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GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007 film)
GeGeGe no Kitaro 2007 film
Directed by Katsuhide Motoki
Written by Daisuke Habara
Katsuhide Motoki
Manga Story Original Story
Producer Yoshitaka Ishizuka
Juichi Uehara
Executive Producer Nozomi Enoki
Music by Yūta Nakano
Theme Song GeGeGe no Kitarō by Teppei Koike (OP)
Awaking Emotion 8/5 by Eiji Wentz (ED)
Director of Photography Yasushi Sasakibara
Edited by Takumi Kawase
Studio Shochiku
Release Date 2007-04-28
Runtime 103 minutes
Box Office ¥​23,400,000,000[1]
Movie Guide
GeGeGe no Kitarō: Sennen Noroi Uta
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GeGeGe no Kitarō (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) is a live action film based on Shigeru Mizuki's manga of the same name. It was released on April 28, 2007.

It starred singer Eiji Wentz as Kitarō and comedian Yō Ōizumi as Nezumi-Otoko, as well as Isamu Tanonaka reprising his regular role of Medama-Oyaji from the anime adaptations. There are many differences from the original series, such as Kitarō being depicted as a young man rather than a boy.


The story is original but contains elements from the classic stories The Great Yōkai Trial, Tenko and Ghost Train.

Plans for a live-action GeGeGe no Kitarō were announced by Shochiku in 2005. At this time, a 2006 release was planned with Yukihiko Tsutsumi slated to direct while Tsuyoshi Domoto was to play Kitarō.[2]

Shooting took place over two months in May and June 2006. While most yōkai were played by actors in costume or suits, the less-human characters like Medama-Oyaji and Ittan-Momen were created with computer effects and given celebrity voice actors. In particular, Medama-Oyaji was voiced by his long-time anime voice actor Isamu Tanonaka, who had been playing the role since the first anime adaptation.



Kitarō Family





Theme Songs


Production notes


  1. 2007 Box Office Takings of 1 Billion or More (PDF) - Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan
  2. "First GeGeGe no Kitarō live-action film to be released 2006", (Japanese) January 27, 2005