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It comes with a heavy heart to report that artist Kazuhiko Katō (A.K.A Monkey punch) has passed away on april 11th of pneumonia at the age of 81.

Katō has left a legacy of characters and stories, some well known and some small but his biggest creation was that of Lupin the third.

What he started in 1967 has left a mark in the anime industry, from giving hayao miyazaki and issao takahata a platform to show their skills as writers, animators and directors, to countless homages and tributes from other creators that inspired them or their characters.

May he rest in peace, he’ll finally catch up with his good friend yasuo …

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Youtuber “apostolos biblia” has uploaded a creditless version of Part IV’s ending theme, "I Won’t Love You if You Don’t Say It Right" (ちゃんと言わなきゃ愛さない Chanto Iwanakya Aisanai).

The track is performed by Enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa and it’s great to see the gorgeous animation in all its glory!