The Lone Wolf and Cub movies, a series of 6 theatrical films published from 1972 - 1974 that were based on the manga written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Goseki Kojima, are returning to home video in the United States via deluxe DVD and Bluray releases from The Criterion Collection. Hit the jump to learn more.
After a recent rash of news articles bashing the behavior and personal appearance of the female anime & manga fans known as fujoshi, Kazuo Koike's wife decided to set the record straight with a stern warning about the dangers of judging people by their appearance. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga author Kazuo Koike is known for many things: the creation of classic series such as Lone Wolf and Cub and Lady Snowblood, training generations of younger manga authors with his advanced level classes, offering life advice to fans, and being an inveterate otaku for DMM's Kantai Collection browser game. Hit the jump to learn about what happens when you come between Koike and his ship-girls.
Kazuo Koike - the author such manga as Lone Wolf and Cub, Lady Snowblood, and Crying Freeman - took to Twitter recently to offer some words of encouragement for otaku. Hit the jump to see Koike's idea of what is "the strongest otaku philosophy".
On August 21, 2015, prolific manga author Kazuo Koike will be presenting a lecture entitled "Digital Comics: The Next Generation of Manga - A Pressing Proposal to the Status Quo" at the "Manga * Anime * Games from Japan" exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Wikia is putting together a really cool collaborative writing project that looks to bring fans and writers alike together with some true manga and anime luminaries. The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project pulls in the talent and guidance of Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Takashi Okazaki, and Sin'Ichi Hiromoto, who will curate fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions for the community. Read on for more.
Following the recent Anime Expo announcement that they plan to bring the New Lone Wolf and Cub manga to North America, Dark Horse has detailed their schedule for hosting legendary author Kazuo Koike at San Diego Comic Con. Koike will be signing at the Dark Horse booth, #2615, Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More after the jump.
Kadokawa Shoten's Ace family of manga anthologies is being joined by new period dedicated magazine Samurai Ace. Some big names in the field are on board, including Lone Wolf and Cub writer Kazuo Koike and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, animator and manga artist especially known for his character design work on Mobile Suit Gundam. More after the jump.
Earlier this week, we had news about the post-production work on a Hollywood adaptation of 47 Ronin. Independently, the story is also being adapted in a comic, written by the President of publisher Dark Horse, Mike Richardson, and illustrated by the renowned Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), with the legendary Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) advising. More after the jump.
Dark Horse's digital comic store, which offers content that can be read on PCs or iOS devices, has begun offering a "MegaBundle" of the first 10 volumes of Lone Wolf and Cub. For $45, you can get over 2,800 pages of Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's samurai revenge classic. More after the jump.
Considering the quality of the manga, it shouldn't really be a surprise, but this news warms my heart like no other. Dark Horse editor Michael Gombos recently let Anime News Network know that Lone Wolf and Cub is now the #2 bestseller in Dark Horse's newly launched digital storefront.