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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 Rupan sansei: Kiri no eryuushivu (TV Movie) (creator)
 2007 Lupin (TV Series) (comic)
 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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Personal Details

Official Sites:

Official site (Japanese)

Alternate Names:

Eiji Gamuta

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Personal Quote:

When Lupin goes abroad, overseas, you never really see him have a passport. There are no boundaries for him, he's a free roamer. I'm drawing him as a character, where he can go wherever he wants whenever he wants without any obstacles. And that's the appeal for me. See more »


He prefers Lupin III to wear a red jacket since he feels red is a flashy and sexy colour. Lupin has worn a red, green, pink and blue jacket throughout his animated history. See more »


Many of his stories often feature at least one character skilled with a gun. See more »

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