Ghost Hound

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English: Ghost Hound
Synonyms: Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
Japanese: 神霊狩 GHOST HOUND


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 18, 2007 to Apr 4, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 3598035,980 users)
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Ranked: #17232
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Popularity: #1198
Members: 119,319
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Ghost Hound and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni is similar in terms of the psychological things it might give the viewer while watching it. Although Ghost Hound has a more complicated and professional way of showing and stating things, it is still similar with HNNKN in terms of boggling your mind. 
report Recommended by rainbow_heart
Lain and Ghost Hound are both from the same director and scriptwriter. Besides, both have the same dark atmosphere and play with the psychological during the story. If you like Lain, you'd probably like Ghost Hound as well. 
report Recommended by Lain
Supernatural intrigue runs rampant in a small town when the borders between the spiritual and psychological become intertwined. 
report Recommended by SquirrelLuvsPnut
both leave a little something wanting at the end, have very good art, good story lines, neither are scary in any way, decent charecter growth, both have a slight romanance going on the side..all in all both animes worth the watch XD 
report Recommended by MeiaRan
Both have: - Dark atmosphere with mystery related to supernatural events. - Main gang has unexpected powers related to their mind. - The setting is a small village and the main girl is related to a temple. - Spirits/ghosts. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both deal with a supernatural theme. muis although no similarity in the story, two animes are considered 'slow' by several people, you have to always be attentive to detail. 
report Recommended by mahoutsunay
The kids in both anime use skills/technologies to have "souls" separated a while to go to alternative worlds (often in a condition of not being dead) that have creatures look black (ghosts/illegals). 
report Recommended by tsubasalover
Not sure if its truly right to compare something so early in its debut but Judging purely from episode 1 of Another, both series' share: - a similar eery atmosphere - psychological horror genre? - a dark mystery in need of uncovering - a similar look, use of music and mood - a main male protagonist who has had a death in the family  
report Recommended by Zayn
Erased is faster paced and not all the plot development is as justified as ghost hound. Both psychological mystery anime, both have similar looking MC, both do a good job at a similarly creepy and atmospheric feel. 
report Recommended by jetkn
Same kind of horror-type theme, references to the "afterlife" etc. Also same character designer. 
report Recommended by Shion-chama
RDG gives quite the spirit vibe which is also very nicely expressed in Hound. Both series give me such an intensity and both series are great.  
report Recommended by AoiMemori
Both very dark series that are psychological as well. 
report Recommended by Danish
Ghost Hound is Ookami Kakushi done correctly. It has richer set of characters and maintains a stronger level of suspense throughout the series. If you enjoyed Ookami Kakushi's occult themes and suspense then you should watch Ghost Hound. If you watch Ookami Kakushi for the cute girl cutting people with sythes you might be a little disappointed in Ghost Hound. It has predominantly male protagonists. If you love Ghost Hound... wait a couple of weeks and then watch Ghost Hound again. Ookami Kakushi's predicable story line and flat characters will not hold your interest for long.  
report Recommended by flyscan
Children dabbling in superstition, conspiracy, and pseudoscience. Occultic;Boob derives its mysticism from electronics, and Ghost Hound from neurology; both equally loaded with bullshit but probably easy enough to disregard if you know literally nothing about the topic. Maybe. Vapid but atmospheric. Have good visuals for the time they were made. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Both shows deal with "life after death," sort of themes and the afterlife colliding with the normal world to form some disturbing results. 
report Recommended by AngryButler
Both start off with a mystery of sorts, and then become very abstract and psychological. Hidden meanings are everywhere in these two anime. 
report Recommended by Leruki
works have the same atmosphere, the story between reality and dream 
report Recommended by aroum
Zettai Shounen and Ghost Hound both have young teenagers dealing with supernatural occurrences (especially in relationship to the past) in isolated, small towns with beautiful scenery. Zettai Shounen does not have the same vibe of horror that Ghost Hound does, but it shares its air of mystery and the creepiness of the unknown. 
report Recommended by Senna
Great works from I.G Productions. Both have great animation and developed characters. Those are must-watch series if you like mystery, supernatural and sci-fi stories. 
report Recommended by Mah_Marina
Natsume Yuujinchou gave me same feeling I felt while watching Ghost Hound. Even if the stories are quite different, they have this power to absorb you. Simply marvelous. 
report Recommended by kurotera
- Small town mystery feel - Jazzy music that doesn't quite fit but the contrast in turn makes it good - Superpowers with a history (backed by powerful pseudoscience) - Mysterious cult The cast of Ghost Hound is on average younger than Kokkoku but the chars in Kokkoku aren't exactly very well written adults so there's v little practical difference. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Kids solving spoopy supernatural mysteries in a small town. High school in Trinity Soul and middle school is Ghost Hound. Psychobabble and creepy atmosphere. 
report Recommended by Lemon
- both contain dark and disturbing aspects -both contain spirits of the dead - both are psychological - both are about the living and the dead (connecting) in a way -both contain deeper stories than at first revealed -both have a mystery that is unraveled throughout the series 
report Recommended by celumie
Both take a step into psychological twists in relation to the supernatural. However, unlike Ghost Hound, Tactics is far more light-hearted. Though this series have a slight creep factor from time to time, it once again does not touch GH. However, there are a far number of likenesses (boy who sees things, ghostly entities, etcetera) for there to be a slight parallel drawn between the two.  
report Recommended by radishleaf
The stories are completely different but both anime have slow developing plots which get intense as the series progress. They both start out seemingly innocent and by the end you go "whoa!". There is also an underlying supernatural element to them which is not as overpowering as you might imagine. Watch them for the story. 
report Recommended by miss_tonic
- MC are student in middle school. - MC are similar to girls, very similar in RKGOL and a little bit in SGH. - there's a mysterious tough and cold main character in both anime. - both contains Psychological atmosphere. - both contains students who trying to figure out mysteries. 
report Recommended by _Mezzo
- Consequences of artificial life - Mysterious air - Interaction of multiples organizations with different point of views - out-of-body experiences 
report Recommended by Kusuriuri-san
Anohana: Imagine if "ghost hound"was light and set in summer instead of dark and psychological. Both focus on an MC trying to overcome the death of a childhood friend (in anohana) and his sister (in ghost hound). 
report Recommended by jetkn
Very different series in terms of genres, plot and story, (Danshi Koukousei is a comedy, whereas Ghost Hound is a mystery/thriller) but similar in the sense of there being a trio of boys doing stuff. 
report Recommended by male_humanoid
Both stories are about three boys who can turn into a supernatural creature. That's about all the similarity, because Ghost Hound doesn't have any of the comedy, gag, colours, or happiness Sarazanmai has. 
report Recommended by Zonecommander26
- Psychological and Supernatural then Sagrada Reset. - Main gang has unexpected powers related to their mind. - Small town mystery feel - there's a mysterious tough and cold main character in both anime. 
report Recommended by MaiRuAA
Both shows explore the the philosophy and science of the human mind and consiousness. 
report Recommended by cyber-brain
With the concept of mystery also comes horror and suspense among a small community. For Higurashi Outbreak and Ghost Hound, there exists a mysterious force that is causing terror among such a community. Covered with mysteries, both anime conveys a more psychological mood as well with the events going on. The characters strives to get through these events that puts lives at danger.  
report Recommended by Stark700
If you're interested of soul traveling, dimensional entities, shamans and priest. you're gonna hooked by these two series. they have an interesting story. in noragami they focus on supernatural action while in ghost hound, they focus on dimensional traveling and spirits. enjoy! 
report Recommended by Luuji222
These anime have a similar feel to them to me. Both have an odd disconnect between the protagonist and everyone else seeming to know more about what's going on. 
report Recommended by velvetcat34
Both series are surrounded by mystery with an eerie atmosphere throughout nearly every episode. It also seems that the setting in both series involves a village or at some point. Both series contain supernatural elements that are not seen in common day lives. These supernatural elements often consists of bizarre incidents dealing with the main characters from both series. Both series in general have a strange background with mysteries to be unlocked as each episode progresses.  
report Recommended by Stark700
Both anime deal with human awareness, ideas of existence, questions of reality and the nature of the universe. 
report Recommended by eklie
Young teens which have to do with supernatural things. In Kokoro Connect characters can rarely control their "powers", while in Ghost Hound they can often control the given powers. The shows play on characters feelings, their pasts, and the relationship among them, too. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Creepy, psychological, weird, complex, and interesting is what best describes both of these anime. Even if Kikumana is 6 minutes long and has no dialogue at all, & Ghost Hound is made of 22 episodes and has an actual plot, if you were intrigued by one you may like the other as well. 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Battling against the supernatural evil, the protagonists of both series try to fight using their natural psychic abilities to win. 
report Recommended by arimakenshin
Ghost Hound has nicer art, but if you like a good Japanese ghost story and like interactions with the spiritual be sure to check this out too! 
report Recommended by allegro665
Various psychiatric disorder 
report Recommended by Cthulhu
Both of these animes seem to have a lot of similarities. They basically both deal and have that mystery and investigation aspect.  
report Recommended by MysticStrider
Both anime has similar art and atmosphere of mystery, though stories are different: Ghost hound has supernatural and Shion no Ou realistic plot. Both main characters has serious trauma from childhood and the story develops around that. 
report Recommended by Getre
Both involve dark haired girls with strong spiritual senses, dams, rural settings, and supernatural creatures. 
report Recommended by Archaeon
Both shows focus on psychological aspects of the mind that lead to semi-paranormal events occurring. The main characters both have a bit of mental problems, although it's much more apparent with chaos;head. 
report Recommended by Makicide
Both deals with the dead and have mystery/horror/supernatural  
report Recommended by blueunicorns
They are both psychological mysteries of one form or another. And both deal with individuals trying to find the truth behind a matter. The same somewhat dark underlying feeling is in both of the anime's. Although the story line's themselves are quite different. 
report Recommended by Uncanny
The atmosphere of each series has a very similar feel to it. They both have slow pacing and a similar way of presenting the story. While Texhnolyze is much darker, Ghost Hound has a few light hearted moments but still retains a dark atmosphere. The story has some vague similaritities as they both take place in a town with conflicting groups but the main similarity is in the presentation of each of them; they're both very dark and slow-paced.  
report Recommended by Danish
They're different genres (comedy, horror) but they both focus a lot on the process of sake brewing. They also have a young man who can "see" creatures that people normally can't. 
report Recommended by IceAndCream
Even if completely different in plot and atmosphere, both have a group of students interested in supernatural and not-ordinary things, and both anime are, in a way or another, about mystery and paranormal activities. Also, both series have a kuudere (Yuki/Miyako). But, above all, Itsuki & Masayuki are basically identical. :-P 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Both involve young people dealing with the supernatural world. Although the styles are very different, both shows include multiple themes regarding the supernatural. Oh, and both include a young girl who is easily possessed by supernatural beings. 
report Recommended by Archaeon