Original Works
By request, a cross-reference of writers who collaborated on or whose works were made into girls’ horror comics.

Please note that this list does not include artists appearing in the main list.  Some of them do provide material for others as well as producing their own comics, of course, but this is already mentioned on their pages.

The list does not include works derived FROM horror comics, such as novelizations.  And it currently does not include video games due to the difficulty of determining who is responsible for the original concept!


Eriko Agei (安芸永里子)

Wrote the story for Dare ka ga Mitsumeteru (だれかが見つめてる), drawn by Youko Matsumoto (松本洋子).


Jirou Akagawa (赤川次郎)

His Shisha no Gakuensai (死者の学園祭) was made into a comic of the same name by Nana Akiyoshi (あきよし菜魚), as well as being the source for Youko Matsumoto (松本洋子)’s Nusumareta Houkago (ぬすまれた放課後).  Matsumoto also based Satsujin yo Konnichi wa (殺人よこんにちは) and Kaiki Hakubutsukan (怪奇博物館) on his novels.  More recently released is the Akagawa Mystery Comics series:


Jido Akizuki (秋月慈童)

Psychic who wrote the story for Takakazu Nagakubo (永久保貴一)'s Mikkyou Sou Akizuki Jidou no Higi:  Reigen Suhou Mandala (密教僧  秋月慈童の秘儀  霊験修法曼荼羅).


Chigusa Amakusa (尼草千草)

Member of the Eko Eko Gundan (エコエコ軍団), credited along with Shinichi Koga (古賀新一) for the Ekoeko Azarak 2 series.


Miko Amamiya (天宮視子)

Source of the stories for the Reikan O-jou Amamiya Miko Series (霊感お嬢★天宮視子シリーズ), illustrated by Kakeru Hitomi (ひとみ翔).


Hirume Ameno (天之ひるめ)

Listed as the author of several parts of the Tenchi Shinmei! (天地神鳴!) series, otherwise by Nao Hinachi (ヒナチなお).  She also wrote the story for Hana Umeno (梅野花)'s short work Sakura no Shita de* (桜の下で).


Hiroshi Aramata (荒俣宏)

Prolific novelist and translator who provided the story for Naoko Kugo (九後奈緒子)’s Yumeyume Onmyouji Kidan (夢々陰陽師鬼談).


Ken Asamatsu (朝松健)

Homepage:  UNCLE DAGON TEMPLE (Japanese only)
Novelist who also wrote the story for Magical Blue*, drawn by Mizuki Sakura (桜水樹), and scripted KEN & JET no Makai Shoukan (KEN&JETの魔界召喚), drawn by JET.


Syun Ayasaki (綾崎隼)

Author of the Noble Children (ノーブルチルドレン) book series.  Noble Children no Zankoku* (ノーブルチルドレンの残酷) was made into a comic by Yae Mikimoto (幹本ヤエ).


Yukito Ayatsuji (綾辻行人)

Horror and mystery author; Miyako Kojima (児嶋都) adapted his Gankyuu Kitan (眼球綺譚) and Hi-iro no Sasayaki (緋色の囁き) into comics.


Kawato Azusa (梓河人)

Wrote the Another Heaven novel series with George Iida (飯田譲治).  The comic version was drawn by Futaba Ono (小野双葉).


Masako Bando (坂東眞砂子)

Author of the book Inugami (狗神), which was made into a movie, which was in turn made into a comic by Atsuko Kishida (岸田あつ子),


Tatsuhiko Dan (団竜彦)

Wrote the story for Youkai Tantei Saiki (妖怪探偵霊姫), drawn by Mio Takai (高井みお).


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Creator of Sherlock Holmes; some of his works were adapted by JET into Sherlock Holmes no Bouken (シャーロック・ ホームズの冒険).  The London Mamou Gai (倫敦魔魍街) series is a somewhat looser rendition of the Holmes story.


Ranpo Edogawa (江戸川乱歩)

Mystery novelist; his Kuro Tokage (黒蜥蜴) was made into comics by both JET and Ryoko Takashina (高階良子).  Takashina also adapted Panorama Tou Kidan (パノラマ島奇談) and Kotou no Oni (孤島の鬼).


Yasuko Fujiki (藤木靖子)

Novelist who also wrote the story for the short piece D-fujin ni Sasageru Hana wa Nai (D夫人にささげる花はない), drawn by Yoshiko Suganuma (菅沼美子).


Fujimoto Hitomi (藤本ひとみ)

Author who wrote the stories for Chikako Kikukawa (菊川近子)'s Akuma no Shoutaijou (悪魔の招待状), Glass no Hyouteki (ガラスの標的) and Akai Akuma no Komoriuta (赤い悪魔の子守歌), both illustrated by Yoshimi Seki (関よしみ), and Kaidan wa Shitte Iru* (階段は知っている), drawn by Mori Hazama (はざまもり).  The last two titles were also released in the Fujimoto Hitomi Classical Collection (藤本ひとみ クラシカル・ コレクション) anthology.


Ken Fukunaga (福永健)

Wrote the story for Bebe Akai (赤衣べべ)’s Kamen (仮面).


Aiko Gibo (宜保愛子)

Famous psychic, TV personality, and author; she was the source for many of Akirako Tōdō (東堂洸子)’s comics, including Gibo Aiko no Yo ni mo Kaiki na Monogatari (宜保愛子の世にも怪奇な物語) and Gibo Aiko no Gakkou no Kowai Hanashi (宜保愛子の学校のこわい話).


Keigo Higashino (東野圭吾)

Naniwa Shounen Tantei Dan (浪花少年探偵団), drawn by Syuuko Okimoto (沖本秀子), was based on some of his mystery novels.


Toshihiro Hirano (平野俊弘) / Toshiki Hirano (平野俊貴)

Collaborated with his wife Narumi Kakinouchi (垣野内成美) on the Vampire Miyu (吸血姫  美夕), Shin Vampire Miyu (新  吸血姫  美夕), and Vampire Princess (吸血姫) series.  He also wrote the story for the short work Isei Gakuen Elistaers (異星学園エリスターズ).


Yasuko Honma* (本麻耶寸子)

Author of Chikako Kikukawa (菊川近子)'s first horror title, 13-maime no Request Card* (13枚目のリクエストカード).


Akira Ichijou (一条明)

Wrote the story for Haka no Naka kara* (墓の中から), drawn by Ryoko Takashina (高階良子).


George Iida (飯田譲治)

Author of the Night Head novels, on which Makoto Tateno (立野真琴) based her comic series.  He also wrote the Another Heaven series in collaboration with Kawato Azusa (梓河人); the comic version was drawn by Futaba Ono (小野双葉).


Etsuko Ikeda (池田悦子)

Has written the storylines for a number of comics, including Yūho Ashibe (あしべゆうほ)’s long-running and oft-reprinted Deimos no Hanayome (悪魔の花嫁) series, and the sequel Deimos no Hanayome:  Saishuu Shou* (悪魔の花嫁  最終章).


Kizoku Ikeda (池田貴族)

"Spiritual authority" and author who was the source for Yumeji Tanima (谷間夢路)’s Ikeda Kizoku no Shinrei File (池田貴族の心霊ファイル).


Mayumi Imanishi (今西まゆみ)

Hypno-therapist who also wrote the story for You Taiki (堆木庸)’s Saimin Ryouhou Report:  Hypno-Travel* (催眠療法レポート  ヒプノトラベル) under the pen name Megumi Sakaki* (榊めぐみ).


Mutsumi Inomata (いのまたむつみ)

An artist in her own right, she is also responsible for the storylines for both Part-time Senshi Hikari (パートタイム戦士HIKARI), drawn by Mori Mizuho (森みずほ) under her pen name Kaoru Hagiwara (萩原薫), and Bouken Oujo:  Treasure Quester* (冒険王女  トレジャー・ クエスター), drawn by Nori Ichikawa (市川能里).


Tatuya Ishii (石井竜也)

Musician and pop icon, he also created the story for Zero City, drawn by Hu Rong (胡蓉).


Kyouka Izumi (泉鏡花)

Early 20th century author whose stories were the source for Kyouka Mugen (鏡花夢幻) by Akiko Hatsu (波津彬子).


Saori Izumi* (いずみ里織)

Wrote the story for Bourei no Sasayaki (亡霊のささやき) by Youko Kosakabe (こさかべ陽子).


Yukako Kabei (壁井ユカコ)

Homepage:  パルプチャンネル (Japanese only)
Author who wrote the Kiiri:  Shisha-tachi wa Areno ni Nemuru* (キーリ  死者たちは荒野に眠る) novels, adapted into comics by Shiori Teshirogi (手代木史織).


Yuu Kagura (神楽ゆう)

Hypno-therapist who wrote the story for You Taiki (堆木庸)’s Kokoro no Shohousen:  Inner Medicine* (心の処方箋  インナーメディスン).


Manabu Kaminaga (神永学)

Homepage:  小説家 神永学オフィシャルサイト
Author of the Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (心霊探偵八雲) novel series, which has been adapted into two separate girls' horror comics titles:  Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (心霊探偵八雲), by Suzuka Oda (小田すずか), and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo:  Akai Hitomi wa Shitte Iru (心霊探偵八雲  赤い瞳は知っている), by Ritsu Miyako (都戸利津).


Mika Kamizawa (神澤美香)

A New-Age therapist who also wrote the Psychic Dr. Kamizawa Mika no Fushigi Clinic (サイキックDr.神澤美香の 不思議クリニック) series.  The first volume was drawn by Makoto Morimura (森村真琴) .  Four more volumes were drawn by You Taiki (堆木庸).


Nanami Kamon (加門七海)

Author of a series of novels which were the source for Seimei. (晴明。) by Akemi Inokawa (猪川朱美).  She also provided the material for the "true horror" series Kaiki Shinrei Katari* (怪奇心霊語り) and Kaidan Tsurezuregusa (怪談徒然草), both drawn by JET.


Remi Kaneko (金子レミ・ 金子玲美)

Wrote the story for Tsugumi Tsukishima (月嶋つぐ美)’s Koroshiya Kyoushi Tanaka Ichirou no Jikenbo (殺し屋教師田中一朗の事件簿) and Tenshi-teki Tantei Dan* (天使的探偵団) series.


Hideo Kasutani* (粕谷秀夫)

Author of the Akane no Dowsing Rod* (あかねのダウジングロード) series by Mika Takemori (竹森美香).


Yuu Kawamorita (川守田游)

Wrote the story for Chiyomi Itani (井澗千代美)’s Fitness Club Satsujin Jiken (フィットネスクラブ殺人事件).


Wataru Kenmotsu (剣持亘)

Wrote the story for Watashi no Naka ni Hebi ga Sumu!* (わたしの中にへびがすむ!) drawn by Ryoko Takashina (高階良子).


Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地秀行)

A prolific author and source for a number of comic series, including the horror titles Darkside Blues by Yūho Ashibe (あしべゆうほ), and Western Bugei Chou (ウエスタン武芸帳) and KEN & JET no Makai Shoukan (KEN&JETの魔界召喚), both drawn by JET.


Yuusuke Kishi (貴志祐介)

Horror writer and author of the novel Isola:  Juusan-banme no Jinkaku* (ISOLA   十三番目の人格, on which Miki Rinno (凛野ミキ)’s Isola:  Tajuujinkaku Shoujo (ISOLA  多重人格少女) was based.  His Kuroi Ie (黒い家) was made into a live-action movie which was then also adapted into a comic drawn by Futaba Ono (小野双葉).


Kaoru Kitamura (北村薫)

Mystery author who wrote the stories for the Meitantei Kannagi Yumihiko (名探偵・ 巫弓彦) series drawn by Yutaka Nanten (南天佑); and Fukumen Satsuka wa Futari Iru* (覆面作家は二人いる), drawn by Mizuho Mino (美濃みずほ).


Chiharu Koga (古賀千春)

Member of the Eko Eko Gundan (エコエコ軍団), credited along with Shinichi Koga (古賀新一) for the Ekoeko Azarak 2 series.


Maurice Leblanc

Wrote the Arsène Lupin novels, adapted by JET in Hatten Shou (八点鐘) 1-2.


Gaston Leroux

Author of Le Fantome de l’OperaNarumi Kakinouchi (垣野内成美) made the work directly into a digital comic and indirectly into the series Mask:  Le Masque (マスク  Le Masque).  A comic version was also produced by JET under the standard Japanese title, Operaza no Kaijin (オペラ座の怪人).


H. P. Lovecraft

American author whose stories were the source for Lovecraft no Gensou Kaiki Kan (ラブクラフトの幻想怪奇館), drawn by Chiaki Matsumoto (松本千秋) and Ranko Okamoto* (岡本蘭子).


Natsuki Matsuoka (松岡なつき)

Homepage:  The Rolling Thunder Special (Japanese only)
Novelist who has also written comics storylines under the pen name Yuika Togashi (富樫ゆいか).  In addition to illustrating a number of Matsuoka’s books, Shōko Toba (鳥羽笙子) did the art for her girls’ horror comic series Akuma to Odore (悪魔と踊れ).


Yutaka Maya (麻耶雄嵩)

Sohta Kazamatsuri (風祭壮太)’s Mercator Ayu no Jikenbo:  Keshou Shita Otoko no Bouken (メルカトル鮎の事件簿  化粧した男の冒険) was based on her novel series.


Miyuki Miyabe (宮部みゆき)

Yoshio Sakaguchi (坂口よしを)’s Reiken O-hatsu Torimono Hikae (霊験お初捕物控) was based on her novels of the same name.


Noriaki Mizoi (溝井則明)

Member of the Eko Eko Gundan (エコエコ軍団), credited along with Shinichi Koga (古賀新一) for the Ekoeko Azarak 2 series.


Masahiro Mori (森雅裕)

Author of the mystery novel Mozart wa Komoriuta o Utawanai (モーツァルトは子守唄を歌わない), which was made into a comic series by Rui Arisugawa (有栖川るい).


Shirou Moriguchi* (森口史郎)

Wrote the story for Yukio Aoe (青江雪生)’s Mamori no Shoujo* (魔守りの少女).


Go Nagai (永井豪)

Famous Japanese comics writer, whose Maou Dante (魔王ダンテ) was remade into the girls’ series Shin Maou Dante (真・ 魔王ダンテ) by Akira Fuuga* (風我明).


Shuukei Nagasaka (長坂秀佳)

Wrote the story for the comic version of the video game Otogirisou (弟切草), drawn by Ayumi Hattori (服部あゆみ), as well as the novelization of the same title. He also wrote the story for the comic based on the sequel, Otogirisou:  Sousei, which was drawn by Futaba Ono (小野双葉).


Toshiya Nakaoka (中岡俊哉)

Mystery author who wrote the story for Amazon no Jurei* (アマゾンの樹霊), drawn by Ryoko Takashina (高階良子).


Ray Nekosima (猫島礼)

A comics artist in her own right, Nekosima also wrote the stories for Akira Ootuka (大塚あきら)’s series Akumu no Shoutaijou (悪夢の招待状) and Akumu no Tameiki (悪夢のためいき).


Reito Nikaidou (二階堂黎人)

Homepage:  二階堂黎人の黒犬黒猫館 (Japanese only)
Mystery novelist.  Two volumes of his works have been released as comics so far:  Bara no Ie no Satsujin (薔薇の家の殺人), drawn by Satoru Asami (あさみさとる) and Ha Nashi no Tantei (歯なしの探偵), by Mika Kawachi (河内実加).


Kouji Nishitani (西谷康二)

Listed as the author for a number of comics, including the short piece Shinobiyoru Kage (しのびよる影), drawn by Yoshiko Suganuma (菅沼美子).


Yasuhiko Nishizawa (西澤保彦)

Mystery novelist who also wrote the story for the Takku & Takachi no Jikenbo (タック& タカチの事件簿) series, drawn by Kaoru Ōhashi (大橋薫).


Nisio Isin (西尾維新)

Homepage:  西尾維新オフィシャルサイト (Japanese only)
Author of the Bishounen Tanteidan (美少年探偵団) novel, on which Suzuka Oda (小田すずか)'s comic is based.


Rintarou Norizuki (法月綸太郎)

Sohta Kazamatsuri (風祭壮太)’s Toshi Densetsu Puzzle:  Norizuki Rintarou no Jikenbo (都市伝説パズル  法月綸太郎の事件簿) was based on his mystery stories.


Tadashi Ohta (太田忠司)

Homepage:  Ohta’s Home page (Japanese only)
Mystery author whose novels were the source for Karino Shunsuke no Jikenbo:  Genryuuen Jiken (狩野俊介の事件簿  幻竜苑事件) by Akira Ootuka (大塚あきら).


Kidou Okamoto (岡本綺堂)

Early 20th century author.  Akiko Hatsu (波津彬子) adapted some of his works in Gensou Kichou (幻想綺帖) 2.


Fuyumi Ono (小野不由美)

Author whose novels were the source for the Ghost Hunt series by Shiho Inada (いなだ詩穂) and Midori no Wagaya (緑の我が家) by Atsuko Kishida (岸田あつ子).


Michiko Ookawa* (大川美千子)

Has written the stories for several horror comics:  Shiryou no Karasu (死霊のカラス) by Masako Tanaka (田中雅子), Noroi no Gishiki (呪いの儀式) by Masaaki Sakuma (作麻正明), and Chi Moji no Nazo (血文字の謎) by Fuufu Kakuta (角田ふうふ).


Eiji Otsuka (大塚英志)

Novelist who also writes stories for comic series, including the Kuchisake Shoujo Satchan (口裂け少女さっちゃん) series by Kaoru Ōhashi (大橋薫) and the Tokyo Michael* (東京ミカエル) series by Yoshisada Tsutsumi (堤芳貞).


Kenji Otsuki (大槻ケンヂ)

Wrote the story for Misaki Hayase (速瀬みさき)’s Chou ya Ga no Shijutsushi (蝶や蛾の施術師).  Kaoru Ōhashi (大橋薫)’s Kuruguru Tsukai (くるぐる使い) is based on his novel of the same name.


Rei Ouma* (逢魔麗)

Wrote the story for the Hanaoni (花鬼) series by Hiroko Takao (高生浩子).


Ellery Queen

Mystery author and the source for JET’s Ellery Queen no Bouken (エラリー・ クイーンの冒険).


Megumi Sakaki* (榊めぐみ)

See Mayumi Imanishi* (今西まゆみ).


Shio Sasahara (佐々原史緒)

Homepage:  Unagies Paradise (Japanese only)
Fantasy author who also wrote the story for Devil Summoner:  Soul Hackers (デビルサマナー  ソウルハッカーズ) and Jewelry File:  Shizuka no Ishi (ジュエリーファイル 静かの石), both drawn by Kazumi Takazawa (高沢和巳).


Tetsurou Sayama (佐山哲郎)

Wrote the story for Tarantula no Kuchizuke (タランチュラのくちづけ), drawn by Ryoko Takashina (高階良子).


Takatsugu Segawa (瀬川貴次)

Author of the Onimai (鬼舞) novel series, released in comic form by Miki Rinno (厘のミキ).


Ryusui Seiryoin (清涼院流水)

Novelist who wrote the stories for Toui Hasumi (蓮見桃衣)’s Extra Joker and Cosmic Comics (コズミック・ コミックス) series.


Hideaki Sena (瀬名秀明)

Homepage:  瀬名秀明の博物館 (Japanese only)
Although he seems to be primarily a SF writer, he wrote the horror novel Parasite Eve, which was made into a movie and a video game of the same name.  The movie was then made into a girls’ horror comic by Shikakuno (しかくの), and the game into another by Noriko Fuziki (藤貴紀子).


Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

English author whose Frankenstein is generally considered the first horror novel.  Frankenstein was adapted into a girls’ horror comic by Junji Ito (伊藤潤二).


Takashi Shimizu (清水崇)

Creator of the Juon (呪怨) movies.  Miki Rinno (凛野ミキ) has released one comic adaptation, Juon:  Video Side (呪怨  video  side); and MEIMU another, Juon 2 (呪怨2).


Mayumi Shinoda (篠田真由美)

Wrote several novels illustrated by Kyoko Akizuki (秋月杏子), whose Architecture Detective Kyosuke Sakurai 1:  Ido no Naka no Akuma (建築探偵桜井京介の事件簿1  井戸の中の悪魔) is also based on her books.


Shiota Myogen (塩田妙玄)

Blog:  ゆるりん坊主のつぶやき―塩田妙玄

Buddhist nun and author, she wrote the story for Pet no Koe ga Kikoetara (ペットの声が聞こえたら) by Youri Ono* (オノユウリ).


SINKA

Author who releases stories designed to be read on cell-phones.  Miyuki Etoo (永遠幸)’s short work Number 1 (ナンバー1) was based on Hakanai Yume ≠ Jigoku Shoujo* (儚夢≠地獄少女).


Bram Stoker

Author of Dracula, which was made into the comic Kyuuketsuki Dracula (吸血鬼ドラキュラ) by JET.


Koji Suzuki (鈴木光司)

Horror writer whose novels were the source for the live-action movies Rasen (らせん) and the Ring series.  All these movies have since been made into girls’ horror comics:  Rasen drawn by Mizuki Sakura (桜水樹), The Ring by Misao Inagaki (稲垣みさお), and Ring 2 and Birthday by MEIMU.


Nao Takaoka* (高岡奈央)

Wrote the story for Chimamire no Kyuujitsu (血まみれの休日) by Youko Kosakabe (こさかべ陽子).


Junki Takegami (武上純希)

Author and scriptwriter who collaborated on Bouken Oujo:  Treasure Quester* (冒険王女  トレジャー・ クエスター) drawn by Nori Ichikawa (市川能里).


Sei Takegawa (竹河聖)

Novelist who also writes storylines for comics series including Mayumi Kawamura (川村真弓美)’s Ghost Tree o Sagase!! (幻樹をさがせ!!), JET’s Kurayami kara, Irasshai (暗闇から、いらっしゃい), and Soshite Zombie ga Yatte Kuru (そしてゾンビがやって来る) by Rui Arisugawa (有栖川るい).


Yuika Togashi (富樫ゆいか)

See Natsuki Matsuoka (松岡なつき).


Mai Tsurugina (剣名舞)

Scripted Zero City, drawn by Hu Rong (胡蓉).


Yasuo Uchida (内田康夫)

A prolific mystery writer, several of his novels have been turned into comics by various artists, and more are currently being serialized.


Kaya Uesugi* (上杉かや)

Wrote the story for Glass no Me (硝子心眼), drawn by Tsugumi Tsukishima (月嶋つぐ美).


Ritsuko Ushijima (牛島律子)

Member of the Eko Eko Gundan (エコエコ軍団), credited along with Shinichi Koga (古賀新一) for the Ekoeko Azarak 2 series.


Shogo Utano (歌野晶午)

Mystery novelist; he wrote the story for Hourou Tantei Shinano Jouji no Jikenbo:  Yuurei Byoutou (放浪探偵 信濃譲二の事件簿 幽霊病棟, drawn by Sohta Kazamatsuri (風祭壮太).


Dennis Wheatley

Occultist and horror author.  His novel The Devil Rides Out was translated into Japanese as Kokuma Dan (黒魔団), which was in turn adapted into the girls’ horror comic Shuumatsu wa Mato London (週末は魔都ロンドン) by Eri Nakanuki (中貫えり).


Cornell Woolrich

Noir mystery writer; his short story Jane Brown’s Body was made into Shisha e no Engage Ring (死者への婚約指輪) by Yoshiko Suganuma (菅沼美子).


Fuutarou Yamada (山田風太郎)

Author of the novel Makai Tenshou (夢の跡), on which Shōko Toba (鳥羽笙子)’s Makai Tenshou:  Yume no Ato (魔界転生  夢の跡) and Naoko Kugo (九後奈緒子)’s Makai Tenshou:  Beato no Koushin* (魔界転生  聖者の行進) were based.


Osamu Yamasaki (山崎理)

Wrote the storylines for Henshin Tenshou Denki Hen:  Akai Hayate (変身転生伝奇編  紅いハヤテ), the Kasumi-kun no Abunai Seikatsu (霞くんの危険な生活) series, and Saotome Azusa Mystery File (早乙女あずさ事件簿), all drawn by Chiyomi Itani (井澗千代美).


Maki Yamato* (大和真紀)

Credited with the original concept for the Channeling Taiken Ki (チャネリング体験記) series by Sale Taki (瀧清流).


Hiroyasu Yamaura (山浦弘靖)

Kaya Urakawa (浦川佳弥) adapted Satsujin Kippu wa Heart-iro (殺人切符はハート色) and Kyouto Meiro Chizu wa Clover-iro (京都迷路地図はクローバー色), the first two novels of his long-running Seiko (星子) mystery series, as well as illustrating several others.  Incidentally, most of the original novel series featured illustrations by Ayumi Hattori (服部あゆみ).


Seishi Yokomizo (横溝正史)

Creator of famous Japanese detective Kousuke Kindaichi, he has published dozens of novels and short stories.  Yakouchuu (夜光虫) and Kamen Gekijou (仮面劇場) were the basis for Ryoko Takashina (高階良子)’s Chimamire Kannon (血まみれ観音) and Shinju-iro no Kamen (真珠色の仮面), respectively.  JET adapted a number of Yokomizo’s titles into comics:

  • Akuma ga Kitarite Fue o Fuku (悪魔が来りて笛を吹く)
  • Akuma no Chouji (悪魔の寵児)
  • Akuma no Temari Uta (悪魔の手毬唄)
  • Akuryoutou (悪霊島)
  • Gokumontou (獄門島)
  • Honjin Satsujin Jiken (本陣殺人事件)
  • Inugami-Ke no Ichizoku (犬神家の一族)
  • Nemureru Hanayome (睡れる花嫁)
  • Yatsuhaka Mura (八つ墓村)
Fumiko Nagao (長尾文子) has also produced comics from Honjin Satsujin Jiken and Inugami-Ke no Ichizoku.