Gegege no Kitarou

Japanese name: Gegege no Kitarou
Japanese name: ゲゲゲの鬼太郎
English name: Cackling Kitarou
Dates: January 3, 1968-March 30, 1969
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 18:15-18:45 (6:15-6:45 pm)
Number of episodes: 65
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Shigeru Mizuki (manga)
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Yasuo Yamaguchi, Yoshio Kuroda, Tokushige Shirane, Yoshio Takami, Isao Takahata
Planning: Iwao Sasaya
Writer(s): Shun-ichi Yukimuro
Art Director:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Sadamitsu Matsumoto (supervisor), Hiroshi Wagatsuma (director), Teruo Hosoda (director), Ochiai Michimasa (director)
Music: Taku Izumi
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Masako Nozawa (Kitaro), Isamu Tanonaka (Kitaro's Father), Yuko Mita (Neko musume), Chikao Ohtsuka (Nezumi Otoko)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, fantasy, supernatural creatures, folklore (Japan), modern life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PCBE 52914-52924)
Note(s): This is the first of six Gegege no Kitarou television programs and ten theatrical movies. The next series, 1971 was a color remake of this black and white series. The other series were also largely remakes made in 1985, Gegege no Kitarou Jigoku Hen (1988), 1996, and 2007.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Gegege no Kitarou go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: May 23, 2009
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