I don't usually watch ASA shows anyway, but as for Lupin:
1. It looks like ass. The look reminds me of the "Mysterious Cities of Gold" that Nickelodeon ran in the '80s. People should not look like monkeys.
2. "Lupin" always makes me think of the Monty Python sketch with Dennis Moore, who rides through the land stealing lupins from the rich and giving them to the poor:
3. Why is it "Lupin III"? Clearly I missed the first two series, so I won't know what's going on. Or, I'm wrong.
4. I just can't get into these anime TV series. Don't know why. There are some anime films I like, "Akira" and "Spirited Away", etc. But these TV series just strike me as having inpenetrible back stories.
I'm know I'm off-base thinking that about a genre of animation, but it seems like too much work trying to decipher what's going on in these shows. It seems like there are people out there who could write entire volumes about the Gundam series or Dragonball, and I just don't have the energy to invest in watching 5,000 episodes of a dramatic series.
The titles don't help. I know Lupin is about a thief, but what the hell is an "Inuyasha?" Is it that guy with the ears? What's a "Yu Yu Hakusho?" I have no idea what these shows are about. "Cowboy Bebop?" So does it have cowboys, or bebop? No? It's in space? I'm so confused!
So there's my thought process. I guess I'm prejudiced against these shows from the outset. Not a good attitude to have, I know.