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Eighteenth ‘GeGeGe no Kitaro’ Anime Episode Previewed

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© Shigeru Mizuki · Toei Animation

With a planned run of at least fifty-one episodes, Toei Animation is now doing some promotion for the eighteenth episode of the Gegege no Kitaro anime series that’s set to arrive on July 29th, 2018. Episodes will be streaming on Crunchyroll on Saturday nights at 10:30 pm ET for their members with availability set for North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Europe.

The series is being directed by Kouji Ogawa based on the series composition by Hiroshi Oonogi. Sorato Shimizu is serving as the character designer and chief animation director with Toei Animation handling the production along with Fuji TV and Yomiuri Advertising.

The Japanese cast includes Miyuki Sawashiro as Kitarou, Masako Nozawa as Medama Oyaji, Toshio Furukawa as Nezumi Otoko, Umeka Shouji as Neko Musume, Yukiyo Fujii as Mana Inuyama, Mayumi Tanaka as Sunakake Babaa, Bin Shimada as Konaki Jijii & Nurikabe, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Ittan Momen.

The manga began in 1965 and ran for seventeen volumes through 1986 from Shigeru Mizuki, who passed away in 2015.

Plot Concept: Nearly twenty years into the 21st century, people have forgotten the existence of Yokai. When a number of unexplainable phenomena plague adults of the human world with confusion and chaos, thirteen-year-old Mana writes a letter to the Yokai Post in search of answers, only to be greeted by Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro…

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