Kazuo Kamimura (上村 一夫, Kamimura Kazuo, March 7, 1940 in Yokosuka – January 11, 1986[1]) was a Japanese manga artist, best known as the creator of Lady Snowblood,[2] which was adapted into film as Lady Snowblood in 1973. Hitoshi Iwaaki, a manga artist was his assistant.

Kamimura died at age 45 of a pharynx tumor.[3]


  1. ^ "Kazuo Kamimura Profile Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine." Kamimura Kazuo Official Site. Retrieved on December 7, 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.kamimurakazuo.com/
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kamimura_kazuo.htm

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