Ranked #905

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
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.761 (scored by 13,155 users)
Ranked: #9052
Popularity: #1345
Members: 28,511
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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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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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Nov 26, 2015
I don't know how this fell into my pilots watchlist, but I'm so happy it did. I can't believe there haven't been more animes dubbed quite like this one. This is one of those shows you need to watch the English dub of, I'll explain in a sec why.

Gakkou no Kaidan (Ghost Stories) is a pretty tame, predictable show about kids in school that accidentally release a bunch of ghosts and have to put them all back to sleep. Yeah, I know, it doesn't sound that memorable, but it's actually one of the best comedies I've seen in years and by far the most memorable.
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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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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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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.
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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
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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 
reportRecommended by sesgel
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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: 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: 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: 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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