Miyuki Sawashiro to Voice The Lead in The 6th “GeGeGe no Kitaro” TV Anime in April

Toei Animation’s Gegege no Kitaro anime franchise based on Shigeru Mizuki’s horror/supernatural manga series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The company announced today on January 19 that the sixth TV anime series Gegege no Kitaro will premiere on Fuji TV on April 1 at 09:00 for the memorial year.


The story is set in the modern-day Japan, when people almost forget about yokai. Various phenomenons that cannot be explained by science start occurring frequently, and adult people are rushing around in confusion by groundless rumors. To settle the situations, 13-year-old girl Mana Inuyama sends a letter via the “Yokai Post,” then Kitaro appears with the iconic sounds of his geta, “Karan Koron.”    


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The first episode of the TV anime’s first season was aired in Japan on January 3, 1968. It has been

nine years since the fifth series in 2007-2009, and it will be the first TV anime since the original manga

creator Mizuki passed away in 2015.


32-year-old voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro, best known as Fujiko Mine in the Lupin The Third series,

is newly cast as the protagonist Kitaro in the sixth series. And 81-year-old Masako Nozawa, who played

Kitaro in the first series, voices Kitaro’s father Medama Oyaji (Eyeball Father) this time.



Main Voice Cast:


Kitaro: Miyuki Sawashiro (Fujiko Mine in Lupin The Third)

Medama Oyaji: Masako Nozawa (Son Goku in Dragon Ball)

Nezumi Otoko: Toshio Furukawa (Ataru Moroboshi in Urusei Yatsura)

Neko Musume: Umeka Shouji (Eri Karan in Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters)

Mana Inuyama: Yukiyo Fujii (Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon Crystal)

Sunakake Babaa: Mayumi Tanaka (Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece)

Konaki Jijii&Nurikabe: Bin Shimada (Paptimus Scirocco in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)

Ittan Momen: Kappei Yamaguchi (Ranma Saotome in Ranma 1/2)



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Source: TV anime “Gegege no Kitaro” official website, Twitter


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