History Manga / GeGeGeNoKitaro

28th May '16 5:48:02 PM GovernorExplosion
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The series is finally available in English, courtesy of [[https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/kitaro Drawn and Quarterly]].
6th Dec '15 11:30:46 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Some of the friendlier spirits, Kitaro most prominently.
5th Dec '15 8:49:03 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* UnscrupulousHero: Kitaro every once in a while, such as the fact that in one episode, he causes a vampire and his ''human'' assistant to burn themselves to death inside their own shack.
5th Dec '15 1:38:42 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* PeekaBangs: Kitaro.

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* PeekaBangs: Kitaro. It's because he's only got the one eye.
5th Dec '15 1:32:45 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* PeekaBangs: Kitaro.
23rd Jul '15 10:53:49 AM Willbyr
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''[=GeGeGe=] no Kitarō'' is a well-known (in Japan) manga and anime that is largely credited for bringing back knowledge of traditional yōkai and folktales to modern generations. Written by Shigeru Mizuki, it was originally known as ''HakabaKitaro'' (Kitaro of the Graveyard). The story focuses on the adventures of yōkai boy Kitaro, who fights for peace between the yōkai and humans using a variety of strange abilities and tools. "Ge ge ge no ge" is a sound effect meant to represent ghostly laughter.

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''[=GeGeGe=] no Kitarō'' is a well-known (in Japan) manga and anime that is largely credited for bringing back knowledge of traditional yōkai and folktales to modern generations. Written by Shigeru Mizuki, it was originally known as ''HakabaKitaro'' ''Manga/HakabaKitaro'' (Kitaro of the Graveyard). The story focuses on the adventures of yōkai boy Kitaro, who fights for peace between the yōkai and humans using a variety of strange abilities and tools. "Ge ge ge no ge" is a sound effect meant to represent ghostly laughter.









* AntiHero: Believe it or not, Kitaro and Medama-Oyaji were this in the beginning as seen in 'Kitaro Night Tales', which basically follows "HakabaKitaro's" storyline with a few deviations here and there. Kitaro was a very creepy child who mostly cared about his father, pretty girls and making money to survive; he was, more or less, a younger Nezumi Otoko. Medama-Oyaji tricked Mizuki into falling down a hole to Hell when the man called the cops on them. This can be seen as a bit of DisproportionateRetribution since Mizuki raised Kitaro from infancy despite his creepy nature. Thankfully, they showed him the way back to the world of the living.

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* AntiHero: Believe it or not, Kitaro and Medama-Oyaji were this in the beginning as seen in 'Kitaro Night Tales', which basically follows "HakabaKitaro's" ''Hakaba Kitaro'''s storyline with a few deviations here and there. Kitaro was a very creepy child who mostly cared about his father, pretty girls and making money to survive; he was, more or less, a younger Nezumi Otoko. Medama-Oyaji tricked Mizuki into falling down a hole to Hell when the man called the cops on them. This can be seen as a bit of DisproportionateRetribution since Mizuki raised Kitaro from infancy despite his creepy nature. Thankfully, they showed him the way back to the world of the living.



* CameBackWrong--Medama-Oyaji is technically a Type 4: He died at the very beginning of the series, but when Kitaro emerged from his mother's grave (long story) concern for the newborn son (again, long story) resurrects him... however the only part of the body that hadn't decayed by that point was his left eye, which formed into the Medama-Oyaji that everyone is familiar with. This grissly origin of both Medama and Kitaro can be viewed in the much darker {{Hakaba Kitaro}}'s first episode. Although Hakaba is a mostly separate continuity to Gegege, Kitaro's origin in both is essentially the same.

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* CameBackWrong--Medama-Oyaji is technically a Type 4: He died at the very beginning of the series, but when Kitaro emerged from his mother's grave (long story) concern for the newborn son (again, long story) resurrects him... however the only part of the body that hadn't decayed by that point was his left eye, which formed into the Medama-Oyaji that everyone is familiar with. This grissly origin of both Medama and Kitaro can be viewed in the much darker {{Hakaba Kitaro}}'s ''Hakaba Kitaro'''s first episode. Although Hakaba is a mostly separate continuity to Gegege, Kitaro's origin in both is essentially the same.



* DarkerAndEdgier--The 2008 anime ''HakabaKitaro'' took the series back to its horror roots and away from kid friendliness.

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* DarkerAndEdgier--The 2008 anime ''HakabaKitaro'' ''Manga/HakabaKitaro'' took the series back to its horror roots and away from kid friendliness.
17th Jan '15 3:44:58 PM Prfnoff
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* {{Karakasa}}: The ''karakasa'' appears as a minor character, although its appearance varies wildly between versions.
27th Dec '14 10:33:38 AM kkhohoho
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The original manga ran for about five years, between 1966 and 1970, and multiple versions have been written since, developing a rather different canon as the series progressed. (Kitaro especially is much weirder and much less child-friendly in the original.) The different anime versions have been running more or less from 1968 to the present, with the most recent series starting in 2008. It has also been adapted into multiple live-action versions and video games, as well as earning a place in several theme parks, like Fujikyu Highland. The creator's hometown of Sakaiminato has also been marked with multiple statues of the various characters in recognition of the series' influence.

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The original manga ran for about five ten years, between 1966 1960 and 1970, 1969, and multiple versions and adaptations have been written since, developing a rather different canon as the series progressed. (Kitaro especially is much weirder and much less child-friendly in the original.) The different anime versions have been running more or less from 1968 to the present, with the most recent series starting in 2008. It has also been adapted into multiple live-action versions and video games, as well as earning a place in several theme parks, like Fujikyu Highland. The creator's hometown of Sakaiminato has also been marked with multiple statues of the various characters in recognition of the series' influence.
22nd Aug '14 1:28:41 PM Discman
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* AntiHero: Believe it or not, Kitaro and Medama-Oyaji were this in the beginning as seen in 'Kitaro Night Tales', which basically follows "HakabaKitaro's" storyline with a deviations here and there. Kitaro was a very creepy child who mostly cared about his father, pretty girls and making money to survive; he was, more or less, a younger Nezumi Otoko. Medama-Oyaji tricked Mizuki into falling down a hole to Hell when the man called the cops on them. This can be seen as a bit of DisproportionateRetribution since Mizuki raised Kitaro from infancy despite his creepy nature. Thankfully, they showed him the way back to the world of the living.

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* AntiHero: Believe it or not, Kitaro and Medama-Oyaji were this in the beginning as seen in 'Kitaro Night Tales', which basically follows "HakabaKitaro's" storyline with a few deviations here and there. Kitaro was a very creepy child who mostly cared about his father, pretty girls and making money to survive; he was, more or less, a younger Nezumi Otoko. Medama-Oyaji tricked Mizuki into falling down a hole to Hell when the man called the cops on them. This can be seen as a bit of DisproportionateRetribution since Mizuki raised Kitaro from infancy despite his creepy nature. Thankfully, they showed him the way back to the world of the living.
15th Aug '14 4:13:35 PM Discman
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* AntiHero: Believe it or not, Kitaro and Medama-Oyaji were this in the beginning as seen in 'Kitaro Night Tales', which basically follows "HakabaKitaro's" storyline with a deviations here and there. Kitaro was a very creepy child who mostly cared about his father, pretty girls and making money to survive; he was, more or less, a younger Nezumi Otoko. Medama-Oyaji tricked Mizuki into falling down a hole to Hell when the man called the cops on them. This can be seen as a bit of DisproportionateRetribution since Mizuki raised Kitaro from infancy despite his creepy nature. Thankfully, they showed him the way back to the world of the living.
** Nezumi Otoko is this on a good day, when he's not scheming something horrible. He'll sometimes save Kitaro's life, even when it's not to his benefit, and he has a soft spot for pretty girls and will try to impress them anyway he can. Other times though, he's a VillainProtagonist.
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