GMA-7's "Lupin" not based on the anime series "Lupin III"

by Dinno Erece
Mar 29, 2007
Richard Gutierrez is the suave character Andre Lupin while Rhian Ramos plays Avril Legarda in the newest TV series from GMA-7.

Pangalan lang ang pagkakapareho ng anime series na Lupin III at ang upcoming soap ni Richard Gutierrez sa GMA-7 na Lupin.

Arsene Lupin is the creation of Maurice LeBlanc. First introduced in a series of short stories serialized in the magazine Je Sais Tout (I Know All) noong 1905, may twenty volumes of Lupin stories na isinulat ang original author. May dagdag pang five more stories by the writing team Boileau-Narcejac na siya ring nagsulat ng nobelang Diabolique na ginamit naman ni Alfred Hitchcock na basehan ng kaniyang pelikulang Vertigo.

Dahil public domain na ang character ni Lupin at dahil much loved sa Japan ang kuwento niya, noong taong 1923 gumawa ng pelikula sa Japan about Arsene Lupin entitled 813 (The Adventures of Arsene Lupin). Sinundan ito ng four more movies: Woman In Brown (1927), Seven Jewels (1950), The Teeth of the Tiger (1951) at The Man With No Face (1955).

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In 1979, ginawa na rin itong animation, ang Lupin the Mysterious Thief - Enigma of the 813, at ng isa pang anime, Lupin versus Holmes, dahil sa original na kuwento ni Maurice, nagkita nga ang dalawang tanyag na fictional characters.

The anime series was then based on Lupin's character and titled Lupin III na vaguely insinuating na ito na ang apo ng original na character. This was shown in the Philippines sa GMA-7.

While looking for stories to be serialized, the creative team of GMA-7 brought up the idea of serializing Lupin III. Hinanap ng GMA-7 ang rights of the story and when the team found out na isa na ngang public domain ang Lupin, it was decided to create a soap for Richard Gutierrez based on the original character, not the anime series.

Richard's character will be named Andre Lupin, mas malapit sa original character name na Arsene Lupin. In homage to the original story, pinangalanan namang Arsenio Lupin ang kaniyang ama na sa start of the story will be mysteriously murdered.

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Kung may isang soap character na binase sa anime, it will just be the character of Katrina Halili, the gun-toting two-piece bikini clad girl.

Lupin replaces Bakekang sa GMA-7 Telebabad after the Holy Week.

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