Toei Animation has unveiled an enticing promotional video for “GeGeGe no Kitarō ~Kappa no Terraforming,” a novel addition to the beloved GeGeGe no Kitarō franchise. This intriguing anime is set to captivate audiences at numerous planetariums and science museums across Japan, commencing its screenings this past Saturday.
Additionally, Toei Animation has promised that the anime will be accessible to international audiences at a later date.
The narrative centers around Sora Yamamoto, a dedicated JAXA employee, and his aspiration to propel his kappa friend, Kaasuke, into the cosmos. Together, they dream of transforming Mars into a habitable celestial body. Portraying these dynamic characters are Yūsuke Numata as Sora Yamamoto, Daisuke Sakaguchi as Kaasuke, Yukiko Motoyoshi as Josephine, and the legendary Toshio Furukawa reprising his iconic role as Nezumi Otoko. Enthusiasts of the series will also delight in the appearance of other familiar characters.
Under the astute direction of Setsuko Shibuichi and a compelling script by Hiroshi Ohnogi, this anime marks the sixth in a remarkable series screened within planetariums.
Moreover, it serves as a poignant tribute to Shigeru Mizuki, commemorating the centennial anniversary of his birth. The late Mizuki, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 93, remains a revered figure in the world of manga. As part of this commemorative project, a brand-new Akuma Kun anime is set to premiere on Netflix on November 9.
In addition to this innovative anime, the franchise is set to unveil “Kitarō Tanjō: Gegege no Nazo (Kintarō Birth: The Mystery of Gegege),” a captivating anime film, as part of a quartet of significant projects. Japanese audiences can look forward to its release on November 17.
This latest installment comes on the heels of the sixth television anime iteration of GeGeGe no Kitarō, which made its debut in April 2018, taking over the time slot previously occupied by Dragon Ball Super. With a remarkable run spanning 97 episodes, the series concluded its broadcast in March 2020, with Crunchyroll offering simultaneous streaming during its airing.
Source | Toei Animation