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Kaidan Restaurant

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Thriller Restaurant
Japanese: 怪談レストラン


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2009 to Jun 8, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Picture book
Duration: 19 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.331 (scored by 3,639 users)
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Ranked: #24032
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Popularity: #3832
Members: 12,378
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TV Asahi announced a new kids anime "Kaidan Restaurant (Thriller Restaurant)" based on a picture book. Each episode will consist of three stories or "dishes": the appetizer, the main dish, and dessert. The first two "dishes" will deal with an ordinary sixth-grade schoolgirl named Ako Ozara and the bizarre occurrences that befall her classmates. The third "dish" will be a standalone short ghost story told by Ako and her friends.


In 2010 a film based on Kaidan Restaurant was directed by Ochiai Masayuki. The film is a mix of live-action and animation.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Ryouta
Episode Director
Hatano, Morio
Episode Director
Yonemura, Shouji
Script, Series Composition

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Mar 1, 2014
bordy (All reviews)
+ story variety
+ surprisingly enjoyable
- "is this really from 2009?" visuals
- some annoying stereotypic characters
- ass-pulls

Story is about 3 middle schoolers telling or experiencing some classic japanese horror stories. Each episode is split in 3 parts, something that happens to them, something they tell and 1-2 minute short. When you see horror tag in anime, it usually means a lot of blood or human torture. Your classic horror movies often rely on on jump scares - woman walks down the dark halway of her house with only flashlight, nothing but her footsteps are heard, suddenly killer appears behind her with loud "bang" ambience and you read more
Mar 10, 2014
WatcherOfWorlds (All reviews)
Kaidan Restaurant is apparently based on a series of children's books; naturally one would expect its story to be simplistic and its characters to be one-dimensional. Neither is entirely untrue, however surprisingly these apparent shortcomings do not detract from the enjoyment this show provides.

The series lacks a definitive overarching plot and rather consists of an anthology of horror stories centered around a group of school children and the town they live in. The stories are presented by the manager of the Kaidan restaurant to the viewers. They may be experienced or narrated by the protagonists. Though almost none of these stories are genuinely frightening, they read more
Dec 25, 2009
Mugiwara-Pyon (All reviews)
Kids anime? Based on my opinion as a 15 year old im against the fact that this is kids anime. At a first glance it doesnt seem all that scary,but i was mistaken.When i watched the first episode, it pretty much creeped me out so i watched the next and then the next and the next and the next.
Each episode is split into 3 sections.The two stories will be about ako and weird phenomenons that happen to her and her friends.The 3rd part will be aghost story told by ako and her friends.
Some may just be a little weird and creepy but to be honest read more
Jan 25, 2010
arise_viento (All reviews)
The first episodes haven't impressed me much - they were nor annoying, nor special. But for some reason I continued watching and unexpectedly began to enjoy it. I can't say I've ever liked ghost stories and stuff and, fortunately, it didn't matter - 'cause the stories told in this anime aren't scary at all. In fact, it's not the storytelling which makes you watch this show. As for me, I was delighted by the number of various myths and legends collected in these episodes: I've even recognised 2 russian fairytales, which are very familiar to me 'cause I'm from Ukraine :) So it's one read more


Recent News

Live-Action & Anime Combo Movie of Kaidan Restaurant Announced

According to the official website, a movie of Kaidan Restaurant was announced to be premiered this August. Animations and CGI will be merged with live-action part. K...read more

Horror Anime For Kids Kaidan Restaurant Announced

TV Asahi announced a new kids anime "Kaidan Restaurant (Thriller Restaurant)" based on a picture book. It will be aired from this October. Kaidan Restauran...read more

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