Fujiko Mine, Mine Fujiko. Teacher, resistance fighter, consort, betrothed, spy, thief. Is she all of these things? Or none of them? Just who is the Woman Named Fujiko Mine? A slippery question, but Warui Deshou never turns down a challenge.
Helmed creatively by Sayo Yamamoto (whom you might know from a popular recent anime about some ice skaters or something), Lupin III: The Woman Named Fujiko Mine was created to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary while also taking it in a direction it was not particularly known for: more noir and supremely sexy and confident in itself, not to mention it did not focus on Lupin himself, but rather a character who had been ill defined previously.
With special guest Alexander Smit, join Warui Deshou as we discuss topics raised within the show such as sexuality and gender identity, and also the anime itself. Oh, and we also go off topic into things such as bat nipples and cold ones in the shower. As you do.
Alexander’s article on The Big O can be found here.
Vorgelia’s game, Cyber Chicken, can be found here.
With special thanks to Alex for coming on the show and providing his insights, Grant The Thief for his assistance in the “Shady Dealings – The BLT” outro, and to BBB/Jahvin Baxter of Yakage Force Studios for his incredible Sheryl Nome by way of Pulp Fiction album art.
Featuring the music of:
The New Wuthering Heights – Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Lupin’s Theme – Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Goemon’s Theme – Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Oh Bondage, Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
She’s A Carnival – Siouxsie & The Banshees
Pizzicato Playtime – Sam Fonteyn (from Ren & Stimpy)
Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini
History Maker – Dean Fujioka
Atomic – Blondie
The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
The Naked Gun Theme – Ira Newborn
Rules of Nature – Jamie Christopherson (Metal Gear Rising OST)
Pomp & Circumstance – Sir Edward William Elgar (Randy Savage Theme)
Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
Peter Gunn – James Newton Howard (The Blues Brothers OST)
My Name Is – Eminem
CALICOMP 1.1 Shutdown – Michael Kelly
It’s A Small World – Literally Satan Himself
And clips & effects from:
The Fifth Element, The Naked Gun, Vampire’s Kiss, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom, Futurama, Cowboy Bebop, The Simpsons, Freesound.org & The Woman Named Fujiko Mine.
00:00:18 – “I Couldn’t Believe It Was Her”
00:01:05 – Oh Bondage, Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
00:02:12 – Introduction & Opening Question
01:03:36 – Atomic – Blondie
01:04:42 – Shady Dealings – The Case
01:06:28 – The Woman Named Fujiko Mine – History, Context & Overview
01:47:11 – Food for Your Weeb Life – Guest Spot by Alexander Smit
01:51:40 – Fanfiction, orated delightfully by the First Lady of Warui Deshou
01:59:10 – The Woman Named Fujiko Mine – In Depth Discussion
03:58:31 – She’s A Carnival – Siouxsie & The Banshees
03:59:29 – Shady Dealings – WITWICS?
03:59:47 – Shout Out – Yakage Force Studios
04:00:25 – Poker Alice
04:01:20 – Correspondence & Any Other Business
05:24:09 – Shady Dealings – The BLT