asily the equal of Gaston Leroux or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in fame, and arguably superior in style, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman-burglar Arsène Lupin
who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world." The original french series featuring Herlock Sholmes.
The Manga series are about his grandson, Arsène Lupin III
. The theme from the german MTV adaption was done by the Computerjockeys
and can be downloaded here