Otaku Corner

A blog dedicated to manga and anime.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Miyazaki returns

This year we're lucky enough to have the chance to see another classic anime film re-released in all it's digital beauty. Manga Entertainment have outdone themselves this time by picking a true masterpeice by Miyazaki.
For those of us that are somewhat veterans to anime films, Lupin the III is probably one that is easily recognised by lovers of all genres. Even those who haven't yet seen Lupin in action are probably familiar with the name.

Credited by Steven Spielberg as "one of the greatest adventure movies of all time", The Castle of Cagliostro really lives up to the title.
Master thief Lupin III does it again when he manages to steal a fortune in counterfeit money from a casino, only to find the plates that were used to print it all is worth even more. He tracks the source to the small country of Cagliostro, Europe.
Typical Lupin instantly jumps in and tries to stop the monarchs marriage to the last Princess of the country when he sees it's a beautiful girl. Enticed even more by the fact that the girl is linked to the possible fortune, Lupin becomes quickly involved in rescuing the bride-to-be a number of times.
Of course as always we get to see Fujiko in action as well as Lupin's other outlaw accomplices.

I've seen this film both recently, and back when I first started watching anime when I wasn't even in my teens, and nothing had changed when it comes to my feelings about this film. No matter what age you are this film really draws you in, and now with the digitally remastered special edition DVD from Manga Entertainment even those who might've been put off by the somewhat "old school" animation can enjoy it more. The double sided DVD comes with great extras and now with even more language options.
This is definitely a must for all those in love with Miyazaki and Lupin.


  • At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have seen this film, it is one of the best Lupin films ever.

  • At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ah yes that`s my favourite lupin movie ever...when I was small I couldn`t stop watching it....
    ps: chapter 133 of furuba is out! yay
    mata ne

  • At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just bought a whole bunch of Lupin movies from Rightstuf's sale, can you believe it, 25 DVD's for 100 dollars, you can't beat that. I also got the entire Gungrave set and Requium from the darkness.

  • At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Rei Rei said…

    I love your guys reviews. You always recommend the best stuff. Keep up the good work. i started watching Ouran Host Club and HOney and Clover because of you guys.

  • At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    whan will u post the summary for chapter 133. I like reading the reviews you guys post

  • At 4:23 AM, Blogger Seph said…

    I'm hopefully doing it this weekend. I've not been feeling well this week (something wrong with my balance) so I'm avoiding the PC as much as possible.


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