Ten-year old Patalliro the 8th is the mischievous and rather ugly crown Prince of Malynera. MI6 agent Bancoran; also known as the 'Bishounen Killer', has been assigned the duty of being the crown Prince’s bodyguard, much to his continued annoyance. Bancoran must not only prevent Patalliro from being targeted by Malynera’s Prime Minister, but he must also try to keep his mischievous antics in line! Working together, can Patalliro and Bancoran foil various assassination attempts and catch the person behind them?
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.
Though the focus of their plotlines are generally quite different, if you enjoyed Lupin III or Patalliro, you might want to cheeck out the other. Both have generous comedic content, though this is a more primary focus of Patalliro. Both also follow a similar episodic nature with the protagonists getting into some complicated situations that require plenty of quick thinking and intelligence to solve. If you enjoyed the antics in one, you may like the other.