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Kazuo Koike
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Date of Birth: May 8, 1936

Country: Japan

Biography: Early in Koike's career,served as a writer on Golgo 13. Koike, along with artist Goseki Kojima, made Lone Wolf and Cub, and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famous Japanese actor Tomisaburo Wakayama. Another series written by Koike, Crying Freeman, which was illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami, was adapted into a 1995 live-action film by director Christophe Gans.

Total Titles at Criticker: 27 - You've Seen 26

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Titles You've Ranked (26)
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Kizuoibito Kizuoibito (1986)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Yuko Kusaka is a Japanese journalist sent to Brazil to do a report on the gold rush phenomenon that seems to be making many people rich from night to day. Rumors say that among the many "garimpeiros" (gold diggers) currently on the Amazon forest, there is a Japanese known as Rio Baraki. Reaching their destination, her crew member is promptly attacked and she is raped as a warning to stop their work and return immediately to their home country. (animenewsnetwork.com)
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Killer Killer's Romance (1990)
Summary: After learning that his father was killed by the notorious Chinatown Triad, Simon Yam becomes a cold-blooded killer determined to get his revenge. When one of his assassinations is witnessed by Joey Wang, Yam plans on silencing her forever. Instead, Yam finds himself falling for Wang, and they must now run for their lives form both the cops and the Triad assassins! (hkcinemagic.com)
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Hanappe Bazooka Hanappe Bazooka (1992)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Lecherous high school boy Hanappe is visited by two demons who step from his TV and immediately fall in lust with his mother and sister. The demons turn Hanappe's home into a meeting ground for their demonic friends and grant Hanappe the power of the Hanappe Bazooka. Now his index finger is capable of both a deadly blast and the ability to drive women in a lustful frenzy, but Hanappe isn't very good at controlling it and winds up in serious trouble. (animenewsnetwork.com)
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Demon Spies Demon Spies (1974)
Summary: Deep in the mountains of feudal Japan, a group of children endure cruel and unorthodox training in order to become the Shogunate's most secret and deadly weapons - the Demon Spies! Their ... (imdb)
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Dragon from Russia Dragon from Russia (1990)
Summary: The film centers around a ruthless band of criminals called "The Eight Hundred Dragons," who pitilessly track down and kill any defecting members. Snooker (Dean Shek Tien) has held out the longest by hiding out in Russia. When the grand master of the clan learns of Snooker's whereabouts, he kidnaps him and his young daughter. Meanwhile, the villainous master also orders the kidnapping and brainwashing of Snooker's friend Yao (Sam Hui Kook-kit). (allrovi.com)
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Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (1988)
Summary: Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist who's been conscripted against his will to be the prime hitman for the 108 Dragons, a gang within the Chinese Mafia, who are determined to push aside Tokyo's local crime lords. (imdb)
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Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1 Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1 (1989)
Summary: With the blessing of the 108 Dragons, Yo and Emu marry and receive new names, Ron Tayan and Fu Ching Ran. The elders send them to Macau to find out who's behind a new attack. Fu is kidnaped; at the same time, Baya San (the huge granddaughter of the 108 Dragons' aged leaders) demands to be the next head of the gang, not Ron. The childish Baya San has joined forces with the Macau gang, in league with the American mob. (imdb)
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Crying Freeman 6: The Guiding Light of Memory Crying Freeman 6: The Guiding Light of Memory (1993)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: A hard-hitting tale of violent criminals engaged in a brutal turf war, it is easily the best-written and most stylishly directed since the first in the series. This one tells the story of a young Japanese Yakuza who takes over the Russian supply of drugs and weapons to Japan and cuts out the involvement of the Hong Kong-based 108 Dragons. (imdb)
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Lone Wolf and Cub Lone Wolf and Cub (1973)  - TV Series
Summary: Ogami was the royal executioner for the Shogun until an unscrupulous lord coveting his position frames him for murder. Ogami\'s wife is killed, and he is disgraced. Unwilling to commit Hara Kiri w/out first obtaining his revenge he takes his young son, Daigoro, and becomes a bounty hunter. (imdb)
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Crying Freeman 5: Abduction in Chinatown Crying Freeman 5: Abduction in Chinatown (1992)
Summary: In L.A.'s Chinatown, the crime cartel known as K.O. hatches a plot to bring down Ron Tayan and the 108 Dragons. Ron joins forces with the computer-savvy daughter of the local boss; she tracks the attacking gang via electronics, Ron goes to their stronghold via plane. They are kidnapers of young children, using ransom money to fuel their other activities. (imdb)
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Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge (1991)
Summary: Naitai, the evil head of the Great Bear God religion, hatches a plot to destroy the 108 Dragons. His henchman, Oshu Togoku, the world wrestling champion, squeezes Ron Tayan unconscious in a match; the ambulance taking Ron to hospital is actually driven by Kimie, one of Ron's old enemies. She takes him to Naitai's stronghold where he has prepared a clone of Ron whom he intends to send, like a Trojan horse, onto the yacht of the 108 Dragons. (imdb)
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Crying Freeman 3: Shades of Death, Part 2 Crying Freeman 3: Shades of Death, Part 2 (1990)
Summary: Ron Tayan now leads the 108 Dragons; Fu Ching Ran is his loyal wife. As their body tattoos show, he's the dragon, she's the tiger. The 108 Dragons are attacked by African Tusk, a syndicate intent on world control. Ron goes to Africa, dealing first with Shicaro, African Tusk's assassin, then with Jagone, its leader. Despite his success, he must still face Bugnug, Jagone's muscular and athletic military commander: Ron gives her a new name, Dark Eyes. Back in Hong Kong, Fu faces danger as well... (imdb)
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Hanzo the Razor: Who Hanzo the Razor: Who's Got the Gold? (1974)
Summary: In a time of economic disaster for wage earners, Hanzo discovers a conspiracy among high officials to "borrow" gold from the shogunate's treasury and loan it out to the destitute, including impecunious samurai - exacting either interest payments or family heirlooms from the debtors. (imdb)
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Hanzo the Razor: The Snare Hanzo the Razor: The Snare (1973)
Summary: He's Hanzo "The Razor" Itami; the incorruptible and uncompromising samurai cop, and he packs a weapon more devastating than any sword. In the name of justice, there's no torture he won't endure, no pain he won't inflict, and no superior he'll bow to. (surrealmoviez.info)
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Shogun Assassin Shogun Assassin (1980)
Summary: Long ago there was a great samurai warrior who served his Shogun honorably. The Shogun however grew paranoid as he became more and more senile... (imdb)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Summary: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute, and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. (imdb)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
Summary: The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures. (imdb)
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Lady Snowblood Lady Snowblood (1973)
Summary: A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (imdb)
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Crying Freeman Crying Freeman (1995)
Summary: A lethal Samurai assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills... (imdb)
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Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
Summary: Lady Snowblood (Shurayuki-hime) is caught by the police and sentenced to death for her crimes (in Lady Snowblood I). As she is sent to the gallows she is rescued by the secret police who offer her a deal to assassinate some revolutionaries. (imdb)
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Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
Summary: Hanzo is not your typical constable. He is well known in Edo. He is equal parts Dirty Harry, Robocop, and John Holmes. Hanzo's techniques are far from clean. His ends justify his means. (IMDB Comments)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell (1974)
Summary: In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out. (imdb)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (1973)
Summary: Fifth film in the Lone Wolf & Cub Series. 5 warriors challenge Ogami to duels. Each has 1/5th of Ogami's assassin fee and 1/5 of the information he needs to complete his assassination. His mission is to kill a mad Daimyo before he destroys his clan! (imdb)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
Summary: In the fourth film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin, and battles Retsudo, head of the Yagyu clan, and his son Gunbei. (imdb)
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
Summary: In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan, and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate who is guarded by the three "Gods of Death". (imdb)
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The Princess Blade The Princess Blade (2001)
Summary: In this hard-boiled action film, Yumiko Shaku stars as the beautiful princess Yuki of the House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins formerly employed as the guard of the Mikado elite. (ADV Films)