Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Movie 32 Review: Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan
The Greatest Thief teams with The Greatest Young Detective
Next Conan's Hint: Royal Crown... Review after the jump
"Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan" is a 2009 Heist/Detective/Comedy/Murder Mystery Anime Film and was Directed by Mamoru Oshii ("Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer", "Ghost in the Shell", & "The Sky Crawlers"). It stars Kanichi Kurita ("Lupin the Third") as Arsène Lupin III, Minami Takayama ("Android Kikaider ", "Ranma ½", & "HeartCatch PreCure!") as Conan Edogawa, Wakana Yamazaki ("Sailor Moon Sailor Stars", "Air Gear", & "Dragon Ball GT") as Ran Mouri, Yui Horie ("Fruits Basket", "Dōbutsu no Mori" ("Animal Crossing"), & "Mahou Sensei Negima") as Princess Mira, & Eiko Masuyama ("Lupin the Third", "Cutey Honey", & "Tensai Bakabon") as Fujiko Mine.
"Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan" is about the Royal Family of the fictional country of Vespania as the majority of the family is suddenly killed, leaving only Princess Mira. Thus Princess Mira (Who remarkably resembles "Detective Conan" character Ran Mouri) is forced to take on the responsibilities as Queen when she is not ready to. Also, the mischievous Lupin the 3rd is looking to steal the crown of Vespania after failing twice before. This all comes to head when the Princess Mira runs into Ran Mouri as Mira is running away from a press confrence and Ran is trying to head to it.
It's a fun team-up movie featuring two very memorable characters. High adventure like Lupin with an interesting mystery to try to figure out like Detective Conan (Dubbed as "Case Closed"). The voice acting is great and the animation is superb.
A good headscratcher with some laughs.