Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to iu onna (2012)

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure

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The story of how the fashionable femme fatale Fujiko Mine first met Lupin III, anime's greatest thief.


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15 September 2017 | cherold
| Anime action meets David Lynch weirdness
This series kept me off balance. While the first episode introduced a seemingly straightforward though bizarre story about a competition/flirtation between thieves Lupin and Fujiko, subsequent episodes got increasingly perplexing and surreal, motives and characters darkened, and my understanding of what the series intended kept shifting. A few episodes in I thought it was a sort of nonsensical thing most notable for its striking animation, but as the end approached the pieces came together like the threads of David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, and I realized the series meta nature.

Here I should mention that I am not that familiar with the Lupin series. I saw the Miyazaki movie, and I think that might be it. So I have no issues with a revisionist reboot. I do find Lupin's character doesn't entirely fit in this world. He is inherently so goofy in looks and movement that he doesn't quite mesh with a story with his name in the title. But that slight objection didn't keep me from finding the series as a whole utterly fascinating.

I had other objections as I watched the series. Fujiko's mix of psychopathy and what seemed like exploitative nudity bothered me at times. But this all makes sense. Oskar's character also seemed problematic, but I read a fascinating analysis that put him in an entirely new light.

And that's the thing about this series; you can't just watch it, or just watch some of it. You have to watch all of it and then think about what it's all about. And now I need to re-watch it to see if the most perplexing parts make sense with my new understanding of what was happening. Although I suspect that, as with Mulholland Drive, it's never going to totally make sense.

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4 April 2012



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