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Lupin III: Voyage to Danger

Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ansatsu Shirei
1993 / 90m - Japan
Crime, Comedy - Animation
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I've watched quite a few of these 90s Lupin III films now, and they're all quite alike. The animation quality differs a bit, some stories are more outrageous than others and the genre balance shifts ever so slightly between the films, but in the end it always feels like a typical Lupin III film.

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That in itself is quite an accomplishment, as the series went through a bunch of different directors. Voyage to Danger was lad by Ôsumi, not one of the most notable anime figures, but someone who had a hand in some of the older iterations of Lupin. It's no surprise then that he did a pretty decent job.

The cold war-like plot may not be the most exciting setup, but the animation is a step up from the other 90s Lupin III films I've seen. The rest is just vintage Lupin, with the entire crew present, some crazy action sequences in between and Lupin going about his goofy business. Not a very remarkable film, but good fun.