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 8625386,253 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1135
Members: 202,113
Favorites: 1,952

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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"Grow Up" by Hysteric Blue

Ending Theme

"sexy sexy" by CASCADE


Aug 21, 2023
listen. I'm throwing out my usual review style for something much more casual for this show. THE SUB SUCKS DON'T WATCH IT. it actually didn't do very well in japan.

But that dub. It has been touched by God. It became a comedy series. Quite possibly the greatest comedy series to have ever been invented. every bit of the show, any moment of emotion, became comedy. Every second of this show is comedic gold. The characters are beautifully voice acted comedians. Every character reacted unrealistically in the most hilarious way possible, without being childish. Screw the story it don't matter. The art style, throw it in ...
Jan 8, 2023
Mixed Feelings
What can I say about this series, specifically the dub, that folks haven’t already repeated ad nauseum? Well from watching the full series and not watching clips, I did sort of realize a few things which was the comedy mostly still holds up in context of the series but instead of the full blown laughter out of context snippets might illicit, it’s a lot more slight chuckles and consistent character work. There is a consistency to the tone the dub has that feels more like a horror comedy than a parody. The animation for the series is actually also fairly good for the time as ...
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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