History Manga / LupinIII

11th Jan '17 3:30:23 PM JusticeReaper
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* RoguesGallery:
** If you look at the series from a law-enforcement perspective, then Lupin, Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko are a recurring Rogues Gallery for Inspector Zenigata. Well, they are criminals, so...
** On Lupin's end, he has his own list of recurring adversaries across the franchise. These include Zenigata (of course), Rebecca Rossellini, Agent Nyx, Leonardo da Vinci (really), Mr. X, Kyosuke Mamo, and Pycal.
28th Oct '16 4:13:52 PM nombretomado
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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: Frequently, to the point where Monkey Punch lampshaded it [[http://altjapan.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/06/enemies_of_soci.html an interview with]] GoNagai, admitting that he often tells himself "time for 'em to run!" when realizing he was running out of pages for the story.

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* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: Frequently, to the point where Monkey Punch lampshaded it [[http://altjapan.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/06/enemies_of_soci.html an interview with]] GoNagai, Creator/GoNagai, admitting that he often tells himself "time for 'em to run!" when realizing he was running out of pages for the story.
19th Oct '16 8:45:58 PM DrFurball
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: While the original series certainly incorporated some fantastical elements at times, it's noting on the PostScriptSeason volumes, which include curing Lupin's vampirism with farts, a MadScientist who hypnotizes corpses, and an invisble sea captain.
** Monkey Punch seems to like this trope, since the same happens with later volumes of the second series. We get stories about a hundred Lupin clones, a FreakyFridayFlip, the gang being turned to babies, and even an AlienInvasion of a small island.


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* MarsNeedsWomen: Partway through the "Yap Land" story in World's Most Wanted, the gang has to deal with a group of small space aliens who are trying to mate with Fujiko, and she has to keep fending off their advances, [[CrossesTheLineTwice even launching one into a wall with the waistband of her panties at one point.]]
19th Oct '16 8:33:16 PM DrFurball
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** Applies to some of the other characters as well. The first chapter had Lupin acting like a modern version of his grandfather, with his cocky, womanizing personality appearing in Chapter 2. An early chapter featured Lupin killing some police officers as part of a heist, and one had him murdering the ManipulativeBastard and his accomplice for playing him, despite the accomplice being a woman. Later on in the series, Lupin proudly mentions that he doesn't "kill kids, women or cops".
** Early on, Jigen's an occasional sidekick to Lupin, but has no qualms with turning on him if needed. This is a stark contrast to later in the manga, where he's loyal to a fault. He's also shown to be just as interested in women as Lupin is at times, before his "women can't be trusted" belief sets in.
** Goemon, at one point in the original series, is showing off with his sword to impress a girl, and even tries to seduce a woman as part of a heist. By the second series, he's apparently commited to abstinence, and despite being visibly aroused, turns down sex with a cute girl before going for a cold swim.
** Zenigata's somewhat of a DirtyCop for most of the original series, breaking laws and lying in his pursuit of Lupin. Later on, he's shown as being more uptight and moral, even shedding ManlyTears when forced by his chief to rape a woman in an attempt to frame Lupin.
9th Oct '16 7:57:58 PM DrFurball
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* SpinOffspring: Lupin III Jr., a short-lived manga by Monkey Punch about Lupin's illegitimate son. (And yes, the kid is actually named "Lupin III Jr.", not "Lupin IV")
6th Jul '16 6:46:24 PM DrFurball
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* ArtEvolution: The original series is actually a fascinating look at how Monkey Punch's style changed over the years. In the beginning, [[https://i.gyazo.com/5cbd2c81800994ba0549705794819840.png characters were drawn with a more abstract]] style, with the Magazine/MAD influence obvious. By the time of the hiatus, [[https://i.gyazo.com/f383ae703626051f915b5c60c1863d40.png his characters were somewhat more realistic]], while still retaining their cartoonishness. After the hiatus, [[https://i.gyazo.com/8c0e0741c6d357eb9ddabd8314cfb239.png he began to exaggerate more]], which the character designs becoming [[https://i.gyazo.com/786c35a4c5215f72637debe342c005e1.png more refined into the second series]].
6th Jul '16 6:35:01 PM DrFurball
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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Averted by way of ArtEvolution. Both people new to the franchise and fans who saw the anime first might be led to believe that the womanizing thief who beds the two sisters in search of some microfilm is Lupin, since, aside from the hair, he looks just like him (the hair could be part of the disguise)...then he's killed by a nerdy-looking guy with black hair and long sideburns, who turns out to be Lupin. It's not until the second chapter that Lupin starts to look more like he traditionally does.
* GagCensor: Infamously so, with the use of the Mars (♂) and Venus (♀) symbols.
21st Jun '16 10:10:58 AM DrFurball
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* BookEnds: The first and final chapters of the second series both feature everyone gathering on an explosive island [[spoiler:built by Zenigata. Sadly, Lupin and the gang aren't as lucky as they were in the beginning.]]
21st Jun '16 10:02:04 AM DrFurball
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* BerserkButton: Framing Lupin for a crime he ''didn't'' commit really, really pisses him off.


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* CerebusRollercoaster: The first series has stories like Lupin giving Monkey Punch a tour of his hideout or being talked into robbing a safe while completely drunk...in the same volume as stories about a artist getting revenge on the man who kidnapped him as a child, or a young man and his sister learning the hard way what Lupin's lifestyle can do to someone.
** World's Most Wanted is HotterAndSexier and DenserAndWackier, with more supernatural and sci-fi elements, but there's still the occasional "serious" story, like the TearJerker NoDialogueEpisode, or Jigen's duel in the desert.


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** The "San Francisco" story arc has Lupin throwing a knife through the penis of a would-be rapist.


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* PetTheDog: Despite being more edgy than his anime counterpart, every now and then Lupin will show a softer side, like letting a teenage girl tag along with him for a few days [[spoiler:because she's terminally ill and wants to have some fun before she dies.]] Or doing long-distance surgery on Fujiko to save her life, saving a woman from being raped, or reuniting a man with his kidnapped child.
1st Apr '16 1:43:55 PM comicwriter
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As mentioned above, the original manga is a lot more violent and sexual than any of the {{Animated Adaptation}}s (save for ''Anime/{{Lupin III| The Woman Called Fujiko Mine}}''), and the protagonists were way more violent and devious to boot.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As mentioned above, the original manga is a lot more violent and sexual than any of the {{Animated Adaptation}}s (save for ''Anime/{{Lupin III| ''[[Anime/{{Lupin III The Woman Called Fujiko Mine}}''), Mine}} The Woman Called Fujiko Mine]]''), and the protagonists were way more violent and devious to boot.
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