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Ghost Stories

Alt titles: Gakkou no Kaidan

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Satsuki and Keichiro are new students of the haunted Amanogawa Elementary School - a school where their late mother attended as a child. Soon they meet the perverted Hajima Aoyama and #1 spirit researcher Leo Kakinoki, and thus their ghost hunting group is formed! WIth the help of Satsuki's mother's ghost diary and the crafty wiles of Kaaya, a cat that has been possessed by the demon Lord Amanojaku, the gang will seal away ghosts in order to rid Kaaya's body of Amanojaku and save the day. Can the four friends manage to seal away toilet ghosts, deadly nurses, creepy dolls and a variety of supernatural phenomena, all while passing their classes?

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Name Role
Masaya ONISHI Character Design
Noriyuki ABE Director
Kaoru WADA Music
Yuriko NAKAMURA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Ghost Stories IgnisVengeance 8/10 Nov 8, 2013
Gakkou no Kaidan IgnisVengeance 8/10 Nov 8, 2013
Ghost Stories japanlover4444 10/10 Aug 26, 2013
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anime order 10th rounds YamiRin 1138 Jan 20, 2014
Anime Watchlist Phyedox 106 Nov 25, 2013
Childhood-Defining Anime Raito09 19 Oct 21, 2013
Tiranna dropped Ghost Stories at 2 of 20 episodes
LeeCZ watched Ghost Stories at 20 of 20 episodes
Itamist rated the Ghost Stories anime 3/5 stars
Itamist watched Ghost Stories at 20 of 20 episodes
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Kaidan Restaurant

Kaidan Restaurant

Shou, Ako and Reiko are three friends who live in a spooky town filled with ghost stories and haunted places, such as the abandoned Kaidan Restaurant. From an encounter with a bullied classmate at school who’s acting strangely like a cat to vacationing in the countryside near a forest where a boy once drowned, the trio often find themselves in the middle of supernatural tales of terror. Whether they’re telling frightful legends or inadvertently interacting with the dead, Shou, Ako and Reiko will experience the scary side of life with curiosity and camaraderie.

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sothis

Gakkou no Kaidan and Kaidan Restaurant both follow a group of kids as they experience usually horrific, but often lighthearted encounters with the dead. Each can be considered fairly episodic and definitely has the same tone and feel, though I like Kaidan Restaurant a little more.

Galadriel

both Gakkou no Kaidan and Kaidan Restaurant focus on a group of kids which deal with ghosts, undead, zombies, supernatural creatures in other words, experiencing horrific scenes. Both animes are kinda episodic so if you like one of this two then for sure you will enjoy the other one as well

neutrino

Both are shows about elementary school students encountering supernatural phenomena and dealing with it.  They both have a light-hearted (considering the subject) feel to them and are fairly easy to watch.

Eneeli

Both feature a bunch of kids experiencing ghostly adventures in a small town. However, do not underestimate these shows simply because it caters to kids. In their own way, both shows serve their purpose in scaring the audience.

Kaidan Restaurant makes use of the slice-of-life story-telling which lets your imagination run freely (and against you). Ghost Stories uses scary animated scenes, which despite the quality, works pretty well.

In Kaidan Restaurant, the stories are narrated by the friendly spooks themselves while in Ghost Stories, the kids are aided by a reluctant supernatural sidekick. Yet, the audience gets drawn into the tales anyway.

Haunted Junction

Haunted Junction

Haruto Hojo is the son of a priest, which might sound normal. However, his school is the ground zero gathering point for everything ghost, spirit, and likewise, thanks to the obsessed (and also a ghost) headmaster of the school! In order to make sure everything runs normally, Hojo (who just wants to live a normal life), along with Mutsuki (prodigal Japanese priestess), and Kazumi (a frequently possessed monk), complete tasks that only seem to make the school more strange and hectic!

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sothis

Haunted Junction is, in my opinion, a lot funnier and better than Gakkou no Kaidan. If you want more ghost hunting action, look no further than Haunted Junction.

neutrino

Both shows are quite similar--a group of students dealing with various school ghosts.  There are even some ghosts that make appearances in both!  Since they employ much of the same humor and storytelling, fans of one will probably be fans of the second.

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?

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Lagore

This may seem a little odd, so allow me to explain:

You see, the english voiceover for Ghost Stories is notorious for being crazy, zany, and even improvised by the voice actors.  The end result is a very funny, albiet wierd show.

After much thought, the only show that has a similar feeling to it is the crazy, bizarre, cooky series Chromartie High School, which is also hilarious, and also feels like the actors are making it up as they go.

Ghost Sweeper Mikami

Ghost Sweeper Mikami

The sexy and money-hungry Reiko Mikami is a ghost sweeper - a person who defeats monsters and evil spirits that cause harm to people. Along with her loyal assistant Tadao Yokoshima and the human-sacrifice-turned-spirit Okinu, Reiko will take whatever job necessary to gain a few yen. From putting a stop to psychotic dolls to foiling bank robberies, there's nothing the poltergeist-thwarting gang can't handle!

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Admittedly, I didn't care much for either Ghost Stories or Ghost Sweeper Mikami; nevertheless, I'm fairly certain fans of one would enjoy the other. Both have plenty of ghost hunting goodness, though GSM has a fairly campy element that Ghost Stories is missing. If you liked one, try out the other.

Hell Teacher Nube

Hell Teacher Nube

Demons and monsters roam the halls of Domori Elementary, causing mayhem, mischief, and trouble for the students. To their rescue comes Nueno Meisuke, also known as Hell Teacher Nube! When he was a child he sealed a demon in his left hand, giving him the extraordinary powers to defeat evil where it lies. Armed with his spirit-slaying abilities, Nube will protect his precious students at all costs! But more importantly, can he ever manage to get a date with the lovely Ritsuko-sensei?

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If you liked the ghost hunting element of Gakkou no Kaidan and want a bit more comedy in the mix, try out Hell Teacher Nube. It's more enjoyable in my opinion, and overall a great watch.