2018 Gegege no Kitaro Anime Gets Kitarō Tanjō: Gegege no Nazo Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei Animation reveled during a livestream of the "Manga Ōkoku Tottori Seitan 99-nen Mizuki Shigeru Seitansai" (Manga Kingdom Tottori Birth 99 Years Mizuki Shigeru Birth Festival) event on Sunday that the latest GeGeGe no Kitarō anime will get an anime film project.
The anime film is titled Kitarō Tanjō: Gegege no Nazo (Kintarō Birth: The Mystery of Gegege). The above teaser visual's tagline reads, "why was I born?"
The latest GeGeGe no Kitarō anime — the sixth television anime incarnation — premiered in April 2018 and replaced Dragon Ball Super in the same timeslot. The show entered its "second year" in April 2019, and then entered its "final arc" titled the "Nurarihyon Arc" in October 2019. The show ended its run in March 2020 after 97 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
Kouji Ogawa served as series director while Hiroshi Ohnogi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) handled the series scripts. Sorato Shimizu was the character designer and chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail) and -yaiba- (Naruto Shippūden) composed the music. Fuji TV, Yomiuri Advertising, and Toei Animation produced the anime.
Mizuki's 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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