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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(68)  Action(40)  Drama(39)  Historical(35)  Adult(23)  Mature(22)  Adventure(19)  Martial Arts(15)  Comedy(10)  Sports(8)  Romance(7)  Shounen(6)  Mystery(5)  Supernatural(5)  Ecchi(4)  Josei(3)  Harem(2)  Sci-fi(2)  Tragedy(2)  Yuri(2)  Fantasy(1)  Psychological(1)  Slice of Life(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Kunoichi Chiyome   Action, Seinen   2013
Hagakure     2013
Deku - Block Head   Shounen   2013
Ibun Hana to Hebi     2012
Shin Nijitte Monogatari - Tsurujirou   Action, Adult, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical, Seinen   2011
Shi na Bamoro Tomo ni - Nobunaga to Ieyasu     2010
Soshite - Kotsure Ookami: Shikaku no Ko   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   2007
Hattori Hanzou - Otokoni     2007
Shura Yukihime Gaiden   Action, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   2006
Yume Genji Tsurugi no Saimon   Historical, Seinen, Supernatural   2006
Razor   Historical, Seinen   2005
Cat Defense   Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   2005
Momotarou Samurai   Action, Drama, Historical, Seinen   2004
Maggy's Inu Jr.   Adult, Romance, Seinen   2004
Kyoujinsha   Ecchi, Historical, Seinen   2003
Shin Kozure Ookami - Lone Wolf   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   2003
Kajou   Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen, Sports   2003
Usagi no Tamasaburou   Seinen, Sports, Supernatural   2002
Hoshi no Fune     2001
Mad Bull 2000   Action, Adult, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1999
Tobashite Nanbo!! Takeshi ga Charge   Seinen, Sports   1998
Uo Boy   Action, Seinen   1995
Paparazzi   Seinen   1991
Yokohama Homeros   Seinen   1991
Auction House   Action, Adult, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1990
Renkan Nippon Shoki   Seinen   1990
Offered   Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1990
Hana Keisatsu   Action, Drama, Seinen   1989
Akai Hato - Abiru   Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1988
Koshi Tantan   Historical, Seinen   1988
Ruidan   Action, Adventure, Drama, Mature   1988
Shin Agatte Nanbo!! Taichi yo Nakuna   Sports   1987
Aikoku Sensou   Action, Historical   1987
Oni (IGA Kazuhiro)   Historical, Seinen   1986
Kedaruku Hikojirou   Historical, Seinen   1986
Crying Freeman   Action, Adult, Drama, Martial Arts, Romance, Seinen   1986
Kujakuou Denki   Drama, Seinen   1986
Mad Bull 34   Action, Adult, Comedy, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1985
Suzumushi Kokichi Oniwa Nikki   Historical, Seinen   1985
Brothers (KANOU Seisaku)   Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Seinen   1985
Kinzo no Agatte Nanbo!!   Adult, Ecchi, Sports   1984
Shougun no Bodyguard   Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1983
Nostradamus Ai Densetsu   Comedy, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen, Supernatural, Tragedy   1983
Akai Shibafu   Drama, Seinen, Sports   1983
Kenshin (KOIKE Kazuo)   Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts, Romance, Sports   1983
Duet     1983
Dokuzetsu Momohei Tsuyoi ka Yowai ka!?   Comedy, Seinen   1982
Kizuoibito   Action, Adult, Martial Arts, Seinen   1982
Single Su   Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life   1982
Shin Goyoukiba     1981
Kawaite Sourou   Action, Drama, Historical, Seinen   1981
Garyuu Chiki   Martial Arts   1981
Matcho Teisuto   Josei   1981
Sayonara!! Ganpeki-sensei   Shounen   1981
Mamonogatari: Itoshi no Betty   Adult, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Seinen   1980
Hanappe Bazooka   Adult, Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Supernatural, Yuri   1979
Usagi ga Hashiru   Drama, Seinen   1979
Kei no Seishun   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Romance, Seinen   1978
Zuu   Shounen   1978
Hanzou no Mon   Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen   1978
Maggy's Inu   Adult, Romance, Seinen   1978
Nijitte Monogatari   Action, Adult, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Harem, Historical, Seinen   1978
Bourbon Keisatsu     1978
Seisun Chinpo Juumu     1977
Jikken Ningyou Dummy Oscar   Adult, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen   1977
21 Seiki no Kitsune   Seinen   1977
Tarao Bannai   Mystery, Shounen   1977
Wasure Kuhee   Action, Historical, Seinen   1976
Tatamidori Kasajirou   Action, Drama, Historical, Seinen   1976
Shounen no Machi ZF   Adult, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Sci-fi, Supernatural   1976
Fukigen Kazoku   Drama, Josei   1976
Haru ga Kita (KOJIMA Goseki)   Action, Historical, Seinen   1976
Kanibaketsu   Seinen   1976
Geta o Haku made   Ecchi, Seinen, Sports   1975
Seishun no Shippo   Historical, Seinen   1975
Katanageshou   Seinen   1975
Musashi   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Shounen   1974
Shitagari Hanjirou   Action, Historical, Mature, Seinen   1974
Colored   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Mature, Seinen   1973
Satsuai   Action, Adult, Seinen   1973
I Ueo Boy   Action, Mature, Seinen, Tragedy   1973
Syura Yukihime - Fukkatsu no Shou   Action, Adult, Drama, Historical   1973
Sahara (HIRANO Jin)   Action, Mature, Seinen   1973
Douchuushi   Action, Drama, Mature, Seinen   1972
Kubikiri Asa   Adult, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1972
Oniwaban   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Seinen   1972
Shura Yukihime   Action, Adult, Drama, Historical, Yuri   1972
Bikki no Kotetsu   Historical, Seinen   1971
Koukousei Burai Hikae   Adult, Comedy, Harem, Seinen   1971
Mokuyoubi no Lika   Action, Shounen   1971
Kokusai Gunji Houtei   Seinen   1971
Goyoukiba   Historical, Seinen   1970
Kozure Ookami   Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Seinen   1970
Golgo 13   Action, Adventure, Drama, Mature, Mystery, Seinen   1968
Katakoi Saburou   Action, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Mature, Romance, Seinen   --
Gakkou no Tantei     --
The Terror     --
Jigokuraku Mandara     --
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