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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: Aniplex, Fuji TV
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 31,479 users)
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Ranked: #10512
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Popularity: #1293
Members: 76,710
Favorites: 776


Main theme of the supernatural and other occult occurrences in both series but Ghost Hunt has a more eerie feel and less comedic situation than Ghost Stories. Ghost Stories focuses more on Japanese supernatural and folklore while Ghost Hunt on murders and some para-psychology ideas.  
report Recommended by leonmcnicol
a group of kids involved with ghosts and spirits. both series only have a small amount of horror but still entertaining to watch 
report Recommended by sesgel
The lead characters have inherited a book that belonged to their deceased mother/grandmother and that it has something to do with ghosts, spirits and the like. :) 
report Recommended by MaeShareaza
Jigoku sensei nube and Gokkou no kaidan similar with paranormal and about ghost stories in japan.. and both have a comedy too and about school too. 
report Recommended by raden__
Kids' shows turned comedies. ADV rewrote Ghost Stories and FUNimation rewrote Crayon Shin-chan for Adult Swim. Both dubs are packed with political incorrectness and comical one-liners. 
report Recommended by hellogoodbye
These are two of the funniest dubs out there. Both are episodic and rely heavily on gags and quips, and both succeed at making you laugh like a madman. Great liberties were willingly extended to the dubbing production of Ghost Stories by the Japanese creators, and these were taken with gusto. Don't miss either of these comedic gems! 
report Recommended by TwistedChick
Both series have Ghosts and deals with their interactions with the humans  
report Recommended by Vivekananda
When I first started watching Gakkou no Kaiden, the general theme really reminded me of Haunted Junction. I only watched the sub of Gakkou no Kaiden so I can't be sure but having seen clips of the dub, the humour between the Gakkou no Kaiden dub and Haunted Junction seem to be similar. As far as the sub goes Haunted Junction is a lot more comedy based but I personally think they're similar in a couple ways, though I enjoyed Gakkou no Kaiden much more. 
report Recommended by flamestarnyan
Both Tesagure! Bukatsumono Encore and the dubbed English release of Gakkou no Kaidan feature heavy amounts of improvised comedy by the VAs. The dialogue is ad libbed in both to such an extent a number of episodes of each barely adhere to anything resembling a script at all. 
report Recommended by Wozzit
both are anime in which the main characters solve cases related to apparitions or ghosts 
report Recommended by Dorazaemon
They are flawed animes from the early 2000's that are still remembered to this day for their funny English Dubs. 
report Recommended by DoodlebugFour
Both are horror series with tinges of black comedy (intentional or otherwise). 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
English writers threw out the Japanese script and decided to go full comedy regardless of where the story goes. The result is a dub tailored to native English audiences that will laugh at the silly humor and jokes made seemingly at improve by the voice actors. 
report Recommended by jjmcm541
The infamous English dubs of these two shows can be described in many ways: atrocious, inconsistent, LOUD, overly dramatic, incomprehensible ghibberish, BUT ABOVE ALL, hilarious. The only reason to watch these shows is the for the dub, so if you found either of the dubs consistently hilarious, you'll find plenty of enjoyment and quotable lines in the other. Without the dub as their saving grace, these shows would remain the garbage that they are. 
report Recommended by valentinefaye
Gakkou no Kaidan is the horror version of Cardcaptor Sakura. Two girl protagonists who lost their moms when they were very young encounter the supernatural during the school and have to fight it with a creature that guides them on how to do so. Sakura is the cute and childish version of the story, with Sakura catching all the Clow Cards, and Gakkou no Kaidan is the scary version with Satsuki putting all the dangerous ghosts into spiritual sleep. Both series revolve around phenomena that managed to escape from their seals and must be sealed again. 
report Recommended by Larvice
Both shows take the original Japanese script and give it a complete revamp. However, Ghost Stores takes it to the extreme--probably more than Keroro!  
report Recommended by KhakiBlueSocks
The structure of the episodes is very similar.Beisde that,both anime are about fantastic events guided by the other world forces.Enjoy! 
report Recommended by SailorKagome
Both series are about people slaying ghosts/demons. 
report Recommended by moeichi
Both story anime is about sealing ghost or evil spirit who wandering with guide from books, phantom books in Dantalian no Shoka and an old diary in Ghost Stories. 
report Recommended by dchoggia14
Both dubs are comedic/a parody, rather than a true translation of the original show. 
report Recommended by swiftwind1230
Similarity : A group of highschool student involved with ghosts and spirits Different : GnK focus on capturing ghost with dark horror atmosphere Re-kan is more light comedy parody 
report Recommended by Shunaria
The same setting about horror in school, even the plot and story is different. but its worth to be wached. 
report Recommended by Retatsu