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A by no means comprehensive list of horror anthologies, listed in chronological order.

Anata no Kyoufu Taiken ("Your Terror Experiences"), Jitsuwa Kyoufu Taiken ("True Stories:  Terror Experiences"), etc., are more examples of "true horror" comics.

Boogey-Man (ブギーマン)

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Duo Selection Original (デュオセレクションオリジナル)

ISBN-10:4-257-90081-4, 08/1986

Works included in this volume:

Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi:  Dokusha no Kyoufu Taiken Dan Shuu (ほんとにあった怖い話  読者の恐怖体験談集)

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Halloween Shoujo Comic Kan (ハロウィン少女コミック館)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-257-98055-9, 06/1988
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-257-98056-7, 07/1988
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-257-98057-5, 08/1988
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-257-98058-3, 01/1989
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-257-98096-6, 04/1989
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-257-98110-5, 11/1989
v.7:  ISBN-10:4-257-98119-9, 03/1990
v.8:  ISBN-10:4-257-98121-0, 04/1990
v.9:  ISBN-10:4-257-98132-6, 07/1990
v.10:  ISBN-10:4-257-98141-5, 10/1990
v.11:  ISBN-10:4-257-98152-0, 01/1991
v.12:  ISBN-10:4-257-98164-4, 04/1991
v.13:  ISBN-10:4-257-98171-7, 06/1991
v.14:  ISBN-10:4-257-98183-0, 09/1991
v.15:  ISBN-10:4-257-98195-4, 12/1991
v.16:  ISBN-10:4-257-98210-1, 03/1992
v.17:  ISBN-10:4-257-98217-9, 05/1992
v.18:  ISBN-10:4-257-98224-1, 07/1992
v.19:  ISBN-10:4-257-98233-0, 09/1992
v.20:  ISBN-10:4-257-98246-2, 12/1992
v.21:  ISBN-10:4-257-98249-7, 01/1993
v.22:  ISBN-10:4-257-98254-3, 03/1993
v.23:  ISBN-10:4-257-98506-2, 06/1993
v.24:  ISBN-10:4-257-98527-5, 02/1994
v.25:  ISBN-10:4-257-98531-3, 03/1994
v.26:  ISBN-10:4-257-98539-9, 06/1994
v.27:  ISBN-10:4-257-98548-8, 09/1994
v.28:  ISBN-10:4-257-98569-0, 07/1995
v.29:  ISBN-10:4-257-98570-4, 07/1995
v.30:  ISBN-10:4-257-98573-9, 08/1995

Anata no Kyoufu Taiken:  Dokusha no Mijika de Okita Kowai Taiken (あなたの恐怖体験  読者の身近で起きた恐い体験)

Tairiku Shobo (大陸書房):  Horror House Comics (ホラーハウスコミックス)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-8033-1887-5, 01/1989
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-8033-1888-3, 02/1989
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-8033-2068-3, 07/1989
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-8033-2303-8, 08/1989
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-8033-2467-0, 01/1990
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-8033-3003-4, 08/1990
v.7:  ISBN-10:4-8033-3712-8, 10/1991
v.8:  ISBN-10:4-8033-3994-5, 04/1992

Lovecraft no Gensou Kaiki Kan (ラブクラフトの幻想怪奇館)

Tairiku Shobo (大陸書房):  Horror House Comics (ホラーハウスコミックス)

ISBN-10:4-8033-2932-X, 06/1990

Included six pieces by two artists, based on the works of H. P. LovecraftChiaki Matsumoto (松本千秋) drew:

Drawn by Ranko Okamoto* (岡本蘭子):

Jitsuwa Kyoufu Comic Select Shuu (実話恐怖コミックセレクト集):

Toen Shobou (桃園書房):  Toen Comics - Horror Series (桃園コミックス・ ホラーシリーズ)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-8078-3018-X, 07/1990
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-8078-3021-X, 08/1990
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-8078-3023-6, 09/1990

Mi no Ke mo Yodatsu . . . :  Dokusha no Kyoufu Taiken Shuu 1 (身の毛もよだつ…  読者の恐怖体験集1)

Tairiku Shobo (大陸書房):  Horror House Comics (ホラーハウスコミックス)

ISBN-10:4-8033-3171-5, 02/1991

Susperia Select (サスペリアセレクト)

Akita Shoten (秋田書店):  Horror Comics Special (ホラーコミックススペシャル)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-253-12933-1, 08/1991
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-253-12934-X, 04/1992

Included in vol. 1:

In vol. 2:

Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi:  Sakka Hen (ほんとにあった怖い話  作家編):

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Halloween Shoujo Comic Kan (ハロウィン少女コミック館)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-257-98203-9, 01/1992
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-257-98204-7, 01/1992
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-257-98212-8, 03/1992
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-257-98243-8, 11/1992
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-257-98255-1, 03/1993
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-257-98515-1, 09/1993
v.7:  ISBN-10:4-257-98525-9, 01/1994
v.8:  ISBN-10:4-257-98542-9, 07/1994

Each volume of this series contained the works of a single artist:

Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi:  Mangaka Kyoufu Taiken Dan (ほんとにあった怖い話  マンガ家恐怖体験談)

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Halloween Shoujo Comic Kan (ハロウィン少女コミック館)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-257-98513-5, 09/1993
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-257-98520-8, 11/1993
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-257-98522-4, 12/1993
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-257-98536-4, 05/1994
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-257-98572-0, 08/1995
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-257-98576-3, 09/1995

Honto ni Atta Kyoufu Taiken (ほんとにあった恐怖体験)

Gakken (学研出版):  Pichi Comics - Mystery Special (ピチコミックス・ ミステリースペシャル)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-05-600657-1, 07/1994
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-05-600658-X, 07/1994
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-05-600659-8, 07/1994
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-05-600766-7, 12/1994
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-05-600767-5, 12/1994
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-05-600991-0, 08/1995

Jitsuwa Kyoufu Taiken (実話・ 恐怖体験)

Leed Sha (リイド社):  SP Comics - Kyoufu no Yakata Comic Series (SPコミックス・ 恐怖の館コミックシリーズ)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-8458-1127-8, 07/1994
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-8458-1128-6, 08/1994
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-8458-1147-2, 07/1995
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-8458-1148-0, 08/1995
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-8458-1149-9, 07/1996

Gakkou no Kaidan* (学校の怪談)

Akita Shoten (秋田書店):  Horror Comics Special (ホラーコミックススペシャル)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-253-12888-2, 09/1994

Works included in this volume:

Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi:  Dokusha no Kyoufu Taiken Dan Shuu Tokubetsu Henshuu (ほんとにあった怖い話 読者の恐怖体験談集 特別編集):

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Halloween Shoujo Comic Kan (ハロウィン少女コミック館)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-257-90223-X, 11/1994
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-257-90224-8, 11/1994
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-257-90225-6, 12/1994
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-257-90226-4, 12/1994
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-257-90239-6, 07/1995
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-257-90240-X, 07/1995

Cult Horror Manga Hihou Kan* (カルトホラー漫画秘宝館):

Bunshun Nesco (文春ネスコ)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-89036-918-X, 04/1996
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-89036-919-8, 04/1996

Horror Manga no Gyakushuu (ホラーマンガの逆襲):

Kobunsha (光文社):  Chie no Mori Bunko (知恵の森文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-334-78037-7, 09/2000
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-334-78045-8, 10/2000

Edited by Shunichi Karasawa (唐沢俊一).

Despite the change in the main title, both editions have the same contents. The first volume contained:

And the second volume:

Dokusha no Kyoufu Taiken Dan Shuu (読者の恐怖体験談集):

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Halloween Shoujo Comic Kan (ハロウィン少女コミック館)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-257-98601-8, 06/1996
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-257-98602-6, 06/1996
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-257-98603-4, 08/1996
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-257-98604-2, 08/1996

13-nin no Short Suspense & Horror (13人のショートサスペンス&ホラー)

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Friend - Suspense & Horror (講談社コミックスフレンド・ サスペンス&ホラー)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

ISBN-10:4-06-331022-1, 07/1996

Works included in this volume:

Honto ni Atta Gakkou Kaidan (ほんとにあった学校怪談)

Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ):  Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Comics (ほんとにあった怖い話コミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-257-98607-7, 12/1996
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-257-98608-5, 12/1996
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-257-98615-8, 02/1997
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-257-98625-5, 06/1997
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-257-98705-7, 07/2000

Hontou ni Atta Shin Chou Kowai Gakkou no Kaidan (ほんとうにあった  新・ 超こわい学校の怪談)

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Deluxe (講談社コミックスデラックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-06-319806-5, 05/1997
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-06-319807-3, 06/1997
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-06-319808-1, 07/1997

The series includes works by Mariri Andou* (安藤まりり), Akane Harada (原田亜香音), Makoto Kiyoto* (清斗真琴), Mirura Motoi* (基みるら), Hisako Suzuki* (鈴木比沙子), Mika Umezaki* (梅崎美佳), and Mikan Yoshida* (吉田ミカン).

Suspence Eyes:

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Deluxe (講談社コミックスデラックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-06-319842-1, 08/1997
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-06-319853-7, 09/1997
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-06-319861-8, 10/1997

Works included in the first volume:

In the second volume:

And in the final volume:

All Kaidan (オール怪談)

Somasha (蒼馬社)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-916124-31-6, 09/1997
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-916124-37-5, 12/1997
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-916124-40-5, 04/1998
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-916124-44-8, 07/1998
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-916124-45-6, 08/1998
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-916124-63-4, 11/1998
v.7:  ISBN-10:4-916124-87-1, 12/1998
v.8:  ISBN-10:4-916124-98-7, 03/1999
v.9:  ISBN-10:4-88388-000-1, 05/1999
v.10:  ISBN-10:4-88388-015-X, 07/1999
v.11:  ISBN-10:4-88388-028-1, 08/1999
v.12:  ISBN-10:4-88388-040-0, 11/1999
v.13:  ISBN-10:4-88388-056-7, 12/1999
v.14:  ISBN-10:4-88388-067-2, 03/2000
v.15:  ISBN-10:4-88388-079-6, 05/2000
v.16:  ISBN-10:4-88388-081-8, 07/2000

Sources vary as to whether All Kaidan qualified as a book or a magazine.  Since the volumes had ISBNs and were numbered instead of dated, I’m including it here with the books.

A list of contents for most of the volumes can be found at 古書ビビビ (Japanese only):















After the sixteenth volume, All Kaidan was folded into the magazine Super Horror (スーパーホラー).

The Horror Specialist (ザ・ ホラー・ スペシャリスト):

Kadokawa Shoten (角川書店):  Asuka Comics DX (あすかコミックスDX)
B6 Wide-ban (B6ワイド版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-04-852897-1, 12/1997
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-04-852898-X, 01/1998
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-04-852899-8, 02/1998

The first volume included works by Kirico Higashizato (東里桐子), Hideshi Hino (日野日出志), Kanako Inuki (犬木加奈子), Saiko Kaburagi (蕪木彩子), Kanda Mori (神田森莉), Kuro (空路), Ochazukenori (御茶漬海苔), Yoshimi Seki (関よしみ), and Yumeji Tanima (谷間夢路).

Artists for v.2 were Hideshi Hino (日野日出志), Kanako Inuki (犬木加奈子), Saiko Kaburagi (蕪木彩子), Kanda Mori (神田森莉), Miyako Cojima (児嶋都), Kuro (空路), Ochazukenori (御茶漬海苔), Senno Knife (千之ナイフ), and Yumeji Tanima (谷間夢路).

And in v.3, Kanako Inuki (犬木加奈子), Ayumi Hattori (服部あゆみ), Senno Knife (千之ナイフ), Miyako Cojima (児嶋都), Kanda Mori (神田森莉), Saiko Kaburagi (蕪木彩子), Kuro (空路), Yumeji Tanima (谷間夢路), Hideshi Hino (日野日出志), and Ochazukenori (御茶漬海苔).

"Nakayoshi" Mystery & Horror Kessakusen (「なかよし」 ミステリー& ホラー傑作選)

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Manga Bunko (講談社漫画文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

ISBN-10:4-06-260810-3, 09/2000

Included works: