YouTube channel Toei Eiga uploaded a clip from the anime film Kitaro Tanjou: GeGeGe no Nazo, which began screening in Japan on November 17. The clip captures Mizuki’s first meeting with Kitaro’s father.
Kitaro Tanjou: GeGeGe no Nazo is part of the project commemorating the 100th birthday of the late creator GeGeGe no Kitaro Shigeru Mizuki. The film’s premise involves Medama-yaji and Kitaro entering the ruins of Nagura Village, causing Medama-yaji to remember the events that occurred there 70 years ago.
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According to Kogyo Tsushin, Kitaro Tanjou: GeGeGe no Nazo ended its opening weekend in second place on the weekend box office chart. The film recorded an audience of 111,500 and a total revenue of 160 million yen (~US$1.08 million) in its first three days of release.
The GeGeGe no Kitaro franchise began in 1960 with the rental manga Hakaba Kitaro. 1965 saw the release of the manga series GeGeGe no Kitaro.
The first GeGeGe no Kitaro anime aired from 1968 to 1969, while the newest series began airing in 2018. An anime based on Hakaba Kitaro premiered in 2008.
Crunchyroll describes the 2018 anime as:
Nearly twenty years into the 21st century, people have forgotten the existence of Yokai. When some unexplained phenomena leave adults in the human world confused and chaotic, thirteen-year-old Mana writes a letter to Yokai Post in search of answers, only to be greeted by Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro…
→ Director: Gou Koga (Gekijou bans Gegege no Kitaro: Nippon Bakuretsu, Digimon Universe: App Monsters)
Writer: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Composer and scriptwriter for the series World Trigger 3rd Season)
Character Designer: Touko Yatabe (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time co-assistant director)
Production Animation: Toei Animation
Toshihiko Seki as Kitaro’s father (in non-Medama-oyaji form)
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Mizuki
Atsumi Tanezaki as Sayo Ryoga
Miyuki Sawashiro as Kitaro
Masako Nozawa as Medama-oyaji
Source: Toei Eiga Channel