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Izō (以蔵)
Izo, Izou, Izoo


Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute Mix
First appearance
GDW ep 17, GDW vol 13 chpt 3
Last appearance
No information
Family or owners
Voiced by
Susumu Akagi
Name Meaning
A name based on an assassin in the Bakumatsu of the late Edo period (岡田 以蔵 Okada Izō).
Place of Birth
Hakkōda mountains, Aomori Prefecture

Izō is the eldest of the 19 sons of Kisaragi of Mutsu. He has bigger role than his younger brothers, especially in Ginga Densetsu Weed: Orion.


Izō is a black-and-white Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute mix with blue eyes. His neck and muzzle are dark-colored and he has small white dots on his forehead.

In Ginga Densetsu Weed anime, he has olive-colored eyes and the white parts of his coat are very light brown instead of white.

Ginga Densetsu WeedEdit

Izō is first seen hunting a bear with his brothers, but gets injured. Shigure, who was on a mission to gather soldiers from Mutsu, interferes and takes out an eye from the bear. Kisaragi's sons are wary of the Kai mix, but Izou tells them to show more respect.

After hearing from Shigure about the invasion of Ohu by Hougen and Genba, he and five (six in the manga) of his brothers are sent to Ohu to aid them.

When they arrive at Futago Pass, Genba was roaming with Toube. The Mutsu brothers attack, and Izō gets badly injured by Toube. He is taken to a safe place by Akame, and does not participate in the battle from then on. Throughout the manga and anime, Izou is mostly in the role as a background character like his brothers.

In the Hokkaido Arc, Izō and all the Mutsu brothers are sent to Hokkaido with the Ohu soldiers to help the dogs under Hakuro, who were getting invaded by the Russian Army dogs. Nine of his brothers were killed in battle, but Izou survived.

Ginga Densetsu Weed: OrionEdit

Izō is first seen in the Orion manga with his brothers when they encounter with Orion's little sister, Bellatrix. He sends his brothers out to find help when an unknown dog jumps out of nowhere and slams in Izō, grabbing Bella. He and his brothers vehemently kill the dog that tried to kidnap Bella. After the battle, he takes off with Shirozaru and Sasuke to help Orion's new comrade, who is in danger. They fight off many of the dogs, some getting badly injured or even killed.

Later, as he meets Orion, he is still with Sasuke and Shirozaru. As Orion runs past him, he moves quickly and grabs him by the back of the neck, knocking him out. He takes him to the shed, where Orion's little sister Bellatrix waited. Izou and his brothers, along with Orion, and his comrades Heizou and Tyson, take off to search for Ohu survivors.

He goes to find his mate Sayako and his pups, only to find all of them dead. He found his father, Kisaragi dead in the underground cave, and he sadly screams loudly.

His last pup, Kuranosuke, only survived long enough so he could tell Izou what happened, and who caused the murder of Izou's father and pups. He says that the Kurohabaki Clan, led by a white dog, killed them. After that, Kuranosuke slowly dies.

Izō howls loudly as tears run hard down his face. After running a little while longer, Izou and his brothers become very tired and they collapse onto the snow. Izō looks up at Orion and says: "You have become a great comrade of mine." After hearing that, Orion jumps onto Izō, hugging him. Izō is shocked at first, but then returns the hug. He later leaves with his brothers, leaving Orion behind.

Ginga: The Last WarsEdit

Izō is present when the son of Akakabuto, Monsoon, attacks their land. He fights bravely but as with the others is badly injured and placed in a makeshift prison by the bears who have now claimed Ou for themselves.

Many days later, Izo and the rest of the dogs are rescued by Mole and his group. Barely able to walk due to injuries and being cramped in the prison for so long.

Shortly after, Izo and other Ou army are resting in the grass during a storm. As they rest, the Koga Elder begins to succumb to his wounds and old age, dying in Tesshin's arms. Blinded by rage, Tesshin sets out to find Monsoon and Izo follows, despite the fracture in his hind leg.

Izo arrives at the battlefield long after Tesshin, and is determined to fight. As he rushes past Orion and the others, they notice he has a stomach wound and his intestines are showing.

Izo take sickle from Unsai, tell Monsoon it's his turn and talk to Unsai that he shouldn't have to do anything dangerous and it's Unsai's duty to make sure Orion and others have a future. Izo yells at Andy don't be stupid and that Andy can take it when he's dead. Izo tell Andy that he need to die for Andy and others's sakes. Izo cut Monsoon's paws and tells that his spirit is not broken yet, Monsoon is about strike his claw to Izo and he tell Monsoon to remember his face that he's Izo of Hakkouda but Orion save him from Monsoon. Orion tell him to give him sickle and should go. Izo tell Orion and Sirius that he can't leave him with sickle and there's plenty of old guys who have to die.

Izo tell them that they need to stay out of his way. Andy tell him to give him sickle and can't handle that sickle. Izo told him don't give him that. He's not enough dumb to be talked down by them yet. Sirius tell Izo and other dogs that Monsoon is angry because he doesn't understand dogs. He said that this isn't the way to do it. They don't need the sickle and should be healing Monsoon's wounds before they hurt him. Izo tell Sirius that how long he gotta be naive and can't live in the wild if he kept thinking. He knock him off on ground and tell Sirius don;t speak like fool. Gennai grae sickle from Izo and tell him that he got serious injuries and think he can win with his spirit. He ask him that do he want to die with no shame as Ouu Soldier. Gennai tell Izo that he have wanted, he have sickle, he can die as member of Ouu army. Izo tell Gennai to give sickle back but he tell Izo that he may giving up his own life. 

Izō tried to use up what was left of their lives. Izō tell Orion to come back and was frustrated, and on the verge of dying in anger.

Izo and the others saw Orion's Battouga fail and just about when Sirius was going to get struck by Monsoon he was saved Daisuke and Hidetoshi and was relieved that the bears were gone. Once Daisuke and Hidetoshi arrived Izo was taken away for treatment with the rest of the injured soldiers.


"Remember my face, Monsoon" "I'm Izo of Hakkouda!"
- Izo to Monsoon Ginga: The Last Wars chpt 81


  • He and his brothers are called Alaskan Malamutes several times in Ginga Densetsu Weed, despite the fact that their father was mentioned to be Siberian Husky. However, in a newly published book, he is confirmed a Malamute.
  • His mother may likely have been a Malamute, explaining the breed difference.
  • He appears more like a Siberian Husky, as he has a straight tail whereas Malmutes' tails are curled like Akita Inus' tails.

Photo GalleryEdit

See more pictures in Izō (Photo Gallery).

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