For a long, long time, Japanese anime has been moé. The word actually means "budding", but it's actually geek slang for cute things that give otaku warm fuzzy feelings.
Screw warm fuzzy feelings. I'm sick of them! Aside from the momentarily blips of hope on the anime radar, the moé aesthetic has dominated Japanese TV anime for too damn long. Japanese anime used to be really effing cool.
And Lupin, thank goodness, is still truly cool. Check out the debut trailer for the upcoming Lupin the Third anime, which centers on Fujiko Mine. And dear me, does it look rad.