Xiao Qian

A Chinese Ghost Story

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Alternative Titles

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
English: A Chinese Ghost Story
French: Histoire de Fantômes Chinois
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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: 6.361 (scored by 11831,183 users)
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Ranked: #74512
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Popularity: #9616
Members: 3,247
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


Evil, Mountain


Deep, Siu

Tamura, Yukari

Miles, Ten


Trunk, Madame



Endou, Tetsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Nakamura, Takashi
Storyboard, Setting, Layout, Character Design
Oohashi, Manabu
Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation
Komatsubara, Kazuo
Animation Director, Character Design


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Jun 19, 2019
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 ...
May 8, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 10, 2018
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 ...

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