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Kazuo Koike was born on May 8, 1936 in Akita, Japan. He is a writer, known for Shogun Assassin (1980), Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972) and Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972). See full bio »


in Akita, Japan

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 2004 Lone Wolf and Cub (TV Series) (manga - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (2004) ... (manga)
- Episode #3.1 (2004) ... (manga)
 2001 The Princess Blade (comic)
 1995 Crying Freeman (based upon the comic books created by)
 1992 Hanappe Bazooka (Video) (comic)
 1991 Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge (Video) (comic)
 1990 Mad Bull 34 (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 1990 Gong chang fei long (comic)
 1990 A Killer's Romance (comic)
 1988 Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (TV Mini-Series) (comic - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (comic)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (comic)
 1987 Kozure Ôkami (Video Game) (manga)
 1986 Kizuoibito (Video)
 1980 Shogun Assassin (screenplay) / (story)
  Kozure ôkami (TV Series) (manga - 39 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (comic - 2 episodes, 1973)
- Ryôgen no hi (1976) ... (manga)
- Episode #3.25 (1976) ... (manga)
- Episode #3.24 (1976) ... (manga)
- Episode #3.23 (1976) ... (manga)
- Episode #3.22 (1976) ... (manga)
 1974 Denjin Zaborger (TV Series) (creator)
 1974 Demon Spies (comic)
 1973 Lady Snowblood (story)
 1973 Kôkôsei burai hikae: Tsuki no Muramasa (manga) / (screenplay)
 1972 Kôkôsei burai hikae (manga)
 1972 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (manga) / (screenplay)
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Authored the graphic novel, Crying Freeman: Abduction in Chinatown. It was published in soft back by Viz Communications with its American First Edition.

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Koike was interviewed in the BBC TV show Japanorama (2002) in 2002. Because he is a great golf lover, he was interviewed whilst Jonathan Ross acted as his caddy.

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