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Monkey Punch

Monkey Punch was born on May 26, 1937 in Hamanaka, Hokkaido, Japan as Kazuhiko Katô. He is a writer and director, known for Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive (1996), Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998) and Rupan sansei (1978). See full bio »

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 2018 Lupin III (TV Series) (creator)
  Zenigata keibu (TV Mini-Series) (manga - 4 episodes, 2017) (characters - 1 episode, 2017) (creator - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (manga)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (manga)
- Shikkoku no Hanzai File (2017) ... (manga)
- Shinku no Sousa File (2017) ... (characters) / (creator) / (manga)
 2016 Lupin III: The Italian Game (creator)
 2015 Lupin III (TV Series) (creator)
 2014 Rupan sansei (manga)
 2013 Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze (TV Movie) (manga)
 2012 Lupin the III: Another Page (TV Movie) (manga)
 2012 Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to iu onna (TV Series) (manga - 2 episodes)
- .357 Magnum (2012) ... (manga)
- Master Thief vs. Lady Looter (2012) ... (manga)
 2012 Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ikka Seizeroi (Short) (characters)
 2010 Rupan sansei: Saishû jobu (TV Movie) (creator)
 2009 Rupan Sansei vs Meitantei Conan (TV Movie) (characters)
 2008 Lupin III: Green vs. Red (Video) (creator)
 2007 Lupin (TV Series) (comic - 95 episodes)
- Episode #1.93 (2007) ... (comic)
- Episode #1.94 (2007) ... (comic)
- Episode #1.92 (2007) ... (comic)
- Episode #1.91 (2007) ... (comic)
- Episode #1.90 (2007) ... (comic)
 2007 Rupan sansei: Kiri no eryuushivu (TV Movie) (creator)
 2007 Rupan sansei: Lupin niwa shi o, Zenigata niwa koi o (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2006 Rupan sansei: Sebundeizu rapusodei (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2006 Gun-dou Musashi (TV Series) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2005 Shuyaku wa Zenigata (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2004 Rupan sansei: Columbus no Isan wa Akenisomaru (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2004 Slotter up core 5 Rupan daisuki! Shuyaku wa Zenigata (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2004 Katsudou dai shashin: Mankatsu (TV Series) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2004 Rupan sansei: Nusumareta rupan (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2003 Rupan sansei: Otakara henkyaku dai-sakusen!! (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2003 Rupan sansei: Umi ni kieta hihou (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2003 Cinderella Boy (TV Series) (comic) / (idea)
 2002 Rupan sansei: The Typing (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2002 Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2002 Rupan Sansei: Episode 0 - Faasuto kontakuto (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2002 Rupan sansei: Ikiteita majutsushi (Video) (comic)
 2001 Rupan sansei: The shooting (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 2001 Shamu neko fuâsto misshon (Video) (comic)
 2001 Rupan sansei: Arukatorazu konnekushion (TV Movie) (story)
 2000 Lupin III: Missed by a Dollar (TV Movie) (creator)
 1999 Parlor! PRO Jr. Vol. 2 (Video Game) (characters)
 1999 Rupan Sansei: Ai no da capo - Fujiko's Unlucky Days (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1998 Rupan sansei (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1998 Rupan sansei: Sage of the pyramid (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1998 Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (creator) / (screenplay)
 1997 Rupan sansei: Chronicles (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1997 Lupin III: Island of Assassins (TV Movie) (comic)
 1997 Rupan sansei: Chateau de Cagliostro Saikai (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1996 Lupin the Third: The Legend of Twilight Gemini (TV Movie) (characters)
 1996 Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive (creator) / (screenplay)
 1996 Rupan sansei: The master file (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1995 Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1995 Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (creator) / (screenplay)
 1994 Rupan sansei: Densetsu no hihou o oe! (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1994 Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1993 Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1992 Lupin the 3rd: From Siberia with Love (TV Movie) (comic)
 1991 Monkey Punch no Sekai: Alice (Video) (original story)
 1991 Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon's Dictionary (TV Movie) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1990 Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (TV Movie) (creator)
 1989 SD Rupan sansei: Kinko yaburi daisakusen (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1989 Lupin the Third: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (TV Movie) (creator)
 1987 Rupan sansei: Pandora no isan (Video Game) (creator) / (screenplay)
 1987 Anime san jushi (TV Series) (adaptation)
 1984 Rupan sansei: Part III (TV Series) (comic)
 1977-1980 Lupin the 3rd (TV Series) (creator - 155 episodes)
- Farewell My Beloved Lupin (1980) ... (creator)
- The Hexagon's Great Legacy (1980) ... (creator)
- The Bills That Came from God (1980) ... (creator)
- Jigen and a Hat and a Pistol (1980) ... (creator)
- The Arrest Lupin Highway Operation (1980) ... (creator)
 1980 Lupin III (Video Game) (characters) / (manga by)
 1979 Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (graphic novel series)
 1978 Rupan sansei (comic)
 1971 Lupin the 3rd (TV Series) (comic)
 1969 Rupan sansei: Pilot Film (TV Short) (comic)
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Alternate Names:

Eiji Gamuta

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If I was to give some advice, I would have to say there are a lot of good artists today. But, at the same time my art isn't necessarily the best art there is. I would say "Don't concentrate just on drawing." It is probably more important is that is to have a story that fits well with modern times, with your day, and to keep that in mind when you draw your work. Also, don't over-concentrate on one... See more »


Lupin III was voted in a 2009 poll by as the 8th most iconic anime hero of all time. The same site voted Fujiko Mine as the 2nd most iconic anime heroine of all time, and Inspector Koichi Zenigata as the 8th greatest anime supporting character, as well as voting Zenigata the 9th greatest anime detective. See more »


His male protagonists usually bear a long chin. See more »

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