DUBAI: Prolific horror manga creator Kazuo Umezu announced recently that he will launch his first new work in 26 years. The new work will debut in January 2022.
Umezu stated he has been working on the project for four years. He added, “It is an incredible work, and once you get your first glance at it you won’t be able to escape.”
The creator originally retired from drawing manga in 1995 after finishing the 14-sai manga. He later made his directorial debut in an autobiographical film titled Mother, which opened in Japan in September 2014.
Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs awarded Umezu with its Commissioner for Cultural Affairs award in March 2019, which honors “individuals who have made distinguished accomplishment in artistic and cultural activities.”