Kitaro Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon GN (2016 Drawn and Quarterly) comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Shigeru Mizuki. Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon is the second volume in the adventures of Shigeru Mizuki's bizarre yokai boy Kitaro and his gaggle of otherworldly friends. These seven stories date from the golden age of Gegege no Kitaro, when Mizuki had perfected the balance of folklore, comedy, and horror that made Kitaro one of Japan's most beloved characters. In addition to more than 150 pages of Mizuki's all-ages monster fun, Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon includes bonus materials: "Yokai Files" that introduce Japan's folklore monsters and a "History of Kitaro" essay by translator Zack Davisson. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 176 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $12.95.