Kazuo Koike ( is a prolific Japanese 小池 一夫 Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture) manga writer ( gensakusha), novelist and entrepreneur.
Early in Koike's career, he studied under
creator Golgo 13 Takao Saito and served as a writer on the series.
Koike, along with artist
Goseki Kojima, made the manga Kozure Okami ( ), and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famous Japanese actor Lone Wolf and Cub 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,
, which was illustrated by Crying Freeman 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. [1 ]
In 2011, Koike announced his intention to write a magical girl manga series titled
Maho Shojo Mimitsuki Mimi no QED. [2 ]
Graduates of Koike's Gekika Sonjuku [ edit ]
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, with artist Lone Wolf and Cub Goseki Kojima, 1970–1976
, with artist Yoshihiro Morifuji, 11/24/1970 – 6/1/1971 Hulk: The Manga
, with artist Lady Snowblood (manga) Kazuo Kamimura, 1972–1973
, with artist Samurai Executioner Goseki Kojima, 1972–1976 The script to the film
, 1973 Lady Snowblood
, with artist Adolescent Zoo Hiromi Yamasaki, 1978–1981
, with artist Path of the Assassin Goseki Kojima, 1978–1984
, with artist Hanappe Bazooka Go Nagai, June 7, 1979 – January 7, 1982
, with artist Wounded Man Ryoichi Ikegami, 1983-1986
, with artist Mad Bull 34 Noriyoshi Inoue, 1985–1991
, with artist Crying Freeman Ryoichi Ikegami, 1986–1988
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, with artist Kajō Hideki Mori, 2003–2006
, with artist Yume Genji Tsurugi no Saimon Natsuki Sumeragi, 2006–?
, with artist Shura Yukihime Gaiden Ryoichi Ikegami, 2009-?
, with artist Oda Nobunaga Goseki Kojima, ?-?
, with artist Kawaite Sourou Goseki Kojima, 1995-1999
, with artist Offered Ryoichi Ikegami, ?-?
, with artist Color of Rage Seisaku Kano, ?-? Goyokiba, with artist Takeshi Kanda, ?-?
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