Gakkou no Kaidan

Ghost Stories

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ghosts at School, School Ghost Stories
Japanese: 学校の怪談
English: Ghost Stories
German: Ghost Stories
Spanish: Ghost Stories
French: Ghost Stories
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Type: TV
Episodes: 19
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 2000 to Mar 25, 2001
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Fuji TV
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Novel
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 8930189,301 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1141
Members: 208,637
Favorites: 2,032

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Years ago, all of the ghosts in a haunted schoolhouse were banished by a certain student. Now, they're back—and they want revenge...

Satsuki and Keiichirou Miyanoshita are two siblings recovering from the tragic loss of their mother. After moving to their mother's hometown, they learn that the local school they have transferred to is an old building—one said to be haunted. Despite initially brushing it off as a silly rumor, the two soon discover that ghosts are indeed real and that they're after them! Gakkou no Kaidan is the creepy tale of the lives of these siblings and their newfound friends as they try to survive the school's ghosts—with a little help from their pet cat along the way.

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Gakkou no Kaidan is notable for having an English dub by ADV Films that utlized a comedic script as opposed to the original serious one.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Katsumata, Hideo
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsuura, Johei
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Grow Up" by Hysteric Blue

Ending Theme

"sexy sexy" by CASCADE


Dec 2, 2023
It will take thousands of years for an anime to be like this one. What makes this anime enjoyable is that it does not care what you think of it. They'll say whatever they want even if the script is controversial.

I'll give you some examples
"Sorry all you little yellow people look alike to me, and African Americans"
"You can do the broadcasting so I can get my brains banged out by Mr. Sakata..."
"Mr. Sakata's banging the living fuck out of Ms. Matsushima!"
"Sorry, but this number is not in service, hey! Maybe if they paid their fucking phone bill you could call again!"
"Get yo crackhead ass into ...
Nov 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is a 'scooby-doo' type story, quite bland and nothing out of the ordinary. And yet, I really enjoyed this anime. This is of the few animes I watched in DUB (There is no point in watching this if you do not watch in dub btw) Whether it's how unhinged, crazy or the questionable jokes and humour, I very much watched the whole series, happily. Although, I understand that I most likely will not get the humour of a culture I dont belong to, sometimes all the PERVERTED jokes in Japanese shows (mainly talking about anime) is just too much- I actually surprisingly really ...
Sep 24, 2022
Ghost Stories is a weird one, this review isn’t about the show itself but rather its English dub which should be a red-flag straight away.
Y’see, when Ghost Stories was being localized, the localisers basically had full creative control over it, since it was a very Japanese-centric show with heavy themes of Shintoism and whatnot, the chances of it appealing to a western audience were slim (also Steven Foster moment) so they made a gag dub which is praised as being supposedly “hilarious” and a go to example for Redditors defending localisation changes and English dubs.

Thing is …it’s not that funny, don’t get me wrong, it ...

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