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Kitaro (2007)

Gegege no Kitarô (original title)
Kitaro is half-human and half-yokai (a general term for creatures and supernatural beings), orphaned as a child and dedicated to keeping the peace between the human and yokai worlds. Kitaro... See full summary »

Director:

Katsuhide Motoki

Writers:

Shigeru Mizuki (comic), Daisuke Habara (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eiji Wentz Eiji Wentz ... Kitarô
Mao Inoue Mao Inoue ... Mika Miura
Rena Tanaka ... Nekomusume
Yô Ôizumi ... Nezumi Otoko
Kanpei Hazama Kanpei Hazama ... Konaki Jiji
Gô Rijû Gô Rijû ... Haruhiko Miura
Ruka Uchida Ruka Uchida ... Kenta Miura
Satoshi Hashimoto Satoshi Hashimoto ... Kuko (Uncle Goro)
Kazuyuki Matsuzawa Kazuyuki Matsuzawa ... Masato Tanaka
Yuriko Hirooka Yuriko Hirooka ... Sachiko Tanaka
Kasumi Suzuki Kasumi Suzuki ... Ai Tanaka
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Pawn Shop Owner
Kogan Ashiya Kogan Ashiya ... Landlord
Takashi Taniguchi ... Officer Inoue
Manabu Ino Manabu Ino ... Officer Maeda
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Storyline

Kitaro is half-human and half-yokai (a general term for creatures and supernatural beings), orphaned as a child and dedicated to keeping the peace between the human and yokai worlds. Kitaro tries to save a high school girl named Yumeko and stop a stone with the power to control both worlds from falling into the wrong hands. Written by Doodle210

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Genres:

Fantasy

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 April 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitaro See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,856,642
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The green train that the human girl Mika Miura uses near the start is the Enoden train. It is an old fashioned/nostalgic train that runs along the coast near Kamakura's Big Buddha. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the scene with Nezumi Otoko, the credits resume and it shows still pictures various scenes of the movie but Kitaro's geta sandals and chanchanko vest are seen flying around in the background. Then we see Medama Oyaji, Ittan Momen (cloth Yokai) and Kurikabe (wall yokai) waving at the audience. At the end of the credits shows a image of Kitaro with the Kyuubi gem. See more »

Connections

Followed by Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008) See more »

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Not Bad: Mostly For Young Adults
21 May 2010 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film is based on a manga I haven't seen, but it is still a pretty good, special effects laden, imaginative film. Ostensibly about finding and returning an evil stone that was taken by a young boy's father, who in turn is chased with his high school age sister by an array of interesting, not of this world characters, this film takes you to a lot of places. The good versus evil theme is, of course, prevalent throughout, and the film is recommended more for children from about 10 to 17. The film has flaws, the film is far from perfect, but I think it will keep children entertained without scaring them out of their wits. In that sense, the film is successful.


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