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: 6.891 (scored by 36563,656 users)
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Ranked: #43912
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Popularity: #5380
Members: 10,900
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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

Fake Kitarou

Ikura, Kazue


Nakagawa, Shoko


Ookawa, Tooru

Kitarou's Mother

Suzuki, Reiko


Umezawa, Atsutoshi
Kimura, Makoto
Assistant Producer
Chioka, Kimitoshi
Director, Storyboard, Series Production Director
Nakamura, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard


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

Dec 22, 2008
z-pak (All reviews)
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
Aug 13, 2020
Gorenko (All reviews)
Those who are frequent with the Japanese Occultism must know about Kitarou and Nurarhiyon because they have been famous for their anime adaptation. And those who love to dwell into Japanese Ghost stories must have heard of or watched Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (Spooky Kitarou) in thier life. So what is different in 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 1960's till 2018 almost 5 to 6 times and everytime it has been about the haunting ghosts creating problems for normal humans and Kitarou read more

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