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8 May 1936 |
Daisen, Akita Prefecture
|Notable works||Lone Wolf and Cub
Lady Snowblood (manga)
|Awards||Hall of Fame Eisner Award (2004)|
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.
Kazuo Koike started the Gekika Sonjuku, a college course meant to teach people how to be a manga artist.
Graduates of Koike's Gekika Sonjuku
- Rumiko Takahashi - manga artist: Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½, InuYasha etc.
- Akira Sakuma - game designer, freelance writer: Momotaro Densetsu series
- Hideyuki Kikuchi - horror writer: Vampire Hunter D
- Tetsuo Hara - manga artist: Fist of the North Star
- Yuji Horii - game designer, freelance writer: Dragon Quest series
- Keisuke Itagaki - manga artist: Baki the Grappler
- Naoki Yamamoto - manga artist: Dance till Tomorrow
- Takayuki Yamaguchi - manga artist: Apocalypse Zero and Shigurui.
- Lone Wolf and Cub, with artist Goseki Kojima, 1970–1976
- Hulk: The Manga, with artist Yoshihiro Morifuji, 11/24/1970 – 6/1/1971
- Lady Snowblood (manga), with artist Kazuo Kamimura, 1972–1973
- Samurai Executioner, with artist Goseki Kojima, 1972–1976
- The script to the film Lady Snowblood, 1973
- Adolescent Zoo, with artist Hiromi Yamasaki, 1978–1981
- Path of the Assassin, with artist Goseki Kojima, 1978–1984
- Hanappe Bazooka, with artist Go Nagai, June 7, 1979-January 7, 1982
- Wounded Man, with artist Ryoichi Ikegami, 1983-1986
- Mad Bull 34, with artist Noriyoshi Inoue, 1985–1991
- Crying Freeman, with artist Ryoichi Ikegami, 1986–1988
- X-Men Unlimited #50, 2003
- Kajō, with artist Hideki Mori, 2003–2006
- Yume Genji Tsurugi no Saimon, with artist Natsuki Sumeragi, 2006–?
- Shura Yukihime Gaiden, with artist Ryoichi Ikegami, 2009-?
- Oda Nobunaga, with artist Goseki Kojima, ?-?
- Kawaite Sourou, with artist Goseki Kojima, ?-?
- Offered, with artist Ryoichi Ikegami, ?-?
- Color of Rage, with artist Seisaku Kano, ?-?
- Goyokiba, with artist Takeshi Kanda, ?-?
- Kazuo Koike at the Internet Movie Database
- Kazuo Koike at the Comic Book DB
- Macias, Patrick (June 2008). "The Writer from Hell". Manga Hell! Archived via the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 3, 2013.