Gallery: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone
When it was announced that Takeshi Koike's spin-off series, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine was set to continue in film form, we were itching to know more.
The 2012 TV spin-off saw a darker take on Lupin and pals, and while not to everyone's taste, it played a big role in giving the franchise a resurgence in Japan. It was also refreshing to see such a drastic departure from the yearly TV specials.
Fujiko herself played a powerful role, and while the usual cast featured, their personalities were not entirely familiar. Fans likened the show to works from the original manga, but it still managed to possess a unique and standout feel.
Cue Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone, the first in the now three film trilogy. There is definite progression in the film, from a directional and character personality point of view. Lupin and the gang seem more themselves here, and the story plus the writing feel more confident.
The Lupin the IIIrd spin-off continues to improve with each new entry, but we cannot help remember how exciting it was to see Lupin in blue for the first time, marvelling at each new screen shot of the film that released.
Check out some of the visuals yourself by clicking on images in the gallery below!