WorldCat Identities

Koike, Kazuo 1936-

Overview
Works: 651 works in 1,416 publications in 4 languages and 10,488 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  History  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Drama  Samurai comics  Action and adventure films  Martial arts films  Historical comics  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Creator, Other, Contributor, Artist, Conceptor
Classifications: PN6790.J34, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kazuo Koike
47 Ronin : the tale of the loyal retainers by Mike Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's enduring national legend comes to comics! This epic mission of loyal Japanese warriors to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and 47 Ronin recounts the sweeping saga of duty and duress in all its violent grandeur. Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of young Lord Asano, this graphic novel follows a dedicated group of Asano's vassals on their unwavering road to bloody vengeance
Lone wolf and cub by Kazuo Koike( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mortal enemy of our ronin hero, Retsudo Yagyu has been imprisoned in Edo castle by the shogun. It seems the conniving poisoner, Abeno Kaii, has exposed the Yagyu letter! And Yagyu's jailer is none other than the poisoner himself, determined to feed Retsudo the dose that will end his life in a pit of dishonor. But Yagu has spies even in Edo caslte, and a message is sent to his "grass," members of the clan hiding in secret, living as normal townspeople throughout Japan. It is up to them to give their lives in this final hour of desperate need. Meanwhile, Itto Ogami is living in a shack and training his little boy for the day when he must protect the battlefield with his own little hands. Still, two swords remain in this field of death, awaiting the two hands that will draw them from the soil and bring us closer to the end of our tale
The assassin's road by Kazuo Koike( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few works can legitimately lay claim to the mantle "landmark". Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub. Acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub contains unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West
Lone Wolf & Cub omnibus by Kazuo Koike( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of Ogami Itto, a samurai framed and forced into exile with his infant son, as he pursues his quest for revenge against those who murdered his wife
Lone Wolf & Cub omnibus by Kazuo Koike( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronin samurai Ogami Itto and his young son Daigoro travel a dark road, beset by enemies sworn to destroy the Lone Wolf and his Cub. But how did Ogami, once the shogun's loyal retainer and trusted executioner, become a dishonored fugitive marked for death by the shogun himself? What hidden forces moved to destroy Ogami's family and fuel his relentless quest for retribution?
Lady Snowblood by Kazuo Koike( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuki works as a master assassin, living out an old tradition of vengeance for crimes committed against a family she never met
The gateless barrier by Kazuo Koike( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic continues! Among the five stories in this issue: Cub has been captured while Lone Wolf lies unconscious! All of Cub's captors are cruel, all but the osue (the lowest maid). But her help may be her undoing. The household waits for the feared Lone Wolf to come looking for his son ... and when he does ... pick up Volume Two to find out what happens -- plus four other great stories, as this classic epic continues! This volume includes the following stories: Red Cat The Coming of the Cold Tragic O-Sue The Gateless Barrier Winter Flower
Lone wolf and cub( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White heaven in hell: In the final Lone Wolf and Cub film, star Tomisaburo Wakayama decided to make the sort of wild movie he'd always wanted to: one in which Lone Wolf battles zombies and Daigoro's baby cart zips improbably across an icy landscape on skis
Shogun assassin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lone Wolf, a proud samurai, faithfully serves his shogun master as the Official Decapitator. When the shogun turns against the samurai and has the latter's wife killed, Lone Wolf seeks revenge and justice. The film's soundtrack includes periodic narration by Lone Wolf's little son
Samurai executioner by Kazuo Koike( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the adventures of Kubikiri Asa, known as the Decapitator Asaemon, who was responsible for testing the swords for the shogun
Lone Wolf and cub omnibus by Kazuo Koike( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once the loyal and respected retainer of the shogun and now a discraced exile, master swordsman Ogami Itto travels a path of vengeance with his young son, Daigoro. As the authors of the honorable Itto's fall, the Yagyu clan will stop at nothing to bury their secret treachery, and Itto will stop at nothing to bury the Yagyu!
The flute of the Fallen Tiger by Kazuo Koike( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join renegade samurai Itto Ogami and his infant son, Daigoro, in five more adventures on the dark road to Hell. What do three mysterious Shogunate assassins, a street entertainer, and the crests of the dead have in common? The Baby Cart Wolf continues his dealing of death for gold and encounters one ronin who is bent on putting a stop to his journey. Will he succeed?
Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the adventures of Ogami Itto, a samurai framed and forced into exile, as he pursues his quest for revenge, carrying his infant son with him
Lone Wolf & Cub omnibus by Kazuo Koike( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The roads of feudal Japan are rife with brigands, but for Ogami Itto and his son, the roads are deadly. Shogunate agents and Yagyu Retsudo's assassins dog their every step, but each step brings the Lone Wolf and his Cub ever closer to Yagyu ... and to vengeance"--Publisher's web site
Lady Snow Blood by Kazuo Koike( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume we learn about Yuki's training and youth, see her woo some allies, and embark on the first steps of her angry path. Under the tutelage of a stoic former warrior, the young Yuki begins to understand pain and suffering, qualities she'll one day impart upon her quarry. The band of bandits that at one time raped her mother and killed the little boy who would have been her brother will wish they had never made such a greedy and vicious decision, because the resulting vengeance will at least equal their crimes!"--Page 4 of cover
Lanterns for the dead by Kazuo Koike( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few works can legitimately lay claim to the mantle "landmark". Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub. Acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub contains unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West
Samurai executioner by Kazuo Koike( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expect the same legendary drama, frantic action, and stoic samurai stature, combined with the exemplary art and storytelling that made Lone Wolf and Cub one of the most popular and influential comic books in the world! Book jacket
Black wind by Kazuo Koike( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains five powerful, classic tales of the assassin Itto Ogami, the Lone Wolf, as he continues his journey to hell. The Yagyu clan, fearful of the growing legend surrounding Lone Wolf, has decided to protect itself by sending its own assassin after him, and later pit the greatest swordsman of a rival clan against him. Also, Lone Wolf must face the leader of a bounty-hunting gang who seeks revenge against Ogami for slaying his young lord years ago, and a master gunsmith who values the art of warfare above all else and will change his life forever. Don't miss a single volume of the acclaimed epic series that belongs on every bookshelf: Lone Wolf and Cub. This volume contains the following stories: Trail Markers Executioner's Hill Black Wind Decapitator Asemon The Guns of Sakai
Shurayukihime = Lady Snowblood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trained in the arts of death by the priest who adopts her, Yuki sets out to find the four villains who destroyed her family"--Container
Lone Wolf and cub( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgraced samurai, formerly the Shogun's executioner, was framed by the Yagyu clan who murdered his wife. He travels the countryside with his infant son, selling his services as an assassin and seeking revenge
 
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The assassin's road
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The assassin's roadLady SnowbloodThe gateless barrierShogun assassinSamurai executionerThe flute of the Fallen TigerLone Wolf and CubLady Snow Blood
Alternative Names
Kazuo 1936- Koike

Kazuo, Koike

Kazuo, Koike, 1936-

Kazuo Koike Japanese manga artist

Kazuo Koike japanischer Comic- und Drehbuchautor

Kazuo Koike Japans scenarioschrijver

Koike, Kazuo

Koike, Kazuo 1936-

Кадзуо Койкэ

کازوئو کوایکه

소지일부 1936-

소지일웅 1936-

표곡양 1936-

コイケ, カズオ

コイケ, カズオ 1936-

俵谷, 譲

小池, 一夫

小池 一夫 1936-....

小池, 一雄

小池 一雄 1936-....

小池一夫 1936-

小池一夫 日本の漫画原作者、作詞家

小池一雄 1936-

Languages
English (111)

Japanese (31)

French (7)

Spanish (1)