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Lupin the 3rd - Island of Assassins
Lupin the 3rd - Island of Assassins
Actors: Hiroyuki Yano, Kan'ichi Kurita
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     1hr 30min

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Actors: Hiroyuki Yano, Kan'ichi Kurita
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Funimation Prod
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Not Your Typical Lupin Movie
N. Bashur | Lincoln Park, MI United States | 04/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Island of Assassins, or In Memory of the Walther P-38 as it was originally called, is not the typical mostly-comedic Lupin film. This one has a darker and more series tone, but there is excellent comedy subtly sprinkled throughout the movie.

The animation is fluid, the character designs are different, but it doesn't take long to get used to them, and the action is plenty.

In this movie, Lupin finds himself going to the hidden Island of Assassins after his old, stolen Walther P-38 gun is used by someone in an assassin group to shoot Zenigata.

This island is also rumored to contain massive amounts of gold, so naturally, Lupin and crew go after that. But there's more going on at the island, and Lupin, Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko find themselves right in the middle of a huge plot that divides the residence of the island down the middle.

We also get to learn about Lupin's past from his pre-Jigen years in this movie.

I loved this special! It was very engaging and with excellent pacing and fluid animation. Character designs didn't bother me at all, and I loved how it ended.

The man female character in this movie, other than Fujiko, is Ellen. I thought Ellen was an excellent character. I loved how she was introduced and how her character developed throughout the movie.

As for the DVD itself, the transfer was excellent. The video looked good and clean with no defects, and the audio was also great. The viewer could choose from English 5.1, English 2.0, and Japanese 2.0. There are dubtitles for the English track, and subtitles for the Japanese track, so be sure to choose the right one. The dub, asides from pronouncing Lupin's and Jigen's name incorrectly, was also done well.

Highly recommended. AnimeOnDVD gave this movie a grade of A, and I do as well. Don't even hesitate and pick this one up."
Best 25 bucks I ever spent! Maybe.
Joshua 'P' | Modesto, CA, USA | 08/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Easily the best of the TV Specials and movies released by FUNi, if you can only get one Lupin movie this year, make it this one. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this movie, other than the usual Lupin entertainment (which is always good, mind you), but what I got was the perfect blend of the dark undertone of early Lupin, yet all the sensitivity of Miyazaki's Lupin from 'Castle of Caglisotro'. And better yet, my main man Mr.Strait wrote the English adaption WONDERFULLY. Not with the same 'throw away' gags that FUNimation often likes to do, but with truly impressive dialogue, complimented greatly by his voice for Lupin. Forget the mispronouncing of Lupin's name, it's easily ignored. The video and audio were excellent, as usual. With Japanese and English on the DVD. I'd only ask now that we got other Dubs, too. I love seeing how different voice actors from all over the planet play these classic characters. But the special features aren't really. . . Special. But I'm sure the Japanese release didn't come with a commentary, which I'd love to hear.

Anywho, to wrap it up, great movie, good dub, sub-par special features. . But they don't really matter anyhow."