Posted by psgels on 3 May 2012 with categories: Lupin III - Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna

This episode had more room for its animation compared to the previous weeks, and the result shows as Lupin heads into Indiana Jones. The direction in this episode in particular was excellent, making the dungeon crawling really fun and artistic to watch; the characters were also more expressive this time, both with the voice acting and facial expressions. Along with a nice script, this altogether was an excellent episode.

The first three episodes all showed Mine Fujiko with one major side character. The past two episodes however we see her along with two of them, which brings in a much different dynamic, especially with Lupin in the picture again. This episode made good use of that, and I liked the interplay between all three characters, especially how everyone was trying to wait for everyone because they couldn’t progress further.

One particularly interesting part of this episode was when the Egyptian afterworld came into play. you know, the myth of where everyone’s sins would have to be weighed. I liked how Lupin played with the definition of “sins” in order to get past the trap.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

2 Responses

  1. Martin says:

    This is my favorite episode thus far. The altercation between lupin and jigen had some really strong drawings. And if I may be greedy I wish they put in a bit more inbetweens for that sequence. Still overall a very nice looking episode overall. Not to mention it was the funnest one yet.

  2. Oroboros says:

    Indeed, easily the best since the opening episode, probably due to the fact that there’s more than 2 main characters and the presence of Lupin. The show loses a bit when he’s not there.

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