(no. this is not a Lupin the 3rd thread)
So anyone here a fan of the character/series of novels by Maurice Leblanc? The novels were extremely popular when I was growing up in East Asia (HK/Taiwan/Japan) during the 90s, and I'm sure I don't need to list all of the anime/manga inspirations based on the character.
Sadly, the series is relatively unknown in the US, and you can't even find a translated copy without traveling to some university's antique books library.
I blame the Sherlock Holmes fans. Even though Lupin books are more adventure stories with detective elements.