Ikki Kajiwara was a Japanese author, manga writer, and film producer, also known under the pseudonym Asao Takamori. His real name is Asaki Takamori. The pseudonym was used since he was writing for a rival magazine at the time. Having multiple names would prevent overlap within the two magazines. He is known for fighting and sports themes, with images of heroic young men with the occasional fine details as he moves from one topic to another. He was married to Pai Ping-ping and fathered a daughter, Pai Hsiao-yen, who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in 1997.