October 05, 2022

Tubi (update 4)

The Lupin the Third franchise has expanded significantly of late. Tubi has seasons 1, 2, and 5, six of the movies, along with Daughter of Lupin, a live-action spin-off series. (Crunchyroll has seasons 1–5. HIDIVE has seasons 1–6 and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.)

Crisis: Special Security Guard is an action-oriented police procedural in the NCIS LA style and with all the nihilism of The Blacklist. It co-stars Hidetoshi Nishijima. He had the lead role in Drive My Car, which won an Oscar for Best International Feature Film.

As you can see from his IMDB entry, one of the upsides of Japan's tightly self-contained film industry is that an A-list actor like Nishijima will show up in everything from art house productions, to television series, to revivals of classic tokusatsu flicks. Also on Tubi, he plays an ex-cop in Creepy and a personal bodyguard in 99 Days With the Superstar.

What's Hot in Japan and See It, Eat It, Experience It are low-budget travelogues that often manage to be both entertaining and educational.

Related links

Lupin the Third: Season 1
Lupin the Third: Season 2
Lupin the Third: Season 5
Lupin the Third: Bye Bye Lady Liberty
Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom
Lupin the Third: Island of Assassins
Lupin the Third: Legend of Golden Babylon
Lupin the Third: The Columbus Files
Lupin the Third: Tokyo Crisis
Lupin the Third: Daughter of Lupin

Crisis: Special Security Guard
99 Days With the Superstar

What's Hot in Japan
See It, Eat It, Experience It

Tubi (update 1)
Tubi (update 2)
Tubi (update 3)

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