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Shungicu Uchida (内田春菊)

Yasuo Uchida (内田康夫)

A prolific mystery writer, several of his novels have been turned into comics by various artists.

Shinshu Ueda (上田信舟)

Subaru Ueno (上野すばる)

Blog:  上野すばるのブログ (Japanese only)

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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).

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Mitsuru Uguisu (うぐいすみつる)

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Fuyuka Ukai (宇海冬香)

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Abi Umeda (梅田阿比)

Creator of the Mystery Bonita (ミステリーボニータ) title Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau (クジラの子らは砂上に歌う).  VIZ released the series in English under the name Children of the Whales.  The title was also made into an animated series.

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Hana Umeno (梅野花)

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Kazuo Umezu (楳図かずお)

Homepage:  楳図かずお情報サイト (Japanese only)

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Kaoru Uozumi (魚住かおる)

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Kaya Urakawa (浦川佳弥)

Masaru Urakawa (浦川まさる)

Keiko Ushijima (牛島慶子)

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).

Chouko Utsugi (うつぎ鳥子)

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Shinji Wada (和田慎二)

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Haruka Waki (和気はるか)

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Kyo Watanabe (わたなべ京)

Homepage:  Twin Castle (Japanese only)

Masako Watanabe (わたなべまさこ)

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Mizuki Watanabe (渡辺瑞樹)

Homepage:  瑞樹の全力漫画家坂 (Japanese only)

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Naomi Watanabe (渡辺直美)

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Nobue Watanabe (渡那部伸枝)

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Naomi Watari (亘理なおみ)

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).

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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.

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Nari Yamada (山田也)

Ryouko Yamagishi (山岸凉子)

Kotetsuko Yamamoto (山本小鉄子)

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Mayuri Yamamoto (山本まゆり)

An incredibly prolific comics creator, credited with over 120 volumes, not counting many reworkings and reprints.  Her most first major title was the "true horror" series Mayuri no Shock Report (魔百合の恐怖報告), at least partly written by spiritualist Reiko Terao (寺尾玲子).  Her most popular title, juding by the many editions and sequels, was the Reinousha Ogata Katsumi Series* (霊能者緒方克巳シリーズ).  Her ladies' horror title Reset was made into a live-action TV series.

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).

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Yamazaki Toru (山咲トオル)

Yamazaki is probably better known for his work in the entertainment industry.  But he has also drawn several girls’ horror comics, perhaps because he is a fan of Kazuo Umezu (楳図かずお).  He has an official site at 山咲トオル/トル子キキョウ.

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Kentaro Yano (矢野健太郎)

Homepage:  Armpit Care (Japanese only)

Comics artist who drew Free Radical (フリーラジカル), published by Akita Shoten (秋田書店) under Horror Comics Special (ホラーコミックススペシャル).  He has otherwise only released boys' and men's comics, including the Jashin Densetsu Series* (邪神伝説シリーズ), released as the English electronic series The Challenger to Great Old Ones.  He also draws adult comics under the name Yantarou Keno (毛野楊太郎).

Yase Sohko (八瀬惣子)

Judging from the main page on Yase’s former web site, she prefers to keep her name in Eastern order.

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Taku Yasuda (やすだたく)

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Tatsuo Yasuda (安田タツ夫)

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 considerable number of Yokomizo’s titles into comics:

Fumiko Nagao (長尾文子) has also produced comics from Honjin Satsujin Jiken and Inugami-Ke no Ichizoku.

Takane Yonetani (米谷たかね)

Blog:  たかねメモ (Japanese only)

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Utata Yoshikawa (吉川うたた)

Homepage:  うたた堂 (Japanese only)

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Noboru Yoshimi (好美のぼる)

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Yu (結布)

Homepage:  mol (Japanese only)

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Satoru Yuiga (結賀さとる)

You Yumeno (ゆめのよう)

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Taimu Zenigata (銭形たいむ)

Homepage:  たいむショック (Japanese only)