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Lupin III: Island of Assassins (1997)
"Rupan sansei: Walther P38" (original title)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  1 August 1997 (Japan)
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The Tarantulas, the deadliest of all assassins.

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Arsene Lupin III (as Kanichi Kurita)
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After trying to pull off a heist, Lupin encounters a group of killers called the Tarantulas. One of them so happen to have his long lost special Wather P38, he once own. Lupin decides to investigate by going to the Tarantulas' hideaway on a well protected island in the Brimudal Triangle. With the help of his friends Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko. Lupin has no fear. But he doesn't know that it won't be so easy to escape the island with the gold the Assassins smuggled. Written by J LeGault

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More gunplay than comedy in this unusual Lupin III entry
5 May 2001 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

This 90-minute TV special from 1997 is much more of an action thriller than a typical comic caper from the long-running series of Japanese animated action comedies featuring the charming master thief, Lupin III (a descendant of Arsene Lupin). It boasts an elaborate island setting-the home of the Tarantula assassin syndicate, whose gold stash is targeted by Lupin and his crew. All who arrive on the island, including Lupin and his three cohorts, are poisoned and kept alive only by the island's native sulfuric gas. Leaving the island means certain death without a mask with a 24-hour supply of the gas. Lupin and company are betrayed at one point by the island's doctor, who turns out to be a onetime partner who had double-crossed Lupin on their first job, seen in lengthy flashbacks.

This is as fast-paced and action-packed as any Lupin III film, but is far more violent than normal for the series. There is lots of shooting, bloodshed, and killing, including deaths of the innocent. There is no sexual innuendo in this one and the comely Fujiko keeps her clothes on for once. (Bummer!) A very nice jazz score makes good use of the standard Lupin theme. Fans of hardcore anime action who've steered clear of Lupin III because of the comedy may find this entry a suitable means of introduction to one of Japan's most popular animated series.


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