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Hakaba Kitarou

Hakaba Kitarou

Alternative Titles

English: Graveyard Kitaro
Japanese: 墓場鬼太郎


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.061 (scored by 1886 users)
Ranked: #30022
Popularity: #2885
Members: 5,312
Favorites: 20
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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Hakaba Kitaro
Spin-off: Gegege no Kitarou (2007), Gegege no Kitarou (1968), Gegege no Kitarou (1971), Gegege no Kitarou (1985), Gegege no Kitarou (1996)
Character: Ehon Yose

Characters & Voice Actors

Nozawa, Masako
Nozawa, Masako
Medama Oyaji
Medama Oyaji
Tanonaka, Isamu
Tanonaka, Isamu
Nezumi Otoko
Nezumi Otoko
Otsuka, Chikao
Otsuka, Chikao
Kitarou's Mother
Kitarou's Mother
Suzuki, Reiko
Suzuki, Reiko


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

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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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both series give a similar feeling-kind of melancholy and creepy.. plenty of spirits and dead people thrown in there.. and some seriously beautiful animation.. good stuff.
Very similar, except that in Level E it's aliens and in Hakaba Kitarou it's ghosts/demons. In both shows one day suddenly someone appears which changes their lives and suddenly everywhere around them aliens/demons pop out of nowhere. And all this is presented in a similarly over-the-top, crazy and random way.
Both are supernatural comedies, whose themes revolve around hell, the afterlife, the problems face when encountering humans and the lot. Though the main characters couldn't be more different, Hoozuki being classy, sophisticated and level-headed, whereas Kitarou is more childish, emotional and a bit of a slacker, both compliment the story very well and render their individual anime highly enjoyable and a great past-time.
Strange characters, strange plot, unrelated scene.. this anime's not well known!! bust it's must see, sure u'll like it
Ghosts among us. Ghosts who punish greedy people. Ghosts who lives with their own goals.
Similar visual appearance and sound. But there is a difference. Is there really ghosts was guilty?
eye-catching and original style of animation.. kind of artsy with awesome use of color and a sort of comic book style of shading.. both series will give you the willies, but it's nothing too scary.. just creepy and interesting.. they set a very similar tone/mood.. for me, it was mostly the animation that sucked me in.

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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