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.

Otsuki Ai Shimasen ka (お憑きあいしませんか)

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:978-4-09-133825-9, 04/2011

Sometimes viewed as a companion to Toilet no Hanako-san (see 2001 - 2010), this volume contained:

Houkago Kyoufu Note (放課後恐怖ノート)

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:978-4-06-341749-4, 06/2011

This volume contained:

Jigoku no Meikyuu (地獄の迷宮)

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:978-4-09-133890-7, 07/2011

Shogakukan also released this title electronically.  Contents included:

Shoujo-tachi no Kaidan (少女達の怪談)

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:978-4-06-341757-9, 08/2011

This volume contained:

Kuchidake Onna:  Machi de Uwasa no Kowai Hanashi* (口だけ女  街で噂の怖い話)

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:978-4-09-134236-2, 11/2011

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

Kyoufu e no Shoutaijou (恐怖への招待状)

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:978-4-06-341787-6, 02/2012

This volume contained:

Cinderella wa Yami ni Ochiru:  Hontou wa Kowai Sekai no Douwa (シンデレラは闇に墜ちる  本当は怖い世界の童話)

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:978-4-09-134551-6, 04/2012

Contents listing:

Gakkou no Yuurei (学校の幽霊)

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:978-4-09-134622-3, 06/2012

Included works:

Shisha-tachi no Houkago (死者たちの放課後)

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:978-4-06-341809-5, 06/2012

This volume contained:

Hontou ni Yabai Horror Story (本当にヤバイ  ホラーストーリー):

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:978-4-06-364360-2, 08/2012
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-06-364368-8, 11/2012
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-06-364375-6, 02/2013
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-06-364382-4, 04/2013
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-06-364391-6, 07/2013
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-06-364401-2, 10/2013
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v.7:  ISBN:978-4-06-364407-4, 12/2013
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v.8:  ISBN:978-4-06-364416-6, 02/2014
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v.9:  ISBN:978-4-06-364422-7, 04/2014
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v.10:  ISBN:978-4-06-364430-2, 04/2014
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v.11:  ISBN:978-4-06-364438-8, 08/2014
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v.12:  ISBN:978-4-06-364443-2, 10/2014
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v.13:  ISBN:978-4-06-364451-7, 12/2014
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v.14:  ISBN:978-4-06-364460-9, 03/2015

Titles included in the first volume:

In v.2:

V.3:

V.4:

V.5:

V.6:

V.7:

V.8:

In v.9:

And in v.10:

The contents of v.11 do not seem to have been listed anywhere but in addition to unidentified works by Naphthalene Mizushima, Youko Akimoto, Tomoko Mitsuki, Rioko, Miki Usami (うさみみき), and Kimi Yoshinaga (吉永季美), apparently include:

An unoffical listing for v.12 includes:

V.13:

V.14 contains works by Naphthalene Mizushima, Youko Akimoto, Minami Satoh, Shizuka Mizuki, Enoki Atumu, and Truffe Fujiwara*.

Noroi no Wara Ningyou (呪いの藁人形)

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:978-4-09-134673-5, 08/2012

An anthology of six stories on the theme of spells.  The publisher released this title electronically and listed the following contents:

Kinjirareta Gakkou Kaidan* (禁じられた学校怪談)

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:978-4-09-135175-3, 03/2013

Shogakukan also released this title electronically.  The volume contained:

Shinu Hodo Kowai Hanashi* (死ぬほどこわい話)

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:978-4-09-135323-8, 04/2013

Works included:

Kimyou de Kowai Hanashi (奇妙でこわい話)

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:978-4-09-135855-4, 02/2014

Works included:

Ichiban Kowai Hanashi (いちばんこわい話)

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:978-4-09-136592-7, 10/2014

Shogakukan also released this volume electronically.  The contents included:

Hontou ni Atta Shougeki no Kyoufu Taiken (本当にあった衝撃の  恐怖体験)

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:978-4-09-137049-5, 01/2015

Shogakukan also released this volume electronically.  Included works:

Neo Kiseijuu f (ネオ寄生獣f)

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

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ISBN:978-4-06-377151-0, 03/2015

A collection of works based on the Kiseijuu (寄生獣) horror series by Hitoshi Iwaaki (岩明均).  All the titles in this volume, except for the new piece Himitsu no Toshoshitsu,* originally ran in Kodansha's girls' magazine ARIA.  A similar volume of boys' titles was released as Neo Kiseijuu m (ネオ寄生獣m).  Kodansha also released Neo Kiseijuu f in two electronic volumes and an English translation titled Neo Parasyte F.

According to a reviewer on Amazon.co.jp, this volume contained:

Horror Kessakusen (ホラー傑作選)

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:978-4-09-137400-4, 04/2015
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-870126-1, 04/2018

Shogakukan has also released this series electronically.  The first volume included:

V.2 contained:

Shi o Yobu xxx* (死を呼ぶ×××)

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:978-4-09-137403-5, 04/2015

Shogakukan also released this volume electronically.  The contents were:

Zekkyo Library (絶叫ライブラリー):

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:978-4-06-364468-5, 06/2015
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-06-364472-2, 07/2015
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-06-364481-4, 09/2015
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-06-364486-9, 12/2015
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-06-391505-1, 03/2016
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-06-391518-1, 07/2016
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v.7:  ISBN:978-4-06-391521-1, 08/2016

Kodansha also released this series electronically.  Contents of the first volume are:

V.2:

V.3:

V.4:

Note that some of the pieces in the last three volumes of this series appeared previously in the Jigoku Shoujo Enma Ai Selection anthology series (see 2001 - 2010).  V.5:

In addition to the prologue and epilogue by Koto Yagihara, v.6 contained:

And for v.7:

The Kodansha short story anthology series also titled Zekkyou Library is made up of novelizations of Nakayoshi horror comics, but the specific contents of those volumes do not seem to bear a direct relation to the volumes of the comic series.

Shougeki Kokuhaku!  Watashi-tachi no Shinrei Taiken (衝撃告白! 私たちの心霊体験)

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:978-4-09-138100-2, 10/2015

A "true horror" anthology that contained: