Gegege no Kitarô (Kitaro) Reviews
haha i like kitaro but this is not who i imagined actually lol
CG was good too
gotta find pt 2 now
The eyeball and
KITARO is a nice idea very poorly executed.
After being advertised as some kind of Asian revision of BEETLEJUICE, I was disappointed that there really is nothing here for adults to get into at all. At best the (admittedly poor) CGI and action sequences will keep kids under 8 entertained for about 45 minutes until even the action is stretched to breaking point by the tenuously thin plot, which stubbornly refuses to go anywhere for the first hour. By that point it's my guess that most people will have either turned off the telly or turned off their minds and resigned themselves to tedium.
Overall this film does nothing new or interesting with the material available and thus ends up as a pretty pointless film remake of some interesting cartoons.
I did like some of the costumes so it gets another star for them.
There are a lot of great man-in-suite-monsters, it seems Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro anime sprung out to life!
Eiji Wentz is as hands
The movie is based around the tv anime series, and its understandable why many would prefer that. Taking place in modern times and Yokai co-existing with humans. Well mostly because there are the issues that happen between the two.
Kitaro gets mixed up with a boy whose father accidentally steals a precious stone that could disrupt balance.
The romance between Kitaro, and the older sister is teetering on corny, but i am a girl so I guess it makes it bias because i enjoyed it. But it ended badly because the girl and Kitaro ended up separating due to them being so different.
The special effects are to be admired, since it is an anime live action it has to be a little awkward for most adults to enjoy, though its not true that they are low budget.
The story all in all was amazing, and it is a good introductory to yokai themed stories and anime.