Kiitarō Shōnen no Yōkai Enikki Anime's DVD/BD Listed With Bonus Unaired Episode
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Amazon Japan's listings for both the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of the television anime of Riichi Kageyama's Kiitarō Shōnen no Yōkai Enikki (Young Kiitarō's Yōkai Visual Diary) manga list that the releases will include all 12 anime episodes plus a bonus 13th episode. The bonus episode is listed as having an original story. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc are slated to ship on January 27.
The anime will premiere on October 5 at 10:33 p.m. on Tokyo MX, and will then premiere on October 6 at 12:03 a.m. on Sun TV. The show will also stream on Niconico, Hikari TV, Video Market, DMM.com, Rakuten ShowTime, and dAnime Store. The anime will run for five minutes per episode.
The show will star:
- Hiromi Igarashi as Kiitarō, the protagonist
- Arisa Nakada as Suzu (Zashiki-warashi, a protective household spirit)
- Eri Kitamura as Kitsune-men no Onna (Yōko, a fox spirit)
- Maria Naganawa as Yuki Musume (Yukinko, a winter spirit)
- Sayaka Ohara as Yuki Haha (Yuki Onna, a snow spirit)
Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Ojisan to Marshmallow, OZMAFIA!!) is directing the series at Creators in Pack. WORDS in STEREO is credited with the scenario. Noriyuki Imaoka (Yozakura Quartet ~Tsuki ni Naku~, Yowamushi Pedal, Gatchaman Crowds insight animation director) is designing the characters.
The horror comedy "that's not scary at all" revolves around Kiitarō, a boy with a strong sixth sense who is always surrounded by demons. He gets talked to by Yuki Onna (snow women), gets his bath licked by Akaname (licking demons), and lives with the Zashikiwarashi Suzu, whom he just can't come to dislike.
Kageyama launched the manga in 2008, and the series is available on the "Manga Goccha" website. Micro Magazine published the manga's seventh compiled volume in print in January 2015. The manga's eighth volume is slated for September 30.