Lupin the Third – 05
Lupin and Jigen finally meet, it seems. I’d call this sort of meeting and initial relationship a bad trope, but I like this sort of thing. If anything, it’s fairly well written into the plot, rather than shoehorned in.
While we’re here, let’s talk about some Lupin trivia. A certain scene in the shows sees specifications of certain weapons come up, so let’s talk about weapons of choice. There’s a small spoiler below, so don’t bother reading it until you’ve finished the episode if you care.
Lupin’s firearm of choice is the Walther P38 and Jigen’s firearm of choice is a Smith & Wesson Model 19. The Walther P38 is a German 9mm semi-automatic pistol that has seen use by the German military as well as the French, among others. The S&W Model 19 (Also known as the “Combat Magnum”) is an American revolver which is chambered for .357 Magnum. Certain popular revolvers that use Magnum cartridges are commonly called “Magnums” or “Magnum revolvers”, which you’ll hear in the show.
During the episode, Lupin makes a comment about never seeing a 7-round Magnum. Jigen says that he knows of 10-round Walthers, which is why he tackles him. The P38 has an 8-round magazine, but Jigen probably couldn’t discern the exact model at the time.
Just a little insight into the series. Enjoy the episode.