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  1. Samuel Einhorn
    September 25, 2019 @ 6:49 am

    that scene in the opening with the three-legged was a straight-up remake of the same scene in the opening of the 1960s "Gegege no Kitaro"

  2. Riza Kurta
    September 25, 2019 @ 7:38 am

    The may seem like it’s moving pretty fast if you’re completely new to the series. If you didn’t know, GeGeGe no Kitaro is a very famous and historic Anime in Japan that gets a new adaption every decade – it has its origins from back in the 1960s. Because Kitaro and the others don’t interact with humans and the human world unless they need human goods or if there’s a Yokai running about disturbing people, seeing such modern technology surprised Kitaro’s father because the times have changed so rapidly.

    Although this show is rated G, it is for all ages. It’s use of satire really makes everyone think about themselves and who they are. This is shown when the YouTuber does obnoxious things for views, and like how people are quick to pull out their phones and take a picture of something that’s happening, no matter how awful it is. I grew up with the series, and my mother(like many other Japanese adults) used it to teach me proper manners, as if I didn’t, Yokai would "come to haunt" me. Being set in the modern era will make it very relatable to people of all ages and will expose us for the kind of humans we are.

    If you’re confused about what this adaption is about, this is the official synopsis: 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 GeGeGe no Kitaro.

    If you have any lasting questions about the series, I likely have an answer. Thank you for giving this show some attention!

  3. r0kus
    September 25, 2019 @ 7:39 am

    Evan was right on referring to the old style having a modern skin. The manga this is based on was published from 1960-1969. This is actually the 6th television series to be based on the manga. The first had 65 episodes and was broadcast in 1968 and 1969. You can see scenes from older series on YouTube, and at least one of them (I’m guessing the first) was B&W. In addition to the TV anime, there was one anime movie and two live action movies. (add) I just found a link to the original OP (1968). Toei has been very consistent, except for the whole color thing. 😉