Kitaro sums it up nicely at the end of this episode when he points out that human malice is way scarier than any yokai. In episode 7, GeGeGe no Kitaro serves up a fairly decent anime ghost train episode. I'm a sucker for a well told ghost story and this episode delivers well managing to … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 7: Ghosts on a Train, Classic.
No villainous yokai this week, just a misunderstood kitten and that makes this episode of this anime pretty tragic to watch even if it is a story we've all seen before. The yokai of the week this week is so incredibly cute. It is really hard to see where this story goes because ultimately this … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 6: It’s Sad When There’s No Villain
I've often wondered why villains or gray characters in kid friendly shows seem so persistently thick and don't learn their lesson. Now anime presents me with a character I can look at and wonder what on earth do they think will be the outcome of their next plan? There's little to say in regards to … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 5: Rat Man Really Doesn’t Learn
Previously, this anime had been mixing new technology with yokai legends. Episode 4 takes us on a far more traditional walk. GeGeGe no Kitaro has done a pretty good job of bringing yokai into modern Japan with stories using smart phones and idols as major plot points. This episode moves away from that as Mana's … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 4: A More Traditional Walk Through A Forest
How many morals and messages can one anime episode pack in? GeGeGe No Kitaro episode 3 is working hard to find out that answer. Episode 3 of this anime maintains the cute and family friendly version of horror with just enough tension to make it interesting without ever actually crossing into disturbing (unless yokai disturb … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 3: Aww, He Can Make Human Friends Too.
Want a dose of family friendly supernatural anime? GeGeGe No Kitaro might be what you are looking for. The cheesy and cutesy kid friendly horror continues in this second episode as Kitaro wakes up after being struck by an arrow in episode 1 and almost immediately embarks on tracking down another yokai who has made … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 2: Monster Friends Defeat Monster of the Week
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 … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro First Impressions
Review: While the first OVA didn't really do all that much for me in terms of bringing on the usual Natsume feels, this second one kind of nails what I love about Natsume. While the focus of the story is on a girl who rescued an owl and ended up in possession of a ring … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Roku OVA 2
Okay, fairly late on this one, but I finally watched the OVA. I'll check out the second one fairly soon and review as well. Review: Once again Natsume comes across a yokai who asks a favour of him and Natsume complies. I kind of felt the story this time lacked much in the way of … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Roku OVA 1
Having spent the last two weeks looking at favourite yokai characters I am now looking at my top 5 favourite anime that contain yokai. There probably won't be any surprises on this list given where my favourite yokai characters came from, but here we go anyway. I have avoided any anime that is more focused … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Yokai Anime