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Kazuo Umezu

Kazuo Umezu
Kazuo Umezu, 2010
Born (1936-08-03) August 3, 1936
Kōya, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Manga artist

Kazuo Umezu or Kazuo Umezz (楳図 かずお Umezu Kazuo, birth name 楳図一雄), (born August 3, 1936 in Kōya, Wakayama Prefecture) is an author of Japanese horror and other manga, as well as a musician and actor.

He had his first book of manga published while still in high school and made manga his career immediately upon graduation. After moving to Tokyo in 1962 he developed his detailed horror manga style and has since published his comics in every genre from horror fiction to science fiction to humour. He won the 20th Shogakukan Manga Award in 1975 for The Drifting Classroom.[1]


  • Bibliography 1
  • Filmography 2
  • Assistant 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5



  • Nekome Kozo (TV anime)
  • Drifting Classroom (movie)
  • Blood Baptism (movie)
  • Long Love Letter: Drifting Classroom (TV drama)
  • Kazuo Umezz's Horror Theater (6-part TV anthology)
  • Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch ("Hebimusume to hakuhatsuma", 蛇娘と白髪魔) (1968) (Daiei/Kadokawa Pictures)
  • Mother (film) (director)[2]


  • Noboru Takahashi
  • Robin Nishi
  • Rumiko Takahashi


  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Horror Manga Creator Kazuo Umezu Helms 1st Feature Film".  

External links

  • Official website (Japanese/English/German)
  • Kazuo Umezu at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Profile at The Ultimate Manga Page
  • Profile at The Lambiek Comiclopedia
  • 世の中って不公平だな
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