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Kaidan Restaurant

Kaidan Restaurant

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Thriller Restaurant
Japanese: 怪談レストラン


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2009 to Jun 8, 2010
Producers: Toei Animation
Duration: 19 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.431 (scored by 2447 users)
Ranked: #17432
Popularity: #2439
Members: 7,987
Favorites: 35
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TV Asahi announced a new kids anime "Kaidan Restaurant (Thriller Restaurant)" based on a picture book. Each episode will consist of three stories or "dishes": the appetizer, the main dish, and dessert. The first two "dishes" will deal with an ordinary sixth-grade schoolgirl named Ako Ozara and the bizarre occurrences that befall her classmates. The third "dish" will be a standalone short ghost story told by Ako and her friends.

Characters & Voice Actors

Komoto, Shou
Komoto, Shou
Yuuki, Hiro
Yuuki, Hiro
Ozora, Ako
Ozora, Ako
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Lee, Ji Yeong
Lee, Ji Yeong
Sakuma, Reiko
Sakuma, Reiko
Asano, Masumi
Asano, Masumi
Lee, Myeong seon
Lee, Myeong seon
Garcon, Ghastly
Garcon, Ghastly
Hirata, Hiroaki
Hirata, Hiroaki
Kim, Jang
Kim, Jang


Hatano, Morio
Episode Director
Theme Song Performance
Tsujita, Kunio
Color Design
Satou, Michio
Key Animation

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Jan 25, 2010
The first episodes haven't impressed me much - they were nor annoying, nor special. But for some reason I continued watching and unexpectedly began to enjoy it. I can't say I've ever liked ghost stories and stuff and, fortunately, it didn't matter - 'cause the stories told in this anime aren't scary at all. In fact, it's not the storytelling which makes you watch this show. As for me, I was delighted by the number of various myths and legends collected in these episodes: I've even recognised 2 russian fairytales, which are very familiar to me 'cause I'm from Ukraine :) So it's one read more
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Dec 25, 2009
Kids anime? Based on my opinion as a 15 year old im against the fact that this is kids anime. At a first glance it doesnt seem all that scary,but i was mistaken.When i watched the first episode, it pretty much creeped me out so i watched the next and then the next and the next and the next.
Each episode is split into 3 sections.The two stories will be about ako and weird phenomenons that happen to her and her friends.The 3rd part will be aghost story told by ako and her friends.
Some may just be a little weird and creepy but to be honest read more
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Mar 1, 2014
+ story variety
+ surprisingly enjoyable
- "is this really from 2009?" visuals
- some annoying stereotypic characters
- ass-pulls

Story is about 3 middle schoolers telling or experiencing some classic japanese horror stories. Each episode is split in 3 parts, something that happens to them, something they tell and 1-2 minute short. When you see horror tag in anime, it usually means a lot of blood or human torture. Your classic horror movies often rely on on jump scares - woman walks down the dark halway of her house with only flashlight, nothing but her footsteps are heard, suddenly killer appears behind her with loud "bang" ambience and you read more
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May 29, 2012
by the name thriller restaurant, you'd think it's another one of the spooky shows that airs on TV. when you see the cover, you'll be thinking again, "is this even scary?". personally, i don't think it is that freaky at first, but after watching the next episodes, i've finally decided, it IS freaky.

thriller restaurant is different from most anime shows out there.
at every episode, the ghastly garcon of the thriller restaurant establishment would introduce to us their three lovely exquisite dishes that turns out to be a story-telling session by our main protagonists: anko, our megane-chan heroine, shou, the calm and collected ghost-loving blonde and read more
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a group of kids involved with ghosts and spirits. both series only have a small amount of horror but still entertaining to watch
Both anime deals with ghost stories, they might be a little funny at times, but still scary.
Stories are told in that same calm manner, like typical Japanese ghost storytellers do. There is little drama in the narration which is good, since it lets the anticipation build up slowly and the mind gets to run around freely on its own.

That's how I like my ghost stories.

However, in Ayakashi, the stunning visuals speak for themselves. In Kaidan Restaurant, your imagination is merely aided along by the friendly subtle scenes which comes across as creepy rather than full-blown scary.
Both of them Have Unique Episode...
Each Episode is Different Story
Linked by Occult and Funny

Kaidan restaurant typically would have 3 short occult stories per episode:
The 2 main dishes vary in style and are often quite funny and a little bit scary.
The last dessert is often more scary. Though kids oriented, the stories remain interesting for occult fans.

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin is more `gaggy` with better animation and plot.
It has a lot of ideas in one main story: black magic, time traveling, supernatural power, aliens. Stuff happening in 1999 will be affecting human's future in 2012.

I would approximate the ratio of entertainment to be 3:7
both this anime take a place in the restaurant, but Kaidan restaurant is creepy and have a horror genre than Working!!

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Ending Theme

"Lost Boy" by SEAMO

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