Normally we have reservations when a long-standing anime superstar tries to go the CG route, but the new anime film Lupin III: The First, which came this year to America courtesy of GKIDS, made the translation flawlessly (live-action is even worse, by the way, and Lupin’s been there). But this time the classic designs by Monkey Punch came alive in the animation shift — and the plot wasn’t bad either; critics loved it.
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Lupin The 3rd: The First, a computer-animated feature film starring the gentleman thief who has endured for over 50 years, was released in Japan in 2019. It received high praise as one of the most entertaining Lupin things ever made (though as far as Lupin movies go, nothing’s ever gonna top Miyazaki’s take). Ever since, folks have been wondering…when are we gonna get it?
Everyone rejoice — Lupin III: The First is being given a US release! Isn’t that amazing news?? ……What do you mean you don’t know who “Lu-pawn” is?