Journal Entry: Sat May 18, 2013, 3:56 PM
...to steal and steal again is my greatest carnal pleasure
and I stake my life on it.
A sexy prison from which there is no escape...
...so if you want to gaze at me
first cease everything you are doing
and let your heart be the only thing to stir.
- opening narration of New Wuthering Heights, that is surprisingly the opening itself...SHUTUP!
They say that there is no honor among thieves
Well, in a way, they're right and wrong about the saying.
Regardless of their intentions on either side of the Law, it shows that the world is not as black and white. Only Lady Justice herself can see the true color...
But enough about that hard-boiled film noir crap...you wanna know why you're in some 1940s shtick?
Well, you heard of Lupin the Third have ya?
So-called lady-killer who not only acts like a monkey, but has a face of one....
along with his cohorts, a gunman that can shoot the wings off a fly without killing it...
that out of place samurai who has a sword that can cut just about anything in existence...
and also...that dame...
(cue the saxophone)
Yeah...her...with a chest that represent twin peaks of Mt. Fuji, that is enough to give her a whole lifetime of backpain but managed to stand upright.
Of course you do...no man or woman would forget a body like hers.
But...do you know how those misfit mutton heads come together?
If your answer is no, then you're not alone kid...
now park your butt down, I got a story to tell ya.
It's a story...about the Woman named Fujiko Mine.
She's a thief that can steal all hearts and treasures at the same time
a sinner hiding behind a saintly smile
With only a mere touch, you were robbed the moment when her gaze meets yours.
She's the Lady Looter, Fujiko Mine. The gal who can take anything she wants, with any method she uses, just because.
This may be a story about a cat burglar, but with Fate by her side, she is destined to cross paths with three rogues with pasts as dark as hers...a past that she forgot.
Longed to forget.
But...memories of yesterday always have a way of finding her.
This is considered a prequel to the Lupin the Third series in honor of the 40th anniversary of the manga completion Lupin the Third first vol. And for the first time, in Lupin history, Fujiko is the main character, despite having the Lupin the Third title. It follows how the small thieving band of misfits came to be as Inspector Zenigata is hot on their trails, along with his assistant, Oscar, who looks up to his superior with more than just admiration.
The anime series blends in the old and new style of the Lupin the Third series, both anime and manga respectively. It brought in the sex, nudity, and the nitty grittiness of the manga but insane comedy of the anime. The character art style is top notch as well, and the first three episodes marks Fujiko's fatal meeting with the three men who make up the Team Lupin the Third. The music is mostly jazz and funk, fitting both the series setting and Fujiko's personality, fun, classy, sensual, and down right sexy. It also marks on how certain characters earned their quirks such as Jigen Daisuke's dislike of troublesome women.
Its a thirteen episodes long but it makes you appreciate on how the gang came to be. I'm a bit conflicted about the addition of Oscar, but hey, that's just me. This anime is not meant for little kids, mind you, only for grown-ups.
If you wanna know how the gang got together and a long-time fan of Lupin the Third...check this gem out.
I give Lupin the Third: The Woman named Fujiko Mine 9.99 butterflies out of 10.
Now, stop everything but your beating heart and look at me