Monkey Punch

1937 - 2019

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Kazuhiko Katō (Japanese: 加藤一彦, Hepburn: Katō Kazuhiko, May 26, 1937 – April 11, 2019), known by the pen name Monkey Punch (モンキー・パンチ, Monkī Panchi), was a Japanese manga artist, best known for his series Lupin III. In April 2005, he became the professor of Manga and 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 was born in Hamanaka, Hokkaido, and resided in Sakura, Chiba until his death in 2019. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Monkey Punch has received more than 390,490 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Monkey Punch is the 37th most popular comic artist, the 545th most popular biography from Japan and the 9th most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

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  • 16

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  • 4.04

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  • 1.89

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Among comic artists, Monkey Punch ranks 37 out of 174Before him are Masashi Kishimoto, Guillermo Mordillo, Bill Finger, Juan Giménez, Saul Steinberg, and Eiichiro Oda. After him are Cabu, Émile Cohl, Charles M. Schulz, Shotaro Ishinomori, Yoshihiro Togashi, and Katsuhiro Otomo.

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Among people born in 1937, Monkey Punch ranks 113Before him are Petros Markaris, Joseph Kobzon, Peter Burke, Facundo Cabral, Edward Fox, and Jay Rockefeller. After him are Francis Veber, Emerich Jenei, John Hume, Rudi Altig, John Kennedy Toole, and Franz Vranitzky. Among people deceased in 2019, Monkey Punch ranks 107Before him are Robert Frank, Rip Torn, Peter Mayhew, Harold Bloom, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, and Dawda Jawara. After him are Kevin Roche, Machiko Kyō, Emanuel Ungaro, Peter Schreier, Šaban Šaulić, and Peter Lindbergh.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Monkey Punch ranks 545 out of 5,560Before him are Saichō (767), Tadao Takayama (1904), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Toshiki Kaifu (1931), Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944), and Yasuji Okamura (1884). After him are Tokugawa Ienari (1773), Machiko Kyō (1924), Emperor Go-Ichijō (1008), Tokugawa Ienobu (1662), Hidetoshi Nakata (1977), and Yoshinobu Ishii (1939).


Among comic artists born in Japan, Monkey Punch ranks 9Before him are Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Go Nagai (1945), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), and Eiichiro Oda (1975). After him are Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), Hirohiko Araki (1960), Shigeru Mizuki (1922), and Naoki Urasawa (1960).