Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる Mizuki Shigeru?, real name: Shigeru Mura, born March 8, 1922) is a Japanese manga cartoonist, most known for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitaro (which was originally titled "Hakaba Kitaro"), Kappa no Sanpei and Akuma-kun. Originally from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture, he resides in Tokyo. His pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called 'Mizuki Manor' while he drew pictures for picture story shows, a Japanese form of storytelling. A specialist in stories of yōkai (a sub-genre in Japanese horror), he is considered a master of the genre. He is also known for his World War II memoirs and his work as a biographer.