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Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008)

Gegege no Kitarô: Sennen noroi uta (original title)
Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to ... See full summary »

Director:

Katsuhide Motoki

Writers:

Mitsuhiko Sawamura, Shigeru Mizuki (characters)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eiji Wentz Eiji Wentz ... Gegege no Kitarô (as Eiji Uentsu)
Kii Kitano ... Kaede Hiramoto
Rena Tanaka ... Neko Musume
Yô Ôizumi ... Nezumi Otoko
Isamu Tanonaka Isamu Tanonaka ... Medama Oyaji (voice)
Kanpei Hazama Kanpei Hazama ... Konaki Jijii
Shinobu Terajima ... Nure Onna - Nami
Ji-seob So ... Yasha (as Jisobu So)
Shirô Sano ... Jakotsu Babaa
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Ido Sennin
Masato Hagiwara Masato Hagiwara ... Umihito
Shigeru Muroi Shigeru Muroi ... Sunakake Babaa
Ken Ogata Ken Ogata ... Nurarihyon
Yûho Yamashita Yûho Yamashita ... Buchou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroto Araki Hiroto Araki
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Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to resolve the problems that arise when human and Yokai collide in modern-day Japan. This time Kitaro and his friends are investigating a series of mysterious disappearances. They stumble upon a yokai conspiracy and a cursed cycle that dates back 1000 years. Written by Doodle210

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 July 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gegege no Kitarô 2 See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,885,772
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the parting scene of Kaede and Kitaro, Kaede boards a bus. This bus is run by a bus company in Yamanashi prefecture: this is the area where Mt. Fuji is located. See more »

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Follows Kitaro (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaze tachinu
Performed by Ataru Nakamura
Courtesy of Avex Trax
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Superb fantasy from Japan
31 July 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Although the movie is based on a comic character by Shigeru Mizuki, that first appeared in the '60s, this version of Kitaro has a very modern feel to it.

CG is beautiful, and action sequence is better done than most Japanese movies I've seen. The original Kitaro comic was bit of horror story with comical characters, this movie is more like a fantasy. The movie is not a complete stand alone piece in my opinion, because Kitaro's comic characters appear without any introduction such as his father (who's just an eye ball with little body), Ittan Momen (A piece of long cloth that's alive and flys through air), Nurikabe, Sunakake Babaa, Neko Onna, and Nezumi Otoko. It would help understand the story better if you had prior knowledge of all their abilities, and quirks.

The movie captures the cute and ridiculous elements of Kitaro very well. It also adds the dynamic action sequence that's truly exciting. I could say that Japanese movie of this genre has truly come of age with this one.

Even if you are not familiar with the original comic, you can enjoy the movie like you can enjoy Harry Potter movies without reading Harry Potter books. Delightful comic horror from Japan that's worth watching.


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