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Manga 'Gegege no Kitaro' Gets New TV Anime

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Toei Animation has opened a new page for a new anime adaptation of late author Shigeru Mizuki's GeGeGe no Kitaro manga on Friday. The new anime will be the sixth TV anime of the franchise, and will air on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. starting April 1 via Fuji TV and more. Dragon Ball Super currently occupies the time slot, however, Toei has not announced whether the anime will conclude or move to a new timeslot.

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first anime adaptation, the new anime will be the first of the franchise to broadcast since Mizuki's death in 2015.

Cast
Kitarou: Miyuki Sawashiro (the Noragami series)
Medama Oyaji: Masako Nozawa (the Dragon Ball series)
Nezumi Otoko: Toshio Furukawa (Dr. Slump)
Neko Musume: Umeka Shouji (World Trigger)
Mana Inuyama: Yukiyo Fujii (the Fairy Tail series)
Sunakake Babaa: Mayumi Tanaka (One Piece)
Konaki Jijii & Nurikabe: Bin Shimada (Nintama Rantarou)
Ittan Momen: Kappei Yamaguchi (Detective Conan)

Staff
Producer: Yuuta Kano (One Piece Film: Gold), Naoko Sagawa (Toriko), Daichi Nagatomi (World Trigger)
Series Director: Kouji Ogawa (World Trigger director for episodes 49-73)
Series Composition: Hiroshi Oonogi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Sorato Shimizu (IS: Infinite Stratos 2)
Music: Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto: Shippuuden), yaiba (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
Studio: Fuji TV, Yomiuri Advertising, Toei Animation

The supernatural manga began under the title Hakaba Kitaro, which was published from 1959 to 1964 with 15 compiled volumes. This later became a template for GeGeGe no Kitaro, which began its serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine in 1965 and ran for 17 volumes until 1986. The series revolves around the story of a young yokai Kitarou striving for peace between the human and the yokai world.

The manga has been published in English by Drawn & Quarterly since May 2016.

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Official site: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/kitaro/
Official Twitter: @kitaroanime50th

Source: Comic Natalie

Gegege no Kitarou (2018) on MAL
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Maaan, that cast is star-studded, as expected of Toei handling character VAs. I hope it'll turn out good and have some localization here outside Japan.
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capt tsubasa, then this. oh my childhood time..
 
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So toei can make something as beautiful as this who woulda thought
 
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Nice! Captain Tsubasa, Gegege no Kitarou, Cutie Honey Universe, Mazinger Z, Devilman Crybaby...HOPEFULLY DR. SLUMP IS NEXT 😺😸
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Everything old just kept on returning. I mean... Sakura, Dragon Ball, Yugioh, Digimon, Captain Tsubasa and even Pokemon had that re-imagined episode 1 movie. Is this like... the era of remakes on Hollywoods finally rubbing off anime? Not that I'm complaining if it's good.

Also holy shit, Goku's VA has been voicing Kitarou since the 1968.... Well at least they returned her for a role.
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Jan 18, 7:59 PM
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Whoa...I remember watching this from waaayyyyy back.......
 
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Nice, I'm looking forward to this for sure. Never had the chance to watch the original though.

I'm guessing this means DBS is ending but it's also possible that it could move to another air time.
 
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Finally a proper horror anime.
 
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finnaly a real horror anime, not a jumpscare....
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Already looks better than the 2007 one.
 
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Cnon said:
Finally a proper horror anime.

Kuma said:
finnaly a real horror anime, not a jumpscare....

GeGeGe no Kitaro is kid friendly, sure it can be spooky at times but it's still kid friendly.

The Adult one is Hakaba Kitaro
 
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E96825 said:
Cnon said:
Finally a proper horror anime.

Kuma said:
finnaly a real horror anime, not a jumpscare....

GeGeGe no Kitaro is kid friendly, sure it can be spooky at times but it's still kid friendly.

The Adult one is Hakaba Kitaro


just because it kid friendly, doesn't mean you can't make it creepy... also hakaba kitaro was the prequel... sure gegege kitaro is milder, but pretty sure both has same demographic (if we are talking about manga, anime sure make it even more family friendly)...
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This looks interesting tbh
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this looks old and tired
 
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Great. I wish some group will pick up and sub the earlier seasons.
 
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Finally! I miss this series so much. Now i feel so old.
 
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Finally!
I miss the series so much, now i feel so old.
Well, it didn't aired when I was born, but I've watched it on tv when I was a kid.
 
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I thought that no more new works will come out so I'm very happy.
 
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I'm happy for fans, but I'm sure salty DBS fans will unfairly blame this show.
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The artstyle is kinda weird :o


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OP: "Gegege no Kitarou (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎)" by Kiyoshi Hikawa
ED: "Kagami no Naka kara (鏡の中から)" by Maneki Kecak (まねきケチャ)
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Is this a sequel or a re-done version?
 
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@Memegate I believe it will be a reboot with present time as setting and with full of action scenes, according to the report above.
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