Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine at a Glance

Nipples nipples nipples nipples.

Wow. That was… geez.

I’m actually at a bit of a loss on how to write about Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. I’m trying to recover from the sheer volume of nipples I saw in it. It was, quite frankly, overwhelming, and it felt a bit like they were trying too hard to impress the fact that this is DARK and EDGY Lupin upon the audience.

I will say this: the art style was pretty cool. I always enjoy it when the artists do something a little different than the shiny, shiny stuff that’s become standard everywhere else. And, no, I don’t mean the SHAFT approach to doing things differently either; I like some of the SHAFT stuff, but a lot of times it feels like quirks for the sake of quirkiness. In the abstract, it’s cool, but then you watch ef~a tale of melodies~ and you want to stab someone after having watched the characters get covered in text while someone babbles for five minutes for the fourth time that episode.

While Lupin III: Fujiko looks pretty awesome, I’m not exactly entranced by the material. This is probably in large part, though, because I’m not into Lupin III, nor am I exactly enamored of the genre itself. The last phantom thief anime or manga I enjoyed were Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Saint Tail… both magical girl franchises. I’m pretty sure there’s a connection there that isn’t coincidental.

I liked the OP, although it lacked music, and I’m not sure if it actually was the OP. I also liked it even though it was nippletastic.

I can say that the first episode was completely accessible for the uninitiated.

I’ll probably watch the next episode just to give it another try, but as you can probably tell, I wasn’t exactly enamored of this episode. I didn’t dislike it; it just didn’t interest me beyond the art direction

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4 Responses to Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine at a Glance

  1. Ryan A says:

    The nipple presence was overwhelming. I probably wouldn’t think that if it weren’t for the quick scene where Fujiko ziplines down the shrine using her invincible top, with her boobs jiggling to and fro on descent. I even rewound that hoping she used something other than her top.. but alas, this is what we got.

    I enjoy the atmosphere and dynamics but I think the plot was lacking an adrenaline kick.

    • A Day Without Me says:

      I just giggled away when that happened. Good move on the Macguyver scale, but, still, talk about absurd.

  2. inushinde says:

    Admittedly it wasn’t the most tasteful start, but it’s crass exploitation at what could be best passed off as art. Yeah, nipples, but also… well, nipples. And tits in general. I think that’s all anybody remembers aside from the jazz soundtrack, really.

    • A Day Without Me says:

      I honestly wouldn’t have minded the nipples if they hadn’t been quite so constant. It just felt overwhelming and off-putting.

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