New Gegege no Kitarō Anime Runs for '50+ Episodes' in Dragon Ball Super's Current Timeslot

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

A flyer from Toei Animation's booth at the AnimeJapan 2018 event revealed on Thursday that the new television anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's GeGeGe no Kitarō manga will run for "50+ episodes." The flyer did not specify a specific number of episodes.

The anime will premiere on Fuji TV on April 1 at 9:00 a.m., replacing Dragon Ball Super in the timeslot.

Kouji Ogawa is serving as series director while Hiroshi Ohnogi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) is handling series composition. Sorato Shimizu is the character designer and chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail) and -yaiba- (Naruto Shippūden) are composing the music. Fuji TV, Yomiuri Advertising, and Toei Animation are producing.

Kiyoshi Hikawa will perform the anime's classic opening theme song "Gegege no Kitarō," while idol group Maneki-kecak will perform the anime's ending theme song "Kagami no Naka kara" (From Inside the Mirror).

The manga, which began in 1959 under the name Hakaba Kitarō, has spawned seven television series (including one Hakaba Kitarō anime), several animated movies, and two live-action films. The stories center on an inhuman boy who straddles the line between the human and supernatural worlds.

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