In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of classic youkai (i.e. Japanese spirits/demons) series “Gegege no Kitaro” originally created by ‘Youkai Master’ Shigeru Mizuki, Tokyo-based mori-girl style fashion brand “Favorite” that specialises in whimsically-designed one-piece dresses have collaborated with the production committee of the classic series’ 6th anime season and revealed an all-new delightful range of one-piece outfits and dresses that are neither ghostly nor scary – in fact just the opposite of! Because they are simply adorable to behold!
This time round’s collaboration outfits took inspirational basis from six characters – the protagonist Kitaro Hakaba (lit. ‘Kitaro of the Graveyard’) and his dad Medama-Oyaji (lit. ‘Eyeball-Dad’); Neko Musume (lit. ‘Cat Girl’) whom supposedly seem to have romantic interest for Kitaro in nearly all of the anime and live-action movie adaptations; Sunakake-baba (lit. ‘Sand-throwing Hag’); Nezumi-Otoko (lit. ‘Rat Man) and a new original character added in the new 6th season adaptation of the anime series – Agnes the Witch from the Western Youkai Realm. Let’s now take a look at the clothing/outfits inspired by these characters!
Kitaro-image hoodie parka-&-vest (unisex) – JPY 15,649
Kitaro-image loose sleeve one-piece (unisex) – JPY 15,649
Kitaro-inspired one-piece casual kimono (unisex) – JPY 22,658
Medama-Oyaji inspired loose-fit unisex hoodie parka – JPY 15,649
Neko-musume inspired full-skirted pinafore dress – JPY 16,178
Sunakake-baba inspired casual kimono-dress – JPY 22,658
Nezumi-Otoko inspired casual lounging room-wear (unisex) – JPY 14,018
Agnes the Witch-inspired full-skirted overcoat – JPY 20,498
Since “Gegege no Kitaro” is originally an educational series to targeting to teach kids about Japanese folklore and youkais, three of the collaboration outfit are also available in child-size (for kids 100cm ~ 120cm)! They are:
- Kitaro-image hoodie parka-&-vest (child-size) – JPY 13,489
- Medama-Oyaji inspired loose-fit unisex hoodie parka (child-size) – JPY 10,249
- Neko-Musume inspired full-skirted pinafore dress – JPY 12,938
All the outfits in the “Gegege no Kitaro” x “Favorite” series are made-to-order. Orders may be made via the clothing brand’s collaboration special website; completed orders will be shipped out scheduled ETA mid-to-late December 2018. Non-Japanese fans/customers may engage a proxy shopping/shipping service should they wish to order these delightful clothing series!
Source – Comic Natalie