D+Q Expands Its Shigeru Mizuki Manga Selection with "Kitaro"

Mizuki's most famous series brings the yokai boy westward in 2013

Publisher Drawn and Quarterly recently published some of legendary mangaka Shigeru Mizuki's work such as NonNonBa and Onwards Toward Our Noble Deaths, but now they're adding the quintessential Mizuki manga. Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitaro) hits North American shelves in early 2013.

 

Kitaro made its first appearance in the pages of Weekly Shonen Magazine back in 1959, and has inspired various lengthy TV anime, theatrical anime, video games, and a 2007 live-action film. The story follows the yokai boy Kitaro, who was born in a cemetery and fights for peace between humans and yokai. 

 

 

Mizuki, now 90 years old, has won multiple international comics awards for his work, and received the Person of Cultural Merit award in 2010. 

 

Via The Comics Reporter

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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