| Manga artist|
| September 3, 1936 (age 79) (1936-09-03) Koya, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan|
Makoto‑chan, God's Left Hand - Devil's Ri, Mother, Tokyo Zombie, Kazuo Umezz's Horror Th
Junji Ito, Shigeru Mizuki, Ainosuke Kataoka, Hideshi Hino, Osamu Tezuka
Kazuo Umezu Wikipedia
Kazuo Umezu or Kazuo Umezz (楳図 かずお, Umezu Kazuo, birth name 楳図一雄), (born September 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.
Nekome Kozo (anime television series)
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)
In 2016, his manga My Name is Shingo was adapted into a musical. It stars Mitsuki Takahata and Mugi Kadowaki as the lead characters and is directed and choreographed by Philippe Decouflé.Noboru Takahashi