Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze
is the twenty-fifth Made-for-TV Movie
in the Lupin III
franchise. It debuted on November 15, 2013, and has yet to have an official English language release.
This year's Art Shift
is rather interesting, including elements of the Return Of The Magician
OVA, a The Castle of Cagliostro
influence, as well as newer art elements, such as shiny wet eyes in almost all of the characters.
The story opens in the Paris night. Shots switch around, showing the airship, the party, and the city below. Then a new airship arrives. It's a group of pirates that attack the ship, and knock out the guards. As two of them prepare to return to their ship, a guard has followed them up. The guard and one of the pirates fight, and we discover the guard is Lupin III
and the pirate is a cutie!
One slap later, and the pervert is falling off the airship, into the river.Spoilers below!
Don't read below if you don't want to know how this caper turns out!
This TV movie features examples of:
- Armor-Piercing Slap:
- Lupin gets slapped for touching the breasts of the female pirate in the opening.
- Lupin gets slapped again when he lights up a cigarette in front of the baby. Same thing had happened to the head pirate off-camera, earlier.
- Samus Is a Girl: The pirate Lupin is fighting isn't revealed as a young girl until the end of the fight. Why does the fight end? Weaponized Armor-Piercing Slap.
- Worthless Treasure Twist: After chasing Plot Coupons made of gems, discovering an ancient lost treasure of gold, paintings, and technology, Lupin reveals the object that he'd been trying to steal. A corkscrew. Granted, it's a gold corkscrew, but he was chasing it because it was a treasure that his grandfather had described, rather than the intrinsic worth of the object.