Iconic manga legend Kazuo Koike has passed away at the age of 82.
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Koike's most famous series was Lone Wolf and Cub, with artist Goseki Kojima.
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The series was about a man traveling with his young son avenging his family.
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Koike did other hit series with Goseki Kojima, like Path of the Assassin.
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During the same period in the 1970s, Koike created Lady Snowblood with Kazuo Kamimura,
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In the 1980s, he had a hit series, Crying Freeman, with artist Ryoichi Ikegami.
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Koike did a number of manga-inspired series for Marvel, as well.
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Koike was a notable teacher, as well. Rumiko Takahashi was one of his students.
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