SHARE
© Shigeru Mizuki · Fuji Television · Toei Animation

Synopsis

A strange supernatural phenomenon suddenly struck Shinjuku, where people suddenly turned into trees. At the request of a friend named Yuta, a girl named Mana sends a letter to summon a mysterious figure named Kitarou. Yuta believes that Kitarou can defeat the spirit (youkai) that caused the event.

Comments

Tanto Dhaneswara – KAORI Newsline

This new anime version of GeGeGe no Kitarou is fine to watch without having seen any of the older versions. Although only explained briefly, Kitaro and his father’s past are easy to catch up to. Mana Inuyama’s character as someone who was still skeptical of the youkai’s existence serves as a surrogate to the audience who are still not “familiar” with this anime. In addition, the “traditional” youkai tropes that has become the staple of the anime feel fresher when combined with more contemporary settings, such as a YouTuber (sounds familiar?) who became the culprit of the strange phenomenon in this episode.

As the first among some rebooted classic anime series debuting in this season, GeGeGe no Kitarou can be enjoyed by those who are still unfamiliar with the series and those who have watched the older anime anime (this anime still comes with that iconic opening song). Ready to go into the youkai worldi with Kitarou?

Facts and Figure

Source Material Manga by Shigeru Mizuki
Casts Bin Shimada as Konaki Jijii dan Nurikabe
Kappei Yamaguchi as Ittan Momen
Masako Nozawa as Medama Oyaji
Mayumi Tanaka as Sunakake Baba
Miyuki Sawashiro as Kitarō
Toshio Furukawa as Nezumi Otoko
Umeka Shouji as Neko Musume
Yukiyo Fujii as Mana Inuyama
Director Kouji Ogawa
Series Composition Hiroshi Ohnogi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Character Design Sorato Shimizu
Music Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail) dan -yaiba- (Naruto)
Opening Theme Gegege no Kitarō” by Kiyoshi Hikawa
Closing Theme Kagami no Naka kara by Maneki-kecak
Studio Toei Animation
Official Site http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/kitaro/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kitaroanime50th
Broadcast Date 1 April 2018 (0000 GMT, 0700 WIT, 0900 JST)

Screenshot and Video

© Shigeru Mizuki · Fuji Television · Toei Animation
© Shigeru Mizuki · Fuji Television · Toei Animation
© Shigeru Mizuki · Fuji Television · Toei Animation
© Shigeru Mizuki · Fuji Television · Toei Animation
© Shigeru Mizuki · Fuji Television · Toei Animation

Indonesian Anime Times

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.