Kitaro (Gegege No Kitaro (Spooky Kitaro)) - The Movie (Live Action)
In modern-day Japan, the worlds of the humans and the yokai often collide, and usually not in the most pleasant of manners.
Half-human and half-yokai, one-eyed Kitaro (Wentz Eiji) lives with his eyeball father and his bickering friends, Nezumi Otoko (Oizumi Yo) and Neko Musume (Tanaka Rena), in Gegege Forest where he dedicates his time to maintaining peace between humans and yokai.
But when a magical ball of power ends up in the wrong hands, Kitaro must recover it or both worlds could fall into grave danger.
Mizuki Shigeru's beloved manga series, KITARO (Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro), has seen numerous small and big screen adaptations since the 1960s, but this 2007 film is without a doubt the most visually stunning effort yet. Directed by Katsuhide Motoki (Drugstore Girl) with a screenplay from Habara Daisuke (Hula Girls), KITARO is set in a delightful world populated by Japanese folklore creatures called yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers. Yokai come in many shapes and forms with the film bringing them to life in a fanciful fusion of CG, animation, and live-action, with everything from cat spirits to walking eyeballs roaming through ancient forests and modern Japan.
Running Time: 103 minutes
English and Japanese audio with English Subtitle
MSRP Price: $19.98
Our Price: $15.99