The 1971 series is the only one to be a straight sequel, rather than a "reboot." Kitaro's adventures continue in color, with the "the "Kitaro Family" of recurring characters appearing more often. This sequel series features most of the same voice cast (including such legends as Masako Nozawa as Kitaro) and some of the same production crew as the original series. The character designs are a bit different, and the show's use of color is quite creative for the time, although some of the flesh tones can look a little odd.
Here's a new episode "Yokai Court," as well as remastered versions of the first two episodes we released a few years back. I wish that groovy organ song from the Yokai Dance was much longer. Better yet if it had words, like a Japanese version of a novelty song ala "Monster Mash."