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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: Lupin III Red Jacket 80+
Auditions Deadline: Saturday, May, 31 2014 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Visual
Category: Fandub
Classification: Fan-made (pre-licensed)
Franchise: Lupin the 3rd
Offering: None
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 9 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 28
Views: 1852
Owner: ThunderPX
Date Created: April 21 2014
Description:
Lupin III is one of Japan's biggest franchises of all time, with numerous manga, anime series, movies and TV specials based on the character. The eponymous Lupin, grandson of gentleman thief Arsene Lupin, commits heist after heist in over-the-top ways with his comrades; master marksman Daisuke Jigen, impossibly strong samurai Goemon Ishikawa and femme fatale Fujiko Mine.

This project is a fandub of a portion of the second TV series, known as "Lupin III Part II" or the "Red Jacket" series after Lupin's outfit. This series is arguably the most well-known and popular part of the Lupin franchise, but sadly only about half of the show was released in English.

The official English dub, created by Geneon, was somewhat controversial due to its insertion of puns and pop culture references (allegedly mandated by TMS, the original production company.) Personally, I always thought it was tremendously funny, and it's sort of a shame that half of the show is only watchable with average-to-poor fansubs that have none of the personality or humor that belongs with it.

This project aims to create a fandub of the rest of the show (or at least a portion of it--see below) with the same spirit as the Geneon dub. The scripts will be written in the same humorous manner and the voice actors are encouraged to ad-lib. Imitating the Geneon voices is not necessary, as long as you can project a similar tone and spirit.

Now, dubbing the entire rest of the series would be a Herculean effort of massive proportions, and not every episode is a winner to begin with. Where necessary, we may skip around a bit to dub only the "greatest hits." Scripts for episodes 80 and 81 have been written, so dubbing can start as soon as possible once a cast has been selected. Voice actors will be directed over Skype while recording themselves, but due to the obvious latency issues you will have to make sure the lines match the lip flaps on your own. Some editing can be done after the fact to make lines fit more nicely, but obviously it's a lot more convenient to get it as close as possible to begin with.

Because of the show's premise, Lupin III has a -lot- of one-off characters. I've listed the ones from the two episodes mentioned above. If you audition, regardless of whether or not you get one of the parts, I'll keep your audition on file for later as there are so many characters that will need voices.

CAST ROLES

thesoliloquyman
thesoliloquyman Daisuke Jigen Daisuke Jigen
VocalChameleon
VocalChameleon Goemon Ishikawa XIII Goemon Ishikawa XIII
diremuffin
diremuffin Fujiko Mine Fujiko Mine
Blackmagebrad
Blackmagebrad Inspector Koichi Zenigata Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Hartcore3x
Hartcore3x Prison Warden Prison Warden
Blackmagebrad
Blackmagebrad Prince Claude Prince Claude
VocalChameleon
VocalChameleon King of Bertenberg King of Bertenberg

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Lupin III

Lupin III
Name: Lupin III
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
While Lupin is a master thief, he also tends to be rather goofy. He's also quick to anger when someone decidedly gets the best of him and he has no backup plan or quick way out at hand. His voice tends to match his goofiness, with many portrayals making him slightly nasal and somewhat hammy.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[smug] Dear Inspector: In recognition of your nearly successful efforts, here's some really cheap crap. Ha!"
Line 2:
"[surprised] Whoa! Get a load of this! It's Pops, and he's being chased by somebody. And there's a girl with him, and she's hot! What the hell is wrong with this picture?"
Line 3:
"[outraged] I stole a what? A cat?! That eats PENCIL SHAVINGS?!"

Daisuke Jigen

Daisuke Jigen
Name: Daisuke Jigen
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Although just as much of a wisecracker as Lupin, Jigen is considerably less goofy and gullible. Nonetheless, he and Lupin appear to be best friends. With his suit and improbable gun skills, Jigen is the go-to "cool" character. Though his voice in Japanese isn't especially deep, English adaptations tend to give him a deeper, slightly gritty voice.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[amused] This ain't a boat, it's friggin' Las Vegas with seagulls!"
Line 2:
"You know, I still say that broad ain't nothing but trouble. But little moments like these kinda make it all worth while somehow."
Line 3:
"[angry] It's friggin' careless, Lupin. How many times do we have to friggin' warn ya? But you had to impress friggin' Fujiko, and isn't that friggin' ironic now?"

Member Auditions

thesoliloquyman
on Apr 24 2014

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Goemon Ishikawa XIII

Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Name: Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
As something of a stereotypical samurai, Goemon is rather stoic; although he frequently gets annoyed at Lupin's antics, he always remains outwardly calm--though he will occasionally slip a little deadpan snark into his supposed words of wisdom.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[threateningly] Allow me to reunite you with your ancestors."
Line 2:
"[annoyed] You promised me that there would be a Japanese restaurant here in Barcelona. An empty apology for an empty stomach!"
Line 3:
"Ah, the old exploding-bear-trap-in-the-ass trick."

Member Auditions

VocalChameleon
on Apr 24 2014
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Fujiko Mine

Fujiko Mine
Name: Fujiko Mine
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Though her appearance depends on whoever happens to be the art director at the moment, Fujiko otherwise remains fairly consistent. A female thief who's more than aware of her assets, she can easily con just about anyone in the world out of their valuables--frequently including Lupin, much to Jigen and Goemon's dismay. Fujiko's alliances depend entirely on what happens to be most beneficial to her, so in any given situation she could be working with or against Lupin, despite her heavily implied feelings for him. Fujiko's voice is typically high-pitched yet seductive to suit her demeanor and MO, though much like Lupin she can get very frustrated at being tricked, used or defeated.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then something that rare's got to be more like a lover."
Line 2:
"[angry] I get it. They found you and you just sang like a canary, huh? Couldn't you have just improvised or something? I thought that was on your resume!"

Member Auditions

diremuffin
on Apr 25 2014

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Inspector Koichi Zenigata

Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Name: Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Inspector Zenigata has been chasing Lupin for years upon years, trying to arrest him at every turn. Though it's easy to see him as incompetent, Zenigata is actually full of tricks and does as good of a job as anyone could. It's just unfortunate that Lupin & co. are just about always one step ahead of everyone. Zenigata sounds very gruff, and he rarely seems to have anything resembling an inside voice. Though he tries to present himself as a polite and justice-seeking man to superiors and civilians, his facade is quickly broken both when he is angered or when he becomes overly confident in his impending victory.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[furious] LUPIN! Get back here!"
Line 2:
"[smug] Oh, yeah? Well, here these are YOUR transfer papers, wise guy, straight from maximum security! Read it and weep!"
Line 3:
"[bursting into tears] No no no no no! It's not fair! It's just not fair!"

Member Auditions

Blackmagebrad
on Apr 21 2014

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Silver

Silver
Name: Silver
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Guest character in episode 80. A previous partner of Lupin who double-crossed him and then intentionally got arrested to escape him. A short and old man.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[casually] Maybe you should give the slammer a try. It's not so bad when you get used to it."
Line 2:
"[frightened] L-Lupin! What are you going to do to me?"
Line 3:
"[happily] Well, at least now they can dream about the money."

Member Auditions

VocalChameleon
on Apr 24 2014

1 Shout Out!
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Prison Warden

Prison Warden
Name: Prison Warden
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Guest character in episode 80. Warden of a state-of-the-art prison. Looks like a pretty regular guy, but is a little too fond of his execution device.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[calmly explaining] According to the computer, the sentences for all his crimes add up to a sentence that would outlast the universe... so we were able to get special permission from the president."
Line 2:
"[sadistically] The only way out of this room is into the afterlife. You see, this isn't just any cell. The criminal will be fixed to the bed. After that, the pot comes down and the bed is rotated for three minutes. Finally, they emerge with a new crunchy layer. I call it a "Hot Pocket of Justice." (chuckles)"

Member Auditions

Hartcore3x
on May 18 2014
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Prince Claude

Prince Claude
Name: Prince Claude
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Guest character in episode 81. Prince of the fictional country of Bertenberg (which just happens to be the location of Lupin's latest heist), he falls in love with Fujiko while pretending to be a peasant. As princes go, he's rather pompous, and despite his apparenty love for Fujiko he thinks any important matters should be settled by men.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[charmingly] A toast to your beautiful eyes."
Line 2:
"[determined] That's not the point. It is my duty to protect the bell--and thereby Fujiko--from being stolen by you. It's a contest between men."

Member Auditions

Blackmagebrad
on Apr 21 2014

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King of Bertenberg

King of Bertenberg
Name: King of Bertenberg
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Guest character in episode 81. The King of Bertenberg, who organises the contest between Claude and Lupin for Fujiko's hand. Although he seems to be only dedicated to upholding tradition, he has his own ulterior motive. Sounds like a generic king.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"[sagely] Lupin the Third, there is an ancient custom in our country. I assume you are familiar with our golden Minstrel Bell?"
Line 2:
"[curt] Interpol, magnetic pole, flagpole... I have no obligation to divulge my secrets to you!"

Member Auditions

VocalChameleon
on Apr 24 2014

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