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KOIKE Kazuo  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Akita City, Akita, Japan
Birth Date
May 8, 1936
Last Updated
March 19th, 6:18am PST
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 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 2004, he won the Hall of Fame Eisner Award.
Blood Type
Seinen(45)  Action(28)  Historical(25)  Drama(23)  Adult(20)  Mature(19)  Martial Arts(12)  Adventure(11)  Comedy(5)  Romance(5)  Shounen(5)  Sports(5)  Ecchi(4)  Mystery(4)  Supernatural(4)  Tragedy(4)  Sci-fi(2)  Yuri(2)  Fantasy(1)  Slice of Life(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
21 Seiki no Kitsune     --
Aikoku Sensou   Historical, Seinen   1988
Akai Hato - Abiru   Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1988
Auction House   Action, Adult, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   1990
Bikki no Kotetsu     1977
Bourbon Keisatsu     1981
Brothers (KANOU Seisaku)   Action, Adult   1993
Cat Defense   Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   2006
Colored   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen, Slice of Life   2004
Crying Freeman   Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Romance, Seinen   1986
Deku - Block Head   Shounen   2013
Dokuzetsu Momohei Tsuyoi ka Yowai ka!?     1983
Douchuushi     1983
Duet     1984
Fukigen Kazoku     1977
Garyuu Chiki     --
Geta o Haku made   Ecchi, Seinen, Sports   2004
Golgo 13   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1968
Goyoukiba   Historical   --
Hagakure     2013
Hana Keisatsu   Action, Drama, Seinen   --
Hanappe Bazooka   Adult, Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural, Yuri   1979
Hanzou no Mon   Adult, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen, Tragedy   1978
Haru ga Kita (KOJIMA Goseki)     --
Hoshi no Fune     2007
I Ueo Boy   Action, Adult, Drama, Mature, Seinen, Tragedy   1973
Ibun Hana to Hebi     2012
Jigokuraku Mandara     --
Jikken Ningyou Dummy Oscar   Seinen   1979
Kajou   Historical   2003
Kanibaketsu     --
Katakoi Saburou   Action, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Romance, Seinen   1992
Katana-Geshou   Seinen   2006
Kawaite Sourou     --
Kedaruku Hikojirou   Historical, Seinen   2011
Kenshin (KOIKE Kazuo)   Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Romance, Seinen, Sports, Tragedy   1984
Kinzo no Agatte Nanbo!!   Adult, Ecchi, Sports   1985
Kizuoibito   Action, Adult, Martial Arts, Seinen   1982
Kokusai Gunji Houtei     --
Koshi Tantan   Historical, Seinen   1988
Koukousei Burai Hikae     --
Kozure Ookami   Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1970
Kubikiri Asa   Action, Adult, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen, Tragedy   1972
Kujakuou Denki     --
Kunoichi Chiyome     2013
Kyoujinsha   Ecchi, Historical, Seinen   2003
Mad Bull 2000   Action, Adult, Comedy, Mystery, Seinen   1999
Mad Bull 34   Action, Adult, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1986
Maggy's Inu   Adult, Romance, Seinen   --
Maggy's Inu Jr.   Adult, Romance, Seinen   2004
Mamonogatari: Itoshi no Betty   Adult, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Seinen   1980
Matcho Teisuto     2007
Mokuyoubi no Lika   Action   1977
Momotarou Samurai   Action, Drama, Historical, Seinen   2005
Musashi   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Shounen   1975
Nijitte Monogatari   Action, Adult, Comedy, Historical, Mature, Seinen   1978
Nostradamus Ai Densetsu     1992
Offered   Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1990
Oni (IGA Kazuhiro)     1987
Oniwaban   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Seinen   1972
Paparazzi   Seinen   1993
Razor     --
Renkan Nippon Shoki     1992
Ruidan   Action, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1989
Sahara (HIRANO Jin)   Action, Mature, Seinen   1974
Satsuai   Action, Adult, Seinen   1984
Sayonara!! Ganpeki-sensei   Shounen   1981
Seishun no Shippo     --
Seisun Chinpo Juumu     --
Shi na Bamoro Tomo ni - Nobunaga to Ieyasu     --
Shin Agatte Nanbo!! Taichi yo Nakuna   Sports   --
Shin Goyoukiba     --
Shin Kozure Ookami - Lone Wolf   Action, Adventure, Historical, Seinen   2004
Shin Nijitte Monogatari - Tsurujirou     2011
Shitagari Hanjirou   Historical, Mature, Seinen   --
Shougun no Bodyguard   Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   --
Shounen no Machi ZF   Adult, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Sci-fi, Supernatural   1977
Shura Yukihime   Action, Adult, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen, Yuri   1972
Shura Yukihime Gaiden   Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   2006
Single Su     1983
Soshite - Kotsure Ookami: Shikaku no Ko   Historical, Seinen   2007
Suzumushi Kokichi Oniwa Nikki     1986
Syura Yukihime - Fukkatsu no Shou   Action, Adult, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   1973
Tarao Bannai   Mystery, Shounen   1978
Tatamitori Kasashirou     --
Tobashite Nanbo!! Takeshi ga Charge     --
Uo Boy     1995
Usagi ga Hashiru     2003
Usagi no Tamasaburou   Seinen, Sports, Supernatural   2004
Yokohama Homeros   Seinen   1992
Yume Genji Tsurugi no Saimon   Historical, Seinen, Supernatural   2006
Zuu   Shounen   1979
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