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Explaining the relationship of Arsene Lupin III and Fujiko Mine: I think of men and women in general as... rather than saying tease, say they enjoy each other. They use their attributes; Fujiko uses her beautiful body and sex appeal as a weapon and Lupin uses his cunning and wit as a weapon, and they like going at it with each other in a fun sense. Not necessarily lovers, not necessarily husband ...
Monkey Punch has said that he believes the "Lupin III" story can never end but that if it had to, both Zenigata and Lupin would have to end it as equals. They would either both fail, both win or both get very old.
His male protagonists usually bear a long chin.