Ghost Hunt
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Ghost Hunt

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Synonyms: Akuryou ga Ippai
Japanese: ゴーストハント
English: Ghost Hunt
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 6, 1997 to Sep 30, 2010
Genres: Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Nakayoshi
Authors: Inada, Shiho (Story & Art), Ono, Fuyumi (Story)


Score: 8.231 (scored by 57325,732 users)
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Ranked: #3762
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Popularity: #1197
Members: 16,122
Favorites: 496


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MangaNakayoshiInada, Shiho (Story & Art), Ono, Fuyumi (Story)
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Mai Taniyama's school has an ancient, abandoned, and allegedly cursed building. Whenever it is about to be torn down, a series of unsettling deaths occur and halt the demolition. To prove it is haunted, Mai and her friends try to summon a specter by telling ghost stories. No ghosts appear, but the group encounters Kazuya Shibuya, a 17-year-old transfer student. Though her friends are charmed by Kazuya's attractive looks and great manners, Mai does not trust him.

Following a mishap, Mai discovers Kazuya's real identity as the president of Shibuya Psychic Research, a group hired by the school principal to investigate the building's rumored paranormal activity. As a consequence of her actions, Mai must temporarily help Kazuya if she does not want to pay him damages. Joined by other individuals experienced with the supernatural—former Buddhist monk Houshou Takigawa, self-proclaimed Shinto priestess Ayako Matsusaki, famous medium Masako Hara, and Catholic priest John Brown—Mai and Kazuya must uncover the mystery surrounding the building before any more innocent lives are lost.

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Ghost Hunt was published in English by Del Rey Manga from September 27, 2005, to November 23, 2010, up to the 11th volume before the company went defunct.



Oct 20, 2013
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 ...
Jan 31, 2012
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). ...
Jun 25, 2012
Mixed Feelings
I became interested in this manga purely as a fan of Twelve Kingdoms and wanted to see what other things Fuyumi Ono had created. I've just finished reading Ghost Hunt and I guess I'm left pretty disappointed. Unlike Twelve Kingdoms, I felt there was little to no character development. Up until the very last volume, the manga is purely episodic stories with only the vaguest of callbacks from case to case. Even the characters themselves finally realize in the final volume that they know absolutely nothing about the people they have been working with for presumably months.

When an actual plot did emerge, I thought it ...

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