May 24 is director Shinichiro Watanabe's birthday! We're all already into Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Space Dandy... so today we're taking a look at Watanabe's turns as a music producer for the works of other directors! Look back with us on Mind Game, Michiko & Hatchin, and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine after the jump!
It is with a heavy heart that we report that manga author and Lupin III creator Kazuhiko Katou, better known internationally under his pen name "Monkey Punch", has passed away at the age of 81. Hit the jump to learn more.