A New Documentary Film Celebrates Horror Manga Artist Kazuo Umezu

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 26, 2009 in Animation, Comic Books, Horror |

Kazuo UmezuKazuo Umezu (楳図 かずお) is the the godfather of the Japanese horror manga genre. A new film has been released in Japan which profiles the author/artist who got his start in 1962 and is still active. Umezu is best known for such works as The Drifting Classroom, Makoto-chan and Reptilia. The Drifting Classroom was turned into a live action film in 1987. Here are some samples of his wonderfully gothic work:

Kazuo Umezu: The godfather of Japanese horror manga

Kazuo Umezu: The godfather of Japanese horror manga

Kazuo Umezu: The godfather of Japanese horror manga

Kazuo Umezu: The godfather of Japanese horror manga

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