Art by Goseki Kojima
Written by Kazuo Koike
Artist Goseki Kojima and writer Kazuo Koike created a samurai epic, that resonated with readers. The samurai story in Japan is one that forms the legends, the myths, and cultural memory of the Japanese. The story of the samurai, in general, is one that belongs to the past of Japan, just like the myth and legends of the American Cowboy resonates for the American readers.
In this story of the samurai, Lone Wolf and Cub features the path of destiny that Ogami Ittō, the Shogun's executioner must walk. His honor accused, his personal safety threatened, he is forced to leave his home and castle, and take his child, Daigorō, along with him. His famed and feared weapon, a dōtanuki battle sword, Ogami Ittō now follows a danger filled path, fighting ronin, ninjas, bandits and others who challenge him.