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Lupin Escapes From Anime and Steals Real Life Statue

Not only did he steal the statue, but he also stole my heart.


    

It’s one thing for a character to escape from the land of 2D to go out and shake hands with fans, but another to actually go out and steal our 3D belongings; but then again we are dealing with Lupin the III, so I guess that is expected. Sometime after dawn on Monday, Lupin stole the 29-year-old Moyai Statue from Tokyo’s Shibuya train station. In the spot where the statue once stood is now a white canvas sign that reads “Thanks for the Moyai. Lupin Steal Japan steal-japan.jp”.

After doing some research I discovered that it just might not be Lupin himself that stole this statue, but a collaboration of three evil criminal organizations that joined forces, which would be NTV television network, TMS Entertainment anime studio, and Heiwa; I expected this from NHK, but I guess when conspiracies are involved you can’t expect anything. They possess a website called steal-japan.jp, which takes suggestions from fans on what objects Lupin should steal next.

What Lupin should steal next... 
What Lupin should steal next... 
So will Lupin return the statue, or is he going to keep it for himself? What will he steal next? The Statue of Liberty? Carmen Sandiego? China? Only you can decide!

[Via ANN]
 
 
 
 
  
giaon Dec. 8, 2009 at 2:49 p.m.
Man, Lupin is so cool.
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 8, 2009 at 2:50 p.m.
A part as a baby in Arsene Lupine II that i wish would come out sometime in the future? :D
GodLen staff on Dec. 8, 2009 at 3:52 p.m.
@gia: you say that now, but when your purse is gone will you say the same thing? 
 

giaon Dec. 8, 2009 at 3:56 p.m.
@GodLen: Ahhh, but you didn't specify WHICH purse! I'm a purse girl (as opposed to a shoes girl), so I have a couple dozen!
GodLen staff on Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:01 p.m.
@gia: Lupin has a special skill in finding which purse has the money in it. Kind of like a sixth sense
Nikoon Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:05 p.m.

JJOR64on Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:14 p.m.
That is fucking awesome.  Maybe Lupin can kidnap me and I can become a thief with him and his gang.  That would be awesome.
Nerxon Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:19 p.m.
As long as nobody said Virginity xD
ThePsychoGameron Dec. 8, 2009 at 6:19 p.m.
hehehe, I see. I'm calling it, this is about a lupin game, must be a high budget one, I've know i've seen at leas one of the logo's at the ending of a game (aside from the Namco Bandi games logo), i belive it was the one that looked like a cat.
Konandaon Dec. 8, 2009 at 6:27 p.m.


 


 

This!
This!



 

N15PCAon Dec. 8, 2009 at 9:05 p.m.

I have all the DVDs movies and TV specails to Lupin that came out in the Us.  I love the Lupin the III shows.  I even used to watch it on adult Swim when they showed it on the air.
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 9, 2009 at 6:52 a.m.
@gia said:
" @GodLen: Ahhh, but you didn't specify WHICH purse! I'm a purse girl (as opposed to a shoes girl), so I have a couple dozen! "
Okay

 fixed XD
 fixed XD

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The world's greatest phantom thief. Lupin the 3rd is the eponymous protagonist of one of Japan's oldest adult-oriented (seinen) manga/anime series. Said to be the grandson of Arsène Lupin from the novels of Maurice Leblanc, he lives up to his name by being a world-renowned gentleman thief.

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