A Mighty Fine Woman

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.

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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, Overwatch, Freesound.org & The Woman Named Fujiko Mine.

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Timecodes:

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

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  1. I’m only a minute in and I can already tell this is going to be amazing. I guess I’m staying up late tonight

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  2. I’m bookmarking this to get back to later but I can’t wait to give it a listen! Fujiko is one of my favorite femme fatale characters and this series in particular rates among my favorite in the Lupin franchise.

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  3. I’d like to correct an opinion you put in my mouth: I am not high on Okada. I’ve found most of the stuff she’s worked on either average, or conceptually good but heavily flawed. I think I’ve said I “don’t get the hate,” but I want to clarify that while I’m not an Okada hater like some I’ve met, I’m also not a fan.

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    • Look, Buggy…it’s OK. It’s OK, man. *leans in and whispers* I know.

      I’ve seen the autographed Anohana box. I’ve seen the #FreeMari t-shirt…you don’t have to hide it anymore. Everybody loves somebody, and you love Mari Okada!

      Hear that, everyone? BUGGY LOVES MARI OKADA!!!

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