Kazuo Koike To Write Even More Lone Wolf & Cub… Lots More


Adi Tantimedh writes for Bleeding Cool: 

During a roundtable interview with other manga masters to highlight Wikia's Masters of Animanga project, Lone Wolf & Cub creator Kazuo Koike revealed that he was far from done with the series and is writing even more sequels.

This is probably not news to manga readers in Japan, but the New Lone Wolf & Cub sequel series which ran for 11 volumes that Dark Horse will be publishing in English next year for the first time was not the final word in the series.  Koike said that it was merely "Season One" of the sequel starring Daigoro, the son of fallen samurai Itto Ogami and picking up from the end of the climactic duel between his father and Retsudo Yagyu which ended the original series. There has since been a "Season Two" series published in Japan that ended, and Koike is about to write "Season Three".

The 78-year-old manga master has said that he was continuing the series due to popular fan demand.  Each season follows Daigoro as he gets older.  Season Three will feature a now six-year-old Daigoro striking out on his own.

It is still not clear whether Dark Horse will be publishing Seasons Two or Three of the sequel series, but it's probably safe to assume this is likely.

We will be running a fuller report on the Masters of Animemanga project in a few days.


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