Manga Artist

Born in 1937 in Hokkaido, he made his debut as a manga artist in the rental comic Zero. In 1967, he began the Lupin the Third series in the inaugural issue of Shukan Manga Action (Futabasha). Lupin, which enjoyed great popularity for its American touches, was subsequently turned into a TV series and a number of movies, and continues to attract a multitude of fans spanning several generations.

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