Before its premiere in Japan on November 17, the anime movie Kitaro Tanjou: GeGeGe no Nazo has revealed its final trailer, featuring more scenes of Kitaro and his father in different forms.
The story of Kitaro Tanjou: GeGeGe no Nazo follows Kitaro and Medama-yaji as they explore the ruins of Nagura Village, where Medama-yaji remembers what happened there 70 years ago. The movie is part of a project to celebrate the 100th birthday of Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of GeGeGe no Kitaro who passed away. The project also includes a new Akuma-kun anime.
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GeGeGe no Kitaro started as a rental manga called Hakaba Kitaro in 1960. It became a regular manga series under the name GeGeGe no Kitaro in 1965. The first anime adaptation of GeGeGe no Kitaro aired from 1968 to 1969, and the most recent one before the 2018 version was from 2007 to 2009. There was also an anime based on Hakaba Kitaro in 2008.
Some information about the staff and cast of the movie are:
- Director: Gou Koga (Gekijou ban Gegege no Kitaro: Nippon Bakuretsu, Digimon Universe: App Monsters)
- Scriptwriter: Hiroyuki Yoshino (World Trigger 3rd Season series composer and scriptwriter)
- Character designer: Touko Yatabe (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time co-assistant director)
- Animation production: Toei Animation
- Toshihiko Seki as Kitaro’s father (in his original form)
- Hidenobu Kiuchi as Mizuki
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Sayo Ryoga
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Kitaro
- Umeka Shouji as Neko Musume
- Masako Nozawa as Medama-yaji
This is how Crunchyroll summarizes the 2018 GeGeGe no Kitaro anime:
Nearly twenty years into the 21st century, people have forgotten the existence of Yokai. When a number of unexplainable phenomena plague adults of the human world with confusion and chaos, thirteen-year-old Mana writes a letter to the Yokai Post in search of answers, only to be greeted by Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro…
Mizuki’s manga has inspired not only various anime series and movies of GeGeGe no Kitaro, but also live-action movies, video games, and stage plays.