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Lupin III, Vol. 1 (Lupin III #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  170 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise follows the exploits of master thief, Lupin III, and his fellow partners-in-crime, Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko. Over the 35 years since the first installment of Lupin's exploits appeared in print in Japan, the franchise has spun off a total of 3 separate manga series (comprising dozens of volumes) and hundreds of animated TV episodes, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Tokyopop Press Inc (first published February 1st 1995)
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May 12, 2012 Ben rated it really liked it
Delightful, light-headed slapstick comedy. It has enough sex, sadism and violence to get branded as "Not for under 18 years" in some countries -- not an uncommon fate for Japanese manga. (Come to think of it, quite funny though because I read most of the original series when I was only 7 years old... it must have contributed to my perversity, eh?)

Many of the episodes are highly imaginative, with a healthy dose of cartoonish silliness. Lupin III generally behaves more like a cheeky schoolboy than
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Jun 11, 2016 Daken Howlett rated it really liked it
Primo volume della classica serie di Monkey Punch.
Il volume contiene diverse storie che diventeranno puntate dell'anime originale(per intenderci,quello con la giacca verde)e introduce diversi dei personaggi principali della serie,da Zenigata a Pycal,passando per Fujiko Mine e Jigen.
Le storie sono incentrate su un mistero destinato a risolversi con un colpo di scena,e la varietà e la qualità dei colpi di scena in questione rendono la lettura molto piacevole ed imprevedibile.
Purtroppo l'introduzio
Gianfranco Mancini

I due episodi con l'evasione di Lupin e Pycal il mago sono praticamente quasi identici alle due puntate della bellissima prima serie televisiva ispirata dal manga. Meravigliosi!

Per il resto il Lupin fumettistico é molto piú surreale e sporcaccione di quello animato, ma le storie sono talmente divertenti e fantasiose che quasi non ci si fa caso.

Lettura altamente consigliata a tutti i fan troppo cresciuti del ladro piú famoso del mondo.
Ed C
Jun 20, 2009 Ed C rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
As a fan of the Lupin III animés I was given this as a present, the original 60s manga stories. I have to say, although I did like it it was a bit hard going at times, because Monkey Punch is very madcap in his style, sometimes I lost track of what was going on from panel to panel, and just what was going on in each. But overall it was very enjoyable, because it was so madcap, and so thoroughly Lupin-esque. It's clever and inventive, but also very obvious and crass, taking lowbrow by the horns. ...more
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Jun 03, 2009 Miss Ryoko rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I've watched the majority of the Lupin anime before reading the manga. The manga is quite graphic! I'll have to keep reading to make a formal decision
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Hard to follow. Some things are lost in translation.
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