Kitaro is half-human and half-yokai (a general term for creatures and supernatural beings), orphaned as a child and dedicated to keeping the peace between the human and yokai worlds. Kitaro... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eiji Wentz ...
Mao Inoue ...
Mika Miura
Rena Tanaka ...
Yô Ôizumi ...
Kanpei Hazama ...
Konaki Jiji
Gô Rijû ...
Mr. Haruhiko Miura
Ruka Uchida ...
Kenta Miura
Satoshi Hashimoto ...
Kuko (Uncle Goro)
Kazuyuki Matsuzawa ...
Mr. Tanaka
Yuriko Hirooka ...
Mrs. Tanaka
Kasumi Suzuki ...
Tanaka Daughter
Naomasa Musaka ...
Pawn Shop Owner
Kogan Ashiya ...
Kanri'nin
Takashi Taniguchi ...
Officer Inoue
Manabu Ino ...
Officer Maeda
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Kitaro is half-human and half-yokai (a general term for creatures and supernatural beings), orphaned as a child and dedicated to keeping the peace between the human and yokai worlds. Kitaro tries to save a high school girl named Yumeko and stop a stone with the power to control both worlds from falling into the wrong hands. Written by Doodle210

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A lot of the "ghosts" or whatever the creatures are household names in Japan. They have been written about or drawn in books for hundreds of years.Some of the creatures were created by the author/manga writer Shigeru Mizuki. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits begin while Kitaro dances with Nekomusume (cat girl) and the other yokai (japanese monsters). The text look a little distorted and Medama Oyaji (eyeball father) is seen either bathing in his little bowl on the text or hanging on to them as the text scroll and the yokai continue to dance. At one point, Nekomusume kicks one of the text while dancing and it shakes up Medama Oyaji a bit See more »

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Followed by Gegege no Kitarô: Sennen noroi uta (2008) See more »

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Kitaro makes it right again
10 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the "Kitaro Millennium Curse" (2008) before seeing this one, so I have a little different impression of this movie than everyone else.

Gegege no Kitaro is a fun movie that brings Kitaro story to the big screen. The characters are remarkably real, and believable. Usage of CG to show Ittan Momen (Flying cloth) was a nice touch.

The movie was little rough at the edges as it was the first attempt to bring Kitaro into live action movie (This improves a lot on the Millennium Curse). The story tried to tell too much. There's the Yokai kingdom with Oo Tengu as the judge, there's Kitaro's friends Neko Musume, Konaki Jiji, Sunakake Babaa, Nurikabe, and Ittan Momen, and then there's love story between Kitaro and the girl. Things got little bit confusing, and the characters didn't get enough time of the day on each of their parts.

But the movie was fun to watch, and entertaining. I really liked the rendition of Kitaro in this movie. It could have been a real cheese, but it wasn't. The movie is recommended as is its sequel. A nice Yokai movie from Japan.


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