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Hakaba Kitarō
Hakaba kitaro
Genre Horror, Yōkai, Satire
Series director Kimitoshi Chioka
Writers Yoshimi Narita
others
Music Kaoru Wada
Character design Tadayoshi Yamamuro
Animation studio Toei Animation
Production Hakaba Kitarō Production Committee
Broadcaster Fuji TV
Broadcast period January 10~March 20, 2008
Episodes 11
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In 2008, while the 5th anime series was still being aired, a new anime based on the original "Hakaba Kitarō" manga stories was aired. It ran for 11 episodes from January 10 to March 20. The series featured the return of voice actors Masako Nozawa and Chikao Ōtsuka to their respective original roles of Kitarō and Nezumi-Otoko. As in the main anime series, Isamu Tanonaka reprised the role of Medama-Oyaji.

About

Kitarō is a yōkai boy born in a cemetery, and aside from his mostly-decayed father, the last living member of the Ghost tribe. He is missing his left eye, but his hair usually covers the empty socket. He fights for peace between humans and yōkai, which generally involves protecting the former from the wiles of the latter.

This version of the Kitarō story is based on the original "Hakaba Kitarō" manga, the manga which inspired the popular "Gegege no Kitarō" series in the late 60's.

Theme Songs

Opening
Ending

Episodes

# Title Original airdate Written by Directed by Animation director Manga Story

Cast

Main Cast
Masako Nozawa Isamu Tanonaka Chikao Ohtsuka
Masako Nozawa
as
Kitarō
Isamu Tanonaka
as
Medama-Oyaji
Chikao Ōtsuka
as
Nezumi-Otoko
Recurring Cast
Tohru Ohkawa Kazue Ikura Shouko Nakagawa Kouzou Shioya Pierre Taki
Tōru Ōkawa
as
Mizuki
Kazue Ikura
as
Fake Kitarō
Shoko Nakagawa
as
Neko
Kōzō Shioya
as
Mononoke
Pierre Taki
as
Trump Omoi

Guest Cast

Staff