You know, before I watched "Gegege no Kitarō: Jigoku-hen" (episodes 109-115 of the 80s series), I envisioned Nezumi's human mother a pretty kitchen maid looking like her:
Being a "halfie" (half human/yokai). I sometimes thought his mother was a beautiful human woman seduced in bed by a rat-yokai like an incubus. And the poor girl tries to hide her pregnancy from the other servants and master - Pregnant out of wedlock is greatly frowned upon in Japan. And worse after the birth, people would have branded her a witch for bearin' a halfie child. So without thinkin' and because of motherly love, she row away in the night. And on an island, she just....*sniff* died of sickness & exhaustion; it's my hypothesis for here: "In the most official versi…
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More "Gegege" channels are being shut down on YouTube. I do hope within a year (or two) Kitaro would get a North American DVD release. So any fans out there on Wikia and Facebook, if you want that to happen - DON'T watch episodes on YouTube and try to be patient.
Why "don't watch"? 'cause I was told "every time you watch a Kitaro series on YouTube or something, you vote for no official release. Every viewing on one of those videos sends a message to companies. They check those things And every time you watch one you are letting them no that you don't support an official release."Read more >
You know I'm torn about whether to love the 60s or the 90s version of the "Tōge no yōkai" (the Buruburu story). Like...in #90 (the 90s version), I thought...it was pretty sneaky of Buruburu to be hidin' in Nezumi-Otoko's stomach when they prisoners escape. And when Tsurubebi (oni-bi, demon fire) were used to get her out, Kitaro's special X-Ray specks sees Buruburu strugglin' within and escape up the esophagus...She hates light including firelight.
Also...it...it distresses me to see Nezumi in pain; =^^= like I'm already a character there. Though I still love the 60s version and I'd written it down my "favorite episodes" list. And I have a "so it is written, so it shall be" thing.Read more >
Who thinks there should be a "Yōkai Species" category page? I mean there are already pages for Bakeneko, Yuki-onna and so onRead more >
Hey fans, last night I had finished the 80s series last night, despite missing episodes. Tonight (or maybe Friday again) I'll be on the '71 series. I just hope the first 12 episodes of the 1996 episodes are still on YouTube (Takachiiro's channel) by the time I finish. And I still hope episodes are banned when I get back from Vancouver in July.Read more >