FUNimation’s sister company, BCI, will be bringing the 2007 GeGeGe no Kitaro live-action film to North America later this year. The film will be available on DVD on October 28 (just in time for a Kitaro-themed Halloween party!), with the Blu-ray edition coming out on November 18. Fans of monsters and the supernatural or, perhaps, Shigeru Mizuki’s original manga, should look forward to what some have called the most visually spectacular big-screen adaptation of the legendary series. Director Katsuhide Motoki (Drugstore Girl) is also helming the sequel, GeGeGe no KitarÅ: The Thousand-Year-Curse Song
BCI’s page offers up the following plot description if you’re still curiously unfamiliar:
In modern-day Japan, the worlds of the humans and the yokai often collide, and usually not in the most pleasant of manners.
Half-human and half-yokai, one-eyed Kitaro (Wentz Eiji) lives with his eyeball father and his bickering friends, Nezumi Otoko (Oizumi Yo) and Neko Musume (Tanaka Rena), in Gegege Forest where he dedicates his time to maintaining peace between humans and yokai.
But when a magical ball of power ends up in the wrong hands, Kitaro must recover it or both worlds could fall into grave danger.