Cult leader Naiji Kumaga is poised for a hostile takeover of Japan. He has the tools - 1000 submachine guns in a land with few firearms - but needs expert hands to wield them, and the assassins of the 108 Dragons definitely have what it takes. Kumaga's plan: capture the Dragons' leader, Crying Freeman, and replace him with a trained double. Snatching the world's deadliest killer is a tall order, but maybe not too tall for the merciless giant, Tohgoku Oshu! Written by the legendary creator of Lone Wolf and Cub, Kazuo Koike, and spectacularly illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami, Crying Freeman is adult manga pushed to the limits: breathtakingly violent, morally ambiguous, graphically sexual and regarded worldwide as one of the jewels in the the crown of manga.