GeGeGe no Kitaro Was the Original Goth God of Anime

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 31, 2009 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections |

GeGeGe no Kitaro Original Version

Shown above is the GeGe no Kitaro Original Version posable figure which goes on sale in October. It’s amazing for me to think that the character of GeGeGe no Kitaro has been around since 1959 yet he’s never become well known in the United States. Kitaro is a demon spirit who was born in a cemetery; his trademark look is that he’s missing one eye which he cover up with his hair. Since his manga introduction he’s gone on to star in about six anime series, a PlayStation game and two live action films. Here are the opening titles from his 1968 anime series which hold up rather well:

And for those of you who need your goth in full color here are the closing titles from the 1971 version of the show (I love that bouncing animated eyeball!):

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