Manga Mavericks might be on a temporary hiatus, but @ Movies is still in action! Last week the Mavericks went to see The Castle of Cagliostro on the big screen, and they had a great experience! We talk about Hayao Miyazaki’s theatrical directorial debut and its strengths and weaknesses, cultural impact, how it differs from other Lupin the Third media, and how it fits into the grand scheme of his conspiracy to get children to mistrust authority figures and become addicted to drugs! You might be scratching your heads at that last part, but trust us, we’ll open your eyes to what this movie is really about!


00:15 – Intro

02:10 – Our Theater Experience
06:25 – Why Isn’t Lupin the Third More Popular in North America?
11:15 – Complaining About Eleven Arts & Fathom Events Trailers
18:25 – Fathom Events’s Interview with John Lasseter
32:20 – Is the Streamline Dub Any Good?
42:00 – How Well Are the Characters Used in This Film?
44:35 – How This Film Differs From Other Lupin III Media
51:15 – The Miyazaki Conspiracy
56:25 – The Strengths and Weakness of The Castle of Cagliostro
1:06:06 – Discotek’s Interview with Monkey Punch & Kazuhide Tomonaga

1:13:20 – Wrap-Up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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