Because they use the french pronunciation of this name. Although for completeness sake, Lupin doesn’t actually sound like ルパン in French. It ends with a nasal ‘in’ (ɛ̃) sound.
What does Lupin mean?
: a plant related to the clovers that has tall spikes of showy flowers. lupine. noun. lu·pine. variants: also lupin \ ˈlü-pən \
Is Lupin a real book?
Arsène Lupin (French pronunciation: [aʁsɛn lypɛ̃]) is a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise created in 1905 by French writer Maurice Leblanc. Lupin was featured in 17 novels and 39 novellas by Maurice Leblanc, with the novellas or short stories collected into book form for a total of 24 books.
Is Lupin a true story?
In short, no, Netflix series Lupin is not based on a true story. However, while the series doesn’t focus on any real-life thief in particular, it does take inspiration around one theft.
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