Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro

Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro

Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon

Graphic Novel - 2016
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Kitaro is a fun, eerie romp into Japan's supernatural world. - -School Library Journal, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens The second in a seven-volume series of the best of Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro comics, designed with a kid-friendly format and price point!

Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon is the second volume in the adventures of Shigeru Mizuki's bizarre yokai boy Kitaro and his gaggle of otherworldly friends. These seven stories date from the golden age of Gegege no Kitaro , when Mizuki had perfected the balance of folklore, comedy, and horror that made Kitaro one of Japan's most beloved characters.

In Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon , Kitaro and his father, Medama Oyaji, face off against one of their most powerful enemies - the self-styled Yokai Supreme Commander known as Nurarihyon. Over the course of this volume, Kitaro takes on the swamp-dwelling Sawa Kozo, the mysterious Diamond Yokai, and the sea giant called Umizato, and wages a double feature of battles against the bizarre Odoro Odoro. Finally, Kitaro journeys to hell itself in the infamous and surreal story "Hell Ride."

In addition to more than 150 pages of Mizuki's all-ages monster fun, Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon includes bonus materials: "Yokai Files" that introduce Japan's folklore monsters and a "History of Kitaro" essay by the translator Zack Davisson. If you found the world of yokai fascinating in The Birth of Kitaro , you will find even more to love in Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon !
Publisher: Montréal :, Drawn & Quarterly,, 2016, ©2016.
Edition: First paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781770462366
Branch Call Number: YA GRAPHIX MIZ
Characteristics: 184 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Davisson, Zack - Translator
Alternative Title: Kitaro meets Nurarihyon


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Jul 19, 2018

After reading this cartoon you might realize men are probably more superstitious than women. The author was 32 when he started his career and basically created or at least helped make it famous: the manga. So in this story the one who looks like a kid isn’t human and can live through anything but guess what; his dad is a bipedal eyeball. You haven’t seen the other sides of Japanese culture if you haven’t read some of this work; stories of scary and humorous otherworldly energies will always have a place in the human psyche. You see that?

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