Ranked #510

Ghost Hunt

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Hunt
Japanese: ゴーストハント


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2006 to Mar 28, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.001 (scored by 52,318 users)
Ranked: #5102
Popularity: #374
Members: 107,839
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While at school, Taniyama Mai and her friends like to exchange ghost stories. Apparently, there is an abandoned school building on their campus that is the center of many ghost stories. During the story, they are interrupted by a mysterious male figure. The person turns out to be Shibuya Kazuya, a 17-year-old who is president of the Shibuya Psychic Research Company. He was called by the principal to investigate the stories surrounding the abandoned school building.

The next day, on the way to school, Mai passes the school building in question. While examining a strange camera she spotted inside, she gets surprised by Kazuya's assistant. Unknowingly interfering with the investigation, Mai breaks the camera and Kazuya's assistant gets injured.

Kazuya forcefully hires Mai in order to pay for the camera and replace his injured assistant. From that point on, Mai begins to learn about the paranormal world and the profession of ghost hunting.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shibuya, Kazuya
Shibuya, Kazuya
Tai, Yuuki
Tai, Yuuki
Taniyama, Mai
Taniyama, Mai
Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori
Takigawa, Houshou
Takigawa, Houshou
Hamada, Kenji
Hamada, Kenji
Koujo, Lin
Koujo, Lin
Narita, Ken
Narita, Ken


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Harp, Clarine
Harp, Clarine
Ebina, Yasunori
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(3/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 Evil Spirits All Over?! (Part 1)
Akuryou ga Ippai!? #1 (FILE1「悪霊がいっぱい!?」#1)
Oct 4, 2006
2 Evil Spirits All Over?! (Part 2)
Akuryou ga Ippai!? #2 (FILE1「悪霊がいっぱい!?」#2)
Oct 11, 2006
3 Evil Spirits All Over?! (Part 3)
Akuryou ga Ippai!? #3 (FILE1「悪霊がいっぱい!?」#3)
Oct 18, 2006

Opening Theme

"Main Theme" by Masuda Toshio

Ending Theme

"Ending Theme" by Masuda Toshio

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Feb 20, 2007
Ghost Hunt is one of those rare gems that I accidentally stumbled across, and I'm so thankful that I did.

The greatest asset of this series is the characters. Their personalities are rich and engaging, and their memorable interactions with one another is one of the greatest selling points of this series. It is one of the main aspects that makes you want to keep watching episode to episode.

Yes, the storyline is superb, and the arcs are usually kept to 3 to 4 episodes. This keeps the series watchable without frustrating the viewer, waiting for an arc or storyline to end.

This series is read more
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Oct 20, 2014
When looking at the different genres Ghost Hunt takes on I could only think it was doomed on arrival, taking on the supernatural horror mystery genre as well as the Shoujo Romance genre? How can it possibly present both of those properly and simultaneously? The answer is it couldn't.

Story (3): The premise revolves around a group of paranormal investigators who investigate reports of spiritual activity and as such the series is divided into 7 cases as opposed to having one overarching story. Sounds like it could be interesting however what lets the plot-lines down for pretty much all of these cases are the poorly written read more
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Sep 20, 2014
Ghost Hunt's backstory and setups of how the various supernatural forces operate are well done, as well as the actual mysteries they are involved in. However, what distracted its best qualities are the forced relationships and relying on predictable tropes to advance plot elements. My impression is that Ghost Hunter may have been altered to cater to target audiences by dumbing down the plot and dialog at some points, but when the actual investigation storyline calls for complex explanations and logic, the characters inexplicably gains 200 points in IQ to figure everything out.

Case in point: after almost a year working for ghost hunter experts, the read more
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Mar 19, 2008
The story for Ghost Hunt is a very fun and interesting one. And at least for me, unique. It takes on an unusual way of telling about ghost hunting, giving you a look into the more scientific and realistic ways ghost hunting actually works.(Ar rather would work if it was real)
It is also told well, the episodes, or cases, are all full of twists that keep you guessing and wondering what's going to happen next. And it never fails to give you a complete and satisfying ending. Not to mention that each case is very different from the others, so there is a lot read more
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Yakumo is, in essence, a more rushed and poorly written version of Ghost Hunt. The two leads and their relationship is the same in both, though in Ghost Hunt the heroine's thoughts are expressed internally frequently, which makes her have far more depth and spunk than the hollow shell of a character that is Haruka. And the episodic stories themselves are far more involving and, at times, creepy than the average predictably on show in the first few Yakumo episodes. 
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Both anime deals with supernatural and have the same dark mood to it. However, xxxHolic doesn't deals with solving mystery cases but it mainly deals with granting wishes and basically "becareful of what you wished for". 
reportRecommended by sorairo
Anime: Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
right off, i'd have to say that ghost hunt is the better of the two [even though majin hasn't finished airing yet].. but both are episodic series with mysteries being solved.. a young high school girl with no family follows around a mysterious sempai-mystery-solver.. um.. there isn't a whole lot as far as character development goes in either of the series.. majin has more bizarre [and shocking] humor while ghost hunt sticks to the paranormal shockers without the laughs.. both involve the supernatural-majin's main character is a demon with really strange mystery-solving methods.. while ghost hunt focuses on the religious or spiritual methods of  read more 
reportRecommended by inoneoutheother
Anime: Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
both leave a little something wanting at the end, have very good art, good story lines, neither are scary in any way, decent charecter growth, both have a slight romanance going on the side..all in all both animes worth the watch XD 
reportRecommended by MeiaRan
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The way the cases are solved have a similar feeling to each other.
Splendid use of music in both series.
The narration/introduction of a plot/case also resembles each other in terms of style and pacing. 
reportRecommended by ChuppahCrunch
Anime: Shiki
Both are from the same creator, and have a supernatural mysterious plot with some horror and drama. The characters are all great, and the main character is a anti social boy with a cold attitude but he really cares about his friends and tries to find the truth behind the events.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru

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