We’ve officially started the Spring 2018 anime season and I’m taste testing the first episodes of as many anime as I can before committing to my watch list. So what did I think of GeGeGe No Kitaro?
This first episode very much reminded me of the old Addams Family TV show. The cheesy opening theme that somehow gets stuck in your head, the weird creatures and just the general tone all just kind of felt very nostalgic. Of course, this went for a far more action based climax in the end but it did do that usual once they defeat the bad guy everything returns to normal kind of conclusion. I always find that a bit of a cheat in a story given if someone was turned into a tree I somehow doubt defeating the thing that planted the seed would undo that.
That said, this was actually a kind of fun first watch. Nothing to take overly seriously, and so far no overall story of note given this was a strictly set up a monster of the week and introduce the title character affair. There’s a lot of growth potential with this set up but we’ll have to wait and see what it does. Still, I tend to enjoy stories about yokai so I’m probably adding this one to my watch list regardless.
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