New GeGeGe no Kitarō Anime Previewed in Video
posted on by Karen Ressler
Toei Animation began streaming a 15-second commercial for its new television anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's GeGeGe no Kitarō manga on Sunday.
The anime will premiere on Fuji TV on April 1 at 9:00 a.m., replacing Dragon Ball Super in the timeslot. The anime will run for 50+ episodes.
Many of the cast members, listed below, have appeared in previous anime adaptations of GeGeGe no Kitarō, but none are reprising roles.
Masako Nozawa (GeGeGe no Kitarō's Kitaro, Dragon Ball Z's Goku) as Medama Oyaji
Yukiyo Fujii (Sailor Moon Crystal's Sailor Saturn) as new character Mana Inuyama
Toshio Furukawa (Dragon Ball Z's Piccolo) as Nezumi Otoko
Umeka Shouji (Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters' Eri Karan) as Neko Musume
Kappei Yamaguchi (One Piece's Usopp) as Ittan Momen
Bin Shimada (Dragon Ball Z Kai's Babidi) as Konaki Jijii, Nurikabe
Mayumi Tanaka (One Piece's Luffy) as Sunakake Baba
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 Shippuden) 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.
The new anime is getting a manga tie-in by Duel Masters manga artist Shigenobu Matsumoto.