LUPIN THE 3RD

Remember When Lupin the Third Almost Won the Monaco Grand Prix?

In 1977, Niki Lauda won the Monaco Grand Prix. Sorry, no, not the real Monaco Grand Prix. The real one was won by Jody Scheckter, with Lauda coming in second. (Though Lauda did go on to win the championship that year.) I’m talking about the fictional 1977 Monaco Grand Prix…

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The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is the Best Anime of the Decade

Trying to crown a “best” anime series of the past decade is no easy task. Do you prioritize a series that’s a superbly written multigenerational drama that tragically only reached a small audience, like Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju? One that birthed an entirely new subgenre and spawned dozens of imitators…

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Was Jim Cornette, Self-Professed Enemy of “Cosplay Rasslers,” Cosplaying in Plain Sight for Over a Decade?

There comes a point in many journalists’ careers where they come across a truth so shocking, so terrifying, that it threatens everything they understand to be true. These moments are what make journalism so important, so vital, and so exciting. I finally had mine, last night, when I saw Joey…

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This Year’s Lupin III Film Is Going Back to Basics

If you’re an anime fan, you’ve almost certainly heard of Lupin III. You may also know that the sport jacket-wearing, globetrotting gentleman thief is inspired by a much earlier character. If the hero’s history is still nebulous to you, expect that to clear up this year. Lupin III has been…

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New Anime for People Who Don’t Watch Anime (Yet)

Despite its growing popularity, anime can be rough to get into. It still carries a stigma in some circles as being “Pokémon and hentai,” and it’s also renowned for being weird and over-the-top, thanks to shows like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. On some level, these are fair assessments; many shows enjoy…

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