Comic Book Series

Cover to Crying Freeman vol. 4

Crying Freeman was published by Dark Horse Comics. Price per volume is $14.95.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

Crying Freeman Vol. 4: 13 Dec 2006

Current Issue

Crying Freeman Vol. 5: 14 Mar 2007

Next Issue



Tankōbon manga collection. Scheduled for five volumes.


Main Characters

  • 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 Characters

  • 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/Things

Recent Storylines

Crying Freeman Vol. 5

WorldCat - ISBN 593074999

Crying Freeman Vol. 4

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593074980

Crying Freeman Vol. 3

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075294

Crying Freeman Vol. 2

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593074883

Crying Freeman Vol. 1

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593074786


Leftover Useful Information

Creative Team

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

Publishing History

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.

Future Publication Dates

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