Gegege no Kitaro Discussion
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Posted 11/20/15
Here is a "Gegege no Kitaro" discussion for any fans out there.

And for those of you that don't know about "Kitaro" is about, it started as a manga created in 1959 by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. Beside his mostly-decayed father, Kitaro is the last of his kind - The Ghost Tribe (幽霊族, yūrei zoku). His macabre beginning is when his mother died when he was still in her, but he managed to be born and crawled out of the grave. His father, not wanting his son to be alone came back as one of his eyes and known as " Medama-Oyaji." He fights for peace between humans and yokai, which generally involves protecting the former from the wiles of the latter. Kitaro and his father are accompanied by Nezumi-Otoko (Rat-Man) and Neko-Musume (Cat-Girl).

Gegege no Kitaro became an anime series in 1968 and four other anime versions were made as well in - 1971, 1985, 1996 and 2007. The anime franchise became REALLY popular in Japan but strangely not here in North America. My top favorite anime versions of "Gegege" are the 60s and the 80s version.
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