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Gegege no Kitaro

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GeGeGe no Kitaro Wiki
Wiki founding: December 3, 2010
Page count: 778
Last checked: July 20, 2018


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Media:
Anime, Manga, Film, Live Action, Game

GeGeGe no Kitarō (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) is a manga series created in 1959 by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. It has been adapted for the screen several times, as anime, live action and video games. A new anime series has been made every decade since 1968. The latest anime adaptation by Toei Animation premiered on April 1, 2018.

The title of the original story is Hakaba no Kitarō (墓場鬼太郎), literally meaning "Kitarō (of the) Graveyard". This story was an early 20th-century Japanese folktale performed on kamishibai. The name "Ge Ge Ge..." was applied to Mizuki's particular telling of the Kitarō story when a Toei Animation series based on the characters of his comic was created. In January, 2008, the original comic was finally adapted into an animated series, running in Fuji TV's noitaminA slot.

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Youkai are specters who have lived in the human world since the dawn of time. They often rest peacefully in their dwelling places, until humans rouse them by inconsiderate actions. Kitaro is a young youkai boy who wants to help humans and youkai live in harmony, and he fights to protect humans from the enraged youkai who lash out at them.

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