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Rupan Sansei: Hemmingway Paper no Nazo
This is one of the more decent Lupin III TV specials where Lupin and his gang try seeking out the whereabouts of a lost treasure whose whereabouts are contained in a lost Ernest Hemingway manuscript that two influential sides on an island nation have been long fighting over. While Lupin finds himself trying to find a way to get the manuscript, Jigen and Goemon are on opposing sides with both warring factions for their own differing reasons with Jigen having a personal vendetta to settle with a vigilante soldier being paid for his services on one of the sides and Goemon, as usual, trying to cut up something that can supposedly not be cut by his Zantetsuken. The movie offers up enough background on what led to events with the opposing sides and what ties "Lupin gal of the movie" Maria has to the whole mess, making Hemingway Papers an engaging and tense special throughout its run. Only sore spots are that Fujiko and Zenigata don't get much to do in this film and the subpar visuals not looking too good on the eyes nowadays. Otherwise if you're a Lupin III fan, Hemingway Papers makes for a decent time killer, though it doesn't really break any new ground for the series franchise.
Last updated Sunday, July 20 2014. Created Sunday, July 20 2014.