And after the nation changing events of episode 12, we’re back to exactly how things were before as if someone hit the reset. That was disappointing.
I wonder if the fact that everyone now knows about yokai will remain a thing or if people will go back to their ordinary lives after this episode?
While I get that episodic shows are prone to resets, it seemed like episode 11 and 12 introduced what could have been a very interesting element into future events by having the ordinary lives of people seriously and publicly disrupted by yokai. And yet, GeGeGe no Kitaro chooses to abandon dealing with that plot line and instead we’re back to Ratman scheming and Kitaro doing his hero thing with everyone else just back to their ordinary, oblivious lives.
While this episode was still pretty solid for this series, the let-down of what might have been a really fascinating story path being ignored weighed heavily on me and I found myself just a little less engaged. It didn’t help that the moral this week was about as subtle as a brick to the face. That said though, the episode isn’t any worse than any of the earlier ones and taken by itself, quite enjoyable.
- Episode 12: Grand Scale Fight
- Episode 11: An Exciting Cliff-Hanger; Just Don’t Watch The Next Episode Preview
- Episode 10: School Mysteries
- Episode 9: A Fairly Dry Episode
- Episode 8: Haunted Mirrors and Tombstones = Fun
- Episode 7: Ghosts on a Train, Classic.
- Episode 6: It’s Sad When There’s No Villain
- Episode 5: Rat Man Really Doesn’t Learn
- Episode 4: A More Traditional Walk Through A Forest
- Episode 3: Aww, He Can Make Human Friends Too.
- Episode 2: Monster Friends Defeat Monster of the Week
- GeGeGe No Kitaro First Impressions
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