Ranked #3110

Hakaba Kitarou

Alternative Titles

English: Graveyard Kitaro
Japanese: 墓場鬼太郎

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.051 (scored by 2,061 users)
Ranked: #31102
Popularity: #3243
Members: 5,947
Favorites: 22
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Synopsis

Kitarou is a youkai boy born in a cemetery, and aside from his mostly-decayed father, the last living member of the Ghost tribe. He is missing his left eye, but his hair usually covers the empty socket. He fights for peace between humans and youkai, which generally involves protecting the former from the wiles of the latter.

This version of the Kitarou story is based on the original Hakaba Kitarou manga, the manga which inspired the popular Gegege no Kitarou series in the late 60's.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kitarou
Kitarou
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Medama Oyaji
Medama Oyaji
Main
Tanonaka, Isamu
Japanese
Tanonaka, Isamu
Nezumi Otoko
Nezumi Otoko
Supporting
Otsuka, Chikao
Japanese
Otsuka, Chikao
Neko
Neko
Supporting
Nakagawa, Shoko
Japanese
Nakagawa, Shoko

Staff

Ueda, Hidehito
Ueda, Hidehito
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishiguro, Megumu
Ishiguro, Megumu
Episode Director
Takahashi, Ikuko
Takahashi, Ikuko
Script
Hasegawa, Keiichi
Hasegawa, Keiichi
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/11)

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Opening Theme

"Mononoke Dance (モノノケダンス)" by Denki Groove

Ending Theme

"Snow Tears" by Shoko Nakagawa



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z-pak
Dec 22, 2008
Hakaba Kitarou is the sixth adaptation of the original Hakaba Kitarou manga, which is more known as Gegege no Kitarou. It is a rather strange series that has a nice blend of comedy and horror. From the description and art, it may seem "kiddie", like the other Gegege no Kitarou adaptations, but it is far from it. This series has quite a sense of humor, so those who like dark comedy may like this series.

Story: Hakaba Kitarou does not actually have an overarching plot. Most of the episodes can stand on their own, and there is very little connection between what happens from the read more
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