Gegege no Kitarou

Japanese name: Gegege no Kitarou
Japanese name: ゲゲゲの鬼太郎
English name: Cackling Kitarou
Dates: January 18, 1996-March 29, 1998
Broadcast time: Sunday, 9:00-9:30 am
Number of episodes: 114
Animation Studio: Toei Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Shigeru Mizuki (manga)
Series Director: Daisuke Nishio
Episode Director(s): Junichi Sato, Hiroyuki Kakudou
Writer(s): Junki Takegami, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Shunichi Yukimuro
Art Director: Fumihiro Uchikawa, Kazuhisa Asai, Masazumi Matsumiya
Character Designer(s): Shingo Araki, Michi Himeno
Animator(s): Hiroya Iijima (director), Akio Endo (director), Kazue Kinoshita (director), Masahiro Naoi (director), Yukio Ebisawa (director), Toshio Deguchi (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yoko Matsuoka (Kitarou), Isamu Tanoka (Medama Oyaji), Shigeru Chiba (Nezumi Otoko), Chinami Nishimura (Neko Musume), Keiko Yamamoto (Sunakake Baba), Kozo Shioya (Konaki Jiji)
Genre(s): supernatural, mythology (Japan), comedy, adventure, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PCBE 52953-52968, partial)
Note(s): The fifth Gegege no Kitarou series. Many of the episodes were remakes of earlier episodes and movies.

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.

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