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Lone Wolf and Cub
Ogami Ito & Daigoro (Lone Wolf & Cub)
子連れ狼
(Lone Wolf and Cub)
Demographic Seinen
Genre Historical, Action, Samurai
Manga
Authored by Kazuo Koike (story)
Goseki Kojima (art)
Publisher Flag of Japan Futabasha
Serialized in Action
Original run September 1970 – April 1976
No. of volumes 28

Lone Wolf and Cub (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami 子連れ狼) is a well-known gekiga or manga created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima. Its story led to the creation of six films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, four plays, a television series, and much more. Cover of Lone Wolf and Cub manga, vol. ... Seinen not to be confused with adult )) is a subset of manga that is generally targeted at an 18–30 year old male audience, but the audience can be much older with some comics aimed at businessmen well into their 40s. ... History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in geologic history of the Earth. When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies. ... Action movies usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. ... For other uses, see Samurai (disambiguation). ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Kazuo Koike (小池一夫 Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture -) is a manga-ka. ... Goseki Kojima (小島剛夕 Kojima Gōseki, November 3, 1928 - January 5, 2000) was a manga-ka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Futabasha Publishers Ltd. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Spectacular Spider Man #100 (UK edition). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Spectacular Spider Man #100 (UK edition). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Mandragora Sp. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Spectacular Spider Man #100 (UK edition). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Spectacular Spider Man #100 (UK edition). ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Gekiga (劇画) is Japanese for dramatic pictures. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Kazuo Koike (小池一夫 Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture -) is a manga-ka. ... Goseki Kojima (小島剛夕 Kojima Gōseki, November 3, 1928 - January 5, 2000) was a manga-ka. ... Tomisaburo Wakayama (若山富三郎, 1929-1992) was a Japanese actor, best known for playing Ogami Itto, the disgraced, scowling, 17th century ronin in the six Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub) samurai feature movies. ...


Lone Wolf and Cub chronicles the story of Ogami Ittō, the Shogun's executioner who uses the Dotanuki battle sword. He was disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyu clan and has been forced to take the path of the assassin. Along with his three-year-old son, Daigoro, they seek revenge on the Yagyū clan and are known as "Lone Wolf and Cub". Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate Shōgun )   is supreme general of the samurai,a military rank and historical title in Japan. ... A dōtanuki is a Japanese battle sword. ... The YagyÅ« ) were a minor family of daimyō (feudal lords) with lands just outside Nara, who became the heads of one of Japans greatest schools of swordsmanship, YagyÅ« Shinkage-ryÅ«. The YagyÅ« were also swordsmanship teachers to the Tokugawa shoguns. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

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Story

A formidable warrior and a master of the suiō-ryū, Ogami Ittō (拝 一刀), had become the Shōgun's executioner, the Kogi Kaishakunin, a position of high power used by the Tokugawa Shogunate (along with the oniwaban and the assassins) to enforce the will of the Shogun over the daimyō or domain lords. For those samurai and lords ordered to commit seppuku, the Kogi Kaishakunin would assist with their deaths by decapitating them to relieve the pain of cutting their own stomachs. Suio RyÅ« Iai Kenpo is a style of classical Japanese swordsmanship. ... The Kogi Kaishakunin is a fictional position appearing in the manga Lone Wolf and Cub. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... An Oniwaban is a ninja. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... “hara-kiri” redirects here. ...


Shortly after Ogami Ittō's wife's childbirth with Ogami Daigorō (拝 大五郎), Ogami Ittō returned to find his wife, Asami, and their maidens brutally murdered, with only the newborn Daigorō surviving. They were ostensibly murdered by three men to avenge a lord who was executed by Ogami Ittō. However, the entire matter was designed to disgrace Ogami Ittō by placing and then revealing an ihai (funeral tablet) with the shogun's name on it in Ittō's family shrine (representing Ogami's wish for the shogun's death). This would make Ittō a criminal and thus forfeit his post. The set up was planned by Ura-Yagyū, Yagyū Retsudō (柳生 烈堂), leader of the Yagyū clan, in order to seize Ogami's post for the Yagyū clan. An ihai ) is a tablet left before a Buddhist altar to commemerate a deceased loved one. ...

Akihiro Tomikawa as Daigoro in Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril.
Akihiro Tomikawa as Daigoro in Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril.

The 1-year-old Daigorō was given a choice by his father: a ball or a sword. Had Daigorō chosen the ball, his father would have killed him, sending him to be with his mother; however, the child crawled toward the sword, and reached for its hilt. This signified that he would take the path of a rōnin, living with his father as "demons" – the assassin-for-hire team that would become known as Lone Wolf and Cub, vowing to eventually destroy the Yagyū clan to avenge his wife and his disgrace. Image File history File links Ogamidaigoro. ... Image File history File links Ogamidaigoro. ... Graves of the forty-seven Ronin at Sengaku-ji Ronin robbing a merchants house in Japan around 1860 (1) For other uses, see Ronin (disambiguation). ...


On meifumadō ("The Road to Hell"), the cursed journey for vengeance, Ogami Ittō and his son, Daigorō, encounter numerous adventures, encountering Yagyū Retsudō's children and eventually Retsudō himself.


Before his final duel with Yagyū Retsudō, Ittō was attacked by the last of the elite ninja of the Yagyū clan, the "Grass". His sword was tampered with earlier by a visit from a member of the Grass disguised as a sword polisher, causing Ittō's longtime dōtanuki sword to finally wear down and break during the Grass's final assault. He was inflicted with wounds that would ultimately be his demise against his battle with Retsudō. After eliminating each and every ninja, Ittō and his shattered dōtanuki were finally met with Retsudō and his spear. His will to end the Yagyū flowed through his soul, but his wounded and exhausted body would eventually leave Ittō to his fate. In the middle of the battle Ittō's spirit left his body after a lifetime of fatigue and bloodshed. Ittō was unable to destroy his longtime enemy and his walking of meifumadō had ended. The story finishes with Ittō's son, Daigorō, taking up Retsudo's spear and charging in fury. Retsudō opens his arms, disregarding all defense, and allows Daigorō to drive the spear into his body. Embracing Daigorō with tears Yagyū Retsudō names him, "Grandson of my heart", thus concluding the epic. Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... A dōtanuki is a Japanese battle sword. ...


Manga

When Lone Wolf and Cub was first released in Japan in 1970, it became wildly popular (some 8 million copies were sold in Japan) for its powerful, epic samurai story and its stark and gruesome depiction of the violence during Tokugawa era Japan. The story spanned 28 volumes of manga, with over 300 pages each (totaling over 8,700 pages in all). 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For other uses, see Samurai (disambiguation). ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ...


Lone Wolf and Cub was initially released in North America by First Comics in 1987, as a series of monthly, square-bound prestige-format black-and-white comics containing between 64 and 128 pages, with covers by Frank Miller, and later by Bill Sienkiewicz and Matt Wagner. Sales were initially strong, but fell sharply as the company went into a general decline. First Comics shut down without completing the series, publishing less than a third of the total series in 45 prestige-format issues. However, in 2000, Dark Horse Comics began to release the full series in 28 smaller-sized trade paperback volumes, completing the series with the 28th volume in 2002. Dark Horse reused all of Miller's covers from the First Comics edition, as well as several done by Sienkiewicz, and commissioned Wagner and Guy Davis to produce new covers for several volumes of the collections. Mike Ploog, Ray Lago and Vince Locke also contributed covers to the English translations of the series. First Comics was an American publisher of comic books. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... Bill Sienkiewicz in Gijón, Spain. ... Mage: The Hero Defined cover by Matt Wagner Grendel: Devil Tales cover by Matt Wagner Matt Wagner (born 1961) is an American comic book writer and artist best known as the creator of two irregular series, Mage and Grendel. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 2002, a "reimagined" version of the story, Lone Wolf 2100 was created by writer Mike Kennedy and artist Francisco Ruiz Velasco with Koike's indirect involvement. The story, a post-apocalyptic take on the tale featured a few differences, such as a female cub and the setting, which ranged across the whole world. The story of Daisy Ogami, daughter of a renowned scientist; and Itto, her father's bodyguard and subsequent protector as they attempted to escape from the Cygnat Owari Corporation's schemes was not received as well as the original stories. Mike Kennedy. ... It has been suggested that Post-holocaust be merged into this article or section. ...


Dark Horse announced at the New York Comic Con that they have licensed Shin Lone Wolf & Cub, Kazuo Koike and Hideki Mori's follow-up to Lone Wolf and Cub, starring the famous child in the baby cart after the original revenge epic. Kazuo Koike (小池一夫 Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture -) is a manga-ka. ...


The release name for the series, which might be New Lone Wolf and Cub, and format, whether it will be released in the 6.0" x 4.3" dimension of the original Lone Wolf and Cub, are still being considered. Hideki Mori takes up the job of illustrating the epic from the late Goseki Kojima. Mori employs an art style and vigorous, organic brushwork which is strongly reminiscent of Kojima's, but he brings his own individuality to the task.


Koike begins the new "Lone Wolf and Cub" manga right where the original ended, with Daigoro amidst the aftermath of his father's revenge. A mysterious samurai appears at the seashore and forms a new bond with the boy.


Volume 1 will also contain an essay by Koike about his return to the manga epic after almost thirty years, and his thoughts on the international popularity of the story, including its influence on the graphic novel and film Road to Perdition. Road to Perdition is a graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner that was made into a motion picture of the same name in 2002. ...


Manga titles

1. The Assassin's Road
2. The Gateless Barrier
3. The Flute of the Fallen Tiger
4. The Bell Warden
5. Black Wind
6. Lanterns For the Dead
7. Cloud Dragon, Wind Tiger

8. Chains of Death
9. Echo of the Assassin
10. Hostage Child
11. Talisman of Hades
12. Shattered Stones
13. Moon in the East, Sun in the West
14. Day of the Demons

15. Brothers of the Grass
16. Gateway into Winter
17. Will of the Fang
18. The Last Kurokuwa
19. The Moon In Our Hearts
20. A Taste of Poison
21. Fragrance of Death

22. Heaven & Earth
23. Tears of Ice
24. In These Small Hands
25. Perhaps in Death
26. Struggle in the Dark
27. Battle's Eve
28. The Lotus Throne

Films

A total of seven Lone Wolf and Cub films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama as Ogami Ittō have been produced based on the manga. They are also known as the Sword of Vengeance series, based on the English language title of the first film, and later as the Baby Cart series, because young Daigoro travels in a baby carriage pushed by his father. The first three films, directed by Kenji Misumi, were released in 1972 and produced by Shintaro Katsu, Tomisaburo Wakayama's brother, and the star of the 26 part Zatoichi film series. Shogun Assassin (1980) was released as an English language compilation for the American audience, edited mainly from the second film, with 11 minutes of footage from the first. Also, the third film, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades was rereleased on DVD in the US under the name Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death [1]. The next three films were produced by Wakayama himself and directed by Buichi Saito, Kenji Misumi and Yoshiyuki Kuroda, released in 1972, 1973, and 1974 respectively. Tomisaburo Wakayama (若山富三郎, 1929-1992) was a Japanese actor, best known for playing Ogami Itto, the disgraced, scowling, 17th century ronin in the six Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub) samurai feature movies. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shintaro Katsu in Shintaro Katsus Zatoichi (1989), which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in. ... Shintaro Katsu in Shintaro Katsus Zatoichi (1989) Takeshi Kitano in Zatoichi (2003) Zatoichi (座頭市 Zatōichi) is a fictional character featured in one of Japans longest running series of films and a television series set in the Edo period. ... Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure ÅŒkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent jidaigeki movie made for the American market and released in 1980. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ...

No. English Title Year Japanese Romanization Translation
1 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance 1972 子連れ狼 子を貸し腕貸しつかまつる Kozure Ōkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru Wolf with Child in Tow: Child and Expertise for Rent
2 Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx 1972 子連れ狼 三途の川の乳母車 Kozure Ōkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma Wolf with Child in Tow: Baby Cart of the River of Sanzu
3 Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades aka Shogun Assassin 2: Lightning Swords of Death 1972 子連れ狼 死に風に向う乳母車 Kozure Ōkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma Wolf with Child in Tow: Baby Cart Against the Winds of Death
4 Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril 1972 子連れ狼 親の心子の心 Kozure Ōkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro Wolf with Child in Tow: The Heart of a Parent, the Heart of a Child
5 Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons 1973 子連れ狼 冥府魔道 Kozure Ōkami: Meifumando Wolf with Child in Tow: Land of Demons
6 Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell 1974 子連れ狼 地獄へ行くぞ!大五郎 Kozure Ōkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigoro Wolf with Child in Tow: Now We Go to Hell, Daigoro!
7 Shogun Assassin 1980 - [English language release] Shogun Assassin
Sword of Vengenance DVD Covers
Film 1 Film 2 Film 3 Film 4 Film 5 Film 6 Film 7

The films are renowned for the incredible amount of onscreen stylized violence. In fact, after the second film, each movie would climax with Ogami slaughtering an entire army single-handedly. // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Shogun Assassin (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami 子連れ狼) is a very violent jidaigeki movie made for the American market and released in 1980. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x695, 73 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x695, 44 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x695, 61 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x695, 54 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x695, 55 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x695, 53 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The films closely resemble the comics. Entire panels of the manga are recreated in perfect detail throughout the film series.


In addition to the six original films plus the seventh in 1980, Shogun Assassin, various television movies have been aired in connection with the television series as pilots, compilations or originals. These include several starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya (Nakamura) (see section Television series) but more notably the 1979 film Lone Wolf With Child: An Assassin on the Road to Hell better known as Baby Cart In Purgatory where Hideki Takahashi plays Ogami Ittō and Tomisaburo Wakayama as Retsudo Yagyu! In 1992 the story was once more made into a film, Lone Wolf and Cub: Final Conflict also known as Handful of Sand or A Child's Hand Reaches Up (Kozure Ōkami: Sono chīsaki te ni, literally In That Little Hand), directed by Akira Inoue and starring Masakazu Tamura, and a Darren Aronofsky film based on the manga will reportedly be released in 2008 (according to IMDB). “Telefilm” redirects here. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Kinnosuke Yorozuya ) (November 20, 1932–March 10, 1997) was a Japanese actor. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...


Television series

Two full-fledged television series based on the manga have been broadcast to date. The first, Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Ōkami) was produced in a typical jidaigeki format and broadcast in three 26-episode seasons from 1973 to 1976, each episode 45 minutes long. Kinnosuke (Nakamura) Yorozuya played Ogami Ittō, he later reprised the role in a miniseries in the mid-1980s and several related television movies. Yorozuya's portrayal of Ōgami in the series, and the series as a whole, is said to be more faithful to the manga than the Wakayama films. Considering the length and number of episodes this can only be expected. The series was released for the Toronto, Canada market by CFMT-TV (now OMNI 1) in the original Japanese with English subtitles as The Iron Samurai. It has also been aired in Germany dubbed in German. It has also been aired in Italy dubbed in Italian, as well. Jidaigeki (時代劇) is a genre of film and television in Japan. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... CFMT is a Canadian television station, which broadcasts multicultural programming in Toronto, Ontario. ...


The 26 episodes of the first season will be released in DVD in Japan on December 20th 2006, apparently without subtitles, though.


The latest television series, also titled Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Ōkami), was aired from 2002 to 2004 in Japan. It had Kinya Kitaoji assume the role of Ogami Ittō. Episodes of this series are more readily available in DVD format, whereas the previous ones are extremely rare and often only bootlegged copies, if any, can be purchased. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also: List of Lone Wolf and Cub episodes This is an episode list for the Japanese jidaigeki television series Lone Wolf and Cub. ...


Influence

Because of its immense popularity in Japan and its cult status in the West, both the manga series and subsequent film adaptations have had a lasting impact on popular culture both in Japan and elsewhere. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Lone Wolf and Cub and Kazuo Koike's style have heavily influenced other manga by creating a romanticization of the rōnin, or masterless samurai, the lone wanderer who follows his own code. Similar titles in spirit include Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack and later Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin. It has also influenced American comics, most notably Frank Miller in his Sin City and Ronin series and Max Allan Collins in his Road to Perdition series. Kazuo Koike (小池一夫 Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture -) is a manga-ka. ... Graves of the forty-seven Ronin at Sengaku-ji Ronin robbing a merchants house in Japan around 1860 (1) For other uses, see Ronin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the manga artist and animator. ... For other uses of the word Blackjack see Black Jack. ... Self Portrait Nobuhiro Watsuki , born May 26, 1970) is a Japanese mangaka, best known for his samurai-themed series Rurouni Kenshin. ... It has been suggested that Sakabato be merged into this article or section. ... Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... Ronin Book One Ronin is a graphic novel by Frank Miller in which a ronin is re-incarnated in a dystopic near-future New York. ... Max Allan Collins in 1982, posing with a drawing of Dick Tracy. ... Road to Perdition is a series of graphic novels written by Max Allan Collins and currently being published by DC Comics imprint, Paradox Press. ...


There are also various references to Lone Wolf and Cub in popular culture:

  • American rock band The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad included a song entitled "Lone Wolf & Cub" on their 2007 album "Die Humpin!" The song features lyrics about the characters from the graphic novel and verses written in haiku form.
  • The video game Puyo Pop Fever features a character named "Kozure Franken", who is a Frankenstein's monster who pushes a baby Frankenstein's monster in a baby carriage.
  • The video game Final Fantasy X features a Samurai character named Yojimbo, who can be hired to attack the player's enemies. One of his attacks is performed by a sidekick (in this case a dog), which goes by the name "Daigoro".
  • The comic Usagi Yojimbo also has references to Lone Wolf and Cub in a pair of characters known as "Lone Goat and Kid."
  • The 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series had an episode called "Lone Raph and Cub" as an homage to Lone Wolf and Cub.
  • The video game Kung Fu Chaos/Panic features a character(s) named "Chop n Styx", who are a father and son duo samurai, in which the son is a baby named Styx in a basket and the father named Chop carries him on his back.
  • The album Liquid Swords by rapper GZA contains several samples from Shogun Assassin, including Daigoro's monologue, flute of the fallen tiger, and the choice between ball and sword.
  • The song "Danger! Danger!" by UK punk band Sonic Boom Six contains a sample from Shogun Assassin, from Daigaro's voiceover as Lone Wolf and Cub enter the town.
  • The anime Samurai Champloo has numeruous references to and cameos by Lone Wolf and Cub.
  • At the conclusion of the 22nd episode of Samurai Champloo, both Ogami Ittō and Daigoro appear when a meteor hits the ground. Daigoro is shown saying, "Look, a mushroom!" referring to the cloud of debris left from the impact.
  • In Episode 24 of Samurai Champloo, while the character Fuu is asking around for Kasumi Seizou, the woman who tells her is seen taking care of Daigoro. It is unknown where Ogami Ittō is during this, or whether his character is still alive by this time.
  • Lone Wolf and Cub served as the inspiration for Dark Horse Comics' futuristic retelling, Lone Wolf 2100, written by Mike Kennedy, with art by Francisco Ruiz Velazco.
  • In episode XIX of Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack Season 2, Lone Wolf and Cub appear in a flashback of Jack's past. It is implied that witnessing Ogami Ittō fight off four basket headed thugs helped to inspire Jack's development as a samurai.
  • Volume 2 of the film Kill Bill includes a scene in which two characters watch Shogun Assassin on TV, and Volume 1 climaxes in a elaborate battle scene reminiscent of the Lone Wolf and Cub films.

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Video game

In 1987, video game manufacturer Nichibutsu released a Japan-only beat-em-up based on the series named Kodure Ookami. Players guide Ogami Itto through an army of assassins while carrying his infant son on his back. A baby cart powerup enables Ookami to mow down enemies with blasts of fire. The game is considered a rarity by the Video Arcade Preservation Society as there are no known instances of the game being owned. Nihon Bussan (日本物産株式会社 nihon bussan kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese arcade game manufacturer, with headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. ...


External links


The Killer List of Videogames (otherwise known simply as KLOV, pronounced Kay-El-Oh-Vee) is a website devoted to cataloging arcade games past and present. ...


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Lone Wolf and Cub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2278 words)
Lone Wolf and Cub (known in Japan as Kozure Ōkami 子連れ狼) is a well-known gekiga or manga created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima.
When Lone Wolf and Cub was first released in Japan in 1970, it became wildly popular (some 8 million copies were sold in Japan) for its powerful, epic samurai story and its stark and gruesome depiction of the violence during Tokugawa era Japan.
Lone Wolf and Cub was initially released in North America by First Comics in 1987, as a series of monthly, square-bound prestige-format fl-and-white comics containing between 64 and 128 pages, with covers by Frank Miller, and later by Bill Sienkiewicz and Matt Wagner.
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