Freitag, 27. Mai 2011

Lupin III: Cagliostro's Castle.



A very good animation with a surprisingly deep symbolism and a depiction of Europe as we like it! Also note the old-model Fiat 500 at the beginning (and end) of this clip. The stories about the gentleman master-thief Arsène Lupin were originally created in the 19th century by French writer Maurice Leblanc.

Kommentare:

La Sombra Sofisticada hat gesagt…

Thanks for the tip! I've been a fan of anime since my childhood days when I was watching Saiboogu 009. Lately I've been enjoying the storys about Corto Maltese.

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

I bought one of the Corto Maltese-comics just last year but actually forgot to read it since it was 'buried' somewhere underneath other book-acquisitions!

しんいちろう hat gesagt…

at that time, miyazaki had not been to europe so he concerned the landscape that he painted was not true.
so he might be very pleased with your impression. (^^)
I think this anime inspired by 007 movie. this is a true classic like "citizen cane" for all japanese anime fans.

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

I agree: It's an idealized picture of Europe made up of various romantic components and themes- it is fiction after all...

Another strong influence on it- apart from 007- that I can detect are the Inspector Clouseau ('Pink Panther')-movies with Peter Sellers...

宮崎先生のこういうロマンチックなヨーロッパ観のおかげで僕も当時自分の国のいいところが改めてわかってきました。