Lupin the 3rd Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid Blu-ray
About Lupin the 3rd Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid Blu-ray
Lupin the 3rd: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid is an anime film directed by Teiichi Takiguchi.
An ancient seal of blood guards an immortal secret.
An Aquamarine gemstone, the Mermaid's Scale, appears in a secret, underground auction. The queen of the underworld (nicknamed the "Bearslayer") coerces the professional jewel-lifter Lupin into stealing the rock for her. Lupin swipes the stone, and quickly discovers not only that it's a forgery, but that the real Mermaid's Scale is part of an unsolved riddle that leads to transcending mortality! Soon, the "Bearslayer" is found murdered in cold blood! Her seemingly immortal young aide, Misa, is kidnapped by the arms dealer Himuro. The race is on for Lupin and his gang to locate the secret to eternal life... before it's used to send the Earth into a state of endless war!
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Comedy
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 90
- Year Created: 2011
- Release Date: 7/30/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid
An enjoyable TV Special but I have some gripes. The movie has two young sisters involved with the story and has a lighthearted, kid-friendly tone but there are a few moments of violence, murder, and gore that feel a bit jarring. I know the Lupin III series as a whole isn’t necessarily for kids but The Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid seems like it wants to fall on the “Castle of Cagliostro” side of things but has moments of violence that would seem suited towards the more hard-boiled 90’s TV Specials or the recent Lupin IIIRD movies.
The character designs and the animation look incredible. I’m sure a lot of that has a lot to do with the fact this is the first native 1080p Full HD special. Discotek’s blu-ray quality is without flaws and the packaging is good.
The new english dub by the Geneon crew is a welcome addition. I always love hearing them reprise these roles and would like more english dubs for TV specials that don’t have them.