According to Manatan Web, Manga artist Kazuhiko Kato, better known by his pen name Monkey Punch, has passed away.
Lupin The Third, for me, is the first anime I really got into and is still one of my favorites. The character of Lupin is such a sleezy asshole but yet is still somehow lovable. From his random band of thieves he rides with to the ridiculous antagonist that you kinda root for, the show is excellent. I think i’m going to finally sit down and re-watch the series. Kazuhiko has made a large impact on my life and he will be missed.
Also, it has my favorite theme song, ever.