It seems that there’s no Lupin in this episode and as this episode shows, its not a bad thing.
To summarize the episode, Fujiiko winds up working for a female owner of a casino who’s also a head of a mafia group. The lady tasks Fujiko of stealing a gun from a certain bodyguard and seeing the events that will happen until the end; the catch is that certain bodyguard goes by the name of Jigen Daisuke, one of the fastest guns in the underworld. With a bit of seduction, Fujiko manages to steal the gun and then we learn of Jigen’s past, which culminates into an all out shoot out involving Jigen and Fujiko’s employer with Fujiko watching from the sidelines as per her orders.
If I loved the first episode, this episode blew me away. The old-school animation is still superb as always. One thing I totally loved in this episode is that we’re given a detailed backstory of Jigen, which is pretty impressively done in my opinion as it perfectly explains Jigen’s trademark professionalism on the job and his switch from bodyguard to thief.
It seems that Fujiko’s lot is not an easy one, as exciting as it may seem and as Jigen’s points out, a moment’s hesitation can cost their life and emotional attachment can be fatal. In light of this episode, I’m wondering how will Lupin and Fujiko’s relationship play out in this series. Here’s to eagerly looking forward for the next episode.