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  • Iconic manga legend Kazuo Koike has passed away at the age of 82. 1 / 9

  • Koike's most famous series was Lone Wolf and Cub, with artist Goseki Kojima. 2 / 9

  • The series was about a man traveling with his young son avenging his family. 3 / 9

  • Koike did other hit series with Goseki Kojima, like Path of the Assassin. 4 / 9

  • During the same period in the 1970s, Koike created Lady Snowblood with Kazuo Kamimura, 5 / 9

  • In the 1980s, he had a hit series, Crying Freeman, with artist Ryoichi Ikegami. 6 / 9

  • Koike did a number of manga-inspired series for Marvel, as well. 7 / 9

  • Koike was a notable teacher, as well. Rumiko Takahashi was one of his students. 8 / 9

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