"lupin The Third" Anime Creator Dies

The creator of the popular Japanese anime series "Lupin the Third" has died. The company that produces the series announced that Monkey Punch, whose real name was Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia last Thursday. He was 81.

He was born in northern Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture. After taking evening courses to obtain his high school diploma, he moved to Tokyo.

New 'lupin The Third' Anime Series To Begin This Fall

New 'Lupin the Third' anime series to begin this fallMonkey Punch's manga 'Lupin the Third' will be returning as a new TV anime series this fall on NTV.
'Lupin the Third' had a spin-off anime 'LUPIN the Third -Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna-' in 2012, and a spin-off movie 'LUPIN THE IIIRD Jigen Daisuke no Bohyou' in 2014. The first original series in 30 years will depict the activities of Lupin and his gang in the Republic of San Marino, Italy. It will also air on Italy's broadcasting station RTI in preparation for a worldwide release.

Lupin The Third

Lupin the ThirdLupin III (Shun Oguri), Daisuke Jigen (Tetsuji Tamayama), Ishikawa Goemon (Gou Ayano), Fujiko Mine (Meisa Kuroki) and Inspector Koichi Zenigata (Tadanobu Asano) meet. They face a powerful enemy and form the Lupin team in response. The Lupin team then faces the challenge of retrieving the "Crimson Heart of Cleopatra" locked away in a fort like safe. The treasure is thought to allow its owner to control the world.