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Gakkou no Kaidan


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Book
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.731 (scored by 28,537 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1267
Members: 68,854
Favorites: 697
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Synopsis

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]

Background

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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Staff

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


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"Grow Up" by Hysteric Blue

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"sexy sexy" by CASCADE




More reviewsReviews

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
Sep 20, 2016
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Ghost Stories is the amazing tale of a failed anime that became a cult classic through the absurd dubbing of the now defunct ADV films. The original is quite forgettable and not worth your time, but the infamous dub is DEFINITELY worth watching.

Background:

So who the hell was ADV? Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, the Texas dub studio ADV was the main rival of Funimation. Due to a series of terrible business decisions and an industry bubble burst, they went bankrupt and their best talent was poached by their surviving rival. They are basically the WCW to Funimation's WWE or the Sega to Funimation's read more
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
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
Dec 10, 2015
Cebix (All reviews)
The thing about this anime is that it is actually REALLY really bad. It bombed in Japan and it is easy to see why, the time this was released, there were so many good anime out that blew it out of the water and this anime doesn't do anything special. It tries to be Scooby Doo and also the cliche's and bland characters really hurts this show.

However......


Aniplex was handed the English dub of the show, knowing it was a failure in Japan and probably would be a failure here, it SEEMS they didn't take the dub too seriously. So what do we get? The best read more

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