GeGeGe no Kitaro (2007) – Episode 02 (plus links to 03-45!)






Back in 2008-2009, SkewedS Translations and Order of Zeronos subtitled the first five episodes of the fifth (and at that time, the most recent) series of GeGeGe no Kitaro. At that time I was making steady progress on subtitling the first series (the black and white episodes from 1968). So when Order of Zeronos dropped out of the project, I contacted SkewedS and we arranged to continue the fifth series together as a joint project. Scripts for episodes 6 and 7 were translated and in various stages of editing and typesetting. But SkewedS was busy working on Sukeban Deka I and other projects, and TSHS was busy working on Sukeban Deka II and other projects, so the fifth series of Kitaro ended up on the back burner, going on an extended hiatus some time around 2010.

In 2012 I was contacted by Hokuto no Gun, who volunteered to help out with the first series, and most of my other GeGeGe projects (series 2 & 4, and the movies) have been joint projects with them ever since then. And then of course there’s series 3, which ran on the Hawaiian pay-cable station Nippon Golden Network years ago with somewhat rudimentary English subtitles. Thanks to old VHS recordings provided by Dougo13 and Laurine, I’ve been able to share many of those as well.

Fast forward to 2018. GeGeGe no Kitaro has long been popular in Japan, and they’ve been consistently making a new anime series every decade since the 1960s. So of course the 2010s were no exception, and 2018 was the perfect year for Toei to release the sixth series, as it was the 50th anniversary of the original series from 1968. The new series is still going strong in Japan, a subtitled version has been licensed for streaming in North America by Crunchyroll, and in some other countries by Wakanim.

SkewedS decided to pick up the 2007 series again, and released a revised version of episode 1. Now in 2019 we’ve joined forces again, with SkewedS and TSHS working together from episode 2 onward. Be warned, there are a few typos in this episode that I caught too late to fix for this release, but they’re mostly pretty minor (a space missing from one line, an extra space in another, a missing comma, etc.) These will eventually be fixed when we get to a batch release.

Series 5 (2007) [SkewedS-TSHS] Episode 2 links:
Softsubbed AVC 10-bit from Nyaa or Mega
Softsubbed HEVC 10-bit from Nyaa or Mega
Hardsubbed AVC 8-bit from Nyaa or Mega

Series 5 (2007) [SkewedS] Episode 1 links:
Softsubbed AVC 10-bit from Nyaa or Mega
Softsubbed HEVC 10-bit from Nyaa or Mega
Hardsubbed AVC 8-bit from Nyaa or Mega

It also turns out that nis-aihara was very busy in the Kitaro anime anniversary year of 2018, creating fan subtitled versions of episodes 6-18 and 20-45 (episode 19, the Kappa story, had already been subtitled by a group called Oedipus back in the late 2000s). So SkewedS has put together batches of episodes 3-45 from these different sources, which can be found here:
Episodes 3-5 [OZ-SkewedS] v1 Hardsubbed AVC 8-bit from Mega
Episodes 6-45 [nis-aihara & Oedipus (ep19)] Hardsubbed AVC 8-bit from Mega
Megapack of 3-45 from Nyaa

Also, I might as well post the links to the older series here as well:

Series 1 (1968) [TSHS] Nyaa links: 01-12 [TSHS-Hokuto no Gun]: 13  14  20

Series 1 (1968) Mega links: 01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  20

Series 2 (1971) [TSHS-HnG] Nyaa links: 01  02

Series 2 (1971) [TSHS-HnG] Mega links: 01  02

Series 3 (1985) [VHS rips from NGN]: Nyaa  Mega

Series 4 (1996) [TSHS-HnG] Nyaa links: 01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08

Series 4 (1996) [TSHS-HnG] Mega links: 01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08

Movies [TSHS-HnG] Nyaa links: 01  02  07  08  09

Movies [TSHS-HnG] Mediafire links: 01  02  07  08  09

SkewedS and TSHS had originally been planning to work on revisions of episodes 3-5 and finalizing our old subtitles of 6-7 that never got released. However, with this huge batch of 2007 episodes now released, we’ve decided it makes more sense to forge ahead with episode 46, and go back to the revisions once a few newer episodes have been completed. And of course older episodes and movies from TSHS and Hokuto no Gun are still in the works. Stay tuned…

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7 Responses to GeGeGe no Kitaro (2007) – Episode 02 (plus links to 03-45!)

  1. Juan says:

    Rightious work! I got pulled in by the new series, and now am working my way back. Thanks!

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  2. Someone says:

    Nanto, are we going to see more episodes subbed for the 2nd Kitarou series? Only 2 eps have currently been released?


  3. George Zapata says:

    I hope you can give us the whole season (100 episodes) of Gegege No Kitaro (2007). I really love your work and Im very grateful.


  4. Emily says:

    Hi Nanto, I was watching the 2007 Kitaro series with my friend and noticed that some more episodes (47-51 + 56-59) are available on 9anime. The quality is most definitely pointing to them being from nis-aihara. I have no idea where 9anime got these episodes, as I don’t know where they are originally from. The disqus page you linked to nis-aihara is broken and I have no idea if they can be found anywhere else. Do you know if they can be found anywhere else? I would really think they subbed episode 52-55 too but don’t know if I can even find the group anymore. Also thought this would interest you, since you are also kind of still working on these episodes.


  5. Nanto says:

    Thank you very much for that information, Emily! I will have to check out those episodes on 9anime.

    I actually do know a lot of people in other fan subtitling groups, but I don’t know nis-aihara. They still have a Pinterest page, and a YouTube channel (albeit with no videos posted). I will ask around and see if I can find someone who has current contact info


    • Emily says:

      Thank you, please let me know if you find any better ways to contact them! I will try messaging them on those platforms 🙂
      By the way, do you have a discord group?


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