Arsene Lupin the Third is the world’s most notorious thief, a master of disguise and an unashamed ladies man! Working alongside his partner-in-crime Jigen, the carefree Lupin, shoots, steals and flirts his way across the world while avoiding his ever-persistent nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. Whether he is trying to win a Grand Prix race, defeat an invincible magician or steal a set of precious playing cards from a millionaire, nothing is impossible for the great Lupin the Third.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Cowboy Bebop's main character, Spike Spiegel, is inspired by Lupin's titular character, from the way he walks to the way he talks (but Spike is a little more laidback). If you are a fan of the character Lupin himself, then you're going to have a blast watching Spike in action.
The Cowboy Bebop anime was inspired heavily by the much older (though movies and such still being produced) Lupin the 3rd.
Both these animes are very entertainiing, with simalar main characters, Lupin the worlds greatest thief and Spike a Space Cowboy. They're light hearted, though can be quite dramatic at some points. Definilty worth checking out.
A team of eccentric, morally flighty individuals skirting the realms of legality and teasing our simplistic concepts of good and bad get up to no good on an episodic basis. Cowboy Bebop borrows much of the central idea from Lupin III, but adds a far more enticing sci-fi world concept, serious characters who are uniquely well developed, and a stunning soundtrack. As an example, the lead character Spike Spiegel is essentially a more complex and cooler version of Lupin.
I think both series are of a serious nature or subject matter but with an overall lighthearted nature. Both series have a similar character dynamic and an interesting storyline.
Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
Looking for another show in which a gentleman thief robs the most infamous parvenues, recurring almost completely on his wits and refusing any form of unasked violence?
This show will be just fine for you...
I honestly cannot believe only one other person recommend these together. A gripping tale of action and humor, following international gentlemen thieves with a firm stance against violence.
Assuming what you enjoyed in Lupin was the classic hijinks of a thief who uses tricks and sleight of hand to escape his hunters, then you will really enjoy the similar approach in Daughter of Twenty Faces. The mysterious hero, Twenty Faces, likes disguising himself and going on wild adventures through a setting that is a bizarre mix of eras, a lot like in Lupin. The show is far more innocent than Lupin and features no sexual content whatsoever or any adult kind of violence, but apart from that there's some significant continuity here.
During the day, the three Katsugi sisters are the proud owners of the Cat's Eyes Café; but at night, Hitomi, Rui and Ai become the most wanted thieves in town! After sending a preliminary business card to the police, warning them of what they play to swipe next, the girls rob the most precious pieces of art from well-guarded museums and secured private collections. The sisters, however, do not steal for money; everything they steal belonged to their father. By collecting his items, the girls are hoping to find clues that will help explain his vanishing in 1945. However, on the other hand, the clumsy Inspector Toshio Utsumi is on a mission to stop the Katsugi sisters; what he didn’t plan for was the fact that that his fiancée is one of them...
Cat's Eye and Lupin both deal with a popular thief. Try to watch these and you'll surely enjoy them!
Both have involve a group of thiefs trying to steal something rare. But what makes it better is that whenever they are stealing something,comedy comes in and gives the viewer a good laugh.
The lowlife Ranma and the beautiful Rella own a detective agency in Kirin city. He's in it for the money, she's in it for the action. But after a mysterious accident, they are now forced to share... one body?! Now, at the stroke of midnight, only one of the duo gets to use the body, both physically and mentally, causing quite a commotion. With cases to solve and unanswered questions abounding, can the two-in-one-body detective agency solve the greatest mystery of them all: how to return to their former selves?
Both shows were created by Monkey Punch & the lead characters remind me of Lupin & Fujiko if they were working with the law instead of against it.
Both are MonkeyPunch productions that fit under the mystery/comedy genre. The characters in both are unlikely heroes with similar personas.
Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makumura are private detectives who make up the City Hunter team -- problem solvers who can be hired by writing 'xyz' in a certain train station. Ryo's uncanny accuracy with a gun is surpassed only by his lecherous tendencies, while Kaori provides the sideline support -- usually in the form of a 50,000 kg mallet to keep Ryo's ecchiness under control!
Even though in 'Lupin the 3rd" the main protagonist is on the other side of the law as the hero in "City Hunter" there are many parallels between the series.In both series the heroes always try and help a person who has an immediate problem and in most cases it means killing them. Both heroes are cunning detectives and skillful sharp shooters. An obvious correlation is that both main protagonists are womanizers and get into trouble for being so. In both series the hero's main side kick is adept with firearms.The last obvious similarity is that even though the missions are usually of a serious nature, there is a fair bit of slapstick comedy in between the action.
City Hunter and Lupin III have very similar main characters. Ryo and Lupin are both happy go lucky individuals that are continuously chasing after women. However, when it comes to business, they are at the top of their game, always seeing their mission through despite the odds.
If you enjoyed the madcap adventures of one of our heroes, you are likely to enjoy the antics of the other.