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