Gegege no Kitarou Jigoku Hen

Japanese name: Gegege no Kitarou Jigoku Hen
Japanese name: ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 地獄編
English name: Cackling Kitarou Hell Chapter
Dates: February 8, 1988-March 21, 1988
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 7
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company: Yomiko Advertising, Fuji Television
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Shigeru Mizuki (manga)
Series Director: Osamu Kasai, Hiroki Shibata
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Kenji Yokoyama
Planning: Kenji Shimizu (Fuji Television), Kyotaro Kimura (Yomiuri Advertising)
Art Director: Kunio Kaneshima, Toshiaki Marumori, Tsutomu Fujita
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoshinori Kanamori
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Keiko Toda (Kitarou)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, fantasy, supernatural creatures, folklore (Japan), modern life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PCBE 61884 (set))
Note(s): This is the fourth Gegege no Kitarou series, broadcast at the same time as the end of the third series. This special short series gives Kitarou's orgins.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Gegege no Kitarou Jigoku Hen 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: June 27, 2009
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