23.10.2023 Update

"The GeGeGe no Kitaro & Akuma-kun Fest Summer" is confirmed to be held in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture!

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, two works will be released. The movie "GeGeGe no Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro's Mystery" will be released nationwide on November 17th (Friday), and the series "Akuma-kun" will be exclusively available for streaming worldwide on Netflix starting this autumn.

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© GeGeGe no Kitaro Birth Mystery Film Production Committee © Shigeru Mizuki/Toei Animation

■ "GeGeGe no Kitaro & Akuma-kun Fest Summer" Announced!
A joint event for the movie "GeGeGe no Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro's Mystery" and the series "Akuma-kun," titled "GeGeGe no Kitaro & Akuma-kun Fest Summer," has been confirmed.
Guests: Toshio Furukawa (Mephisto III, Mephisto II from "Akuma-kun"), Junichi Sato (General Director of "Akuma-kun") *Other guest appearances are scheduled.
Contents: Exclusive preview screening of episodes 1 and 2 of "Akuma-kun" (available only at the physical venue), talk show, and more.
<Physical Venue>
Date & Time: July 30th (Sunday), 13:00 Doors Open, 13:30 Event Start
Venue: Sakaiminato City Community Exchange Center "Minato Terrace" Civic Hall (3000 Kamimachi, Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture)
Approximately 10 minutes by car from Yonago Kitaro Airport, approximately 10 minutes on foot from JR Sakai Line Bajajima-cho Station
Admission: Free
<Online Streaming>
Date & Time: July 30th (Sunday), 14:30 Streaming Start
Streaming Platform: Toei Animation Official YouTube Channel
■ Mizuki Shigeru Road
A shopping street located in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, themed around the works of Mr. Shigeru Mizuki. It will celebrate its 30th anniversary on July 18, 2023.
On the evening of July 29th (Saturday), the day before the event, a "Saturday Night Market" will be held on Mizuki Shigeru Road! Be sure to enjoy it along with the "GeGeGe no Kitaro & Akuma-kun Fest Summer" event!
Introduction page for the Mizuki Shigeru Road 30th Anniversary Event (event information will be updated regularly):
https://www.city.sakaiminato.lg.jp/index.php?view=115413
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© GeGeGe no Kitaro Birth Mystery Film Production Committee © Shigeru Mizuki/Toei Animation

■ Film Information: "GeGeGe no Kitaro: The Mystery of Kitaro's Birth"
Introduction:
"GeGeGe no Kitaro," an anime beloved for over 50 years. From the first season that aired in 1968 to the sixth season that concluded in 2020, including the 2008 series "Hakaba Kitaro," a total of seven TV series have been produced intermittently.
This film is a completely new feature-length installment of "Kitaro." It delves into the hidden mysteries surrounding the birth of the widely known "GeGeGe no Kitaro."
Continuing from the sixth season of the TV series, Miyuki Sawashiro and Masako Nozawa will be reprising their roles.
Directed by Go Koga (director of "GeGeGe no Kitaro: Nippon Bakuretsu!!") and written by Hiroshi Yoshino (series composition for "Macross Frontier"), with character design by Toshihiro Kawamoto (deputy director of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time").
"An unseen, scary yet beautiful story that no one has witnessed before." Please look forward to it.

Release Date:
November 17, 2023 (Friday), nationwide release

Original Work:
Shigeru Mizuki

Cast:
Miyuki Sawashiro, Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, and others

Staff:
Director: Go Koga
Screenplay: Hiroshi Yoshino
Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Production: Toei Animation
Distribution: Toei

Related Websites and Social Media:
Movie "GeGeGe no Kitaro: The Mystery of Kitaro's Birth" Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/kitaroanime50th
Movie "GeGeGe no Kitaro: The Mystery of Kitaro's Birth" Official Website: https://kitaro-tanjo.com/
"GeGeGe no Kitaro & Akuma-kun" Anime Portal Site: https://www.toei-anim.co.jp/kitaro-akumakun/
Kitaro & Akuma-kun Support Club: https://c-rayon.com/result/kitaro-akumakun

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