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Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Hunt
Synonyms: Akuryou ga Ippai
Japanese: ゴーストハント

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 6, 1997 to Sep 30, 2010
Authors: Inada, Shiho (Story & Art), Ono, Fuyumi (Story)
Serialization: Nakayoshi

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Score: 8.381 (scored by 3609 users)
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Ranked: #2242
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Popularity: #712
Members: 8,468
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Synopsis

The decrepit building was condemned long ago, but every time the owners try to tear it down, "accidents" start to happen-people get hurt, sometimes even killed. Mai Taniyama and her classmates have heard the rumors that the creepy old high school is haunted-possibly by ghosts from the Second World War. So one rainy day they gather at the told school to tell ghost stories, hoping to attract one of the suspected spirits.

No ghosts materialize, but Mai and her friends do meet Kazuya Shibuya, the handsome young owner of Shibuya Psychic Research, who's been hired to investigate paranormal activity at the school. Also at the scene are an exorcist, a Buddhist monk, a woman who can speak with the dead, and an outspoken Shinto priestess. Surely one of them will have the talents to solve this mystery!

(Source: Del Rey Manga)

Background

Eleven volumes of Ghost Hunt were published in English by Del Rey Manga between September 27, 2005 and November 23, 2010 before the publishing company was taken over by Kodansha USA.

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More reviewsReviews

Oct 20, 2013
angelsreview (All reviews)
After becoming a fan of the show, I thought I should check out the manga and as I read, I wasn’t disappointed. The manga and the anime practically start out the same way, though the manga seemed to have a bit more depth to the characters and stories. Sadly though, 10 of the 12 volumes were extremely close to the anime with only a few exceptions. Only the last two were not in the anime which makes me wonder just what they were trying to do. There are two possibilities to the reason why this is, the first is that they wanted people to read read more
Sep 11, 2016
Post-Ghost-Party (All reviews)
Okay so Ghost Hunt is by far not perfect in any way but it is definitely one of my favorite mangas. This series has a completely different vibe than any other manga I've read (To be fair I actually haven't read a ton) and the anime adaptation also carries this vibe.
To begin with the team of characters that the story follows all have equally interesting and important roles, even though Mai and Naru are the main two. Mai is personally the most relatable and through her we are able to learn more and more about the world of paranormal investigation.
All of the stories read more
Jan 31, 2012
athenacat (All reviews)
This is a great manga, because of it's balance between typical shoujo elements (romance, chibi moments...) and mystery.

The manga has a episodic format, so if you prefer one smooth story line than this might not be for you. However, each of the story arcs, which is usually covered by several chapters, is very well put together and thought out. The mystery element is strong, where as the horror element is not. Horror can easily make me squeamish, but there's nothing bone chilling in here. There is some blood and random popping up of ghosts (but that is to be expected from the title I think). read more
Jul 28, 2014
legitsu (All reviews)
The anime tv series left me rather disappointed in how there were many open questions and lead me to read the manga. The manga answers those questions, however, in my opinion fails to end on a high note. This is my review and is kind of a mix with the anime series.

The story:
Ghost Hunt's story is rather segmented and only few episodes are tied together in a series. What I mean is that from one "file"/story to the next, there isn't much of a continuation. The season is structured as File 1 = episodes 1,2,3 (example), and File 2 = episodes 4 and 5 (example). read more

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