Monkey Punch

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Kazuhiko Katō (加藤一彦, Katō Kazuhiko, 26 May 1937 – 11 April 2019), better known by his pen name Monkey Punch (モンキー・パンチ, Monkī Panchi), was a Japanese manga artist, writer and professor. He was best known for his series Lupin III. The series was first published between 1967 and 1969. In April 2005, he became the professor of Manga Animation at Otemae University, in their Faculty of Media and Arts. He was also a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Technology in May 2010. He was given a special Tokyo Anime Award in 2015.

Monkey Punch was born in Hamanaka, Hokkaido. He died of pneumonia in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture on 11 April 2019.[1]

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  1. Arrant, Chris (16 April 2019). "LUPIN III's Monkey Punch Dies At Age of 81". Newsarama. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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