Written by manga legend Kazuo Koike, creator of Lone Wolf and Cub and Samurai Executioner, and illustrated by the acclaimed Ryoichi Ikegami, Crying Freeman is manga at its most adult: intensely violent, morally ambiguous, and boldly erotic. Featuring an all-new translation, Dark Horse's Crying Freeman is the first English-language edition of the title in the original non-westernized format!From the writer of Lone Wolf and Cub, Lady Snowblood, and Samurai Executioner! Each volume of Crying Freeman comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.
fWhen beautiful Japanese heiress Emu Hino witnesses an assassination, she finds herself drawn to the handsome killer, who begins weeping after completing his task. When he comes to cover his tracks and kill her, she asks him to make love to her first. He does so and is moved to spare her life and tell her his story: he is Yo Hinomura, a renowned Japanese potter who's been programmed and trained by the Chinese mafia to become their assassin. Yo has murdered the leader of the yakuza (Japanese mafia), and the yakuza know that Emu can identify him. He tries to hide her, but the yakuza are on the hunt. Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub; Lady Snowblood) turns in another strongly written and deadly serious killer's tale. Ikegami's artwork is accomplished and strongly realistic. Previously released in the United States by Viz, this edition features a new translation. There's a great deal of gore, nudity, and sex, and although the primary private parts are hidden by mosaics or shadows (unlike in the Viz edition), this is still for adult collections only. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.