Lupin III: The First (2019)
March 1, 2021 1:30 PM - Subscribe

Lupin III goes on a grand adventure to uncover the secrets of the Bresson Diary, which is tied to the legacy of his famous grandfather.

The iconic "gentleman thief" Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich.
posted by jazon (4 comments total)
Lupin III: The First is a choice for a title, if you want my brain to hitch up going "why is it the 3rd if it's the 1st?"
posted by axiom at 3:06 PM on March 1, 2021

I read some bad reviews of this but I enjoyed it. It’s nothing revolutionary. If you have enjoyed Lupin III in the past, you will probably enjoy this.
posted by jordemort at 5:15 PM on March 1, 2021

It's no Cagliostro, but then again, what is?

I had a hard time getting past the CG uncanny valley, and the sudden appearance of
was jarring.

The best thing about this movie is a little segment they had during the broadcast where they explained the secret of Lupin's jacket color. Apparently he has a different color jacket in each movie, and even different seasons of the series have different colors. Since the characterization also changes by movie/season (for example, slapstick vs. gritty), they claim that you can catch Lupin on TV and know whether you want to keep watching just by the color of the jacket.

I feel a kinship with Lupin because my father and grandfather both have the same name as me, so whenever I have to explain to someone why I have a roman numeral on my passport, I always say, "You know, like Lupin!".
posted by The genius who rejected Anno's budget proposal. at 3:59 PM on March 2, 2021

A thorough analysis of Lupin’s jacket colors (reddit comment):

GREEN: serious or white knight
RED (with light blue shirt): fun, lighthearted, goofy
PINK: red jacket up to eleven in terms of goofiness and cartoony slapstick
DARK BLUE (with red tie): shonen-style adventurous
LIGHT BLUE (with pink tie) darker, edgier, grounded, somber
posted by jazon at 5:33 PM on March 2, 2021 [3 favorites]

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