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Gakkou no Kaidan

Gakkou no Kaidan

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Stories
Synonyms: Ghosts at School
Japanese: 学校の怪談

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 2000 to Aug 24, 2001
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 10566 users)
Ranked: #8882
Popularity: #1339
Members: 22,031
Favorites: 215
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

horror supernatural

Synopsis

Kids and ghosts. When young Satsuki finds an old book of spells from her passed away mother, she gains the power to fight ghosts that are haunting her new school. With the help of her friends, and of a really wicked devil cat, she must protect everyone around her or be haunted for ever more.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Sequel: Gakkou no Kaidan SP
Side story: Gakkou no Kaidan: New Year's Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Amanojaku
Amanojaku
Main
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Nakao, Ryuusei
Mungle, Rob
English
Mungle, Rob
...
Aoyama, Hajime
Aoyama, Hajime
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
...
Kakinoki, Reo
Kakinoki, Reo
Main
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Tsumura, Makoto
Japanese
Tsumura, Makoto
...
Koigakubo, Momoko
Koigakubo, Momoko
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Sakuma, Kumi
Japanese
Sakuma, Kumi
...

Staff

Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Sound Director
Auten, Christine
Script
Ayres, Greg
Script
Kageyama, Shigenori
Storyboard



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May 18, 2008
KaworutheProphet
What I've edited on the wikipedia article on a few occasions was the reason ADV didn't do a dub that directly translated the original version, I've sited sources and still it was taken down for some reason. It was the fact that they did this that made so many people try to bury the series before it was released. Hate for ADV came left and right if you mentioned "Ghost Stories" or "Gakko no Kaiden" (School Ghost Stories), This was the dub that no hardcore anime fan wanted to see succeed. While some threw hateful comments, others were just plain confused. read more
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Jan 5, 2009
deathangel521
People with no sense of humor have tried to bury this series from he start, and ADV got major heat for it's off the cuff dub of what was a pretty crappy anime in it's original form. ADV gave the voice actors license to say whatever the hell they wanted provided it matched the lip flap and kept some semblance of a story on track. I nearly peed myself the first time I saw this! If you want silly fun than this if for you. If your one of these hypocritical anime snobs who prefers dubs which strip away Japanese culture and subtle nuance but read more
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Mar 26, 2014
Bakaoid2112
Gakkou no Kaidan is a very hilarious anime. I had the pleasure of watching it dubbed and the comedy is in it is excellent, for me it is the best part, and what made this anime such a pleasure to watch. It is full of pop culture references and one liners, making nods to every thing from politics to celebrities.

As far as story goes, it doesn't change past, the kids encounter a ghost, and fight it off, but even with its static story, it remains entertaining and never becomes dull.

The character development also remains static, none of the characters really venture past the stereotypes that read more
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Sep 23, 2013
kitphiroth
This is simply an amazing anime, ahaha. I cannot help but laugh at every joke, every poke on this anime as I watch it. You can tell it didn't even try to go after it's original script, but that was the beauty of it, they made something boring into a comedy.

If you have a sense of humor, just watch it, you won't be disappointed. Just, the whole anime just makes you laugh as a whole and if you are watching it to be a serious dub? Then don't bother, it's not something most people would even watch. If you read more
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Recommendations

a group of kids involved with ghosts and spirits. both series only have a small amount of horror but still entertaining to watch
The lead characters have inherited a book that belonged to their deceased mother/grandmother and that it has something to do with ghosts, spirits and the like. :)
Main theme of the supernatural and other occult occurrences in both series but Ghost Hunt has a more eerie feel and less comedic situation than Ghost Stories.

Ghost Stories focuses more on Japanese supernatural and folklore while Ghost Hunt on murders and some para-psychology ideas.
Both story anime is about sealing ghost or evil spirit who wandering with guide from books, phantom books in Dantalian no Shoka and an old diary in Ghost Stories.
- Both anime's are about kids who take an interest in the supernatural things going on around them.

- Both have a slight amount of Horror.

- They're both really exciting.
Jigoku sensei nube and Gokkou no kaidan similar with paranormal and about ghost stories in japan.. and both have a comedy too and about school too.

Opening Theme

"Grow Up" by Hysteric Blue

Ending Theme

"Sexy Sexy" by Cascade

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