Ranked #1134

Shinreigari: Ghost Hound

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Hound
Japanese: 神霊狩 GHOST HOUND


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 18, 2007 to Apr 4, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #11342
Popularity: #649
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In an isolated region of Kyushu lies the town of Suiten. Though seeming small and modest, Suiten is not a picturesque place for a vacation, unless it is from the "Unseen World." Taro, Makoto, and Masayuki, three boys with traumatic pasts, learn to let their souls cross between the two parallel worlds. However, the Unseen World is no mere copy of the real Apparent World. The Unseen World is the home of ghosts, but changes are now allowing the souls of the dead to pass over into the Apparent World, with unpredictable effects. Follow the journey of Taro, Makoto, and Masayuki, as they cross between the two worlds, trying to unravel a great mystery.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Oogami, Makoto
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Hoshi, Soichiro
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Nakajima, Masayuki
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Fukuyama, Jun
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Komagusu, Miyako
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Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko
Komori, Tarou
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Ono, Kensho
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Nakamura, Ryuutarou
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Tsuruoka, Yota
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Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Konaka, Chiaki
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(1/22)

Episode Title Aired
1 Lucid Dream
Lucid Dream -Meiseki Yume- (Lucid Dream -明晰夢-)
Oct 18, 2007

Opening Theme

"Poltergeist (ポルターガイスト)" by Mayumi Kojima

Ending Theme

"Call My Name ~Kazenari no Oka~ (~風鳴りの丘~)" by Yucca

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Feb 16, 2008
Many anime strive for a horror element and settle for the gore. Others try for the psychological approach and get lost in the relationships. This, however, is a shining star among them all.

Ghost Hound foregoes all the gore and heads straight for the downright creepy. The animation style, though soft and fairly unassuming, only enhances this creepy-factor once the ball starts rolling. Each episode title is taken straight from psychology texts, and exploits the given theme with finesse and underhanded tact.

Nothing is overdone. Everything is like a current flowing underground, or a train rumbling by only a mile away. read more
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Nov 6, 2015
Here we are, Ghost Hound.
I didn't think it was really possible to enjoy every second of something (I'm just talking about anime here). I came across this series and again I found it's an other anime with very mixed reviews, so I wasn't more interested than that and at first sight the characters seemed childish.
Then one day I saw on a blog that I like, a very eulogistic review of Ghost Hound, so I decided to put it on my list. And it hanging around long before I decided to watch it. I was intrigued, I figured it had to be more "deep" than it read more
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Feb 5, 2009
I decided to watch the series, because the scriptwriter of Ghost Hound also wrote Serial Experiments: Lain, Texhnolyze and Hellsing, all of which I am quite drawn to (especially SEL). I must say, that this anime is a great job, perfect for a 20th anniversary release.

~ s t o r y ~ 8 / 10 ~
If some of you think: 'Those cute characters and a psychological plot? No way!' I am glad to tell you, that you are wrong. At first, when I saw, that GH is of 22 episodes, I was sure, that it will be verbose and / or tedious (i'm used to read more
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Apr 10, 2015
For the first half of the show, Ghost Hound have got everything right, from the creepy soundtrack that formed its designated atmosphere to the countryside setting that we're so fond of in horror anime. The series gave off the same kind of atmosphere that Higurashi and Shiki gave me, which shows how great it was directed. The unique camera angle amplifying the creepy tone of the series to a level where "horror" would be one of the appropriate genre for the series while the colorful and unique representation of the "hidden world" surely did its job to allow the viewers to see the story in read more
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Anime: Serial Experiments Lain
Lain and Ghost Hound are both from the same director and scriptwriter. Besides, both have the same dark atmosphere and play with the psychological during the story. If you like Lain, you'd probably like Ghost Hound as well. 
reportRecommended by Lain
Anime: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Ghost Hound and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni is similar in terms of the psychological things it might give the viewer while watching it. Although Ghost Hound has a more complicated and professional way of showing and stating things, it is still similar with HNNKN in terms of boggling your mind. 
reportRecommended by rainbow_heart
Anime: Shinsekai yori
Both have:
- Dark atmosphere with mystery related to supernatural events.
- Main gang has unexpected powers related to their mind.
- The setting is a small village and the main girl is related to a temple.
- Spirits/ghosts. 
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Ghost Hunt
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
Anime: Dennou Coil
The kids in both anime use skills/technologies to have "souls" separated a while to go to alternative worlds (often in a condition of not being dead) that have creatures look black (ghosts/illegals). 
reportRecommended by tsubasalover
Anime: Another
Not sure if its truly right to compare something so early in its debut but
Judging purely from episode 1 of Another, both series' share:
- a similar eery atmosphere
- psychological horror genre?
- a dark mystery in need of uncovering
- a similar look, use of music and mood
- a main male protagonist who has had a death in the family

reportRecommended by Zayn

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