Gegege no Kitarou

Japanese name: Gegege no Kitarou
Japanese name: ゲゲゲの鬼太郎
English name: Cackling Kitarou
Dates: October 21, 1985-March 21, 1988
Broadcast time: Saturday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 108
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Shigeru Mizuki (manga)
Series Director: Hiroki Shibata, Osamu Kasai
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Yasushi Mitsui (chief producer, Fuji Television), Kenji Shimizu (Fuji Television), Kyotara Kimura (Yomiko Advertising), Kenji Yokoyama (Toei Doga)
Planning: Kazuya Maeda, Kenji Shimizu, Kenji Yokoyama
Art Director: Taizaburou Abe
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoshinori Kanemori
Animator(s): Yasuhiro Yamaguchi (director)
Sound: Yasuyuki Konno (effects)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Keiko Toda (Kitaro), Isamu Tanonaka (Kitaro's Father), Yuko Mita (Neko musume), Kei Tomiyama (Nezumi Otoko)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, fantasy, supernatural creatures, folklore (Japan), modern life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PCBE 61884 (set))
Note(s): This is the third Gegege no Kitarou series. Most of the episodes were remakes of episodes from the earlier series: 1968 and 1971.

Immediately after the end of the program, Gegege no Kitarou Jigoku Hen was broadcast, a special short series detailing Kitarou's origins.

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 30, 2009
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