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Kazuo Umezu

Kazuo Umezu (楳図 かずお, September 3,1936) is a famous author of Japanese horror manga, often considered to be the godfather of the genre. He had his first book of manga published while still in high school and made manga his career immediately upon graduation. After moving to Tokyo in 1962 he developed his famous detailed horror manga style and has since published his comics in every genre from horror to science fiction to humour.

His only comic available in English translation is Orochi: Blood.