Ranked #1102
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: 7.651 (scored by 21999 users)
Ranked: #11022
Popularity: #626
Members: 61,578
Favorites: 412
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oogami, Makoto
Oogami, Makoto
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Nakajima, Masayuki
Nakajima, Masayuki
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Komagusu, Miyako
Komagusu, Miyako
Main
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko
Komori, Tarou
Komori, Tarou
Main
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Ono, Kensho

Staff

Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Nakamura, Ryuutarou
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Iwasaki, Tarou
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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Cyh
Feb 16, 2008 12:16 AM
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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Lomi
Feb 5, 2009 4:57 PM
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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Master10K
May 26, 2008 4:16 AM
Ghost Hound is a Supernatural, Psychological, Horror, Mystery, Drama series, produced by the critically acclaimed “Production I.G.” studio. Unlike most horror series that feature plenty of shocking, gory moments and psychological dramas that show the absurd, extremes of the human psyche; Ghost Hounds goes for a more technical approach. Sadly this leads to a great series with an incredibly complex story.

It is about four different kids who have suffered from different traumatic events; in their past and now have the ability to traverse this “unseen world”. That’s just the initial plot of the series and as the story begins, you will see a read more
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dragonshade
Apr 23, 2008 12:14 AM
I must say that Ghost Hound is the most complex and technical anime ever made. It's the kind of anime which make you go on the wiki and search for the terminology. As is expected from the staff of Serial Experiment Lain, you have to pay attention to detail or re-watch it to understand what the story is about and the relationship and explanation of it. Ghost Hound, whose idea has gone through 8 years of planning, is indeed a masterpiece. A must see for any hardcore sci-fi fan.
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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. 
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Judging purely from episode 1 of Another, both series' share:
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