Born: 1937 May 26 in Hokkaido, Hamanaka, Japan
Died: 2019 April 11 in Chiba, Sakura, Japan
Biography: ‘Monkey Punch’ (モンキー・パンチ) is the pen name of Kazuhiko Katō (加藤一彦, 26 May 1937 - 11 April 2019, Japan), best known for his series Lupin III. In April 2005 he became the professor of Manga Animation at Otemae University, in their Faculty of Media and Arts, and was a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Technology in May 2010.
He died of pneumonia on 11 April 2019.