Sommerleigh Pollonais, Senior Writer

Plot: Master thief Lupin III goes on a grand adventure to uncover the secrets of the Bresson Diary, which is tied to the legacy of his famous grandfather.

Review: If you’re like me and you avoided watching Lupin III: The First because you figured it wouldn’t make any sense (unless you were familiar with the previous films and television series), then I’m happy to say, no worries necessary!

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Not only was the story very easy to follow (Nazis = Bad, Precocious Thieves = Good) the characters are so well executed here, you’ll feel like you’ve known them forever. The animation style shouldn’t work for a character as frenzied as Lupin, yet it does, and it’s a beauty to behold!

Great energy, charismatic voice acting and instantly memorable characters, not to mention stellar animation, with a perfect blend of European and Asian culture (think Indiana Jones meets The Adventures of TinTin meets Anime), Lupin III: The First is one of the best movies you may have missed out on last year. And with January being the snooze-fest of movie months, now is the perfect time to catch up with this one.

Sommer’s Score: 8 out of 10

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2755F829-2EEC-4A68-B6F7-F963F48C9D92 Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apocalypse comes.

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