History Manga / LupinIII

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.
1st Apr '16 1:41:52 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.
1st Apr '16 1:37:45 PM comicwriter
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* CostumeCopycat: One ''M'' chapter involves a new female thief who poses as Fujiko in order to get her to take the fall for a jewelry heist. The situation backfires when Lupin springs Fujiko from jail and helps her turn the tables on the new girl.
1st Apr '16 12:20:48 PM comicwriter
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* IdenticalStranger: One of the chapters from the ''M'' series revolves around a bespectacled civilian worker who happens to look almost exactly like Fujiko.
29th Mar '16 9:40:44 AM DrFurball
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* TheHeroDies: The second manga series ends with [[spoiler:Zenigata trapping Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko on an island, then detonating it as he escapes via boat]].
3rd Jan '16 1:01:30 AM DrFurball
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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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