Kitaro

by Mizuki, Shigeru, 1922-2015

Format: Print Book 2013.
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Manga MANGA Kitaro
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Manga
 
Call Number  MANGA Kitaro
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Manga KITARO
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Manga
 
Call Number  KITARO
 
 
Summary

Meet one of Japan's most popular characters of all time--Kitaro, the One-Eyed Monster Boy

Meet Kitaro. He's just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he's a three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old yokai (spirit monster). With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family story, Kitaro is a lighthearted romp in which the bad guys always get what's coming to them.
Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki's most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai , or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard . Mizuki began work on his interpretation of Kitaro in 1959. Originally the series was intended for boys, but once it was picked up by the influential Shonen magazine it quickly became a cultural landmark for young and old alike. Kitaro inspired half a dozen TV shows, plus numerous video games and films, and his cultural importance cannot be overstated. Presented to North American audiences for the first time in this lavish format, Mizuki's photo-realist landscapes and cartoony characters blend the eerie with the comic.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Mizuki's manga tales about yokai, the monster spirits of Japanese folklore, started off humbly but later ballooned in popularity, cementing Mizuki's status as a master of the art. This collection features stories published between 1967 and '69, which are revered as classics by Japanese Gegege no Kitaro fans. Kitaro's background as a children's comic is obvious the plots are often random, much like a child making up stories. But that randomness has its own charm, especially when combined with the broadly cartoonish art. Kitaro, the yokai boy whose father is an eyeball that lives in Kitaro's empty left socket, is a charmingly droll figure who believes in protecting human beings, even when they don't want his help. Matt Alt's introduction offers background on Mizuki, and Zach Davisson provides a yokai glossary. The obvious audience is classic-manga fans, but none of the tales are too graphic for an older child who loves slightly scary stories any deaths are of the cartoon variety though libraries should note that there is some nonsexual, nongraphic frontal nudity.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Yōkai (Japanese folklore) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher [Montreal] :Drawn & Quarterly,2013.
Edition 1st softcover ed.
Other Titles GeGeGe no Kitaro.
Contributors Allen, Jocelyne, 1974- translator.
Language English
Translated from the Japanese.
Notes Manga.
Originally published in Japan from 1967-1969.
Manga format; reads from back to front, right to left.
Description 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781770461109 (paperback)
1770461108 (paperback)
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