While the latest Lupin III VS Detective Conan cross-over film had plenty of Easter eggs and series staples to keep fans of either show mildly entertained, it lacked the substance to be considered a must-watch film.
Despite having some exciting moments, a great soundtrack and some fantastic voice acting from the Lupin crew, I felt the overall experience wasn't satisfactory. The plot wasn’t nearly as interesting as it should have been and there were many throwaway scenes (like Zenigata speeding into the fray and simply driving into the water during the build up to the films climax - really, was that it?) The second half began to drag and it once again felt like wasted potential.
They may joke about it in a post-credits scene, but am I the only one who would rather see a Lupin III VS Kaitou Kid movie over something like this? I’m guessing not…Back