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NEWS: Lupin III Creator Monkey Punch Passes Away


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AnimeFan617
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 pm Reply with quote
May he forever rest in peace. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:59 pm Reply with quote
An incredibly gutting loss. Lupin III is probably my favorite reoccurring character in anime. Thank you for everything, Mr. Katō.
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immortal1982



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:02 pm Reply with quote
Wow, a legend passes. Hell of a run. Godspeed to you sir.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:03 pm Reply with quote
Rest well, good sir
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:04 pm Reply with quote
sad to hear.. rest in peace. Confused
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:09 pm Reply with quote
Monkey Punch created some of the most beloved characters in anime that have entertained and inspired generations of fans. RIP Monkey Punch
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:11 pm Reply with quote
Oh my, i am sorry for his loss. Lupin III will be forever in our hearts as part of our legacy. Rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:14 pm Reply with quote
It's great there's been such a Lupin renaissance lately, so I hope he got to see how popular his work and characters got to be all over the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:15 pm Reply with quote
Oh I am so sad and shocked by this. He did make one of the most classic memorable characters in anime and gave work to legends in anime today including Hayao Miyazaki. RIP Monkey Punch you were a legend in anime and will always be remembered by us nostalgia anime fans. Crying or Very sad
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AkaRed



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:27 pm Reply with quote
I wish to this Legend to have his final rest a peaceful one, may his familly conquer grief and mourning in this terrible sad moment. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:31 pm Reply with quote
Oh god. This one...this one hurts. I rarely feel close to tears from the death of a celebrity, someone I've never met in person and never will, but like with Robin Williams, Goro Naya, and Hiromi Tsuru before him, this one just hits me at my very core.

I don't remember when I first saw Lupin (it was one of the FUNi dubbed TV specials that I borrowed), but back then, for whatever reason, it didn't grab me. But a few years back, when Discotek put out the original green jacket series, and I experienced the franchise in it's original Japanese form, something magical happened there and I was hooked. Lupin very quickly became one of my absolute favorite things PERIOD, in the same vein of Dragon Ball, TMNT, or the works of Masakazu Katsura. I can talk about Lupin with anyone at any given time in any given situation just about. And that all comes from this man. I might not have the same level of love for the original manga (though I do wish I could read more of it than what I have), but it all still stems from Monkey Punch's hand.

Godspeed, Mr. Kato. Thanks for everything.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:32 pm Reply with quote
Noooooo Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

And I just got to watch his latest Lupin last week.
May he rest forever in peace, absolutely legendary creator.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:39 pm Reply with quote
So sad, I hope Fujiko Mine's Lie includes a tribute before the credits.
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SolHerald



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:41 pm Reply with quote
I've been worried knowing that this would happen, the original forces behind Lupin are getting old now, but that doesn't lessen the blow. Literally no other celebrity's passing has made me this sad since Goro Naya. I hope he can rest in peace knowing that he left a wonderful mark on the world that will be forever immortalized by his fans and loved ones.
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:48 pm Reply with quote
I'm caught up with everything Lupin anime related but I've never gotten a chance to read the manga because of how hard it is to find. But he recently directed a 30 minute special with lots of throwbacks to part 1 and one of my favourite movies in the series Dead or Alive. Rest in Peace.

Here's an ann interview from 2003 for those who are interested.
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