Kazuo Koike





Kazuo Koike


Born
in Daisen, Akita Prefecture, Japan
May 08, 1936

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Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫, Koike Kazuo) is a prolific Japanese manga writer, novelist and entrepreneur.

Early in Koike's career, he studied under Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito and served as a writer on the series.

Koike, along with artist Goseki Kojima, made the manga Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub), and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famous Japanese actor Tomisaburo Wakayama. Koike and Kojima became known as the "Golden Duo" because of the success of Lone Wolf and Cub.

Another series written by Koike, Crying Freeman, which was illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami, was adapted into a 1995 live-action film by French director Christophe Gans.

Kazuo Koike started the Gekika Sonjuku, a college c
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Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: ...

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4.45 avg rating — 1,094 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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“I have decided to escape, to defy the shogun. Today I will begin walking the road to hell. But you will choose your own path. So, soon you may be seeing heaven. Choose the sword, and you will join me. Choose the ball and you join your mother, in death. You don’t understand my words, but you must choose. So… come boy, choose life or death.”
Kazuo Koike

“A father knows his child's heart, as only a child can know his fathers.”
Kazuo Koike, Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road

“True joy is to take pleasure
in one's own accomplishments....”
Kazuo Koike, Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 5: Black Wind

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