In the dinner scene before the climax, Pierre reveals that he now knows Lupin's first name. In Japan, the "Jr." and "III" naming conventions do not exist as they do in Western countries - craftsman etc. are referred to by the number of generations they come after the founding family member, even if their first names are not the same. The Japanese fan-base for Lupin III generally believes that the character's first name is a secret, as evidenced by the fact that he has never actually been referred to in dialogue or in writing as "Arsène Lupin III". For instance, in Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979), Count Cagliostro refers to Lupin as "the Third-Generation Arsène Lupin" to dodge the route of clearly giving Lupin a first name. However, due to the differences in naming conventions, non-Japanese fans and sources have near-universally accepted that his first name is the same as his grandfather's. See more »
Lupin's Fiat 500 does not take any visible damage during the car fight with Royal and Saber despite numerous collisions and shots being fired. See more »
You will laugh, be entertained and enjoy as a child with this movie. It's one of the better live action adaptations that I've ever seen. It doesn't concern itself with slavishly following the original manga and isn't afraid to make radical changes or new additions to serve the strengths of the film medium. So, you don't have to read the manga or watched the anime to understand what's going in this movie.
The manga styles and movie styles fit the genre perfectly without downplaying either medium, mostly for two principal reasons: a great visual and a great cast.
Shun Oguri is perfectly cast as Lupin and Tadanobu Asano seems the best Zenigata ever.
Beside the script is based on a series of clichés thousand times played in other films it works because it's fun.
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