René Walling · From fps #9 · November 2, 2006
| Much has been said about Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro
. "It's not a typical Miyazaki feature" is probably the most common statement about it, with "it's different from other Lupin
releases," being a close second. Nevertheless, it is one of the most entertaining anime films you can see. And what better way to see it than a special edition DVD, complete with a storyboard feature and a few other extras?
Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro Special Edition
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Animation production by Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Manga Entertainment, 2006
Originally released theatrically in Japan in 1979
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The storyboard feature with Miyazaki's drawings is interesting, but a bit hard to watch for extended periods of time, either because storyboards are not as dynamic as the actual animation (why the camera angle option is not used for it is beyond me) or because you have to keep pausing the playback to have a good look at some particularly beautiful sketches.
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