Ikki Kajiwara

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Asao Takamori
高森 朝
BornAsaki Takamori
(1936-09-04)September 4, 1936
Kitakyushu, Japan
DiedJanuary 21, 1987(1987-01-21) (aged 50)
Tokyo, Japan
Area(s)Author, mangaka, film producer
Pseudonym(s)Asao Takamori
Notable works
Ashita no Joe
Star of the Giants
Karate Baka Ichidai
Tiger Mask

Asao Takamori (高森 朝, Takamori Asao, September 4, 1936 – January 21, 1987) was a Japanese author, manga writer, and film producer, also known under the pseudonym Ikki Kajiwara (梶原 一騎, Kajiwara Ikki). His real name is Asaki Takamori (高森 朝樹, Takamori Asaki). The pseudonym was used since he was writing for a rival magazine at the time. Having multiple names would prevent overlap within the two magazines.[1] He is known for fighting and sports themes, with images of heroic young men with the occasional fine details as he moves from one topic to another. He considered Tiger Mask and Star of the Giants to be his life's work.[2] He was married to Pai Bing-bing and fathered a daughter, Pai Hsiao-yen, who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in 1997.



All listings are as Ikki Kajiwara unless otherwise specified.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy Helen. (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5.
  2. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Tiger Mask W Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  • Bakuman manga by Ohba Tsugumi, chapter 5, page 16–17. It is mentioned there that, by the time he was working on Ashita no Joe, Kajiwara was working in five series at the same time (Joe included).

External links[edit]