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Look Back “GeGeGe no Kitaro” TV Anime’s 50-Year History in Special PV

Toei Animation's TV anime series based on Shigeru Mizuki's horror/supernatural manga Gegege no Kitaro celebrates its 50th anniversary with its upcoming sixth season to premiere on April 1. The studio's official YouTube channel has posted an eight minute special PV to introduce the history of the past seasons and the changes of the main character designs in 50 years.

 

  • The first season (B&W/1968-1969)
  • The second season (1971-1972)
  • The third season (1985-1988)
  • The fourth season (1996-1998)
  • The fifth season (2007-2009)
  • The sixth season (2018-)

   

 

  

Latest CM narrated by Miyuki Sawashiro as the protagonist Kitaro

  

 

Key visual 

   


 

The story is set in the modern-day Japan, when people almost forget about yokai. Various phenomenons

that cannot be explained by science start occurring frequently, and adult people are rushing around in

confusion by groundless rumors. To settle the situations, 13-year-old girl Mana Inuyama sends a letter

via the "Yokai Post," then Kitaro appears with the iconic sounds of his geta, "Karan Koron."    

 

Teaser

  

Main Voice Cast:

 

Kitaro: Miyuki Sawashiro (Fujiko Mine in Lupin The Third)

Medama Oyaji: Masako Nozawa (Son Goku in Dragon Ball)

Nezumi Otoko: Toshio Furukawa (Ataru Moroboshi in Urusei Yatsura)

Neko Musume: Umeka Shouji (Eri Karan in Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters)

Mana Inuyama: Yukiyo Fujii (Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon Crystal)

Sunakake Babaa: Mayumi Tanaka (Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece)

Konaki Jijii&Nurikabe: Bin Shimada (Paptimus Scirocco in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)

Ittan Momen: Kappei Yamaguchi (Ranma Saotome in Ranma 1/2)

 

 

Source: TV anime "Gegege no Kitaro" official website, Twitter

 

©Mizuki Production, Fuji TV, Toei Animation

 





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