Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone Blu-ray
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About Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone Blu-ray
By bringing her voice to West Doroa, the East Doroan singer Queen Malta hoped that she could heal the rift between the two countries in Lupin the 3rd: Jigen's Gravestone.
Instead, her murder on stage by an unknown assassin only served to increase the tension between the two countries. Already a country known for its incredibly low crime rate, East Doroa increases security in preparation for war--but security is nothing to the likes of super-genius thief Lupin III!
Still, when he and partner Jigen Daisuke swipe the Little Comet gemstone from an embassy in East Doroa, it's a little convenient that the police seem to know their every move. And worse, before they can even make their getaway, the pair find themselves under the crosshairs of a certain hitman--the same one that killed Queen Malta! Something's fishy, and in order to confirm his suspicions, Jigen visits the cemetery. There, he finds himself staring at his own gravestone. It's a calling card of the sniper, Yael Okuzaki... and no one targeted by him has ever escaped the grave! But why is he only after Jigen, and not Lupin? And things only get more complicated with Fujiko around!
Lupin the 3rd: Jigen's Gravestone includes spoken languages: English, Japanese with English subtitles.
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Comedy
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 50
- Release Date: 4/5/2016
- Weight: 0.5
Ratings & Reviews
Best new Lupin film in a long time!
Technically this is considered a movie spinoff of The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. Directed by Takeshi Koike of Redline, the animation on this film is crazy good. While Fujiko Mine focused mainly on the titular heroine, this focuses mostly on Jigen and Lupin. The villain of this film is just what you want a ridiculous Lupin villain to be. An assassin so good he digs a grave for his target before taking the job. He literally ROLLS A DICE to determine how many bullets he is allow to use to kill his target.
Also features what is sure to become a classic, cheesy, catchy, English-lyric ending song "Revolver Fires" by Gary Stockdale. It's absurd and possibly the best thing about this movie.
After hearing a little bit of the dub, I can also say this is the first Lupin dub I actually like and might actually watch. The cast that Funimation had been using for a long time didn't really do it for me. You might still be able to check it out for free on Hulu.
Cool, Smooth... But A Little Short
by Esteban -
Following up on the Fujiko Mine series, this film much in line with that series, although I'd say it's better. The story is shorter and more focused, with Lupin and Jigen running up against an expert sniper in fictional country divided by war. The art is some of the best of seen in anime, the retro Euro style of the Fujiko series is in place here as well but it seems more fluid and tighter for the film. The music is perfect, as well, especially the cool, Bond-esque
theme song we get for Jigen. The characters are well-written and cool and the only real complaint I have is that it's over too soon... Which is less of a compliment than it may sound, because the film clocks in at less than a hour and that's with three sets of credits. Pretty disappointing run time for a highly enjoyable movie but I can only hope we get more Lupin films like this... that are hopefully closer to feature length.
A wonderful return to form
Along with the series "The Woman Named Fujiko Mine" this is a grand return to form for Lupin. The art style is amazing and the writing is much better than much of the Lupin back catalog. A fair warning, this is not the family-friendly thief from "Castle of Cagliostro." This is the Lupin from the manga, in all of his cut-throat and over-sexed glory.
A "sequel" that doesn't require the viewing of its predecessor to be enjoyed
by Ricky -
This movie/special is technically a sequel to the anime series "A Woman called Fujiko Mine," but it requires no knowledge from it at all. The only thing you really need to know is the basics about what the Lupin franchise is about, and I'm not even sure that's required to enjoy it. This isn't an entirely bad thing mind you, but I don't really know if it's a good thing either. At its core it's a pretty generic action movie story that just happens to star the Lupin characters. Luckily, along with the awesome art/animation, that's all you need to make this movie worth watching. This movie's plot may be generic but its awesome style carries it. I'd definitely recommend it to Lupin fans and it might even work as a cheap purchase for newcomers to the franchise as a whole. Give it a shot. You might just like what you see.