Episode 46: Lupin III: The First (2020)

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Lupin III: The First
Still from Lupin III: The First, courtesy of GKIDS Films ©️ MONKEY PUNCH / 2019 LUPIN THE 3RD FILM PARTNERS

Since its announcement Lupin III: The First has had a special place on this podcast. Finally, we got the chance to watch and review the film, which is distributed by GKids Films in the United States. In it, Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, that highlights exactly why he is our favorite “gentleman thief.” Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. Highlighting the very best of heists and adventure film treasure hunts, Lupin III: The First knocks everything out of the park. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades, and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that has made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.

In this episode, LaNeysha doesn’t only break down why she’s in love with Lupin III: The First but why she fell in love with Monkey Punch’s franchise long before. You can also listen to our review of the Lupin the 3rd Live-Action film here.

So hit play and bask in the Lupin III love. Lupin III: The First is in select theaters today (October 18th) and October 21st in the United States.

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