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Manga 'Gegege no Kitaro' Gets New TV Anime

by tsubasalover
Jan 18, 2018 6:28 PM | 27 Comments

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.

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)

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 Twitter: @kitaroanime50th

Source: Comic Natalie

Gegege no Kitarou (2018) on MAL

20 of 27 Comments Recent Comments

New arc on April 7.

Mar 7, 8:26 PM by tsubasalover

Neko Musume seiyuus from seasons 3 to 6 (current) will be gathered in ep.39

Jan 11, 6:02 PM by tsubasalover

ED2: "Mien keredomo Orun dayo (見えんけれども おるんだよ)" by Kiyoshi Hikawa
Lyric by Etsuko Mizuki, also second daughter of the mangaka Shigeru Mizuki.

Sep 23, 2018 6:24 AM by tsubasalover

AnimeJapan 2018 Stage

@Memegate I believe it will be a reboot with present time as setting and with full of action scenes, according to the report above.

Edit (September 1): New key visual

Mar 31, 2018 6:31 AM by tsubasalover

Is this a sequel or a re-done version?

Mar 30, 2018 7:37 PM by Memegate

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)

Mar 4, 2018 5:43 PM by tsubasalover

The artstyle is kinda weird :o

Feb 2, 2018 1:53 AM by S-quare22

I'm happy for fans, but I'm sure salty DBS fans will unfairly blame this show.

Feb 1, 2018 7:01 PM by malvarez1

Main cast members praying for anime's success

New key visual

Jan 31, 2018 7:20 PM by tsubasalover

I thought that no more new works will come out so I'm very happy.

Jan 23, 2018 6:59 AM by again135

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.

Jan 20, 2018 8:06 PM by gorongo

Finally! I miss this series so much. Now i feel so old.

Jan 20, 2018 8:04 PM by gorongo

Great. I wish some group will pick up and sub the earlier seasons.

Jan 20, 2018 5:27 AM by Himawari9

this looks old and tired

Jan 19, 2018 2:09 PM by anemonespotte

This looks interesting tbh

Jan 19, 2018 3:31 AM by tragedydesu

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)...

Jan 19, 2018 12:13 AM by Kuma

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

Jan 19, 2018 12:06 AM by E96825

Already looks better than the 2007 one.

Jan 18, 2018 10:08 PM by ichii_1

finnaly a real horror anime, not a jumpscare....

Jan 18, 2018 9:55 PM by Kuma

Finally a proper horror anime.

Jan 18, 2018 8:07 PM by Cnon

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