‘The Birth of Kitaro: The Mystery of Gegege’ First exhibition event ‘Recollection Exhibition’ Relive the anime with newly drawn visuals.

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It has been announced that the first exhibition event, “Kitaro ‘s Birth: The Mystery of Gegege – Reminiscence Exhibition,” will be held, where visitors can relive the story and worldview of the sixth film version of the TV anime “Gegege no Kitaro, “based on the manga by the late Mizuki Shigeru.

The event will be held at Ikebukuro Parco (Toshima-ku, Tokyo) from June 21 to July 8 and at Hiroshima Parco (Naka-ku, Hiroshima) from July 12 to August 5.

Fans will be drooling over the arrival of original “Gegege Mystery” goods! All the visuals are revealed at once. Characters and art settings will also be on display, and there will be multiple photo spots where you can take photos pretending to be the characters while following the story, as well as art reproductions. Tickets with audio guides will be sold, and the exhibition will be guided by an audio guide of Kitaro’s father, Mizuki, available only at the venue.

A visual drawn by character designer Toru Yatabe was also released. Goods using the same illustration will also be on sale.

Marking a significant milestone, the film was released on November 17, 2023, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Mizuki’s birth. This is a momentous occasion as it’s the first GeGeGe no Kitaro movie in 15 years, since GeGeGe no Kitaro: Japan Explodes!!, the fifth season of the TV anime aired in December 2008. The film delves into the story of Kitaro’s father (formerly Medama Oyaji) and Mizuki, revealing their untold tales for the first time.

The film was a success and a phenomenon, grossing over 2.7 billion yen. Its popularity soared even higher when it was honored with the Best Animation Award at the 47th Japan Academy Awards, sparking conversations and admiration among fans and critics alike.

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