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

Please note that the Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス) label is more properly listed as Ciao Horror Flower Comics (ちゃおホラー  フラワーコミックス), but the full label is seldom used.

Shin Mimibukuro yori (新耳袋より):

Media Factory (メディアファクトリー):  MF Bunko (MF文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-8401-0319-4, 07/2001
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-8401-0592-8, 07/2002
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-8401-0799-8, 06/2003
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-8401-1120-0, 07/2004
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-8401-1285-1, 07/2005

Jitsuwa ga Kowai!  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro* (実話が怖い!  怪談新耳袋):

Media Factory (メディアファクトリー):  MF Comics (MFコミックス)
B6

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-8401-0966-4, 08/2004
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-8401-1310-6, 06/2005
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-8401-1313-0, 07/2005
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-8401-1314-9, 07/2005
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-8401-1319-X, 08/2005

Shin Mimibukuro was originally a Media Factory book series by Hirokatsu Kihara (木原浩勝) and Ichirou Nakayama (中山市朗), though it is better known to Americans as a movie and a video game.  It has also been adapted into these comic anthology series containing select pieces from the books, drawn by such artists as Kyoko Ariyoshi (有吉京子), Kanako Inuki (犬木加奈子), Junji Ito (伊藤潤二), Hiroko Kazama (風間宏子), Takakazu Nagakubo (永久保貴一), Jun Nishikawa (西川ジュン), Mitsuki O-sawa (大沢美月), Kayono Saeki (佐伯かよの), Nanaeko Sasaya (ささやななえこ), and Satosumi Takaguchi (高口里純).  Notably, the fourth volume of the second series appears to be made up entirely of pieces drawn by Junji Ito (伊藤潤二).

Ciao Horror Collection (ちゃおホラーコレクション):

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-138821-3, 07/2002
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-138822-1, 07/2002
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-138823-X, 07/2003
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-138824-8, 07/2003
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-09-138825-6, 06/2005

Works included in the first volume of this series:

V.2 contained Kimera (鬼面羅) I-VI by Shinko Kumazaki (熊崎慎子).  This volume was translated into Chinese by Ever Glory (長鴻) as Gui Mian Luo (鬼面羅).

In v.3:

In v.4:

And in v.5:

Anata no Shiranai Sekai (あなたの知らない世界)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-130029-4, 07/2004

Works included in this volume:

Owaranai Kyoufu (終わらない恐怖)

Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (実業之日本社):  MB Comics - My Best Collection (MBコミックス・ マイベストコレクション)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN-10:4-408-43413-2, 07/2004

An anthology of works previously appearing in the magazine Kyoufu Manga 666 (恐怖まんが666):

Fujimoto Hitomi Classical Collection (藤本ひとみ  クラシカル・ コレクション)

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

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ISBN-10:4-06-370315-0, 05/2006

Both works included were of course written by Fujimoto Hitomi (藤本ひとみ).

Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi (学校であった怖い話)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-130636-5, 06/2006

Works included in this volume:

Dare ka ga Soko ni Iru (誰かがそこにいる)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-130637-3, 07/2006

Works included in this volume:

Jigoku Shoujo Enma Ai Selection (地獄少女  閻魔あいセレクション):

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Nakayoshi (講談社コミックスなかよし)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-06-364157-8, 07/2007
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-06-364193-6, 07/2008
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-06-364199-8, 10/2008
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-06-364230-8, 07/2009
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-06-364240-7, 11/2009
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-06-364258-2, 03/2010
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v.7:  ISBN:978-4-06-364276-6, 08/2010
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v.8:  ISBN:978-4-06-364292-6, 12/2010
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v.9:  ISBN:978-4-06-364304-6, 04/2011
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v.10:  ISBN:978-4-06-364315-2, 08/2011
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v.11:  ISBN:978-4-06-364329-9, 11/2011
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v.12:  ISBN:978-4-06-364336-7, 12/2011
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v.13:  ISBN:978-4-06-364352-7, 04/2012

Stories based on the original work by the Jigoku Shoujo Project (地獄少女プロジェクト).  Pieces included in the first volume:

In v.2:

In v.3:

V.4:

V.5:

V.6:

V.7:

In v.8:

v.9:

V.10:

V.11:

V.12:

And in v.13:

Densetsu no Suspense & Horror:  Best of Kyoufu Kessakusen (伝説のサスペンス& ホラー  ベスト・ オブ・ 恐怖傑作選):

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Deluxe ( 講談社コミックスデラックス)
B6

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-06-372328-1, 08/2007
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-06-372329-8, 08/2007

Pieces included in the first volume:

In v.2:

Kinjirareta Kyoufu Yawa (禁じられた恐怖夜話)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-132027-8, 07/2008

Works included in this volume:

Reikansha no Jikenbo* (霊感者の事件簿):

Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha (実業之日本社):  Mansan Comics* (マンサンコミックス)
B6 Wide-ban ( B6ワイド版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-408-17133-3, 07/2008
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-408-17195-1, 07/2009
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-408-17261-3, 07/2010
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-408-17328-3, 07/2011

Mansan Comics* appears to be a boys’ label, but is also sometimes used by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha for special releases.  Most of the works in the first volume of this series originally appeared in the girls’ magazine Kyoufu Manga 666 (恐怖まんが666):

Yo ni mo Kaiki na Shichi Monogatari (世にも怪奇な七物語)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-132026-1, 07/2008

Works included in this volume:

Norowareta Shinrei Game (呪われた心霊ゲーム)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-132318-7, 12/2008

Works included in this volume:

Oshiire O-jou-san (押し入れおじょうさん)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-132379-8, 10/2009

Works included:

Gakkou no Ayakashi (学校の妖)

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Bessatsu Friend (講談社コミックス別冊フレンド)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-06-341649-7, 10/2009

This volume contained:

Toilet no Hanako-san (トイレの花子さん)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-132886-1, 12/2009

Works included in this volume:

Also see Otsuki Ai Shimasen ka in 2011 - 2015.

Kanashiki Ayakashi no Koi (哀しき妖の恋)

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Bessatsu Friend (講談社コミックス別冊フレンド)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-06-341669-5, 02/2010

This volume contained:

Hontou ni Atta Kowai Hanashi (本当にあった怖い話)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-133219-6, 04/2010

Shogakukan also released this title electronically.  Works included in this volume:

Nemurenu Yoru no Kowai Hanashi (眠れぬ夜のこわい話)

Kodansha (講談社):  Kodansha Comics Bessatsu Friend (講談社コミックス別冊フレンド)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-06-341698-5, 07/2010

This volume contained:

Shinigami wa Sasayaku* (死神はささやく)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-133568-5, 11/2010

The description at Shogakukan does not include a contents list, but it does provide a list of authors:  Kirara Himekawa (姫川きらら), Ryouko Mizoguchi (溝口涼子), Junko Nose (のせじゅんこ), Keiko Notoyama (能登山けいこ), Isao Sakamoto (坂元勲), and Chitose Yagami (八神千歳).