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Shinreigari: Ghost Hound

Shinreigari: Ghost Hound

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Hound
Japanese: 神霊狩 GHOST HOUND

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 20913 users)
Ranked: #10952
Popularity: #588
Members: 57,628
Favorites: 401
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

horror mystery sci-fi supernatural

Synopsis

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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shinreigari: Another Side

Characters & Voice Actors

Komagusu, Miyako
Komagusu, Miyako
Main
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
...
Komori, Tarou
Komori, Tarou
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho
Bickham, Clint
English
Bickham, Clint
...
Nakajima, Masayuki
Nakajima, Masayuki
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Pálmai, Szabolcs
Hungarian
Pálmai, Szabolcs
...
Oogami, Makoto
Oogami, Makoto
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Grelle, Josh
English
Grelle, Josh
...

Staff

Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Series Composition



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Feb 16, 2008
Cyh
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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Feb 5, 2009
Lomi
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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Jun 25, 2010
starshinesMonet
Let me preface this "8" by saying I thought the storyline for this anime was really terrific! A definite 10/10. It is complex without being too over-the-top (for the genre it is under, that is) and unfolds gradually, but not too slowly either. Each character, minor or protagonist, has an ever expanding role and someone you may think you will only see once or in the background often has a greater story to tell.

Another wonderful aspect of this anime is that rarely is someone as they appear to be and where certain situations could have played out in a typical fashion read more
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Apr 10, 2015
NakedButtPirate
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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Recommendations

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 - Add to favorites
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.
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.
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).
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 - Add to favorites
Supernatural intrigue runs rampant in a small town when the borders between the spiritual and psychological become intertwined.

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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