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Crying Freeman

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Crying Freeman 4

Cover to Crying Freeman vol. 4

Crying Freeman is published by Dark Horse Comics. Current price per volume is $14.95.

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssueEdit

Crying Freeman Vol. 4: 13 Dec 2006

Current IssueEdit

Crying Freeman Vol. 5: 14 Mar 2007

Next IssueEdit



Tankōbon manga collection. Published quarterly. Scheduled for five volumes.


Main CharactersEdit

  • Yō Hinomura (火野村窯)/Crying Freeman/Lóng Tài-Yáng - A Japanese potter who is kidnapped by the 108 Dragons, a powerful Chinese mafia, and hypnotized into becoming an assassin.
  • Emu Hino (日野絵霧)/Hǔ Qīng-Lán - A lonely and beautiful Japanese artist, who Crying Freeman is hired to kill, but they fall in love instead.

Minor CharactersEdit

  • Hǔ Fēng-Líng (虎風鈴)/Grandmother Tiger - former head of the 108 Dragons.
  • Bái-Yá Shàn (白牙扇) - Hǔ Fēng-Líng's granddaughter.
  • Huáng Dé-Yuán (黄徳源) - 108 Dragons member who accompanies and assists Crying Freeman.

Other Characters/Places/ThingsEdit

Recent StorylinesEdit

Crying Freeman Vol. 5 Edit

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

WorldCat - ISBN 1593074999

Crying Freeman Vol. 4 Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593074980

Crying Freeman Vol. 3 Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075294

Crying Freeman Vol. 2 Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593074883

Crying Freeman Vol. 1 Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593074786


Leftover Useful InformationEdit

Creative TeamEdit

Writer/Creator: Kazuo Koike (小池一夫). Artist/Creator/Covers: Goseki Kojima (小島剛夕).

Publishing HistoryEdit

Originally published in Japan as Cryingフリーマン in the anthology Weekly Big Comic Spirits from 1986–1988.

Viz originally published an English language translation in 33 parts from 1989–1992.

Order CodesEdit

These are the order codes and prices as provided by Diamond Distribution. Your local comic shop should be able to order these for you.

Future Publication DatesEdit

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.


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