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The Resource Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro, Kitaro the vampire slayer, translated by Zack Davisson

Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro, Kitaro the vampire slayer, translated by Zack Davisson

Label
Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro, Kitaro the vampire slayer
Title
Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro
Title part
Kitaro the vampire slayer
Statement of responsibility
translated by Zack Davisson
Title variation
Kitaro the vampire slayer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Brit-pop meets Japanese folklore as Shigeru Mizuki summons equal parts humour, spookiness, and sheer absurdity Kitaro the Vampire Slayer is the fifth volume in Shigeru Mizuki's bizarre stories about a yokai boy and his entourage of otherworldly friends. One of the most popular Kitaro tales, the title story pits Kitaro and his family against a Beatles-inspired mop-topped, guitar-playing vampire named Erit and his castle of horrors. In an unexpected twist-spoiler alert!-Kitaro meets his demise, but even death is hardly enough to keep our favorite yokai boy down. Along with the villainous vampire, Kitaro faces a trio of monsters straight from Japanese folklore. Mizuki often pulled from classic Japanese folk tales for inspiration, as shown in these three stories. A certain serpent and temple bell appear in "The Phantom Steam Engine," then it's onto a bird-like creature with a big beak in "Ubume," and Kitaro had better not look behind him when the Ushiro Gami comes to town. The four stories in this volume are collected from the late '60s golden age of Gegege no Kitaro. Appearing in English for the first time, this kid-friendly edition is translated by Mizuki-scholar Zack Davisson and includes bonus features like "Yokai Files," where we are introduced to Japan's folklore monsters, and the fifth installment of the "History of Kitaro" essay by Davisson. For fans of quirky horror, Kitaro the Vampire Slayer is not one to miss!
Related
Cataloging source
PABRO
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Mizuki, Shigeru
Dewey number
741.5/952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 14-19
  • 9-12
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
PZ7.7.M59
LC item number
Shi 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davisson, Zack
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kitarō
  • Kitarō
  • Y?kai (Japanese folklore)
  • Y?kai (Japanese folklore)
  • Graphic novels
  • COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Vampires
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro, Kitaro the vampire slayer, translated by Zack Davisson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781770463011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990288081
  • (OCoLC)ocn990288081
  • 2642644
Label
Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro, Kitaro the vampire slayer, translated by Zack Davisson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781770463011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990288081
  • (OCoLC)ocn990288081
  • 2642644

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