September 4, 1936|
|Died||January 21, 1987(aged 50)|
|Area(s)||Author, Manga artist, film producer|
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|Anime and manga|
Ikki Kajiwara (梶原 一騎 Kajiwara Ikki?, September 4, 1936 – January 21, 1987) was a Japanese author, manga writer, and film producer, also known under the pseudonym Asao Takamori (高森 朝雄 Takamori Asao?). 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. 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 was married to Pai Ping-ping and fathered a daughter, Pai Hsiao-yen, who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in 1997.
All listings are as Ikki Kajiwara unless otherwise specified.
- Ai to Makoto (art: Takumi Nagayasu)
- Akatsuki no Eleven (art: Mitsuyoshi Sonoda)
- Asahi no Koibito (as Asao Takamori, art: Eiji Kazama)
- Ashita no Joe (art: Tetsuya Chiba)
- Akaki Chi no Eleven (art:Mitsuyoshi Sonoda (1970)
- Champion Futoshi (art: Tatsuo Yoshida)
- Jūdō Icchokusen (art: Shinji Nagashima)
- Karate Baka Ichidai (art: Jirō Tsunoda and Jōya Kagemaru)
- Karate Jigokuhen (art: Ken Nakajō)
- Kick no Oni (art: Ken Nakajō)
- Kurenai no Chōsensha (as Asao Takamori, art: Ken Nakajō)
- Kyojin no Hoshi (art: Noboru Kawasaki)
- Ningen Kyōki (art: Yasuo Nakano)
- Otoko Michi (art: Takao Yaguchi)
- Otoko no Jōken (art: Noboru Kawasaki)
- Otoko no Seiza (art: Kunichika Harada)
- Pro Wrestling Superstar Retsuden (art: Kunichika Harada)
- Samurai Giants (art: Kō Inoue)
- Shikakui Jungle (as Asao Takamori, art: Ken Nakajō)
- Shin Karate Jigokuhen (art: Ken Nakajō)
- Tiger Mask (art: Naoki Tsuji)
- Tiger Mask 2nd (art: Junichi Miyata)
- Yūyake Banchō (art: Toshio Shōji)
- Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy Helen. (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5.
- 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).