Master Thief Lupin III sneaks in with today’s Screenshot Saturday post:
Hayao Miyazaki’s 1979 The Castle of Cagliostro is the second movie in the Lupin III franchise and marks the only time the master director worked his magic for Lupin on the big screen (he did of course however direct the entire first television season in case you had forgotten).
Needless to say, the movie is an absolute pleasure to watch thanks to its beautiful and fluid animation (remembering the time period of course), the fantastic mystery surrounding the story, its interesting characters and guest appearances, the charming exploits of Lupin himself, and of course the generous dribblings of some fantastic action sequences scattered throughout!
Today’s screenshot is taken from the opening sequences of the movie which has Lupin and Daisuke jump into their trusty yellow Volkswagen Beetle and give chase to a band of villians currently pursuing what looks to be a woman racing away while wearing a wedding gown. The high speed chase soon gets crazy with plenty of gunfire and explosions to go around, but when the smoke settles and the villains are dispatched, Lupin spots an even bigger problem: the girl has been knocked out behind the wheel!
It’s a classic and shame on you if you’ve never actually seen it. And here you call yourself an Anime fan…
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_III:_The_Castle_of_Cagliostro