The original work by Mizuki Shigeru “Gegege no Kitaro”.
It is a light story with the main character Kitaro who knocks out the youkai that harms human beings, in a work that opened up a new genre called a youkai and is captivating from children to adults.
GeGeGe no Kitaro has made various animation and animation and has been made into live-action images so far.
From the first day of April 1, 2018, the sixth period began, and we are spreading anger from the first episode.
I would like to explain in detail the differences compared with the new series Kitaro, the first term to the fifth term, which are different from the previous series.
What is Gegege no Kitaro?
Gegege Kitaro gotten inspiration from the picture-story show “Hakabakitaro” which had gained popularity since 1935.
Originally the horror color was strong, Kitaro was drawn as a disaster causing human beings, and it was a character far from the current Kitaro.
Because of that, I did not get much popularity in the rental era, but the “devil kun” drawn by Mr. Mizuki got a big hit and it changed to contents for a boy’s magazine that Kitaro eradicated a bad youkai in that trend and it hit It is.
Even if the series ends, animation is done many times and it becomes a national animation of Japan.
Mr. Mizuki died and the work itself was incomplete, but in 2018 the new project started up as it celebrated its 50th anniversary from the first one, and the sixth period started.
It is drawing attention as a work which has drawn a line with Kitaro so far, but what kind of change is there on earth?
I would like to introduce it below.
Difference 1 Key character key visual
The first one is the change of key visual.
The character’s overall life is getting higher and it is distinctive that it has become a stylish design.
A rat, a sand, a child, a child crying, a coloring, a breaking, a fight etc. have gotten inspired from the 5th work, and a relatively large change is not seen.
Well, if the male man’s clothes are stuck in gray?
Kitaro is basically inexpressible than other works, characteristic of habitual brown hair.
Moreover, since life-standing is rising a little from Kitaro of the previous work, it looks like a boy corresponding to the year.
And the topic was the cat’s daughter ‘s visual.
Although it is a character with the most visual change converted from the first work, it is different from the five works that were Moe characters, and the life stature changed and it became like an adult woman.
It is reminiscent of the figure when he was manipulated by a youkai named Lakshasa in the third work.
Also wearing a high heel, it is drawn as a woman with overall sexiness.
There are no serifs in the first episode and only a few seconds have appeared, but what kind of story the story involves in the future is one of the highlights.
Difference 2 Character of Kitaro
Kitaro of this season is pretty severe in character.
It is characteristic that taking the stance of not being involved as much as possible although helping human beings because there is a duty that was assisted by a young man called Mizuki.
Because he had a cold attitude towards the girls and man who wanted to help with the first episode, it seems that those who knew Kitaro of the previous work (fifth work) were confused.
It is Kitaro now that it does not even have an interest in human society, unlike eyeball that shows interest in human culture.
However, to protect the shoes from the crisis or to help us with the second time, we can understand that we have complex feelings to humans.
The change in facial expressions is poor at the time of 1 episode, and there is no telling what you are thinking, but what kind of change will you show each time you talk is what it says.
Although Kitaro of the previous work is full of humanity while being severe, with the advent of Sobo, the older brother, the humanity has increased at once.
Will those people appear in the future?
I also want to pay attention to the relationship between Inuyama Mana, a heroine of a human being.
Difference 3 The setting is modern
Speaking of the greatest sights of this work, the setting is modern.
There are many depictions reflecting the times such as smartphones spreading, cats daughters are told the residence of the youkai post using the net.
At the beginning of the first episode, Yuchi bar acts annoyingly at the scrambled intersection of Shibuya, spreading by photographing the human being who became a tree, making threads built into a festival state, and irony for the present age Also drawn.
If these phenomena actually occur in our world, it will be taken first and the photos will be spread.
It is also characteristic of this work that the alarm bell ringing against such modern people.
Difference 4 Insert shocking scene
Unlike traditional Kitaro, shocking scenes are often inserted.
In the first episode, the human beings are made into trees one after another by a youkai who has been unsealed, and Kitaro is also made into a tree, and the development of anger continues.
It seems that the appearance of people who are screaming at 9 o’clock and growing into trees has planted trauma in many viewers.
Also, at the opening, scenes reminiscent of the grave site Kitaro are sandwiched.
Kitaro comes out from the graveyard, the eyelid fishes are born from a corrupt body, … There are also subtle things whether it can be broadcast at 9 o’clock in the morning, but such horror color is also one of the highlights of this work.
This is characterized by a variety of castings.
Mr. Nozawa who played Kitaro in the 1st work and 2 works instead of Mr. Naka Tanaka for the role of Otome Oyama is appointed, and the other regular members are in charge of voice actors who played different characters in the previous work.
Especially Mr. Nozawa ‘s eyeball father is an amazing place because it is somewhere pretty, because it is producing an atmosphere like a mascot character.
· Kitaro … Sawashiro Miyuki
· Eyeball Oyaji … Nozawa Masako
· Inuyama Mana … Yukiyo Fujii
· Mouse Male … Toshio Furukawa
· Cat girl … Shoji Ubuka
· Sandbanks … Mayumi Tanaka
· Little crying … Satoshi Satoshi
· Nuri Kabe: Shigetada Satoshi
· Momentary conflict … Yamaguchi Kappei
About the first episode
The impression of seeing episode 1 is that the tempo is early.
However, the content of the story itself is interesting, and since the last ends in a place where Kitaro is punched out by an arrow and collapses, I am concerned about what will happen next time.
Activity of regular members is also a point of attention.
About heroine · Inuyama Mana
A human hero who followed Yumeco Tendo on the third work.
Because I am trying to help someone while lively and active, I can expect to be caught up in the riot of the youkai in the future.
Also, because it is approaching Kitaro with poor emotion, it may affect the change of his feelings.
It can be said that you can expect from that aspect.
Although it is slightly eerie, it attracts viewers with overwhelming singing ability.
Kiyoshi Hikawa is in charge of this work.
With enka singers’ unique fist singing voice, we are exciting Gegege no Kitaro.
Since the image also brings out a different atmosphere from the conventional one, why do not you try watching it.
6th term Kitaro reborn as a new work.
I started with the development of anger and shock, but what kind of expansion will you show in the future?
I would like to expect Kitazuro and Regular Yokai to be active.