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Gakkou no Kaidan

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Stories
Synonyms: Ghosts at School
Japanese: 学校の怪談


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: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Book
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 25,208 users)
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Ranked: #10262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1266
Members: 60,486
Favorites: 606
Ranked #1026Popularity #1266Members 60,486
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Episodes: /19
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsuura, Johei
Episode Director
Ayres, Greg

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"sexy sexy" by CASCADE

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May 18, 2008
KaworutheProphet (All reviews)
What I've edited on the wikipedia article on a few occasions was the reason ADV didn't do a dub that directly translated the original version, I've sited sources and still it was taken down for some reason. It was the fact that they did this that made so many people try to bury the series before it was released. Hate for ADV came left and right if you mentioned "Ghost Stories" or "Gakko no Kaiden" (School Ghost Stories), This was the dub that no hardcore anime fan wanted to see succeed. While some threw hateful comments, others were just plain confused. read more
Jan 5, 2009
deathangel521 (All reviews)
People with no sense of humor have tried to bury this series from the start, and ADV got major heat for it's off the cuff dub of what was a pretty crappy anime in it's original form. ADV gave the voice actors license to say whatever the hell they wanted provided it matched the lip flap and kept some semblance of a story on track. I nearly peed myself the first time I saw this! If you want silly fun than this is for you. If your one of these hypocritical anime snobs who prefers dubs which strip away Japanese culture and subtle nuance but read more
Apr 23, 2015
DankPeanut420 (All reviews)
This is the DUB review (the sub would be about 2-4 out of 10) so I'm going to make this quick. This anime is a gem that everyone needs to see. It is the only official Abridged Series. For real guys it's absurdly funny, the voice acting is top-notch and, surprisingly, the characters are more solid in the dub where it is a parody of the original show (Momoko is a fucking goddess).
Even though not all episodes are funny, this show is a must for every anime fans.

And please don't watch it sub, it's an abomination.
Aug 8, 2015
Ziote (All reviews)
Going into this series, anyone should know that the dub and the sub of this show are drastically different. The sub is probably more serious, and the dub is complete crack. So of course, I watched the dub version.
Ive done my fair share of watching serious animes. But once in a while its nice to sit back and relax with something light. Trust me, if you just want to laugh for half an hour, then Ghost Stories is what you want.

Story? what story? This show has the plot of an abrigged series you'd find on youtube.
To me there was a certain formula to watching read more


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