Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Episode 6
I’ve been meaning to get these posts out earlier in the week, but work kind of screws me over on that one. Oh well.
Thursday morning, I woke up at least 3 different times because I was so excited to watch Lupin!
However, my excitement for Lupin was not enough for me to get out of bed and wake up my boyfriend or my sleeping friend in the next room to watch.
8:30: “Oh boy, Lupin must be subbed.” *fall back asleep*
9:30: “Must watch Lupin….” *fall back asleep*
10:30: “Lupin… Must see Goemon episode…” *fall back asleep*
11:30: *Wake up. Use bathroom. Go back to bed* “….WAKE UP, BOYFRIEND. WE HAVE TO WATCH LUPIN!”
So I woke up everyone in my house that watches this show with me and downloaded the episode. Finally, it was time to watch the episode.
GOEMON WASN’T IN THIS EPISODE AT ALL!
You can imagine my frustration.
There was no frustration.
IT WAS AN OSCAR EPISODE. NOT ZENIGATA, BUT OSCAR! HOORAY!!!!
BUT IF GOEMON DOESN’T SHOW UP IN THE NEXT EPISODE, I WILL GET ANGRY!
So anyway, the setting of this episode is in an all-girls boarding school where Fujiko Mine has taken the job of a teacher. And of course, all of the students want a taste of Miss Fujiko’s lips. I guess it’s true what they say about all-girls schools.
During her lectures, Fujiko recites the line “Women should never show themselves in their natural form”. According to the fansubbers, this line comes from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship”.
I actually have no idea what that book is. I’m an anime fan. Not a bookworm!
The pushy blonde girl isn’t the only one who is attracted to Fujiko. It seems that she has caught the attention of Isolde Brach, a girl who recently transferred into the school. Isolde has written her inner thoughts about her school girl crush on Fujiko, but is too late to hide them from her.
Fujiko takes this very well and the two of them start spending a lot of time together. They go to the library, have picnics and they frolic in the fields after the rainy weather has passed. What a magical time in a young girl’s life. :’)
Isolde starts wearing a pendant that belonged to her father, a famous scholar. Isolde had spent all of her time with him before she started going to school following her father’s death. Fujiko doesn’t seem to be too interested in the pendant, but rather Isolde.
Hahaha we all know that’s a lie. But it makes for some cute romance stuff!
However, the budding romance between Fujiko and Isolde does not sit well with the other girls at the school, especially the pushy blonde girl. The girls corner Isolde in a nearby church, cutting off her beautiful hair and tearing her clothes. Yep. Lupin sure does remind how nasty students in all-girls schools can be. In tears, Isolde runs to Fujiko’s bedroom where they initiate the kissing technique. That’s some hot stuff right there!
Sadly, just before they could get to the good parts, Isolde reveals her true self. Kicking Fujiko in the stomach, she takes off the wig and is shown to be none other than Oscar!
3 months earlier, Oscar and Zenigata were discussing Isolde’s father, a physicist who never revealed his theory. The theory had remained hidden until his death. It is suspected that Isolde keeps one half of the theory in her pendant, which must be what Fujiko is after. Zenigata doesn’t seem to be too worried about Fujiko and decides to let Oscar handle the case. However, he receives a calling card from Lupin stating that he is going to steal both parts of the thesis. This quickly grabs Zenigata’s attention, but Oscar insists that he catches them both to win praise from his beloved boss.
Good luck with that, Oscar.
Oscar had apparently been to Isolde’s house, ordering her to strip so he could pose as her at the school. I have no idea what he did with Isolde though. I hope she’s ok.
In present day, Oscar continues to ramble on about how much he hates Fujiko and loves Zenigata, yadda yadda yadda. For some reason, he spills the remainder of wine on Fujiko’s naked bed bound body.
So yeah. Oscar is kind of an asshole. He’s not exactly that dreamy innocent pretty boy I expected early on in the series.
Ok, he’s still dreamy and pretty but not so innocent. I still love him though.
Meanwhile, we get another glimpse of Fujiko’s past, which is pretty creepy. It includes lots of owls, loli Fujiko wearing a frilly dress, her possibly being poisoned and owl people taking notes and observing her. Wow, creepy.
Fujiko awakens in her naked wine drenched slumber to find that a shadowy figure has trespassed into her room.
Meanwhile, the students are in an uproar over Miss Fujiko’s disappearance. Oscar, still disguised as Isolde, suspects that Lupin will be coming soon and sets himself up for capture by him. Lupin agrees to protect Isolde from having her pendant stolen, only to be set up for a trap himself. The same bitchy girls who harassed Isolde appear behind a curtain with loaded guns. Shooting at them, the girls chase them down to a nearby greenhouse where Oscar traps Lupin inside, filling the place with knockout gas.
Isn’t it funny how girls can be so quick to form alliances with one another?
Oscar reports back to Zenigata on his successful capture, but on the other end of the receiver, it appears that Fujiko has escaped and is torturing Zenigata! Oh no! Not only that, but it seems she was also successful in stealing the pendant after all, having switched it out with a fake one during their sexy time.
However, the pendant has to have a code to open itself and reveal the hidden thesis inside. Fujiko is quick to notice that when the wrong code is entered, the thesis will be destroyed. She admits that Oscar is pretty crafty himself, despite being an immature brat. In order to prevent Fujiko from torturing the inspector any further, Oscar cracks and tells her the code, just before Zenigata shows up at the school.
Oscar, now dressed in his normal outfit, runs to Zenigata in delight, seeing that he is unharmed.
Which is the problem…. he is literally unharmed. Fujiko had pulled a fast one on him, making him believe she was torturing Zenigata, but instead she ended up torturing poor Oscar. Wow, Oscar. You are kind of stupid, but ily anyways!
Unfortunately for Oscar, this means that both Lupin and Fujiko have escaped with the pendant. Zenigata is not going to be happy at all.
As it turns out, Fujiko had seduced him once again, recording the entire thing on tape to use against Oscar later on. Nothing is more satisfying in this show than Fujiko being her clever self.
Oscar picked the most obvious secret code for the pendant.
I mean, I guess it wouldn’t have been so obvious if Fujiko didn’t know he was behind the whole thing.
So anyway, we leave this episode with Oscar in some deep trouble with Zenigata. Oscar vows to get back at Fujiko for trampling all over his feelings. Again, good luck with that.
This episode pretty much made up for the lack of Goemon. It was well worth not seeing him this week.
But if Goemon doesn’t show up next week, I will rage! I don’t care if it’s another Oscar episode. I want Goemon!
On another note, I really loved the outfits the school girls wore in this episode. Especially those stylish boots!
Episode 6 Eyecatches: