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LUPIN III: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE #5 -- Watch & Learn

Oh my... what happened to the Phantom?

Uh… what happened to that whole cliffhanger with Fujiko and Lupin’s invitation to dine with the Phantom and his girlfriend down in the romantic sewers of Paris? I’d imagine there’d be more than a few steps needed to take them from there to lounging by the pool as they do in the opener for this episode. Then again, this episode also ends with that ever-so-enticing “To Be Continued” tag, so maybe the masterminds behind this are just playing games with their expectations?

Maybe the second part of the French episode will actually come later?

Maybe it’ll never actually come?

Maybe the conceit here is that we’re just getting snapshots of this gang’s sordid history instead of the sort of wholly-sequential mega arc that we’re used to?

I figure it’s the last option. Sounds more sophisticated, no? Learning to enjoy the questions, but never needing their answers? That would probably infuriate a vocal percentage of the audience, but I think I can live with it, myself - - especially when this latest episode’s proved to be the best of the batch so far.

What a hell of an action spectacle. For as sleek as the high-altitude dog fights get in EUREKA SEVEN: AO get, the duel between Lupin and Jigen throughout the mess of tomb traps had to be some of the most impressive animation I’ve seen in a while. How long a while? Well, long enough that I can’t recall the last time I was so impressed. Again,it honestly feels like some it exploded right out of some furious artist's sketchbook.

I might wonder about where the double and triple crosses that Fujiko plays on these poor blokes and their peacock will go... but I know better, now. I enjoyed it for what it was, promises of continuation be damned.

Look up this episode, "Blood-Soaked Triangle” 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

Marshal Victoryon June 6, 2012 at 6:08 p.m.

Tom IF their was a miss step in this series you just pointed it out.But i kinda like they think i am smart enuff to put 2 an 2 together an figure it out.Course i am not that smart so we all make mistakes.

This one tho i thought at end what would keep her from going back with some c4 or a charmed expert miner to get it?But yes the animation is scratching a itch i did not know i had.Those that i have showed the series to that are not anime fans love it.Well mostly in a legal way love it.

p.s. if this post makes less seance than normal lets blame the pain killers.Sinus surgery recovery is a pain in the arse..oh wait that is the wrong end :)

zaldaron June 6, 2012 at 11:01 p.m.

hmm I think not getting the answers would annoy me greatly. Enjoying the ride not the destination is a Japanese philosophy I have never gotten good at.

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