Hakaba Kitarou

Graveyard Kitaro

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 墓場鬼太郎
English: Graveyard Kitaro
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 39473,947 users)
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Ranked: #48012
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Popularity: #5842
Members: 12,056
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ookawa, Tooru

Fake Kitarou

Ikura, Kazue


Nakagawa, Shoko

Kitarou's Mother

Suzuki, Reiko


Kimura, Makoto
Assistant Producer
Chioka, Kimitoshi
Director, Storyboard, Series Production Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Snow Tears" by Shoko Nakagawa


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The concept of Youkai has stood the test of time for hundreds of years, and whether or not they truly exist has been a thought pondered throughout its history. However, knowing the truth about their existence isn’t as important when Youkai have undoubtedly played an influential role in Japanese art, history, culture, and identity. Youkai can be found everywhere in modern art, especially being referenced or playing huge roles in video games and anime. The modern revitalisation of Youkai can be traced back to the heavily influential manga Gegege no Kitarou by Shigeru Mizuki, which popularised Youkai culture in the mainstream in the 1960s. Gegege ...
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Those who are frequent with Japanese Occultism must know about Kitarou and Nurarhiyon because they have been famous for their anime adaptation. And those who love to dwell in Japanese Ghost stories must have heard of or watched Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (Spooky Kitarou) in their life. So what is different between Hakaba Kitarou (Graveyard Kitarou)- HK for short - and Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (Spooky Kitarou) - GKfor short? Well, GK has been serialized and reanimated from the 1960s till 2018 almost 5 to 6 times and every time it has been about the haunting ghosts creating problems for normal humans and ...
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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.

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