Highly-anticipated new anime adaptation is set to premiere on April 1
Toei Animation's official YouTube channel has released a 15-second new TV CM for the upcoming sixth TV anime adaptation of Shigeru Mizuki's horror/supernatural manga series Gegege no Kitaro narrated by Miyuki Sawashiro (Fujiko Mine in Lupin The Third, Twilight/Towa Akagi/Cure Scarlet in Go! Princess PreCure) as the protagonist Kitaro for the first time. Sawashiro is the fifth voice actress playing the nationally known character of Japan, followoing Masako Nozawa (1968-1972), Keiko Toda (1985-1988), Yoko Matsuoka (1996-1998), and Minami Takayama (2007-2009).
The anime franchise produced by Toei Animation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The sixth adaptation is set to premiere on Fuji TV on April 1 at 9:00 am.
At the AnimeJapan 2018 booth
The story is set in the modern-day Japan, when people almost forget about yokai. Various phenomenons
that cannot be explained by science start occurring frequently, and adult people are rushing around in
confusion by groundless rumors. To settle the situations, 13-year-old girl Mana Inuyama sends a letter
via the "Yokai Post," then Kitaro appears with the iconic sounds of his geta, "Karan Koron."
Main Voice Cast:
Kitaro: Miyuki Sawashiro (Fujiko Mine in Lupin The Third)
Medama Oyaji: Masako Nozawa (Son Goku in Dragon Ball)
Nezumi Otoko: Toshio Furukawa (Ataru Moroboshi in Urusei Yatsura)
Neko Musume: Umeka Shouji (Eri Karan in Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters)
Mana Inuyama: Yukiyo Fujii (Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon Crystal)
Sunakake Babaa: Mayumi Tanaka (Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece)
Konaki Jijii&Nurikabe: Bin Shimada (Paptimus Scirocco in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
Ittan Momen: Kappei Yamaguchi (Ranma Saotome in Ranma 1/2)
©Mizuki Production, Fuji TV, Toei Animation