Koike, Kazuo

Koike, Kazuo

Given name: 一夫
Family name: 小池
Birthday: May 8, 1936
Website: http://lineblog.me/koik...
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Birth place: Daisen, Akita Prefecture
Date of death: April 17, 2018

A prolific Japanese manga writer, novelist, and entrepreneur. Early in Koike's career, he studied under Golgo 13's 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 Kozure Okami. 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 mangaka. In addition to his more violent, action-oriented manga, Koike, an avid golfer, has also written golf manga.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Twitter: @koikekazuo
Facebook: @kazuo.koike.9674
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Hanzou no Mon
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Haru ga Kita (KOJIMA Goseki)
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'Kozure Ookami' Manga Author Kazuo Koike Dies at 82

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unimportantuser | Jul 2, 3:01 PM
Thank you for writing Mad Bull 34, without you, I wouldn't have experienced the best worst OVA ever made. May this legend rest in peace


AndoCommando | May 21, 5:17 AM
Might be the greatest mangaka of all time.


7kaneki7 | May 7, 4:43 PM
Happy Birthday!


inim | Apr 8, 12:28 PM
The king of all edgelords. May his dark soul rest in peace.


amaanu01 | Mar 8, 7:59 PM
rip :(


TrueRandomGamer | Feb 25, 11:53 AM
The master.


MairX | Dec 14, 2019 1:30 AM
rip


SergioVSnake | Sep 28, 2019 10:16 AM
Rest in peace.


afbel | Sep 5, 2019 8:22 PM
Kozure Ookami <3
RIP to this legend...


Jobim | May 10, 2019 9:19 PM
Just today I hear of his death. The world loses a big one but his name and the impact of his works will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, leyend.


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