Hakaba Kitarō

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Call me a newfag or whatever, but I really can't figure out what this series is about. I understand there's a million different shows, movies, and several mangas. I decided to watch the first episode of the newest show. I get that it's about some boy whose some sort of "mononoke," some sort of ghost thing.
That's pretty much all I understand.
Basically, what is this series like? Does he go on adventures or some shit? What's the plot? I've googled, I've wiki'd, I've ANN'd, I've ANF'd, but all I can find is what the various animes were about, and almost nothing about the newest ones. I can't find even a basic plot summery for the original manga.

tl;lr: plot whar? Particularly for the *newest* one.