The Twitter account for prolific manga creator Kazuo Koike announced on Friday that he passed away from pneumonia on Wednesday.
Koike and Miki Fujita more recently ended their Koike Kazuo no Manga Juku manga in Akita Shoten’s Champion RED magazine in March 2018.
The series was one of the first manga published in North America, and the first manga to be released in North America on a monthly schedule.
Koike is perhaps most well known for his and Goseki Kojima’s Lone Wolf and Cub samurai manga.
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