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GeGeGe no Kitaro


3 comments posted
Beware the giant eyeballs in the sky!

Heh, I actually know Sakaiminato quite well - I have Japanese friends there and have stayed in the town a couple of times. The first time I went there was quite a surprise, as I didn't know to expect and only had a friends descriptions to go on. So committed is the main street to this character that some of the lampposts actually are giant eyeballs and several of the local trains that run from nearby Yonago are themed around the characters, including the infamous "catgirl" (*not* that type of catgirl, this one is... scary... ) train, which even has announcements voiced "in character".

If you happen to find yourself in that area with time to spare, worth a morning or afternoon to look round - in fact, stay until evening, if you can manage it, when its dark as its best for the full spooky effect!

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Posted by F-ZeroOne on 12 December, 2012 - 12:28
A little story: I saw the

A little story:

I saw the 80's version of GeGeGe no Kitaro in the early 90's when it would air on a channel that for one day a week would have Japanese programing (mostly news). Surprisingly there were subtitles.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 16 December, 2012 - 11:06
Awesome toy

As with VZMK2 I also grew up on the 80's version. And this review makes me so sad that I waisted all my money before getting one of these.

Though I do have to say that you are misinformed on the whole back story of GeGeGe No Kitaro. Shigeru Mizuki didn't create Kitaro he revived the character from the Kamishibai era after the war. Just like they did with Ogon Bat. No one really remembers who made the Original Kitaro but he did have several different writers in the pre-war era. Same goes for his 1959 revival. Shigeru wasn't the only one he was just the most successful one. :)

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Posted by Kelleth1989 on 22 December, 2012 - 19:28