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.
Honey Kisaragi thought she was a typical teen, until one day she discovers that her father, a genius of robotic engineering, has been murdered. The culprit is the evil Panther Claw organization, a dastardly group of women who want one thing more than life itself: a device that can manipulate elements and create rubies, diamonds and other precious jewels. The only problem is... the device is inside Honey herself! For Honey is actually an android created by her father, and with the flip of a switch she can transform herself into a crime-fighting vixen. Sometimes she's a photographer, a model, a racer, a flight attendant or a singer, but her true identity is the soldier of love, Cutey Honey!
These are both episodic action comedies that share the same cheesy 70s style of over the top dialogue and art. Both shows are cheaply animated, but the art style gives them both tons of charm.
The plots may be different with Cutey Honey being a super hero and Lupin being about a group of thieves, but both in both shows the protagonists fight clearly evil villains while dodging well meaning but bumbling authority figures.
Cutey Honey has a lot more ecchi than Lupin where most of the service moments are reserved for Fujiko, but with the comedy, action and episodic structure being so similar if you liked one then you should probably check out the other.
A total agreement. The main voice actress of Fujiko is Honey. Both titles use the same astetic of a caper a week. and then there is the ever present character that is chasing the main lead (Lupin or Honey) that is more or less the comic releif. In Lupin it is Zenigatta, in Cutey Honey it is the Principal.
The animation in both are old and appropriate for the 70's
In the future, a man roams through the desolate wastelands. His enemies whisper his name with fear and awe: the "Demon of the Sands". Using his skills and ingenuity, as well as having a mind for tricks, he has a perfect record as a bounty hunter. Yet, he is still a man, and may have finally met his match in the beautiful and very well endowed Asagiri Junko. Now, he must learn to deal with the the harsh climate, hapless outlaws, and his complete weakness for the opposite sex!
Desert Punk and Lupin are about crime and going against the government and cops. If you like crime anime, watch them both!
Lupin from Lupin III and Sunabozu from Desert Punk are similar characters in many ways. Partially motivated by profit and earning the reputation of their trade through their numerous bag of tricks. Add in their weakness for the opposite sex, and you hae a full bag of similarities. Beyond the similarities of characters, both series define themselves through their humor and crazy capers. If you enjoyed one, you will definately enjoy the other.
Shinichi Kudo is a famous teenage detective who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves difficult cases with ease. One day, after a fun day at the theme park with his childhood friend Ran, Shinichi witnesses something suspicious and is knocked unconscious. What’s worse, he’s forced to take a deadly, experimental drug that shrinks his body to the age of seven. To protect himself and his loved ones from those who may want to finish the job, Shinichi dons the new name Conan Edogawa and moves in with Ran, whose father is a famous detective, in hopes of closing cases that can lead him to the men in black. But little does Shinichi know just how dangerous these men, and their cause, are...
Both Lupin and Detective Conan do a lot of problem solving. They are pretty much like an anime version of Law and Order, except better! =]
Both of these series are centred around the world of crime, and while they approach from opposite sides, if you like the crime genre then both of these are for you. Both series also have a good mix of comedy, action and intrigue and often include a nice little twist at the end of each case. Also, both Lupin III and Detective Conan are relatively episodic (though Conan has more ongoing plot) so if you liked that about one, you are likely to enjoy that about the other.
Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.
Both Jing and Lupin are about master thieves who seem to get themselves into more trouble than is necessary, but always come out on top in one way or another.
Both shows center around easygoing, master thieves who like to use calling cards to announce their thefts. Jing is sort of like a young Lupin with a magical bird instead of a gun
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
If you're like me you'l enjoy both of these series, the leads are both goofy and hilarious male characters that have somewhat of a darker side. Both of which have gun wielding expert side kicks.
Two more must see animes.
Trigun and Lupin III have similar characters and humor value. Lupin and Vash go through their respective series on a combination of skill and luck, leaving destruction in their wake.
Both series had me enjoying them immensly. I can confidently say if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other.