Lupin III: Part V is a prime example of an anime "masterpiece". Words cannot even begin to describe how well-crafted this iteration of Lupin III is.
Now in France, Lupin III looks to the internet to perform his next heist. After releasing Ami, a girl who is adept at hacking, he steals bit-currency from other hackers. Now targeted by them, Lupin III must evade them, police, politicians, terrorists, and social media itself.
Whereas Lupin III: Part IV dabbled in the idea of having an overarching plot, Part V looks to embrace this. The series has four core stories with only a few self-contained episodes, usually referencing previous seasons or providing a backstory for our characters. Even more so, the characters see significant development throughout the series, notably Lupin III, Fujiko Mine, and newcomer Ami. It creates a refreshing take on these beloved characters that we have yet to see.
As for animation, every scene is intricately crafted. Action scenes flow flawlessly while slower scenes look like a moving portrait.
The soundtrack is fantastic, as expected of the Lupin III series. This time around, the series takes on a France flair to it's established jazz soundtrack. It is absolutely a delight to listen to.
All in all, Lupin III: Part V is the culmination that is 50 years of gentlemen thief adventures. Even if you haven't seen any previous season, Part V is great regardless.
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