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Gegege no Kitaro Anime Gets New Manga by Duel Masters' Matsumoto

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga launches next month in Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic

This year's April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly CoroCoro Comic announced on March 15 that the upcoming GeGeGe no Kitarō anime will get a manga adaptation in the June issue of Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special on April 28. Duel Masters manga artist Shigenobu Matsumoto is working on the series.

The anime will premiere on Fuji TV on April 1 at 9:00 a.m., replacing Dragon Ball Super in the timeslot. It will run for 50+ episodes.

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).

Shigeru Mizuki's original GeGeGe no Kitarō 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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