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GeGeGe no Kitarō
Shonen Magazine 46 Kitaro cover
Cover of Shonen Magazine featuring the cast of GeGeGe no Kitarō
Genre Yōkai, Battle
Story & Art Shigeru Mizuki
Published by Kodansha
Published in Shonen Magazine
Publication date August 1, 1965-July 1, 1970
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The first serialized GeGeGe no Kitarō manga was published in Shonen Magazine from August 1965 to July 1969. Originally titled Hakaba no Kitarō (墓場の鬼太郎, Kitarō of the Graveyard), the name was later changed to GeGeGe... starting in November 1967.

About

The series is a semi-sequel to the rental manga, "Hakaba Kitarō". By the end of the rental manga, Kitarō had begun acting more like a hero of justice type, protecting humans from yōkai. At the start of the "Magazine" series, Kitarō is already seen as an ally of humans by other yōkai. For the most part, however, the "Magazine" run stood on it's own. Incidents and elements from the rental story were mentioned occasionally, but overall the series existed in it's own canon. Some rental stories were even remade for the "Magazine" run, including The Birth of Kitarō, which was given a new ending where Kitarō and Medama-Oyaji left Mizuki's house to live on their own.

The "Magazine" run introduced several elements that would later become standard for the franchise. Before too long, Kitarō and Medama-Oyaji took up residence in a tree house by a lake in a swamp, which would become their regular residence from then on. In addition to Nezumi-Otoko from the rental manga, other yōkai began making recurring appearances as allies of Kitarō, most notably Sunakake-Babaa, Konaki-Jijii, Ittan-Momen, Nurikabe and Yobuko. And although they only appeared as guest characters, Neko-Musume and Nurarihyon both made their first appearances during the series. Other elements introduced during this run include Kitarō's hair needles, the Yōkai Post and the Bake-Garasu.

Many of the stories were self-contained, though there were some stories that spanned several chapters, with The Great Tanuki War spanning 10 chapters. Several chapters were published in Shonen Magazine's monthly special issues rather than the weekly magazine. The final four chapters (beginning with Kamaboko) are all published in the monthly specials. A year after the final chapter, an epilogue, After GeGeGe no Kitarō, was published in the July 1970 special issue.

As the series gained popularity, Shigeru Mizuki was talked into renaming it from Hakaba no Kitarō to the less gruesome GeGeGe no Kitarō in order to attract sponsors for a potential anime adaptation.

Characters

Main article: List of GeGeGe no Kitarō characters
Main
Recurring

Chapters

*Chapter was published in Shonen Magazine's monthly special issue.

Hakaba no Kitarō

# Title Date Featured Yōkai English Release Other Notes
001 Hand August 1, 1965 La Seine Kitaro
002 Yasha September 12, 1965 Yasha
003 The Cruise to Hell October 10, 1965
004 Neko-Sennin October 24, 1965 Neko-Sennin
005 October 31, 1965
006 Obake Nighter November 7, 1965
007 Suiko* January 15, 1966 Suiko
008 Vampire Tree April 3, 1966 Nobiagari
009 Ghost Train April 15, 1966
010 The Great Yōkai War April 17, 1966 Backbeard
Dracula
Witch
Wolfman
Frankenstein
011 April 24, 1966
012 May 1, 1966
013 May 8, 1966
014 Dai-Kaijū May 22, 1966 Dai-Kaijū Remake of A Secret Story
015 May 29, 1966
016 June 5, 1966
017 June 12, 1966
018 June 19, 1966
019 June 26, 1966
020 July 3, 1966
021 Daruma* August 1, 1966 Daruma
022 Yōkai Castle October 9, 1966 Tantanbō
Kamaitachi
Futakuchi-Onna
023 October 16, 1966
024 Kagami-Jijii* April 1, 1967 Kagami-Jijii
025 Vampire Elite May 7, 1967 Vampire Elite Kitaro the Vampire Slayer Remake of Johnny in the Mist
026 May 14, 1967
027 May 21, 1967
028 May 28, 1967
029 June 4, 1967
030 June 11, 1967
031 June 18, 1967
032 June 25, 1967
033 Yō-Kaijū July 2, 1967 808 Tanuki
Kōryū
Ōnamazu
The Great Tanuki War
034 July 9, 1967
035 July 16, 1967
036 July 23, 1967
037 July 30, 1967
038 August 6, 1967
039 August 13, 1967
040 August 20, 1967
041 August 27, 1967
042 Nezumi-Otoko and Neko-Musume* September 1, 1967 Neko-Musume The Birth of Kitaro
043 Yō-Kaijū September 3, 1967 808 Tanuki
Kōryū
Ōnamazu
The Great Tanuki War
044 Miage-Nyūdō September 10, 1967 Miage-Nyūdō Kitaro's Strange Adventures
045 September 17, 1967
046 September 24, 1967
047 Yōkai Nurarihyon October 1, 1967 Nurarihyon
Jakotsu-Babaa
Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon
048 October 8, 1967
049 The Witch's Doll* November 1, 1967 Witch

GeGeGe no Kitarō

# Title Date Featured Yōkai English Release Other Notes
050 Yōkai Keukegen November 12, 1967 Keukegen
051 Yōkai of the Mountain Pass November 19, 1967 Buru-Buru The Birth of Kitaro
052 Electric Yōkai November 26, 1967 Kaminari
053 Diamond Yōkai December 3, 1967 Wanyūdō Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon
054 Hakusanbō December 10, 1967 Hakusanbō Remake of Yōkai in the Garden
055 Umizatō December 17, 1967 Umizatō Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon
056 Sara-Kozō December 24, 1967 Sara-Kozō
057 Kasa-Jizō* January 1, 1968 Zashiki-Warashi
058 Iso-Onna January 1, 1968 Iso-Onna
059 Makura-Gaeshi January 14, 1968 Makura-Gaeshi The Birth of Kitaro
060 Oritatami-Nyūdō January 21, 1968 Oritatami-Nyūdō
Mujina
061 Odoro-Odoro January 28, 1968 Odoro-Odoro Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon
062 Te-no-Me February 4, 1968 Te-no-Me
063 Mirror Battle February 11, 1968 Ungaikyō
064 February 18, 1968
065 Korean Magic February 25, 1968 Nupperabō
066 March 3, 1968
067 March 10, 1968
068 Mōryō March 17, 1968 Mōryō
069 Top Yōkai March 24, 1968 Amamehagi
070 Yōka March 21, 1968 Yōka
071 Sazae-Oni April 7, 1968 Sazae-Oni
072 Akuma Belial April 14, 1968 Belial Kitaro's Strange Adventures
073 Yōkai Army April 21, 1968 Akamata
Yashi-Otoshi
074 April 28, 1968
075 Man-Eating Island May 5, 1968 Hitokuijima
076 Bake-Neko May 12, 1968 Bake-Neko
077 Nopperabō May 19, 1968 Nopperabō The Birth of Kitaro
078 Hiderigami May 26, 1968 Hiderigami
079 June 2, 1968
080 Yōkai of Obebe Swamp June 9, 1968 Kawauso The Great Tanuki War
081 Yukinko June 16, 1968 Yukinko
Yuki-Onna
Yuki-Otoko
082 Ubume June 23, 1968 Ubume Kitaro the Vampire Slayer
083 Geta Battle June 30, 1968 Sakabashira
Maruge
084 Yōkai Sekigahara July 7, 1968 Jami
085 July 14, 1968
086 Anagura-Nyūdō July 21, 1968 Anagura-Nyūdō
087 Tenko July 28, 1968 Tenko
Kūko
088 The Birth of Kitarō* August 1, 1968 The Birth of Kitaro Remake of Ghost Family
089 Ama-no-Jaku August 4, 1968 Ama-no-Jaku
090 August 11, 1968
091 Blood Battle Etiquette August 18, 1968 Kyūketsuju
Dracula
Langsuyar
Asanbosam
Penanggalan
Shina-Yasha
092 August 25, 1968
093 September 1, 1968
094 Yōkai Rally September 8, 1968
095 Yōkai President September 15, 1968 Kōmori-Neko
Sōzuka-Babaa
096 September 22, 1968
097 September 29, 1968
098 Oboro-Guruma October 6, 1968 Guwagoze
Oboro-Guruma
Remake of I'm a Freshman
099 October 13, 1968
100 October 20, 1968
101 October 27, 1968
102 Gyūki vs. Vampire* November 1, 1968 Gyūki
Dracula IV
Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon Remake of The Boarding House
103 Ushirogami November 3, 1968 Ushirogami
Yōkai Cactus
Kitaro the Vampire Slayer
104 Onmoraki November 10, 1968 Onmoraki Remake of An Odd Fellow
105 November 17, 1968
106 November 24, 1968
107 Yōkai Hōkō December 1, 1968 Hōkō Kitaro's Yokai Battles
108 December 8, 1968
109 Gyūki December 15, 1968 Gyūki The Birth of Kitaro
110 December 22, 1968
111 Amefuri-Tengu December 29, 1968 Amefuri-Tengu Kitaro's Yokai Battles
112 The Nekoya Siblings* January 1, 1969 Remake of The Vampire Tree and the Neko-Musume
113 Kami-sama January 5, 1969 Kami-sama
Kemedama
Kitaro's Yokai Battles
114 January 12, 1969
114 The Great Yōkai Trial January 26, 1969 Momon-Jii
Dai-Tengu
Tengu Police
The Trial of Kitaro
115 February 2, 1969
116 February 9, 1969
117 February 16, 1969
118 Yōkai Cloth February 23, 1969 Chi
Sanshō
Tiango
Yōken
Kitaro's Strange Adventures
119 March 2, 1969
120 March 9, 1969
121 March 16, 1969
122 March 23, 1969
123 Kamaboko* April 1, 1969 Han-Gyojin
124 Dorotabō* May 1, 1969 Dorotabō Kitaro's Yokai Battles
125 Yōkai Ashi-Magari* June 1, 1969 Ashi-Magari
126 Tsuchi-Korobi* July 1, 1969 Tsuchi-Korobi
127 After GeGeGe no Kitarō* July 1, 1970 Epilogue
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