Ranked #3926

Xiao Qian

Alternative Titles

English: A Chinese Ghost Story
Synonyms: A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation, Little Pretty
Japanese: チャイニーズゴーストストーリー小倩


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 31, 1997
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 24 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.791 (scored by 621 users)
Ranked: #39262
Popularity: #5241
Members: 1,551
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A Chinese Ghost Story is a movie that follows a young man named Ning. After the loss of his girlfriend he works as a debt collector to forget his troubles only to encounter more than he had imagined. Accompanied by his constant companion Solid Gold, Ning ends up in a ghost town and from there the adventure ensues. This movie explores some of China`s myths and fantasies as the viewer is taken through a world of drama, romance, and battles between good and evil.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira
Lan, Siu
Lan, Siu
Yuya, Atsuko
Yuya, Atsuko
Cloud, White
Cloud, White
Beard, Red
Beard, Red


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May 8, 2009
Before watching this movie, I made some research on it and "don't expect to understand this one" seemed to be the key phrase. Still, the synopsis was interesting enough and so I watched it anyway (I'm a sucker for Chinese folklore), although just expecting eye candy. In the end, I liked it! Though I warn you in advance: if you are not familiar with Chinese folklore (specially the tale of Xiao Qian and the tax collector Ning), you will find some of the concepts awkward, at best. Like, for example, the idea of ghost busting: if you are not familiar with the myths of supernatural read more
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Anime: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
Both talk about ghosts and an incredible adventure to save someone dear to the main characters.  
reportRecommended by Akarioru
Anime: Cheonnyeon-yeowoo Yeowoobi
Both of these movies are based around that country's mythology. Xiao quan is about a boy who falls in love with a Chinese demon. On the other hand Yeowoobi is about a fox demon wanting to become human and falling in love with human boy. Very similar but from different points of view and from different countries. 
reportRecommended by Kathisofy
Anime: Kakurenbo
Both are stories about myths, Xiao Qian is a compendium of Chinese myths while Kakurenbo is a Japanese urban legend.
Besides the dark environment with demons chasing the main characters who do not have special powers.
Although the histories are different, Xiao Qian has a romantic history while Kakurenbo has some psychological development. 
reportRecommended by SunWukung
Anime: Tatsu no Ko Tarou
Both are fairy-tales based on mythology and both have old-style animation. 
reportRecommended by Arrvilja
Anime: Unico
Both are very cute children's movies, but have the weirdness you sometimes get with 70's anime (despite Xiao Qian being made in '97). The story lines has nothing in common, expect they both deal strongly with mythos and have naive main characters. However, some moment resemble scenes in the different anime. For example - the main character having a moral standoff against a blustering 'antagonists' that turn out to be essentially good & becomes a friend, a female characters who's dreams seem wildly unrealistic & unsuitable to the protagonist (thought they decide to help anyway) and leads them into trouble, little moments of mischief that  read more 
reportRecommended by MadaManga

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