Hayao Miyazaki Directed Episodes of "Lupin III" Stream Online

Second series' 145th and 155th episodes offered on Hulu

In addition to streaming the first 26 episodes of 1977's second Lupin III series, Hulu is now offering episodes 145 "Albatross – Wings of Death" and that iteration of the caper series' 155th and final episode, "Farewell Beloved Lupin." What's significant about the pair is that they were written and directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.

 

Miyazaki, along with Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, also co-directed 7 to 23 of the first Lupin III series, and Miyazaki helmed the classic '79 anime movie  Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro.

 

While "Albatross" showcases Miyazaki's love of flight and aircraft, "Farewell," also known as "Aloha Lupin," has elements of Cagliostro, as well as other Miyazaki influences, such as nods to the Fleischer brothers' cartoons.

 

via @WTK

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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