The creator of Lupin The III has passed away.

According to Manatan Web, Manga artist Kazuhiko Kato, better known by his pen name Monkey Punch, has passed away.

Lupin The Third, for me, is the first anime I really got into and is still one of my favorites. The character of Lupin is such a sleezy asshole but yet is still somehow lovable. From his random band of thieves he rides with to the ridiculous antagonist that you kinda root for, the show is excellent. I think i’m going to finally sit down and re-watch the series. Kazuhiko has made a large impact on my life and he will be missed.

Also, it has my favorite theme song, ever.


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