:16 am
GG also have an encode up  :)
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: KoichiZenigata on April 12, 2012, 06:52:49 am
Thank goodness for torrents... or else if I had stayed up till 1:30 am last night I would have been so tired today. :)

Thanks for link!

Could you even see it in your current location? You said Episode 1 wasn't even airing in your (non-Kanto) area. Did you relocate?

I can see it in my current location, I used the KeyHoleTV when watching the first episode.

I just finished watching the 2nd episode now. Jigen was just terrific, I thought his personality would be different with his reaction to Fujiko and I was so glad that he acted like the real Jigen. Kobayashi was great to hear as well.
Not as much naked Fujiko scenes in this episode, which made me happier compared to the first episode.
Jigen's beard though is way too pointy.
Jigen making love in a coffin is what I really got a kick out of from this episode.
And I agree with the "more comedy needed" suggestion.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: warewolf on April 12, 2012, 09:34:16 am
*climbs back up from under a rock called tumblr*
I just saw episode 2 AND I NEED PEER SUPPORT FOR THIS!!

I mean, dear lord I was really waiting for this episode. Just the whole layout was from chinese noir-movie.
I loved it.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 09:55:04 am
And I agree with the "more comedy needed" suggestion.
Personally, I'm liking the more serious tone of this series. I don't think comedy is necessary.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: RedDoodle on April 12, 2012, 11:02:06 am
Man, what a good episode.  Jigen's characterization was perfect, pacing was excellent, story was compelling.. I don't think the animation was quite as smooth as it was in the first ep, but there were parts I really liked. 
Overall, step up from episode one, IMO.  Less nudity, more character.   
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gold Demona on April 12, 2012, 11:18:45 am
I just finished watching it, and I'm just gonna copy/paste what I've already written on my Tumblr.

First of all, I just wanna start by saying "MMMMMM-HMHMHMHMHMMMMMMM!!!~" ^^

This was SOOOOOOOO satisfying!!!
As a HUGE Jigen fangirl, you don't even KNOW how much this episode pleased me.
And the fact that this episode was MUCH less raunchy than the first episode was very nice and made the episode that much more enjoyable.

Anyway, I really wasn't expecting Jigen to be such a romantic in this series. I really was expecting him to be more of the "cold-blooded killer" type character. A literal misogynist who would never even THINK about falling in love.

But I was very pleasantly surprised. And this was one of those cases where the girl had actually fallen in love with HIM, which I always love to see, even though they always end in tragedy. Which this one did.

And on top of that, the tragedy was the result of the girl stabbing Jigen in the back. Though as it turned out, it was all just an elaborate act set up so that Jigen would kill her. (because the girl was strangely suicidal...)

So in essence, we get BOTH of the "Jigen romance" scenarios in ONE go. Fantastic!

Also, he got laid. P:
Not sure if I should be ashamed or not by the fact that this pleases me so very very much... But it does. So there. :P
Thankfully it happens between scenes and not all up in your face, so there's a nice plus.
Can anyone tell me if this has EVER happened in anime form? I don't think it has.
Usually Jigen's relationships meet with a tragic end before they ever GET to that point.
This could very well be the first time Jigen has ever actually gotten laid in an anime.
Again, I'm not sure if I should be ashamed that I like this so much.

Just everything about this episode left me feeling VERY good about the rest of the series. Now that I know how Jigen is going to be handled, (and that not every episode is going to be "OMG BOOBIES!!!") I think there's a distinct possibility that I might actually be able to watch through the whole series. =)

ESPECIALLY THE EPISODES WITH JIGEN IN THEM!!!

MMMMMMMMMM!!!!~  ;D


Addendum: Also, I agree with Gozar on the comedy thing. I'm really enjoying the serious tone of this series so far.
Mostly because I wasn't really expecting this series to be very comical, if at all. Nor do I want it to be.
As far as the level of comedy is concerned, I think it's just fine the way it is.

Addendum Again: Also!!! I am even further in love with this new art style because of the way Jigen's face is drawn.
I've always preferred "long pointy nose" Jigen over the smaller nose style they've been going with in the recent specials.
AND THEY HAVE HIS HAIR BRUSHED BACK WHEN HIS HAT IS REMOVED AND NOT IN A STUPID NIKE SHWOOP HAIRSTYLE!!!
YES!!! THEY'RE DOING IT RIGHT!!!
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: blackjacket on April 12, 2012, 12:47:54 pm
Another interesting episode. A Jigen episode. No Lupin appearance, but appropriate for this episode.
So a gritty tale that fits Jigen's character. His life might have stayed that way, but
then he met the zany, fun Lupin who made life more entertaining for Jigen and the rest of the gang.

Anyway, Fujiko is meeting all the characters one by one, so the next episode, Fujko will
meet Goemon and meet Zenigata in some other episode. I can't wait to see the whole
gang meet together for the time, except for Fujiko who would thenhave  met all of them by herself.

And the ending sequence, the song was the same, but the image was different.
It was interesting, cuz it showed a younger Fujiko, which appeared after Fujiko
said that her past will never catch up with her. It seemed that Fujiko may have been
a child prostitute, or at least was a prostitute in her younger days.

Anyways, looking forward to the next episode.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Jackson_H on April 12, 2012, 01:04:46 pm
Funimation is always slow with simulcasts...  ::)

Anyways I really liked this episode but I also really liked episode 1 too.

Looking forward to episode 3.

"Don't worry, no matter what happens I'll never team up with you."

 I like knowing future things before the characters do. ;D
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: penguintruth on April 12, 2012, 03:17:39 pm
Doin' it in a coffin, real classy.

Love how he's so sure he won't be teaming up with Fujiko. I want to see how Lupin and Jigen meet.

Also, did anyone notice that Fujiko is more of a plot device than a character in this episode?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear on April 12, 2012, 03:37:02 pm
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Also, did anyone notice that Fujiko is more of a plot device than a character in this episode?

Indeed ! She is actually the common denominator of all the other characters. So, in a way, she united
them. Maybe I'm pushing too far in the symbolism...
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on April 12, 2012, 04:33:37 pm
Very cool episode, I enjoyed the first even more, but loved this one too. I will say I prefer a little quirky humor to Jigen and his more laidback style is part of his charm, but this is good stuff as well. Plus it leads into his decision to have a more laidback lifestyle, ha and from the concept art we know he'll laugh and smile at some point in the series.

So a gritty tale that fits Jigen's character. His life might have stayed that way, but
then he met the zany, fun Lupin who made life more entertaining for Jigen and the rest of the gang.

Agreed, it's a pretty nicely done origin story, though him saying "to hell with all that, I'll chill and be a thief" is pretty simple, that moment could've happened anywhere really. Still nicely done. I love how we're kinda seeing these characters alone and in danger, and we can see the threads coming together foreshadowing some alliances and friendships in the future.

"Don't worry, no matter what happens I'll never team up with you."

 I like knowing future things before the characters do. ;D

While this series does seem to be pretty true to the likable characterizations in the first green jacket Lupin III anime series, we technically don't know the future since this isn't a direct prequel. After all, we'll be meeting Goemon again next episode (like in the first series, and Episode 0 [depending on if you take that part of the story as truth or not]). This is a reboot isn't it? Technically anything could happen. Not that continuity is a big deal. Though I do hope it ends up with them all being a fairly happy if dysfunctional gang. Or at the very least, Lupin and Jigen partnering up, and of course Lupin and Fujiko partnering up.

Oh yeah, and how about Fujiko changing her hair color three times in three scenes, going from brunette to blonde to black? Brunette to blonde well sure, ha but blonde to black in two scenes with Jigen that's wacky, that's too fast for a dye-job. Wigs? If her natural color is brunette and she had a blonde wig then why did it go black... or is that one of her superpowers?  :P

As for other fantastic unrealistic bits, I couldn't help but laugh when the woman and her husband where pleased by Jigen shooting a cherry out of her mouth. Ha just thinking about the logistics of that in real life and how utterly crazy and hilarious that is. But I do like my Lupin to be stylized.  :D

Can't wait for the next episode. Looks like we might have two in a row without Lupin? I'd like it if he even just had random background cameos, like he happens to be getting a drink at a cafe in the background of some shot or something.  ;D

Oh yeah one question, when the woman said Fujiko is "a thief by day, a spy by night". What do you make of that? Obviously Fujiko is not in fact a spy, she has no affiliation to any government or even any criminal organization. Is this just a language barrier thing, using the word spy because James Bond movies were an influence, or what?
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Post by: Gold Demona on April 12, 2012, 05:49:20 pm
Does anyone else find satisfaction in knowing that Jigen is the first of the core characters to get laid in the series? :P
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 06:48:04 pm
I just had to. A short Parody that I did based on the tea scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KXwL55NEvo
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: BTJ on April 12, 2012, 07:07:38 pm
Second ep is now nestled firmly in my basket of all-time-favorite episodes. =)

Instead of saying how much I liked it tho', I'm gonna ask: is anyone else pondering the meaning of the owl? There's an owl in the opening, a stylized owl icon during the eycatch, and towards the beginning of yesterday's episode there was a big window shaped like an owl's face in the room at the top of the casino. Imma go back and watch these two episodes to see if I can't spot any more hidden owls.

...or is this some kind of obvious symbolism flying over my head? xD
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 07:12:13 pm
Instead of saying how much I liked it tho', I'm gonna ask: is anyone else pondering the meaning of the owl? There's an owl in the opening, a stylized owl icon during the eycatch, and towards the beginning of yesterday's episode there was a big window shaped like an owl's face in the room at the top of the casino. Imma go back and watch these two episodes to see if I can't spot any more hidden owls.
In Japan, the owl represents fertility.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: BTJ on April 12, 2012, 07:50:57 pm
Instead of saying how much I liked it tho', I'm gonna ask: is anyone else pondering the meaning of the owl? There's an owl in the opening, a stylized owl icon during the eycatch, and towards the beginning of yesterday's episode there was a big window shaped like an owl's face in the room at the top of the casino. Imma go back and watch these two episodes to see if I can't spot any more hidden owls.
In Japan, the owl represents fertility.

Quote from: BTJ
...or is this some kind of obvious symbolism flying over my head? xD

Thanks for clearing that up for me!
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Post by: bolt7 on April 12, 2012, 10:29:09 pm
I may as well post over my impressions from GAF (albeit edited a little);

Oh man, I LOVED this episode. They played Jigen's character really well and the attention to detail was fantastic. I found that this episode was perfect in explaining Jigen's mistrust towards women and why he gave up being a bodyguard to become a thief.

Fujiko was great here too. This is exactly how I envisioned the series; Fujiko using her seductive charm to steal from the opposition. I also love how at the start of the episode, she seems to be using her ear rings to rig the roulette wheel (only it goes wrong on the last spin.) This is typical Fujiko and something I know I would expect from her. I also found the line at the end hilarious, with Fujiko saying "Maybe we'll work together some day..." and Jigen being all "Not a chance in hell." Very ironic, but it still fits the characters very nicely.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 11:08:56 pm
I loved how Fujiko thought that by Jigen's weakness being women, that meant any old whore could  shmooze up to him and he'll turn to putty. Little did she know that Jigen's got a soft spot for a damsel in distress. That's what I love about Jigen's character, he's got a chivalrous aspect to him.
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Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on April 12, 2012, 11:19:34 pm
Though to be fair, he wasn't so immune to Fujiko's charms that she couldn't kiss him, winning that encounter with a little seduction in that case.

And anybody have input on the "spy" thing? I think Fujiko has been called a spy before too, maybe in the pilot film. What do you folks make of that?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 12, 2012, 11:24:11 pm
Though to be fair, he wasn't so immune to Fujiko's charms that she couldn't kiss him, winning that encounter with a little seduction in that case.

And anybody have input on the "spy" thing? I think Fujiko has been called a spy before too, maybe in the pilot film. What do you folks make of that?
Yeah but he seemed to be taken by surprise due to him being lost in the thoughts of his past. Perhaps that all factored in to what he said at the end about having to be devoid of any and all feelings because even a split-second hesitation can cost you in the line of work he is/was in.

As for the spy thing, I too noticed that. I thought it was a great throw back to the Manga days. I like that they're giving a little more to what Fujiko does as opposed to just getting close to regular old rich guys.
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Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on April 12, 2012, 11:25:55 pm
The spy thing still confuses me, because I don't think she's a spy. I'm just assuming they're misusing the word. If she's a spy, well could somebody shed more light on Fujiko secretly being a spy for somebody (usually a country)? Doesn't seem to be the case?
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Post by: Jackson_H on April 12, 2012, 11:44:09 pm
The spy thing still confuses me, because I don't think she's a spy. I'm just assuming they're misusing the word. If she's a spy, well could somebody shed more light on Fujiko secretly being a spy for somebody (usually a country)? Doesn't seem to be the case?

Rather than being an spy for a country or organization maybe it's more like she's a spy for her own benefit.

Going undercover so it helps her career as a thief. She can get the scoop on objects worth stealing (and plan a strategy) and also sell important info to others for money upfront, and sometimes making her partner (e.g. Lupin) promise her a share of the loot if successful.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on April 12, 2012, 11:48:33 pm
That does make sense, but still sounds more like the day-to-day of a savvy criminal than what a spy would be doing. I guess it's just artistic license on using the word spy. And possibly a language thing?
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Post by: MGFanJay on April 13, 2012, 02:25:01 am
Another great episode. I love the overall more mature tone to everything. Beyond more fanservice in the intro than the past half-dozen specials and things, this show delivers drama better than any other animated Lupin project. Sure, some S2 eps had some, and there, it could work well, but the specials usually went with ham-fisted drama or occasionally well-executed stuff. This show at least tries to make you care about every major character AS a fully-formed character. I always loved Jigen episodes of the second series, and this was right out of that mold. He's a tragic character, and now we're seeing yet another interpretation as to why. I'm looking forward to next week's episode to see how this continues, and I'm still blown away at just how much the new art style helps this show stand out.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball on April 13, 2012, 02:19:45 pm
I agree with the general consensus that this is indeed a fantastic episode. Very reminiscent of film noir (it had a lot of the essential elements: flashback, heavy shadows, femme fatale, betrayal, unhappy ending...). Served as a great explanation for why Jigen is the way he is. Vocally...Kobayashi's still got it.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: majinbulgeta on April 15, 2012, 12:21:03 am
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"I Don't Trust Women"
Inspired by episode 2 of the newest series!
Mediums: Graphite Pencil

My Deviantart (http://www.majinbulgeta.deviantart.com)!
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Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Jo on April 15, 2012, 12:30:09 am
I've lost track of all the women that have wronged Jigen at this point. Poor guy.

I personally liked this interpretation of the Fujiko-Jigen dynamic. It's great that they're leaving the development of the relationships fairly open ended (so far). First time viewers couldn't be blamed for thinking that their relationship might improve :P.

Can't say whether I like the fact that they're running with the whole mobster-turned-thief storyline, but I did enjoy the episode. A little racist with the "Chin Lin-Lin", but frankly this whole series is so politically/socially incorrect at this point (and we're only on episode two!) that I don't even care anymore.

And sex in a coffin. Really? You'd either have to be horribly morbid or really kinky. I'd be scarred for life. I just can't get over half the crap in this series.
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Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on April 15, 2012, 12:41:52 am
Inspired by episode 2 of the newest series!
Mediums: Graphite Pencil

Cool stuff, I dig it.

Can't say whether I like the fact that they're running with the whole mobster-turned-thief storyline, but I did enjoy the episode. A little racist with the "Chin Lin-Lin", but frankly this whole series is so politically/socially incorrect at this point (and we're only on episode two!) that I don't even care anymore.

And sex in a coffin. Really? You'd either have to be horribly morbid or really kinky. I'd be scarred for life. I just can't get over half the crap in this series.

Hasn't Jigen always had being a hired underworld gun as part of his character? In other words, working for mobsters? Agreed coffin sex might not work, but seems worth a try.  ;D

Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Jo on April 15, 2012, 12:58:51 am
Can't say whether I like the fact that they're running with the whole mobster-turned-thief storyline, but I did enjoy the episode. A little racist with the "Chin Lin-Lin", but frankly this whole series is so politically/socially incorrect at this point (and we're only on episode two!) that I don't even care anymore.

And sex in a coffin. Really? You'd either have to be horribly morbid or really kinky. I'd be scarred for life. I just can't get over half the crap in this series.

Hasn't Jigen always had being a hired underworld gun as part of his character? In other words, working for mobsters? Agreed coffin sex might not work, but seems worth a try.  ;D
Not necessarily in the manga. There's not much back story and the characters appear at random. There's so much inconsistency with the mobster thing that I personally don't think it holds.

And you try the coffin thing and tell me how that goes lol.
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Post by: majinbulgeta on April 15, 2012, 12:44:57 pm
Inspired by episode 2 of the newest series!
Mediums: Graphite Pencil

Cool stuff, I dig it.

Thank you!

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Post by: DrFurball on April 16, 2012, 12:16:15 am
Oh man, I just looked through the side characters for Ep 2 the site Gallery. There was a guy named "Maccherone?" Oh man. I know it's just the Italian spelling of "macaroni," but surely that's a nod to the antagonists from the old live-action movie. Surely.
It'd be cool if it was, but seeing as how one of the Italian goons is named "Penne", it may just be a gag of naming the mobsters after pasta.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 16, 2012, 03:08:18 am
Not necessarily in the manga. There's not much back story and the characters appear at random. There's so much inconsistency with the mobster thing that I personally don't think it holds.
While the mobster thing may not necessarily hold true in the Manga. The tone of what Jigen's job is in the early days of the Manga does appear to be more along the lines of a hit man/assassin. Especially when he's Lupin's rival in the early goings.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Jo on April 16, 2012, 05:07:27 am
Not necessarily in the manga. There's not much back story and the characters appear at random. There's so much inconsistency with the mobster thing that I personally don't think it holds.
While the mobster thing may not necessarily hold true in the Manga. The tone of what Jigen's job is in the early days of the Manga does appear to be more along the lines of a hit man/assassin. Especially when he's Lupin's rival in the early goings.
Yeah I'm a bit wary about that too. He comes off as a hit-man on a number of occasions (but you're talking about the chapter with Fujiko/mummy-"Lupin" right?), but then it all gets turned around and he has specific allegiances to various mobs/organizations for various reasons. There's the one comment he makes about harboring a grudge against x-group for killing his brother (who is never mentioned again) which would suggest that he was probably caught up in gang dealings on a level above just knocking people off.

You started the other thread about "personal canons", and mine doesn't invest much in the tidbits regarding the "histories" of any of the characters. This is more of a recent thing (after GvR) - I've really started seeing every story as self-contained since there's so many contradictions. (Even within the manga).
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Post by: Gold Demona on April 16, 2012, 04:26:38 pm
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this, but I took a whole bunch of screenshots of Jigen in this episode and posted them on my Tumblr. =)

[Link to the Tumblr post because I don't feel like flooding the forum with screenshots.] (http://gold-demona.tumblr.com/post/21211047541) :P
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 16, 2012, 10:47:39 pm
Not necessarily in the manga. There's not much back story and the characters appear at random. There's so much inconsistency with the mobster thing that I personally don't think it holds.
While the mobster thing may not necessarily hold true in the Manga. The tone of what Jigen's job is in the early days of the Manga does appear to be more along the lines of a hit man/assassin. Especially when he's Lupin's rival in the early goings.
Yeah I'm a bit wary about that too. He comes off as a hit-man on a number of occasions (but you're talking about the chapter with Fujiko/mummy-"Lupin" right?), but then it all gets turned around and he has specific allegiances to various mobs/organizations for various reasons. There's the one comment he makes about harboring a grudge against x-group for killing his brother (who is never mentioned again) which would suggest that he was probably caught up in gang dealings on a level above just knocking people off.
Exactly. So I think this mob connection is something that's held true for Jigen dating all the way back to 1967.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: GATSU on April 20, 2012, 11:30:35 pm
Does anyone think FUNi intentionally toned down the Japanese line "Italian mafia" to the "mob" in the sub, in order to avoid controversy?

Edit: Reheard it, and it's "Italian family".
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Post by: fantasticmrfox on April 21, 2012, 12:44:08 am
....strangely i noticed the entire scene is MUCH darker on the funi stream. is it different on nico nico? can someone explain this? i mean, there's little blood, no nudity in that scene....why's is so freakin dark?

Edit:Compare the church shootout to the raw or the sub. HUUUUGE difference
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 22, 2012, 05:48:03 pm
....strangely i noticed the entire scene is MUCH darker on the funi stream. is it different on nico nico? can someone explain this? i mean, there's little blood, no nudity in that scene....why's is so freakin dark?

Edit:Compare the church shootout to the raw or the sub. HUUUUGE difference
It's strange that you'd say that, because I thought on the FUNi stream that there was more color than on the Raw. =/
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gold Demona on April 23, 2012, 06:36:24 am
I was rewatching this episode today, and I've got a few things on my mind about it.

The first thing is that I also noticed the Funimation version is WAY darker than the raw and the fansub.
There are some scenes where I almost can't see anything. It's just all black. O_o
This is especially the case in the scenes in the church, both the flashback and the present.
Which made me sad because the coffin scene is my favorite, and I can't see Jigen's face at all in the Funi version. T^T

The second thing is I'm trying to figure out the gun Jigen's carrying before he takes the boss's Magnum. (which he's using again after Fujiko steals the Magnum from him)
I wanna say it's some kind of Luger, but I really have no idea.

The third thing is something that deeply disturbed me...
Throughout the entire episode... Jigen didn't lounge even once. >.>
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gozar on April 23, 2012, 11:19:59 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
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Gold Demona 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
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball 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.
(click to show/hide)
The parallels between that chapter and this episode are interesting, but like I said, it's probably just a coincidence. Just an observation.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Psycho_Kenshin 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
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Reed on April 28, 2012, 11:58:01 am
Episode 2 review by Luis Cruz: http://www.fandompost.com/2012/04/19/lupin-the-third-the-woman-called-fujiko-mine-episode-02-anime-review/
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Mr.Lupin 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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Post by: Porchops 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.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: KiraM2345 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.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: DrFurball 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 (https://vraikaiser.com/2014/04/25/357-magnum/) mentions playing "spot the Lupin", and shows a screencap of Penne, who I never realized has a lot of Lupin's facial features:
(https://vraikaiser.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/penne.png)
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?

Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: GATSU on September 10, 2016, 05:42:38 am
Could be the other way around. A mobster imitating Lupin.
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: SurrealBrain 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?
Title: Re: Episode 2: ".357 Magnum" Official Thread
Post by: Red Dear 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. ^^