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Nationality  Japanese
Area(s)  Writer

Name  Kazuo Koike
Role  Writer
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Born  8 May 1936 (age 79) Daisen, Akita Prefecture (1936-05-08)
Notable works  Lone Wolf and Cub Lady Snowblood (manga)
Movies  Lady Snowblood, Shogun Assassin
Awards  Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame
Books  Lone Wolf and Cub, New Lone Wolf and Cub, Path of the Assassin, Color of Rage, Samurai Executioner Omnibus
Similar People  Goseki Kojima, Ryoichi Ikegami, Seisaku Kano, Kazuo Kamimura, Shotaro Ishinomori

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Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫, Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture) is a prolific Japanese manga writer (gensakusha), novelist and entrepreneur.

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Career

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

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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.

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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 course meant to teach people how to be a manga artist.

In addition to his more violent, action-oriented manga, Koike, an avid golfer, has also written golf manga. He has also written mahjong manga, as he himself is a former professional mahjong player.

In the early 2000s, he wrote a Wolverine story for Marvel.

In 2011, Koike announced his intention to write a magical girl manga series titled Maho Shojo Mimitsuki Mimi no QED.

Graduates of Koike's Gekika Sonjuku

  • Rumiko Takahashi – manga artist: Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, InuYasha etc.
  • Akira Sakuma – game designer, freelance writer: Momotaro Densetsu series
  • Hideyuki Kikuchi – horror writer: Vampire Hunter D
  • Tetsuo Hara – manga artist: Fist of the North Star
  • Yuji Horii – game designer, freelance writer: Dragon Quest series
  • Keisuke Itagaki – manga artist: Baki the Grappler
  • Naoki Yamamoto – manga artist: Dance till Tomorrow
  • Takayuki Yamaguchi – manga artist: Apocalypse Zero and Shigurui.
  • Awards

  • 2004: Won the Hall of Fame Eisner Award
  • References

    Kazuo Koike Wikipedia