Ranked #918
Gakkou no Kaidan

Gakkou no Kaidan

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 19
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 2000 to Mar 25, 2001
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #9182
Popularity: #1339
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakao, Ryuusei
Nakao, Ryuusei
Koigakubo, Momoko
Koigakubo, Momoko
Sakuma, Kumi
Sakuma, Kumi
Aoyama, Hajime
Aoyama, Hajime
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako
Miyanoshita, Keiichirou
Miyanoshita, Keiichirou
Mamiya, Kurumi
Mamiya, Kurumi


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

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Episodes  0 / 19
Aired  Oct 22, 2000 to Mar 25, 2001
Status  Finished Airing
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May 18, 2008 7:27 AM
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 1:54 PM
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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Apr 23, 7:59 AM
This is the DUB review (the sub would be about 2-4 out of 10) so I'm going to make this quick. This anime is a gem that everyone needs to see. It is the only official Abridged Series. For real guys it's absurdly funny, the voice acting is top-notch and, surprisingly, the characters are more solid in the dub where it is a parody of the original show (Momoko is a fucking goddess).
Even though not all episodes are funny, this show is a must for every anime fans.

And please don't watch it sub, it's an abomination.
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Mar 26, 2014 8:02 PM
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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Anime: Ghost Hunt
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.  
reportRecommended by leonmcnicol
Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou
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. :) 
reportRecommended by MaeShareaza
Anime: Kaidan Restaurant
a group of kids involved with ghosts and spirits. both series only have a small amount of horror but still entertaining to watch 
reportRecommended by sesgel
Anime: Crayon Shin-chan
Kids' shows turned comedies. ADV rewrote Ghost Stories and FUNimation rewrote Crayon Shin-chan for Adult Swim. Both dubs are packed with political incorrectness and comical one-liners. 
reportRecommended by hellogoodbye
Anime: Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
- 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. 
reportRecommended by Gandalfsbeard
Anime: Re-Kan!
Similarity :
A group of highschool student involved with ghosts and spirits

Different :
GnK focus on capturing ghost with dark horror atmosphere
Re-kan is more light comedy parody 
reportRecommended by Hidayat246

Opening Theme

"Grow Up" by Hysteric Blue

Ending Theme

"Sexy Sexy" by Cascade

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