History Anime / LupinIIIDeadOrAlive

16th May '18 12:45:32 PM MiinU
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*DeaderThanDead: Headhunter's end is so over-the-top that there's absolutely ''no chance'' of him surviving it (see ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill).


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*ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Headhunter makes a final attempt to kill Lupin, mere moments after Jigen and the others have seemingly gone their separate ways. Except they had anticipated it and unload on him from all four directions at once. Lupin [[CombatPragmatist kills him immediately]] with [[BoomHeadshot a headshot]], followed by Jigen and Fujiko shooting him in the chest and back respectively, and Goemon finishes the job [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe by bisecting the corpse]], which collapses in a pile of gold dust.
7th Jan '17 12:51:57 AM Soufriere
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lupin_iii_dead_or_alive_5195.jpg]][[caption-width-right:250:Characters on top, from left to right: Jigen, Fujiko, Lupin, Olèander, Goemon.]] [[caption-width-right:250:Characters on bottom: Zenigata, and the entire Zufu army.]]

The fifth theatrical movie, released the 20th of April, 1996. It has the proud distinction of having the original creator, Monkey Punch, as Supervising Director. Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed this film for US release in 2002, along with ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'' and eight [[Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials annual TV specials]].

Lupin and gang are attempting to recover the treasure on "Drifting Island",[[note]]subtitles say "Drift Isle"[[/note]] an island inside another island, and part of the fictional country of Zufu. Zufu has recently undergone a bit of political upheaval: The king and his son, Prince Pannish, have been killed in a military coup d'etat. General Headhunter has been in charge for two years, now. And ''he'' wants the treasure that the king left on Drifting Island, too. He's willing to put out a bounty on the foreign thief to keep him away, one million dollars to the bounty hunter who brings in Lupin the Third, Dead or Alive!

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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lupin_iii_dead_or_alive_5195.jpg]][[caption-width-right:250:Characters on top, jpg]][[caption-width-right:250:Top, from left to right: Jigen, Fujiko, Lupin, Olèander, Goemon.]] [[caption-width-right:250:Characters on bottom: \\
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Zenigata, and the entire Zufu army.]]

The fifth theatrical ''Lupin'' movie, released the 20th of April, 1996. It has the proud distinction of having the original creator, Monkey Punch, as Supervising Director. Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed this film for US release in 2002, along with ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'' and eight [[Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials annual TV specials]].

Lupin and gang are attempting to recover the treasure on "Drifting Island",[[note]]subtitles Island"[[labelnote:*]] (subtitles say "Drift Isle"[[/note]] Isle")[[/labelnote]], an island inside another island, and part of the fictional country of Zufu. Zufu has recently undergone a bit of political upheaval: The king and his son, Prince Pannish, have been killed in a military coup d'etat. General Headhunter has been in charge for two years, now. And ''he'' wants the treasure that the king left on Drifting Island, too. He's willing to put out a bounty on the foreign thief to keep him away, one million dollars to the bounty hunter who brings in Lupin the Third, Dead or Alive!



21st Nov '16 5:16:34 PM SamMax
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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is the darkest of the ''Lupin'' Theatrical Releases, and has the honor of Creator/MonkeyPunch (who is responsible for the dark tones of the original Manga) working on it.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: This is the darkest of the ''Lupin'' Theatrical Releases, and has the honor of Creator/MonkeyPunch Monkey Punch (who is responsible for the dark tones of the original Manga) working on it.
21st Nov '16 5:15:42 PM SamMax
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The fifth theatrical movie, released the 20th of April, 1996. It has the proud distinction of having the original creator, Creator/MonkeyPunch, as Supervising Director. Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed this film for US release in 2002, along with ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'' and eight [[Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials annual TV specials]].

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The fifth theatrical movie, released the 20th of April, 1996. It has the proud distinction of having the original creator, Creator/MonkeyPunch, Monkey Punch, as Supervising Director. Creator/{{Funimation}} licensed this film for US release in 2002, along with ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'' and eight [[Anime/LupinIIIYearlySpecials annual TV specials]].



* DarkSkinnerBlonde: Oleander.

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* DarkSkinnerBlonde: DarkSkinnedBlonde: Oleander.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: One of Creator/MonkeyPunch's only rules while producing ''Dead or Alive'' was that Lupin and the gang had to escape with the treasure.

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: One of Creator/MonkeyPunch's Monkey Punch's only rules while producing ''Dead or Alive'' was that Lupin and the gang had to escape with the treasure.
3rd Sep '16 11:45:45 PM DrFurball
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** It was probably also done to intimidate Olé, who he was interrogating at the time.
29th Aug '16 10:05:48 PM DrFurball
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* DarkSkinnerBlonde: Oleander.


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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:General Headhunter's corpse is reanimated by the nanomachines near the end of the movie, but he's quickly taken down by Lupin and the gang.]]


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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Fujiko, a few times.
1st Aug '16 12:20:14 PM SomeoneElse17
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* CoolCopter: Lupin and gang first visit "Drifting Island" via gyrocopter. It's only built for one person, so they're actually overburdening it by having Lupin, Jigen ''and'' Goemon on it. The mechanic they borrowed it from also builds them two other flying devices.

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* CoolCopter: CoolPlane: Lupin and gang first visit "Drifting Island" via gyrocopter. It's only built for one person, so they're actually overburdening it by having Lupin, Jigen ''and'' Goemon on it. The mechanic they borrowed it from also builds them two other flying devices.
29th Jul '16 10:47:01 AM HighCrate
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Zenigata is definitely living this trope in this anime where even the rest of the gang would rather flee without the treasure than have to deal with him. Throughout the film he clearly is a match for Lupin and the moment Lupin slips up he captures him. It is only because of an outside force or luck that Lupin is able to escape him.
29th Aug '15 11:17:35 AM EDP
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* MuggingTheMonster: After the failure of their joint attempt at arresting Lupin, Crisis orders Zenigata to leave the country, and when Zenigata doesn't three cops try and arrest him. All they manage is to ruin his sandwich, a casualty of [[CurbStompBattle Zenigata casually knocking the first two out without bothering to stand up]] before [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shooting the gun of the third]].
9th Jan '15 6:15:58 AM Hailfire25
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* BitCharacter: Lupin rescues four people from the prison in the opening scene. One turns out to be important to the plot later, as a ChekhovsGunman. One shows up again as a bit character, [[spoiler: helping Emerah to escape]]. The other two are just there to be saved, and don't contribute anything else.

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* BitCharacter: Lupin rescues four people from the prison in the opening scene. One turns out to be important to the plot later, as a ChekhovsGunman. One shows up again as a bit character, [[spoiler: helping Emerah to escape]]. The other two are one with the mohawk can be seen in the end [[spoiler: wearing a ski mask helping the resistances]]. The last one is just there to be saved, and don't contribute anything else.
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