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Rupan Sansei vs Meitantei Conan
This TV special was a bit underwhelming for anything I would expect from the Lupin III franchise. Lupin III vs Detective Conan pretty much mixes elements of both the long-running franchises as characters from both titles cross paths in discovering who was responsible for the murder of a queen and prince from a foreign kingdom and trying to track down the kingdom's princess when she decides to flee from her bodyguards during a reception in Japan and switches places with Detective Conan's Ran. I wasn't a fan of Detective Conan's mysteries because of how contrived they were situated (which the mystery for this TV special follows in format) and mixing in Monkey Punch's famous characters from the Lupin III franchise with the subpar mystery series didn't go over too well for me. The differing drawing styles used in the designs of characters from both franchises stick out like a sore thumb here and this particular "caper" for Lupin and his gang is too grounded compared to how grand their capers are in other parts of the series franchise. The TV special has its fun bits such as Lupin's usual perversion on Fujiko and Conan calling Jigen father and uncle. But these bits weren't enough for me to care completely for this TV special. If you are a fan of both Detective Conan and Lupin III, then I could see where this would sucker you into watching this special. But with me caring more for Lupin than Conan, this was just another subpar TV special in my eyes.
Last updated Tuesday, December 04 2012. Created Tuesday, December 04 2012.
|Lupin vs. Conan Official Site (Japanese)||http://www.ntv.co.jp/lupin-conan/|
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