Gegege no Kitarō (TV 1/1968)

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Alternative title:
Cackling Kitarou
Spooky Kitaro
ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: Kitarou, a ghost, spends his afterlife helping humans in need of his skills. He thwarts the plans of evil spirits who live to torment humanity.
User Ratings: 16 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Decent: 3 votes (sub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
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Seen in part or in whole by 82 users, rank: #4883 (of 8382)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.438 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9029, rank: #5081 (of 8476)
Weighted mean: 6.742 (Good−), rank: #4027 (of 8476) (seen all: 7.92 / seen some: 6.52 / won't finish: 5.75)
Bayesian estimate: 7.067 (Good), rank: #2578 (of 6383)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 65
Episode titles: We have 65
Vintage: 1968-01-03 to 1969-03-30
Opening Theme:
"Gegege no Kitarō" (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) by Kazuo Kumakura
"Hakaba no Kitarō (墓場の鬼太郎)" by Kazuo Kumakura 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Gegege no Kitaro" by Midori Kato 
#1: "Karan Koron no Uta" (カランコロンの歌) by Midori Katō
#2: "Kitaro Nai Nai Ontou" by Kazuo Kumakura 
#2: "Kitarō Nainai Ondo" (鬼太郎ナイナイ音頭) by Kazuo Kumakura (eps 27-28, 31-32)
#3: "Kitarō Olympics" (鬼太郎オリンピック) by Kazuo Kumakura (eps 41-43)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Isao Takahata (ep 62)
Script:
Hiroshi Ozawa (eps 53, 56, 61)
Masaki Tsuji (13 episodes
eps 1, 5-6, 19, 23, 28, 32, 34, 48, 50, 55, 58, 63
)

Michio Suzuki (13 episodes
eps 7, 13, 15-16, 26-27, 30, 35, 39-41, 51, 65
)

Motonari Wakai (ep 3)
Shunichi Yukimuro (18 episodes
eps 4, 10-11, 17, 20, 24, 29, 33, 42, 44-45, 47, 54, 57, 59-60, 62, 64
)

Susumu Takaku (eps 2, 14, 21)
Toyohiro Andō (12 episodes
eps 8-9, 12, 18, 22, 25, 31, 36, 43, 46, 49, 52
)

Screenplay: Masaki Tsuji
Episode Director:
Bonjin Nagaki (ep 31)
Hideo Furusawa (5 episodes
eps 33, 38, 45, 56, 61
)

Hiroshi Shidara (eps 5-6, 39, 57)
Isao Takahata (ep 62)
Kazukiyo Shigeno (eps 10-11, 41)
Kazuya Miyazaki (eps 49, 59, 64)
Masayuki Akehi (7 episodes
eps 8, 21-22, 36, 42, 48, 60
)

Nobutaka Nishizawa (4 episodes
eps 12, 29, 55, 63
)

Shizuo Murayama (7 episodes
eps 7, 9, 14, 18, 26, 28, 30
)

Takashi Hisaoka (4 episodes
eps 13, 24, 34, 46
)

Tokue Shirane (9 episodes
eps 3, 19, 23, 27, 32, 35, 37, 40, 44
)

Tomoharu Katsumata (4 episodes
eps 47, 54, 58, 65
)

Yasuo Yamaguchi (5 episodes
eps 1, 17, 43, 51, 53
)

Yoshikata Nitta (ep 50)
Yoshio Kuroda (eps 2, 15-16)
Yoshio Takami (4 episodes
eps 4, 20, 25, 52
)

Music: Taku Izumi
Original creator: Shigeru Mizuki
Art:
Hidenobu Hata (11 episodes
eps 35, 41, 47-48, 50, 54-55, 58, 62, 64-65
)

Hideo Chiba (17 episodes
eps 2, 9-11, 20-22, 25-33, 36
)

Makoto Yamazaki (eps 5-8, 18)
Masahiro Ioka (eps 53, 57, 60)
Saburo Yokoi (14 episodes
eps 1, 12, 14, 17, 24, 34, 38-39, 42-45, 49, 51
)

Shigeyoshi Endo (6 episodes
eps 3-4, 13, 19, 23, 46
)

Tadami Shimokawa (7 episodes
eps 37, 40, 52, 56, 59, 61, 63
)

Animation Director:
Akinori Orai (8 episodes
eps 10-11, 26, 29, 39, 43, 50, 57
)

Fumio Eto (4 episodes
eps 38, 41, 45, 64
)

Hideo Furusawa (4 episodes
eps 8, 14, 20, 24
)

Hiroshi Wagatsuma (9 episodes
eps 1, 13, 17, 31, 36, 42, 48, 51, 65
)

Joji Kikuchi (eps 33, 49)
Minoru Tajima (eps 5-6, 55)
Shinya Takahashi (4 episodes
eps 4, 12, 15-16
)

Teruo Hosoda (7 episodes
eps 2, 21-22, 25, 34, 46, 53
)

Toshiyasu Okada (eps 59, 63)
Tsuguyuki Kubo (ep 32)
Yukiyoshi Hane (ep 7)

Animation:
Akira Hirota (13 episodes
eps 2, 10-11, 22, 25-26, 29, 34, 39, 43, 46, 57, 60
)

Haruo Takahashi (7 episodes
eps 1, 13, 17, 31, 36, 42, 48
)

Hidemi Maeda (4 episodes
eps 4, 12, 15-16
)

Hiroshi Wagatsuma (eps 1, 13, 17)
Kakuko Hoshino (7 episodes
eps 1, 13, 17, 31, 36, 47, 58
)

Katsuo Takasaki (6 episodes
eps 1, 13, 17, 31, 36, 58
)

Michiko Takahashi (13 episodes
eps 3, 9, 18-19, 23, 27, 30, 35, 37, 40, 44, 47, 58
)

Mikio Tsuchiya (ep 32)
Noboru Okada (eps 3, 9)
Tadashi Shirakawa (4 episodes
eps 4, 12, 15-16
)

Takao Suzuki (eps 3, 9)
Takao Tanna (eps 5-7, 55, 59)
Takeshi Shirato (4 episodes
eps 18-19, 23, 32
)

Takeshi Tamazawa (4 episodes
eps 4, 12, 15-16
)

Teruo Kogure (eps 19, 23, 32)
Tetsuo Imazawa (ep 32)
Toshio Mori (ep 32)
Toshiyasu Okada (eps 5-7, 55, 59)
Tsuneo Maeda (12 episodes
eps 3, 9, 18-19, 23, 27, 30, 35, 37, 40, 44, 47
)

Editing: Masaaki Hanai
Photography: Masao Shimizu
Production Supervision: Sadamitsu Matsumoto
Sound Effects: Noriyoshi Oohira
Theme Song Composition: Taku Izumi (OP, ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Shigeru Mizuki (OP, ED)
Tasuku Saitō (eps 41-43)
Theme Song Performance:
Kazuo Kumakura
Midori Kato (ED1)
Masako Nozawa as Kitarou

Chikao Ohtsuka as Nezumi Otoko ('68)
Isamu Tanonaka as Medama Oyaji

Akiko Tsuboi as
Langsuir (ep 52)
Mrs. Yamada (eps 5-6)
Witch
Hiroshi Ohtake as
Amerfuri Kōzō (ep 20)
Mamezō (ep 13)
Shirayama (ep 7)
Ichirō Nagai as
Enma Daiō (ep 20)
Kagami Jijii (ep 8)
Konaki Jijii
Masakichi (ep 13)
Yamabiko (ep 3)
Isamu Tanonaka as Kitarou's father
Kazuko Sugiyama as Kaori Ōyama (ep 8)
Keiko Yamamoto as
Chūsuke (ep 9)
Donpei (ep 1)
Yukichi (eps 10-11)
Kenji Utsumi as
Akanbee (ep 1)
Belial (ep 30)
La Seine (ep 4)
Nurikabe (ep 57)
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Shuichi Yamada (eps 5-6)
Kōsaku Sugiura as
Amamehagi
Dracula
Elite Johnny (eps 15-16)
Hōkō
Ittan Momen
Tsurubebi (ep 1)
Ungaikyō
Yasha/Noro (ep 2)
Kouji Yada as Kibagurui (ep 1)
Kousei Tomita as
Bakkubeaddo (eps 10-11, 54)
Buckbeard (eps 10-11, 54)
Ittan Momen (eps 21-22)
JMSDF Captain (eps 5-6)
Kamaitachi (ep 3)
Kamishima (ep 5)
Konaki Jijii (ep 29)
Kurokawa (ep 7)
Nurikabe (ep 60)
Village Elder (ep 3)
Kunihiko Kitagawa as
Akamata (ep 39)
Minister of Science (eps 5-6)
Nurikabe (ep 10)
Werewolf
Masao Imanishi as
Chibi (ep 1)
Frankenstein (ep 54)
Midori Kato as Zashiki Warashi
Mitsuko Asô as
Shakotsu Babaa
Sōzukaba (ep 53)
Miyoko Asou as Iso Onna (ep 56)
Nana Yamaguchi as
Catherine (ep 4)
Hanako (ep 44)
Junko
Kyoko Hanazawa (ep 4)
Neko Musume (ep 20)
Nunoe Mizuki
Oboroguruma (ep 58)
Ryūji Saikachi as Nurarihyon
Sachiko Chijimatsu as
Ōguchi Onna (ep 3)
Tomiko (ep 3)
Sanji Hase as
Azuki Arai (ep 7)
Mammoth (ep 4)
Sōsuke Yamazaki as Kyuketsuju (ep 52)
Sumiko Shirakawa as Hyakume Bōya (ep 1)
Toshiya Ogata as
Miage Nyūdō (ep 9)
Suiko (Shuǐhǔ; ep 14)
Tantanbō (ep 3)
Tsuyako Yuki as Rokurokubi
Yasoe Matsuda as Keiko Yamada (eps 5-6)
Yonehiko Kitagawa as Konaki Jijii (ep 7)
Youko Ohkushi as
Ōguchi Onna (ep 7)
Sunakake babaa
Yukari Asai as
Ippei
Kenichi
Kōichi
Shōtarō (ep 27)
Teammate
Toraji
Yotarō

Japanese companies
Production: Toei Animation

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