Fujiko Mine: a woman so beguiling that the greatest thief on earth, Lupin III, has vowed to claim her as his most prized quarry. And while men lust after her, she only has eyes for one thing – all the beautiful treasures in the world that she can possibly steal. From the haunted opera houses of Japan to the boobie-trapped pyramids of Egypt, Fujiko uses both violence and sex to manipulate those who stand in her way. But with the tireless Lupin intervening in every situation to 'take' her, and the skilled rogues Jigen and Goemon entangling their own personal vendettas with hers, how is a woman to realize her wildest desires?
Lupin, Jigen and Goemon are on a quest to find treasure hidden on Drift Isle- a mysterious island scattered with corpses. However, while searching for the loot, they come across a monstrous security system. Never one to run from a setback, Lupin decides to challenge the Military General who rules the mainland country, and steal Drift Isle’s treasure. However, with the security system to crack and the nation in a state of rebellion, Lupin has a lot to contend with… especially when he has a bounty placed on his head: $1 million, dead or alive!
Lupin titles are non-linier. You can watch them in any order.
If you want another Lupin title like Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna, that is edgy, and had a more artistic look to it, you can not go to far from the title Dead or Alive. Of the Lupin titles these two had the most stand out animation.
If you saw Dead or alive, and like that high quality, and Lupin a little more serious (well as serious as lupin gets) catch Fujiko Mine
Comparing these two makes a lot of sense: Dead or Alive and The Woman Named Fujiko Mine are two of the most violent and dark incarnations of Lupin and company. They both have a gritty art style, and Inspector Zenigata is more competent than usual in both.
Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.
Stylish, high quality animated titles that have killer lead female protagonists.
Oh did I mention same director?
You are going to get a bit more mature with Fujiko, but your an adult, you can handle it. And if your diging Fujiko to Iu Onna, and are craving a high calibre title with a similar vibe, you need to at least try out Michiko to Hatchin.
Just a warning, Michiko is more serious than Fujiko.
After seeing Michiko to Hatchin, I instantly recognised a fresh talent in the Director, Sayo Yamamoto, but wished she could have created a tighter story. And voila, Fujiko Mine came out! Both shows essentially display the same snazzy, irreverent attitude towards linear storytelling and develop engaging, sexually empowered female protagonists that challenge the stereotypes of victims vs sluts. Fujiko Mine is a slightly more accomplished work, although I do prefer the characters in Michiko to Hatchin. Whichever show you happened to come across first, the other one is seriously worth checking out too.
When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
Two kickass and ultra-stylish series with poignant and nuanced takes on topics such as homosexuality, child abuse, and incest. The characters in each are largely free from all those pesky stereotypes, and the series themselves have a great blend of comedy, surrealism, action, metaphor, and a mature approach to sex and gender.
In both Revolutionary Girl Utena and Fujiko Mine female sexuality and empowerment are core themes. The female protagonist in both shows is a mystery, even to herself, and the 'plot' is to a large extent about exploring her identity. There is a quirky, seductive style to the animation and music in both. Utena is a more convoluted and abstract work, while Fujiko is understandably confined to the trappings of a Lupin caper. However, Fujiko is a natural modern evolution of Utena; conversely, Utena is the godmother for everything in Fujiko. Thus, a fan of one show will find lots of love about the other.
Artistic animation, psychodelic undertones, nice blend of drama & comedy, great look into female sexuality and some of the most legendary heroines to ever grace the anime screen are what make these shows a pretty good recommendation for each other. So, if you liked the one, definitely check the other.
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?
To say how the music is simlair is only the tip of it since Lupin actually inspired Bebop on so many levels.
From the characters to the feel of it, smooth and neat all Bebop is Lupin in a different setting and a different twist.The Mine Fujiko character is the main inspiration for Faye and Spike could be mistaken for Lupin if set in a 1970s France
This spinoff could be how Bebop would have been if they made a spinoff about Faye, apart for the difference that Faye lives within the same ship as the group while Fujiko is more free spirit.
This is why i'd recommend seeing how one inspired the other and the other way around.