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Giman K (Kギマン)

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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).

Saiko Kaburagi (蕪木彩子)

"Saiko Kaburagi" is apparently a collaboration between two artists, Baku Kaburagi (蕪木ばく) and Natsuki Hiura (ひうらなつき).  They sometimes add their own names to their works.

As indicated by the frequent appearance of the word "splatter" in the titles, these works tend to be gory.

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Junko Kagari (かがり淳子)

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Kichou Kagemori* (影森奇蝶)

Sometimes listed as an alternate pen name for Marina Shirakawa (白川まり奈), although I have not been able to confirm this.

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).

Sayumi Kai (甲斐さゆみ)

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Narumi Kakinouchi (垣野内成美)

Homepage:  垣野内成美オフィシャルホームページ (Japanese only)

Kakinouchi is, in my opinion, one of the greatest artists living in Japan.  Like many Americans, my first exposure to girls’ horror was through her works, and it was an unforgettable experience.  She would probably be included in my featured authors if it weren’t for the fact that she already has dozens of fan pages all over the world!

Kakinouchi often worked in collaboration with her husband, who apparently writes under the annoyingly similar names Toshiki Hirano (平野俊貴) and Toshihiro Hirano (平野俊弘).

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Fumi Kakizaki (柿崎普美)

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Fuufu Kakuta (角田ふうふ)

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Kamata Kimiko (かまたきみこ)

Blog:  空想結晶エンジン (Japanese only)

Kamata listed her name in the Eastern order on her former web site.

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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).

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Yū Kamiya (神谷悠)

Not to be confused with the author of No Game, No Life (ノーゲーム・ ノーライフ), whose name is written with different characters in Japanese (榎宮祐).

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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.

Kanda Mori (神田森莉)

Homepage:  TECHNO HELL (Japanese only)

Kanda's given name has sometimes appeared as "Moli," but apparently he now prefers the more traditional "Mori."

Hamster Books appears to be Kanda acting as an independant publisher, releasing titles online at the Hamster Books App Market.  Many of these works have also been made available in English.  There is also a related Hamster Books blog.

Kanda himself labels his horror comics as "Screaming Bloody Gore!  Bad Taste Horror."  Some may also have adult content.  Caveat emptor!

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Hikaru Kandori (神鳥ひかる)

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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.

Hanako Karube (軽部華子)

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Ayumi Kasai (笠井あゆみ)

Oruka Kashii (香椎オルカ)

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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).

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Shuu Katayama (片山愁)

Mika Kawachi (河内実加)

Madoka Kawaguchi (川口まどか)

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Yumiko Kawahara (川原由美子)

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).

Mayumi Kawamura (川村真弓美)

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Kawarayane (瓦屋根)

Yukio Kawasaki (川崎ゆきお)

Homepage:  川崎サイト (Japanese only)

Norikazu Kawashima (川島のりかず)

Hiroko Kazama (風間宏子)

Sohta Kazamatsuri (風祭壮太)

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Tomo Kazuhashi (かずはしとも)

Blog:  かずはしがり屋  〜かずはしともブログ〜

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Sachia Kazuki (一綺サチア)

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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).

KIKI (木々)

Homepage:  KIKIHOUSE (Japanese only)

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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.

Chikako Kikukawa (菊川近子)

Kikukawa is a classic girls' horror artist, sometimes compared to Chie Watari (渡千枝).

She has been published since at least the 1970's, however, so it has proved difficult to get complete information on her earlier titles.

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Noriko Kimoto (きもとのりこ)

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Kazuaki Kimura (木村和昭)

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Minori Kimura (樹村みのり)

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Naomi Kimura (木村直巳)

Tamaki Kirishima (霧島珠樹)

Homepage:  キリシマ道場 (Japanese only)

Aya Kisaragi (きさらぎ綾)

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Daimuro Kishi (岸大武郎)

Blog:  リュウグウノツカイ-岸大武郎のBlog (Japanese only)

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).

Atsuko Kishida (岸田あつ子)

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D. Kissan* (D・キッサン)

Blog:  消息 (Japanese only)

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).

Shigeru Kitazawa (北沢しげる)

Hiromi Kiyohara (きよはらひろみ)

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An Kobayakawa (小早川杏)

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Kaoru Kobayashi (小林薫)

Moriwo Kobayashi (小林モリヲ)

Blog:  モリヲ日記 (Japanese only)

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Ponzu Kobayashi (小林ぽんず)

Has also created comics under the name Usako Yamada (山田うさこ), although none of those are horror.

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Shinichi Koga (古賀新一)

Known almost exclusively for the Ekoeko Azarak series, even in Japan, Koga actually has had a long and prolific career.  It is difficult to come by information on his earliest works, especially since some were apparently published under the name Shinsaku Koga (古賀しんさく), a variation of his real name (written 古賀申策).  Any additional infomation would be appreciated!

He has also sometimes appeared in horror anthologies.

Mieko Koide (こいでみえこ)

Homepage:  Pretty Complex (Japanese only)

Koide has primarily written "boys’ love" titles, only one of which qualifies as girls' horror:  Saigo no Yakusoku* (最後の約束), published by Asahi Sonorama (朝日ソノラマ) under Nemurenu Yoru no Kimyou na Hanashi Comics (眠れぬ夜の奇妙な話コミックス).

Nao Koiso (小磯名緒)

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Mihoko Koiwa (こいわ美保子)

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Eiko Komaru (こまるえいこ)

Eiko Komuro (小室栄子)

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Shigeko Komuro (小室しげ子)

Youko Kondou (近藤ようこ)

Youko Kosakabe (こさかべ陽子)

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Takeshi Koshiro (古城武司)

Shirou Kouenji (高園寺司朗) / Tsukasa Kouenji (高園寺司)

This creator worked under two pen names:  Tsukasa Kouenji (高園寺司) for his Hibari releases, and Shirou Kouenji (高園寺司朗) for the Rippu Shobo publications.

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Yun Kouga (高河ゆん)

Homepage:  九重 (Japanese only)

Comics creator and skilled illustrator, Kouga is best known in the US for the Loveless series, available in English translation.  She is a prolific author, however, and also released one girls' horror title, Kiga Ichizoku (飢餓一族), published by Gakken (学研出版) under Pichi Comics - Mystery Deluxe (ピチコミックス・ ミステリーデラックス).

Kariko Koyama (小山鹿梨子)

Created the suspence series Kousha no Ura ni wa Tenshi ga Uzumerarete Iru* (校舎のうらには天使が埋められている), published by Kodansha (講談社), as well as having works in horror anthologies.

Naoko Kugo (九後奈緒子)

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Takaomi Kujyo (九条タカオミ)

Primarily a creator of "boys’ love" titles, Kujyo also released two animal comedies:  Goronyan Short:  Neko Asobi* (ごろにゃんショート  ねこあそび) and the three-volume Happy Neko Nikki (はっぴぃ猫日記) series.  As Akita Shoten (秋田書店) chose to run both of these in Mystery Bonita (ミステリーボニータ), they technically qualify as horror.

Shinko Kumazaki (熊崎慎子)

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Rimu Kunisaki (国東利夢)

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Natsuki Kuriyama (栗山なつき)

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Kasumi Kuroda (黒田かすみ/くろだかすみ)

Kuroda primarily draws romance comics, including adaptations of Harlequin novels.  Her one mystery series, Vice, was published twice, once by Kadokawa Shoten (角川書店) under Asuka Comics DX (あすかコミックスDX), and once by Bunkasha (ぶんか社) under Bunkasha Comic Bunko (ぶんか社コミック文庫).

Minoru Kuroda (黒田みのる)

Agasa Kuroi (黒井あがさ)

Blog:  MERINGUE (Japanese only)

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Satsuki Kurosaki (黒崎さつき)

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Takumi Kusakabe (日下部拓海)

Tsukiko Kuse (くせつきこ)

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Miki Kushinada (くしなだみき)

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Kei Kusunoki (楠桂)

Homepage:  K2OFFICE (Japanese only)

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Mizuki Kuze (久世みずき)

Blog:  となりべや (Japanese only)

Created Shoujo-tachi no Kyoufu Douwa:  Utsukushii hodo Osoroshii (少女たちの恐怖童話  美しいほど恐ろしい), published by Shogakukan (小学館) under their Ciao Horror Comics (ちゃおホラーコミックス) label, and has also had works in horror anthologies.