Kazuo Koike


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

Died
April 17, 2019

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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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4.40 avg rating — 2,293 ratings — published 1971 — 15 editions
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4.41 avg rating — 1,917 ratings — published 1995 — 14 editions
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4.45 avg rating — 1,572 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 1

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Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 5: ...

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4.48 avg rating — 1,423 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 6: ...

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4.51 avg rating — 1,314 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
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Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 7: ...

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4.50 avg rating — 1,183 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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4.50 avg rating — 1,181 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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4.50 avg rating — 1,137 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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More books by Kazuo Koike…
Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 1 Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 2 Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 3 Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 4 Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 5 Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 6 Lone Wolf and Cub, Omnibus 7
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Samurai Executioner, Vol. 1... Samurai Executioner, Vol. 2... Samurai Executioner, Vol. 3... Samurai Executioner, Vol. 4... Samurai Executioner, Vol. 5... Samurai Executioner, Vol. 6... Samurai Executioner, Vol. 7...
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Path of the Assassin, Vol. ... Path of the Assassin, Vol. ... Path of the Assassin, Vol. ... Path of the Assassin, Vol. ... Path of the Assassin, Vol. ... Path of the Assassin, Vol. ... Path of the Assassin, Vol. ...
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Extra The Deep-Seated Grudge, Part 1 The Deep-Seated Grudge, Part 2 Retribution, Part 1 Retribution, Part 2
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Crying Freeman, Vol. 1 Crying Freeman, Vol. 2 Crying Freeman, Vol. 3 Crying Freeman, Vol. 4 Crying Freeman, Vol. 5 Crying Freeman: Issue 6 Crying Freeman, Tome 7
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More series by Kazuo Koike…
“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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