What movie did you watch recently? May 17, 2010 13:24:05 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on May 17, 2010 13:24:05 GMT -5
May 17, 2010 10:26:20 GMT -5 @wachenroder said:You could see the old Lupin III series Miyazaki also worked on with the 23 episodes. It may not be in the same style as Cagliostro, but you can see how his inputs shows and lead up to his work out the full length movie which came out way after the first series ended. It is too bad Pioneer only did episodes out the second series which goes over 100+. In a way Lupin III is the Scooby Doo on the anime world with as many movies and specials to watch
That's a good analogy, honestly, especially regarding the varying quality and the fact that both series have been continuing mostly through TV/Direct to Video movies over the past two decades.
Series 1 and a few episodes of Series 2 were directed by Miyazaki; if you liked the "Ghibli"-esque feel of Cagliostro, your best bet is the two episodes that Streamline released on VHS way back as "Tales of the Wolf" (someone must have a torrent of them)...I'll see if I can remember the names, but one was the last episode of Series 2, and it featured the robot from Laputa about 7 years before Laputa came out .
You also might want to check out the NES Lupin III game, which is supposed to be a sequel to Cagliostro (and is actually a really good licensed game).
Be warned, Series 1 is based on the manga and is a lot more violent and dark, which is part of the reason it was cancelled so quickly...the manga Lupin is a cold, calculating murderer who just happens to act silly and crazy (although they didn't bring over his being a successful rapist into the anime, leaving it at "attempted rapist"), so be warned. Just as an example, the first episode features him breaking a sprinkler system and electrocuting about 50 people.