Episode 11: Lupin the 3rd Live-Action

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Lupin the 3rd live-action

This week LaNeysha and Kate talk about their favorite problematic anime: Lupin III and the 2014 live-action adaptation Lupin the 3rd. When the grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties – an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon. Find out what we thought and just how much we had to drink this week now. The women talk about how much a good cast with great costuming can bring an anime to life. And damn are the costumes in Lupin the 3rd good – good enough to bring characters to life just o aesthetic alone while the updates to the story help pull the fan-favorite anime into the present.  I mean, just look at the featured image above, that’s our criminals!

Lupin the 3rd is a 2014 Japanese heist film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura based on the manga of the same name by Monkey Punch, starring an ensemble cast led by Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gō Ayano, Meisa Kuroki, and Tadanobu Asano. It is the second live-action film adaptation of the manga, following Lupin III: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974). The film serves as an origin story that presents its characters in a modernized context and follows the title character as he forms his thieving gang to steal a Cleopatran necklace while facing opposition from Michael Lee, his rival, and Pramuk, a crime boss.