Ranked #946

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
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films, Discotek
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 14,461 users)
Ranked: #9462
Popularity: #1317
Members: 31,678
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After the tragic loss of their mother, Satsuki Miyanoshita and her little brother Keiichirou find themselves attending the local elementary school of their mother’s hometown. Satsuki soon discovers that her mother had once fought against evil spirits and compiled a book to help against these threats. With the help of her mother’s book, Satsuki and Keiichirou, along with their friends Hajime Aoyama, Reo Kakinoki and Momoko Koigakubo, face the supernatural phenomena around them.

Gakkou no Kaidan or Ghost Stories is a mysterious horror anime set in a small town full of restless spirits. It’s up to a small group of friends (and their pet cat) to force the ghosts to rest in peace once again.


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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
Kosaka, Harume
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ayres, Greg
Ayres, Greg
Auten, Christine
Auten, Christine

More episodes Episodes(19/19)

Episode Title Aired
1 Tonight, the Spirits Will Be Resurrected!! Amanojaku
Konya Rei-tachi ga Yomigaeru!! Amanojaku (今夜霊達が甦る!! 天の邪鬼)
Oct 22, 2000
2 A Hand Reaches Out From the Toilet... Akagami Aogami
Toilet Kara Tekubi ga... Akagami Aogami (トイレから手首が… 赤紙青紙)
Oct 29, 2000
3 The Curtain Is Raised!! The Cursed School Fine Arts Festival Kutabe!!
Kaien!! Noroi no Gakugeikai Kutabe!! (開演!! 呪いの学芸会 くたべ!!)
Nov 12, 2000
4 Requiem from the Dead: Elise
Shisha Kara no Requiem: Elise (死者からの鎮魂歌 エリーゼ)
Nov 19, 2000
5 The Blood-Soaked School Sports Festival: Datto!!
Chi Nura Reta Taiikusai: Datto!! (血塗られた体育祭 だっと!!)
Nov 26, 2000

Opening Theme

"Grow Up" by Hysteric Blue

Ending Theme

"sexy sexy" by CASCADE

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May 18, 2008
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
People with no sense of humor have tried to bury this series from the 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 is 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, 2015
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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Aug 8, 2015
Going into this series, anyone should know that the dub and the sub of this show are drastically different. The sub is probably more serious, and the dub is complete crack. So of course, I watched the dub version.
Ive done my fair share of watching serious animes. But once in a while its nice to sit back and relax with something light. Trust me, if you just want to laugh for half an hour, then Ghost Stories is what you want.

Story? what story? This show has the plot of an abrigged series you'd find on youtube.
To me there was a certain formula to watching 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: Jigoku Sensei Nube
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. 
reportRecommended by raden__
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: Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa Shin: Hanako-san ga Kita!!
The same setting about horror in school, even the plot and story is different. but its worth to be wached. 
reportRecommended by Retatsu

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