Lupin III new series 01
Two big caveats:
1) I don’t know much about Lupin. I’ve already read a bunch of blog posts with exactly this kind of confession at the beginning so I know it gets tiring, but still, it’s worth stating. This is a long and venerable franchise and I don’t have the context for it. I’ve watched a couple of films and remember very little of them.
2) The other side of this coin is that the reason for me checking this out is that REDLINE‘s Koike is in it, nothing else.
Onto to the review. Long story short, I was unimpressed. I blame this on the writing. If it had been half as long it’d have been better. I kept looking at my watch hoping it would end.
The dialogue was dull and uninteresting. This is a shame because the voice actors did well and the characters looked good. And I do agree with those who think Fujiko was far too naked in this. By the end of the episode I was bored of looking at her nakedness. I don’t think this is supposed to happen. It can’t be what they’re going for.
Now, this could be one of those deals where a different writer pens each episode, and we might end up with some amazing eps and some really dull ones. If it’s the same exact person writing each time then I probably won’t watch the whole series.
I usually prefer to keep silent rather than give out negative reviews like this one, but I don’t want people to wonder how come I didn’t give it a try with Koike being in it and I being a redlineophile and all. Well, now you know what I’m thinking