Xiao Qian

A Chinese Ghost Story

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Alternative Titles

English: A Chinese Ghost Story
Synonyms: A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation, Little Pretty
Japanese: チャイニーズゴーストストーリー小倩


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 31, 1997
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Triangle Staff
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 24 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.461 (scored by 997997 users)
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Ranked: #62372
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Popularity: #8387
Members: 2,781
Favorites: 6

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A Chinese Ghost Story is a movie that follows a young man named Ning. After the loss of his girlfriend he works as a debt collector to forget his troubles only to encounter more than he had imagined. Accompanied by his constant companion Solid Gold, Ning ends up in a ghost town and from there the adventure ensues. This movie explores some of China`s myths and fantasies as the viewer is taken through a world of drama, romance, and battles between good and evil.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gold, Solid


Deep, Siu

Tamura, Yukari

Miles, Ten


Trunk, Madame


Seen, Siu

Hayashibara, Megumi


Ishikawa, Shingo
Assistant Animation Director


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May 8, 2009
Arcanus (All reviews)
Before watching this movie, I made some research on it and "don't expect to understand this one" seemed to be the key phrase. Still, the synopsis was interesting enough and so I watched it anyway (I'm a sucker for Chinese folklore), although just expecting eye candy. In the end, I liked it! Though I warn you in advance: if you are not familiar with Chinese folklore (specially the tale of Xiao Qian and the tax collector Ning), you will find some of the concepts awkward, at best. Like, for example, the idea of ghost busting: if you are not familiar with the myths of supernatural read more
Aug 10, 2018
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Xiao Qian was released in the late 90s from the studio Triangle Staff. That's right, one of the studios behind Uchuu Kaizoku Mito and the studio we have to thank for Serial Experiments Lain. It's based off of the short story Nie Xiaoqian. So, let's see how it holds up as a film. 


We follow a young debt collector, Ning as he takes a journey to forget his former beloved Lan Siu who left him on account of his ignoring her in favour of earning money. Dude, we get it you need money but a successful relationship is built on communication. You can't just ignore your read more
Jun 19, 2019
Lefastor (All reviews)
You provably should watch before reading this. -Last edit
I believe I watched this Movie/Film at my very young age, maybe when it came out or later, the thing is I couldn't really find it anywhere during year I never took it off my head, till someone once asked if it wasn't just a Dream, well maybe, cause in my head the Umbrella was Red, and she travelled inside it. There was even a scene where they stopped by a blossom tree in a little lagoon of lotus flowers in the middle of Green Plains. Also the pirate was more like sonic pirate or the ones read more

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