Born in Japan in 1949, Issei Sagawa was reportedly fascinated by cannibalism from an early age; however, not until 1981 did his interest turn deadly when he murdered and cannibalized one of his classmates. Despite being an admitted murderer and cannibal, Sagawa has avoided prosecution for his crimes and even made a career out of exploiting the public's interest in his actions.
From television, paintings, books, and magazines, the "Kobe Cannibal" (also known as "Pang") has created works in practically every medium (including adult entertainment), making him one of the most disturbing examples of the notoriety society bestows upon murderers and criminals.
Sagawa Allegedly Became Obsessed With Cannibalism As A Child
Sagawa Tried To Eat A Woman When He Was 23
Sagawa Murdered One Of His Classmates, Renée Hartevelt, While Attending The Sorbonne
Sagawa Cannibalized Hartevelt And Committed Necrophilia
Sagawa Was Arrested When He Tried To Dispose Of His Victim's Remains
Sagawa Was Sent To A Mental Institution After His Arrest