Lupin III manga creator passes away

Sad news for Lupin the 3rd or Lupin III fans, it’s been reported by news site that the manga of the Lupin III manga Monkey Punch (real name is Kazuhiko Katou) passed away on April 11th. The cause of death was pneumonia and he was the age of 81.

Kazuhiko Katou was born Hamanakka, Hokkaido, Japan on May 26, 1937 and he began his manga career in 1965. His first manga published was Playboy School. He created the manga Lupin III in 1967 and the series got into anime format in 1971. Lupin has appeared in many movies, TV anime episodes and specials, spinoffs, and live action movies.

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