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Welcome to the GeGeGe no Kitarō Wiki, an encyclopedia dedicated to the manga and anime franchise GeGeGe no Kitarō and the life and works of it's creator Shigeru Mizuki. Every yōkai, every anime adaptation, every one-shot manga - it can all be found here. Anyone can edit this wiki, so you can help make this site the most complete source for everything Mizuki. And now, everyone sing... "Ge... Ge... GeGeGe no Ge..."


GeGeGe no Kitarō
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Kitarō, the last of the elite yōkai family the Ghost Tribe, is born out of the graveyard after his mother dies and is buried. His father, driven by a desire to protect his son, uses the last of his spiritual energy to create a new body for himself out of the last piece of living tissue on his corpse: his eyeball.

Now, father and son dwell in the GeGeGe Forest and fight to protect humans from evil yōkai. Assisted by his allies the Kitarō Family (and sometimes Nezumi-Otoko) and armed with an assortment of ghoulish powers and fantastic weapons, he takes on villains such as Nurarihyon, Backbeard and the 808 Tanuki (and sometimes Nezumi-Otoko).

Created in 1960, the original GeGeGe no Kitarō manga became a massive franchise that has spawned seven anime adaptations, two live action theatrical films, numerous additional manga series and more.

About Shigeru Mizuki
Shigeru Mizuki

Shigeru Mizuki was born on March 8, 1922. As a child he loved hearing stories about yōkai, particularly the tales told to him by his beloved NonNonBa. After losing an arm in WWII, Mizuki returned home, got married and eventually became a manga artist. His first hit series was Kappa no Sanpei, but his breakout hit series was Hakaba Kitarō, later renamed GeGeGe no Kitarō

At the same time, Mizuki created several more series, including Akuma-kun, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, Hitler, Showa: A History of Japan and a manga about his relationship with NonNonBa, titled NonNonBa and Me. In 2008, his wife Nunoe published her memoirs, titled GeGeGe no Nyōbō, which was later adapted as both a TV series and a feature film.

In 1993, his hometown of Sakaiminato honored him by opening the Shigeru Mizuki Road shopping district, which features several themed shops and facilities as well as nearly 200 statues in the likeness of his characters.

Latest Anime Episode
The Mystery of the Tide! Umizatō
Aired July 15, 2018
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Mana visits Sakaiminato, where her aunt and uncle live. She was looking forward to the festival, but loses her enthusiasm after finding out that it might not be held this year. In order to cheer Mana up, Uncle Shōji decides to go fishing so he can feed her the most fresh and liveliest fish he can catch. However, he doesn't return. Mana and the town's fishermen set out by boat to find the missing men, to soon be attacked by Funa-Yūrei. These Funa-Yūrei were recognized to be the missing fisherman, including Uncle Shōji. Mana is the only one to survive the attack and washes up on shore. Kitarō arrives and heads to sea by boat to investigate. There, he encounters the Funa-Yūrei and the yōkai Umizatō that was supposed to have been sealed away!

Featured Yōkai
Medama Oyaji statue

Medama-Oyaji, the "eyeball father", is Kitarō's deceased father reanimated through his eyeball. He is an expert on other yōkai and often provides his son with the information necessary to defeat his enemies. He is fond of taking baths in teacups.

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On This Day
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Did You Know...?
* That Nezumi-Otoko was Mizuki's favorite character?
* That, since 1985, a new Kitarō anime has been produced every 11 years?
* That Medama-Oyaji had only one voice actor, Isamu Tanonaka, for 40 years?
* That early in his career, Mizuki made an unauthorized adaptation of Plastic Man?
* That the buck-toothed, square-headed guy with glasses who shows up constantly actually has a name?
Nezumi-Otoko's BiBiBi Tour
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