RightStuf Anime | Matt from RightStuf Anime | January 24, 2020
Right Stuf Anime Reviews The Trial of Kitaro
Most audiences outside of Japan may not be familiar with the late Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro, better known simply as Kitaro. Best known for popularizing Japanese folklore monsters and spirits known as yokai, the long-running children’s series was created in the 1960s and has since spawned multiple sequels, anime adaptations, and video games. The titular Kitaro is a young yokai boy, the last of the Ghost Tribe, who wanders around a feudal Japanese countryside helping both humans and yokai in his quest to unite the two worlds. Of course, it wouldn’t be a good hero’s tale without plenty of adversity. Kitaro’s good deeds and defense of the weak create hordes of both yokai and human enemies for him to ward off.