"GeGeGe no Kitaro" Characters to Make Guest Appearance in 4th "Yo-kai Watch" Film
The official website for Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oniou no Fukkatsu (The Return of The Oni King), the fourth feature film in the Yo-kai Watch anime franchise, announced today that the seven main characters from Shigeru Mizuki’s Gegege no Kitaro manga series will make guest appearance. The seven are: Kitaro, his father Medama Oyaji, Nezumi Otoko, Neko Musume, Sunakake Babaa, Konaki Jijii, and Ittan Momen. The horror manga series was created by Mizuki in 1960, and has been adapted into anime and live-actions many times.
In addition, it is also confirmed that Kitaro in the film is voiced by 80-year-old voice actress Masako Nozawa, who voiced the character in the first two Gegege no Kitaro TV anime series aired in Japan from 1968 to 1972 and in Hakaba Kitaro in 2008. She is best known as Son Goku in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z anime series since 1986, and is still playing the character in the ongoing Dragon Ball Super.
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And “Kitanyan” inspired by Kitaro will also appear somewhere in the film.
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Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oniou no Fukkatsu is set for release in Japan on December 16, 2017.
Teaser poster visual
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