The Woman Named Fujiko Mine #01 — Nipply

April 4th, 2012


How nipply is it? Very.


You can almost hear the echoes of the animation room going "Hyuk, hyuk… nipples" with this one. The intro segment in particular is so overstuffed with them that it transforms it from assumably a kind of James Bond-sexy motif to just… well… Nippolita, Queen of Nipplonia having sex with herself. The whole show and tone has been redone to be a lot grittier, both Fujiko and Lupin losing a lot of the playful energy that they normally have and it’s hard to really handwave it away as a prequel. Some of it is still there on occasion, like Lupin pretending to be an executed zombie to mess with Fujiko and their banter, but it’s far more dulled and subdued than Lupin usually is.

That said, the darker characters and ton do match the visual style that they decided to go with. Very artsy and noir with long, ill-defined shadows and rough artwork. Unfortunately, the animation is about as uneven as the art, which is better than being universally bad, but it jumps between quite decently animated bits to choppy mouth bounces to really awkward CGI with a disturbing regularity, damaging the film noir presentation that they’re clearly aiming for. It’s at least definitely better than the last horrible Lupin TV special or two, even if Fujiko and Lupin feel a little bit off from their usual selves.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • shadow says:

    fujiko is only a pretty body.

    • Joe says:

      Indeed- I invoke Worf:

      “Do not be fooled by her looks. The body is just a shell.”

  • Jack says:

    I’m up for checking it out. I’m into unusual animation styles. Unless it’s just style over substance like every single SHAFT show. Then, well…

  • Richfeet says:

    This is definitely Monkey Punch’s manga style, however, the manga of lupin the 3rd was hard to read though. It had very very jumbled art.

  • Karry says:

    WHAT the hell is wrong with that woman’s hips ??? It jumps between having a fat butt and being a starving child’s bottom.


    so i guess slowly how lupin & fujiko meet.

    give way it went quite ok give way designs on it quite unique i say wonder how will go give it’s going to be 13eps series give based on fujiko?

  • shadow says:

    13 episodes based in fujiko !!!! taste