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RIP Kazuo Koike (1936 - 2019) and Monkey Punch (1937 - 2019)

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On April 17, 2019, Japanese manga writer Kazuo Koike passed away at age 82 from pneumonia.  He will be missed by readers of his numerous manga and by fans who enjoyed the media adaptations of  Lone Wolf and Cub, Lady Snowblood, Crying Freeman and more.  A few days earlier, on April 11, a former manga rival, Monkey Punch, creator of Lupin III, also passed away from pneumonia.  News at  https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-04-19/lone-wolf-and-cub-manga-creator-kazuo-koike-passes-away/.145900

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May he rest in peace, he was one of the very few fascinating writer in the manga world. His works with Kamimura (another genius) and Ikegami are legendary. Lively and humanist work. Far from the garbage modern manga industry released nowadays.

Edited by Rodolphe Dux

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