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  1. John Michael Logarta
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

    In the manga, Kitaro’s father was a mummy and his mother was some other type of yokai/i forgot. Anyways, his eyeball became animated and there you go. Try watching Hakaba Kitaro, it has a similar interpretation to the manga.

  2. Yasutaka Imai
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:48 pm

    In the comics, Kitaro has a wife and a kid (somehow it turns out to be reincarnation of himself), Kitaro has a sister, Rat Man had technically killed almost all of the regular yokais, both Kitaro and Rat Man have had relationships with countless women and possibly some males, too.

  3. Namirakira
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:52 pm

    My friend: Oh people going to dream land on a rainbow bridge, how can this go wrong?
    Me: A little girl got thrown into a river and drowned.
    My Friend: Jesus Christ this show is for kids right?

    I mean come on! Episode Nine turned from funny turtle monsters doing their jobs to THEM STICKING THEIR HANDS UP ANUSES AND TAKING MYTHICAL ORGANS OUT OF PEOPLE!

  4. crcoghill
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:55 pm

    I got vibes of Goku when Daddy Eyeball gained a dream body. The hair doesn’t help ?

  5. John Michael Logarta
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:03 pm
    Don’t know if it’s the same for this anime but here is what I was talkin bout.

  6. Yasutaka Imai
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:09 pm

    Kitaro’s ages differ by some versions from around 50 to 350.

    Sadly, being sacrificed to calm things were actually real in Japan. Anyway, that girl’s ability to control hairs slightly resembles Kitaro in past seasons (he can do almost anything with hairs).

    You remember I once told Kitaro’s sandals have powers to cross rainbow to dream world? This episode was supposed to be. In previous seasons, Makura-Gaeshi had been killed by being melted with salts, or being devoured by Baku, legendary beast who is a guardian of good dreams and eats nightmares.

  7. Drippy Reacts
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:09 pm

    This just sums up the episode here

  8. Yasutaka Imai
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

    Kitaro was born underground (in his mother’s grave) and came out himself (soon after he lost his left eye), Daddy reincarnated himself by putting his soul into his eyeball when he was dead by incurable disease to rotten whole body.

    You can see these briefly at the start of OP.

  9. John Michael Logarta
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

    Whoops, so it’s different in this anime lol

  10. Admin Jamie
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    Of course kitaro’s dad full form are OP he’s actually sun Goku in disguise.

  11. Taiyo Sato
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    You should watch Gegege bo kitaro 2007 version. It better than 2018

  12. Badass Goku
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:13 pm

    Daddy eyeball is OP AF!!!

  13. John Michael Logarta
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:14 pm

    Watch Hakaba Kitaro. It’s a little different but jusy as awesome.

  14. Badass Goku
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:16 pm

    The new ending is fire.

  15. bstei
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:20 pm

    A lot of other people wrote why Kitaro’s father became an eyeball, but the scene where the eyeballs are lost in the opening video is also the scene where the Daddy eyed worried about his son and separated only his eyes from the body .
    Kitaro is not like a child, he is dead with his mother, and his father is the only eyeball, so the Daddy eyeball thinks he did not exist.
    "Kagome Kagome" is a popular Japanese play, the simple thing is to hit the name of a child in the middle who is in the middle. However, since the content of this song is hidden in terrible meaning, it is commonly used for stories dealing with youkai and horror.
    Also, like the girls that appeared in this story, there is a tradition in my city to sacrifice to sink the flood of the river. Several such traditions remain in Japan.

  16. YumikoStarlight
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

    Aw hell yes 😀 I loved this episode so much, it finally addressed some things that I haven’t seen in 2018 series yet and the reason I found it somewhat lacking in comparison to the older ones – Kitaro is technically around 350 years old, but that’s still a fairly young Yokai, since they live for so long. He carries a pretty heavy burden on his shoulders already and it made him more grown-up than he should be. But in the end, he’s still only a little boy. He gets scared and has to face things he can’t handle (often things way more powerful than himself), he has to deal with the grief of not always being able to save everyone on his own and even the burden of him messing up sometimes… I think this is the first time in this series when we’ve seen two things that he’s NEVER shown before in 2018 – full-blown panic when he found himself facing (possible) death and, well… laughter. Just pure genuine childlike laughter. And finally seeing him smile and laugh like a little boy should was precious as hell. Bless this poor, poor child who faces monsters and ghosts again and again to protect humanity for basically no payoff and sometimes just general ungratefulness in return. Seeing Daddy Eyeball keeping his baby boy safe is one of the most precious things I’ve seen in a while, really warmed up my heart. <3 Really showed just how much love that one tiny eyeball has for him <3 Daddy Eyeball for anime dad of the year. That aside tho, Kitaro MAH BOI you need to stop almost drowning, this was like the second or third time (that I can think of) in overall plot for you :/ (I’m not sure if the first time counts as canon in this incarnation though :P)

    LOL you asked for tall Kitaro, you got him 😀 Though honestly I’d be perfectly okay never seeing that again, thank you very much xD Look, Neko Musume, I’m sorry, you guys were SUPER precious and cute together in 2007 version but you’ve outgrown Kitaro in this one 8”D He’s going to stay looking like a 12-year-old forever, deal with it 8”D This is one of the reasons why Neko Musume keeping her crush on Kitaro feels super awkward to me in this series. In the previous one, they both ACTED and LOOKED approximately the same age, but now it feels like they want to go with Neko Musume acting more grown up and graceful while she used to be a straight-up tomboy (still more responsible and better suited for human world than Kitaro though), and at the same time they want to keep her crushing on Kitaro. They don’t have a brother-sister relationship, sorry if I confused you by saying that previously, she was always crushing on him. But my issue with this series is that it doesn’t feel, well… natural for some reason. So I’d rather see they dropped the crush completely and if they’re planning on going with a more grown-up Neko Musume just keep it at ‘big sister’ status. I know they want to keep character continuity, but seriously, I feel like things are getting REALLY awkward REALLY fast with this kind of relationship. :/ Props to Kitaro for promptly ignoring her fantasy which was quite literally RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM though xD

    I’m really not sure if they’ll fully cover the backstory or just… allude to it, most previous series really didn’t delve into it TOO much. other than the mentions and references. There are two different versions – darker Hakaba Kitaro (Kitaro of the Graveyard) where he loses his eye and more kid-friendly Gegege no Kitaro (for TV adaptation) where he is born without an eye. Like Riza already mentioned, the first episode of Hakaba Kitaro is all you need to really know regarding the backstory of Kitaro, including his parents, so if you’d prefer to see it for yourself and not be spoiled by the comments, I suggest you look it up, it’s a very good episode 🙂 Also I totally agree with Riza on this point as well – seeing you react to the first ep of Hakaba Kitaro would be awesome 😀 Reaction or not, looking it up might be a good idea because I feel like some of it might get referenced quite a lot in this series and not necessarily just through flashbacks – one episode from the previous series (1996) used it as kind of a ‘plot device’ in a pretty clever way to to build tension.

  17. たこ焼きSou
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

    Daddy eyeball in the original manga looks like a mummy, but here he looks like Kitaro from the original manga…

  18. omar faruk
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:29 pm

    Can anyone give me the source of the background music when Medama Oyaji got his true body?
    (The music seemed like a rocky version of GeGeGe no Kitaro OP)

  19. SSage
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

    If u want to know more about the origins then watch episode 1 of Habaka kitaro

  20. Riza Kurta
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:33 pm

    Of course Neko would dream about getting married to Kitaro. cx He’s not a brother figure to her, she just has a huge crush on him. Mana dreamed of attending a yokai school, likely because she wants to know more about yokai ever since she met Kitaro. I absolutely loved the ending, too. The 2018 is doing an incredible job, everything from the lyrics to scene selection was perfect in the new ED. <3
    The late author, Mizuki Shigeru, never revealed Medama-Oyaji/Daddy Eyeball’s former self, but the 2018 sent everyone over the edge after revealing it themselves! Kitaro’s father is able to use the finger gun – in the 2007 anime adaption, it was established that the finger gun is the Ghost Tribe’s technique, and the 2007 adaption Kitaro had to train to use it. Also, Kitaro doesn’t age anymore, he’s an eternally young yokai boy. Kitaro was once a baby, but his current self is the peak of his maturity.

    Since many questions about backstory are considered "common knowledge," information in the 2018 will probably be limited to flashback scenes such as the one in the first episode and this episode with some commentary. Most of those questions: how Kitaro lost his eye, how his father became an eyeball, whether his father fought yokai before Kitaro or not, and many other questions can be answered just through the first episode of "Hakaba Kitaro." There are many differences between that series and the GeGeGe series, but it’ll give you some general backstory! You could even react to the first episode and see how many questions get answered and how many you still have.
    Also, if you watch the beginning of the opening, it shows Kitaro’s birth and how his father became an eyeball, although very subtly. Again, if you want to see what happened for yourself, the first episode of Hakaba Kitaro will help you quite a bit!

    Why Kitaro’s father’s full form in this episode only had one eye is also something that can only be assumed at this point. There are quite a few possibilities, but I’ll save it until after you decide if you want to react to Hakaba Kitaro Episode 1 or just have us answer those questions here!

  21. Chileh
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:46 pm

    That intro is ? brother