J-movie Lupin the Third with Oguri Shun, Jerry Yan and Kim Joon Drops Kickass Official Movie Trailer

By all that is holy in the realm of fan-fiction, how the hell did this cast get assembled for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic shonen manga Lupin the Third? I posted the teaser trailer and first character posters a few months back and it already looked so fabulous I was ready to don my burgundy velvet jacket and tight pants to shimmy and shake along with Oguri Shun‘s titular character. Then comes the official trailer this week along with the full cast list confirmation and I’ve died and gone to some alternate Hana Yori Dango Heaven. Playing the baddie and a side character in this drama are none other than two other actors in various HanaDan adaptations. Jerry Yan is making an acting return in a big way after two years of radio silence, he’s not going for tortured love in the currently airing C-drama Loving, Never Forgetting, he’s also joining Lupin the Third playing a bad guy character called Michael Lee. Let’s never forget that Jerry played the Taiwan version of Domyouji Tsukasa (called Dao Ming Si in Meteor Garden) while Oguri Shun was the Japanese version of Hanazawa Rui in HanaDan. To add more HanaDan crossover, Korean actor Kim Joon will be in Lupin the Third as well playing a computer whiz that’s part of the thievery squad. Kim Joon played the Akira character in Boys Before Flowers and didn’t do much since after going away to the army for two years and then quietly returning. It’ll be good to see three out of four HanaDan male leads in this movie just for kicks. With the Japanese, Taiwanese, and Korean versions represented, all that’s missing is finding the Chinese version of Soujiro to fully complete the mismatched set.

Noooooo, why is Domyouji and Rui pointing guns at each other? Where’s Makino when we need her?

All the HanaDan reminiscing aside, the recently releaed official full trailer for Lupin the Third looks so fantastic I’m quaking with anticipation. I loved heist movies and Lupin is a professional thief who assembles his gang to infiltrate the Ark of Navarone to steal the priceless Crimson Heart of Cleopatra. Leading lady Kuroki Meisa may not be the best actress around but she manages to always look beyond fine as the femme fatale type. The movie drops August 30th and I’ll be watching this in between checking out the back-to-back Rurouni Kenshin sequels. *squeals*

Official trailer for Lupin the Third:


J-movie Lupin the Third with Oguri Shun, Jerry Yan and Kim Joon Drops Kickass Official Movie Trailer — 19 Comments

  1. Ever since you posted about rurouni kenshin, I’ve gone and searched it up and the first movie looks awesome. I’ve only watched snippets, but I believe the entire thing is up on YouTube so I’m going to make some time to watch tht.

  2. I LOVE the cast, Oguri Shun (Check), Jerry Yan (Check), Ayano Go (Check, even though I hate his character’s hairstyle) and Tetsuji Tamayama kind of looks like Odagiri Joe (I always mistake both of them for some reason, must be the facial hair, LOL!). Kuroki Meisa look damn hot as the femme fatale!

  3. ooohhh, this looks awesome! Oguri’s having a stellar year. I’ve read he’ll be returning to tv in Fall! YAYYYYY for moar Oguri Shun!!

  4. The trailer looks awesome. Cannot wait for this one. Also loving the very 60’s type crime show music played in the background.

  5. This looks awesome! I can’t wait until there are subs available. More Oguri Shun is never a bad thing, the more the better 🙂

  6. OMG it’s true Koala, it is fanfiction heaven. I’m so excited to watch this now. I was excited to watch this before, but now with Hanazawa Rui, Dao MingSi and Song Woo Bin in the same room I can’t contain it. Yes can we have a version of Soujiroh in this too pretty please? 🙂

  7. wah, this is so much happenings this august . . . i’m already excited for kenshin and now, its shun as lupin!!!!

  8. Does someone know a link of this full movie???i really want to watch this but i can’t find any japanese movies DVD’s here in lebanon…

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