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LUPIN III: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE #3 -- Watch & Learn

Goemon should've been using sex as his weapon.

It’s clear now that Goemon’s strength comes from his clothing-vaporizing sword… and his weakness lies in his sweetly-hopeless inexperience with girls. You’d think that former would help with the latter - - but when the wonderfully over-the-top moment comes when this modern day samurai cuts Fujiko’s attire down to little more than a strategically-placed belt, the encounter winds up as eventful for the guy as a strictly-platonic hug from his babysitter. What a patsy, right?

It’s been real fun watching the titular Ms. Fujiko work her feminine wiles so effectively on all these otherwise untouchable action heroes. Here, she gets a badass master assassin to flutter his eyes like a little puppy dog and blubber sheepishly about how she could be the perfect girlfriend for him. It’s a novel change of pace to see the protagonist using sex as a weapon in a field where mecha suits and psycho cannons are more often the tools of choice.

While on the subject of covert sexiness (and, really, are we ever off it?) - - did any of you lunatics find the visual double-entendres here to be a real stitch? Out of all the ways for Ms. Fujiko to handle that little rabbit cut-out, she chooses to fondle it ever-so-delicately? Out of all images to engrave the buckle of that expensive belt, it ends up being the face of a groaning man placed directly over her privates? Like I observed with the intro, this show most assuredly plays the Bond game of sexy sight gags a bit less coyly.

Watch this episode, "The Lady And The Samurai" here and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

ImpendingFoilon May 25, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.

I am glad this series keeps going the long tradition of great Lupin programming.

Marshal Victoryon May 25, 2012 at 9:41 p.m.

So i was only one singing "Samurai Freunds" an missed all the rabbit caressing an belt buckles.?

Neat show huh?This one was bit lighter in tone,An yet their was a whole dark undercurrent.I hope hollywood never options Luipn as a ip.

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