Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 10: Hostage Child

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The six paths and four lives are split asunder, as Itto Ogami and Daigoro become separated in one of this series' most powerful stories to date! The Lone Wolf's arch-enemy, Yagyu Retsudo, pursues Ogami to retrieve the secret letter stolen from him, only to watch dozens of his men fall victim to the Lone Wolf's hungry sword! But Yagyu drives father and son apart as they tumble down a cliff and must survive on their own! Little Daigoro must begin his honorable search for his father. But with Yagyu's henchmen hunting high and low for the Lone Wolf and his cub, the net drags closer and the danger wraps tighter, but the blood flows ever freely...

This volume contains the following stories:
The Yagyu Letter
The Tears of Daigoro
The Fisherwoman's Love
Drifting Shadows
Straw Boy

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About the author (2001)

Kazuo Koike was born on May 8, 1936 in Akita, Japan. He is the co-creator and writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman manga. He adapted the Lone Wolf and Cub manga into a series of six films which gained him recognition for his screenwriting. He started the Gekiga Sonjuku, a college course to assist talented writers and artists break into the comic book field. He also hosted television programs, founded a golf magazine, produced movies, and has written popular fiction, poetry, and screenplays. His work has earned him many awards including two Harvey Awards and an Eisner Award.

Kojima is a self-taught painter who began painting advertising posters for movie theaters to pay his bills. In 1967, Kojima broke into the magazine market.

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