The movie ‘Kitaro Birth’ will be released in the fall of 23. The new animation ‘Akuma-kun’ will be released on Netflix for 23 years, starring Yuki Kaji.

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It was decided that the movie “Kitaro Birth: Gegege no Kitaro” will be released in the fall of 2023 by Toei distribution, and the third visual was shown. In addition, the new animation “Akuma-Kun” will be exclusively distributed worldwide in 2011 as a Netflix series, and it has become clear that Yuki Kaji will play the role of the main character, Akuma-Kun II / Ichiro Buried. It was announced at once as a follow-up to the “Shigeru Mizuki 100th Anniversary Project” at the “Manga Kingdom Tottori 100th Anniversary Mizuki Shigeru Birthday Festival” held on March 6th.

“The Mystery of the Birth of Kitaro” is based on the 6th period of the TV anime “GeGeGe no Kitaro” that was broadcast in 18-20, and approaches the “Mystery of the Birth of Kitaro” that everyone seems to know but does not know. The third visual reveals the whole body of Kitaro’s father, who had been shrouded in mystery until now. Kitaro’s father smokes in a tatami room, and behind him is a mysterious man who smokes with him. A catchphrase “Ghost man, here …” is also engraved, and the visual is finished with many mysteries.

The cast will be continued from the TV anime by Miyuki Sawashiro and Masako Nozawa. The director is Go Koga of “Theatrical Version Gegege no Kitaro Japan Explosion !!”, the script is Hiroyuki Yoshino known for the TV animation “Macross F”, etc., and the character design is “Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version” Deputy Director Toko Yatabe Is in charge.

“Akuma-Kun,” a new animation of Shigeru Mizuki’s masterpiece alongside “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” is set in the world 30 years after the 1989 TV anime version. A genius boy raised by the devil, Ichiro Buried, depicts a mysterious incident caused by the devil with his partner Mephistopheles III. In the new visual released recently, the second generation Akuma-Kun / Ichiro Buriedki and Mephistopheles III are standing on the magic circle.

Kaji, who plays the role of the second generation Akuma-Kun / Ichiro Buried Ki, said, “There was even a rare third screening as a voice actor audition, and it was a difficult one that required various expressions each time.” “I am very happy to be able to play the second generation Akuma-Kun in the historic series, and I am very afraid.” In addition to this, Yuko Mita (role of Akuma-Kun / Shingo Buried) and Toshio Furukawa (role of Mephistopheles II) who appeared in the broadcast version in 1989 will appear in the same role.

Aya Matsuda, an animation producer in the Netflix content division, said about the worldwide exclusive distribution of “Akuma-Kun”, “I am very honored to be able to deliver the popular work of Shigeru Mizuki to the world. 30 from the previous series broadcast. Now that years have passed, new charms and stories have been added, making it a work that both original fans and those who have not touched the work can enjoy. “

The full comment by Yuki Kaji, who starred in “Akuma-Kun,” is as follows.

Shigeru Mizuki teacher. Congratulations on his 100th birthday.

In Reiwa “Akuma-Kun”, I will be in charge of the voice of the second generation Akuma-Kun.

I have seen “Akuma-Kun” (1989 edition) as a child, and it is very memorable as a work whose world view and theme song are impressive. So this time, I will be able to play the second generation Akuma-Kun in such a historical series, and I am very happy with my fears. I’m just starting to study the work again for recording.

This work has a rare third screening as a voice actor audition, and it was difficult to ask for various expressions each time, but there is a strong saying “I definitely want to grasp this role. I want to be involved in this work” With feelings, I have always faced with all my heart. I remember standing in front of the microphone with a lot of tension every time at the audition where I strongly felt the spirit and commitment of the staff including the director.

That is why I am really, really happy to say hello to everyone as the second generation Akuma-Kun. At the same time, I am very pleased to be with Yuko Mita and Toshio Furukawa, who are my seniors. I am honored. I want to do my best to play while learning a lot of things.

Also, in “GeGeGe no Kitaro”, Miyuki Sawashiro is currently playing the role of Kitaro, but she and I are the same age, and I have been one of the actors I have been very close to. So, I feel a big connection with her, who can play an important role together in the historical work of Shigeru Mizuki. I’m looking forward to playing more and more.

We value the respect for the original version of “Akuma-Kun”, and sincerely, we would like to work on the creation of the work, so please look forward to the delivery.

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