Souce: Wikipedia Overall 7 Story 7 Animation 7 Sound 8 Character 7 Enjoyment 8 A fun romp of a movie that starts has Lupin having fun with extravagant robberies, Fujiko in trouble, and Conan and his gang solving mysteries. Lupin and his gang over the years have gotten more family friendly and this definitely falls in that vein. However, the Lupin franchise has done a great job over the years mixing in other styles with their own. Zenigata also has a very pointed line I really don't know how to word that without giving it away that seems like it's there for different types of fans. Because Conan can arguably be meant for a younger audience, Jigen and Goemon are less gritty and Fujiko isn't as sexualized.
Go watch the Fujiko series and Jigen movie. It's easy to move into that world of animation while watching Conan, but when it mixes with the old, long legged Lupin characters grates on the senses. The sheer number of characters in both series allows little screen time for the side characters, but you will definitely have your fill of the protagonists. The more I think about it, maybe Zenigata's personality is changed due to the fact that he has a competent partner a Conan character in the movie? This movie had me sit up and take notice three minutes in when it did a mock opening sequence for both Lupin and Conan. But hey, you want gritty? The series will also make you do a double take a few times as it gives tongue in cheek references to Conan characters and more Lupin references like the Fujiko series and the Gold of Babylon movie than Green vs. Only problem to me is that in an effort to merge the two, they limit the amount of jazz that Lupin fans might be used to hearing.
I'm interested to see how they'll translate it when the movie is dubbed. So you're left with a dissonance in which you have to force yourself to believe this is the same anime universe. I'd describe it as fluffier than many Disney movies. For instance, one of Conan's characters has big, blue eyes. . Putting these two in the same scenes together doesn't work fantastically. Overall 8 Story 8 Animation 8 Sound 8 Character 9 Enjoyment 8 A befitting sequel to the previous crossover, this movie has everything you'd expect from fans of both series.
The movie does not make you care about them at all, which I think is the problem: the first special was about Lupin and Conan while this one was about Lupin, Conan, and a third party. In case you didn't see it, don't worry, this movie has a summary clip in the closing credits. It's very clever and will grab any fan of either series happy. It is almost word for word from each show, first with Conan narrating an updated Green Jacket style opening and then Lupin doing the same for Conan's standard opening. While distinct from the prequel, watchers are advised to view it or they might otherwise miss out on certain parts. I look forward to more crossovers between the two series.
I thought that with such a large cast it might feel forced, but it didn't at all. Then the Conan characters are shown from the side and look almost inhuman. Lupin's characters are long limbed and gritty detailed. Still, the differences detracted slightly from the movie. She's talking to Zenigata who does his bow legged walk out of the room. I got a kick out of the Conan kids and how they all worked with the Lupin gang.
For example, every time the Conan characters have a scene where they're shown from the side profile , I couldn't get over the elongated face, almost like an animal's muzzle, and sharply upturned nose. Conan and Jigen play off the relationship they had in the first special, and it works out hilariously well. The plot and execution make up for a movie full of thrill and fun. A problem with mixing styles that are so different is that they don't play well together. . . .
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