Ghost Hunt

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TV Tokyo (ended 2007)

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Ghost Hunt

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This is an animated Japanese show about a girl who loves telling ghost stories with her friends. After some hi-jinks involving an allegedly haunted school, she ends up having to work for a ghost hunting organization called Shibuya Psychic Research. Wacky ghost-related adventures ensue.
Colleen Clinkenbeard

Colleen Clinkenbeard

Ayako Matsuzaki (Eng)

Jason Liebrecht

Jason Liebrecht

John Brown (Eng)

Travis Willingham

Travis Willingham

Houshou Takigawa (Eng)

Yuuki Tai

Yuuki Tai

Kazuya Shibuya "Naru"

Rie Kugimiya

Rie Kugimiya

Masako Hara

Ken Narita

Ken Narita

Koujo Lin

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  • This is a fabulously underappreciated and original show. Why more people haven't seen this is beyond me.

    8.0
    The show follows Mai Taniyama a highschool girl who gets involved in strange occurences at her school. Following these odd happenings the school hires Shibuya Psychic Research to investigate and get rid of the ghosts. As such Mai ends up with a part-time job investigating starnge paranormal activities alongside, psychics, shrine maidens, priests and the ever mysterious Shibuya Kazuya.



    This is a really original show, with a great ensemble cast. The character interactions are brilliant and they show really development as the show progresses. The stories are also told in a very convincing way with some great comedy moments alongside the horror and adventure aspects. In my opinion this is a fabulous show and not nearly enough people have seen it.moreless
  • Must watch-

    8.4
    I was so surprised by this anime. I have never really gotten into any anime about scary stories like this series.



    From the the very first episode I have watched this, it kept me asking for more.Even though some episodes weren't that scary, some of them were. This is one of the few series I have watched one shot,without stopping.



    Although I was kind of disappointed that the anime did not reveal more informations about Naru like they did in the manga apparently.I enjoyed the different cast of characters in this short anime series. The animation was simple but I loved it, it wasn't too extravagant and I have to say , their Opening was quite bizarre, maybe they were trying to imitate the style like in the X File's Opening? Anyways this is a must watch!moreless
  • Slightly freeky, but really cool.

    10
    When I first heard of this show, I thought; "Yep that is going to be stupid". Well I changed my mind after watching a few episodes. The show has a little bit of laughs and a little bit of horror, with some drama mixed in here or there. This is definetly a good series to watch for all the people who believe in ghosts, demons, curses, and anything along those lines. My favorite part of this series is near the end of the 21st episode where a blood covered face suddenly appears on the screen. It is quite funny. Although I really like this anime, I would recommend some people not watch it at night, before going to bed, or watch it with the lights off. A friend of mine made that mistake and let's just say they tried to beat the crap out of me for telling them to watch it at night. All in all this show is really good. Although there are a few things I don't understand, I pretty much got what was happening. Naru not using his abilities till the very end left me thinking WTF!!! The main character was perfect and her progression throughout the series was a little fast, but pretty good.moreless
  • A surprisingly well done show that any suspense or horror fan will love...

    10
    This anime snuck up on me. I had no clue about it until two days ago when I was hunting around the web for a new show to watch. At 25 episodes I thought it would be long enough to get into character development but short enough to not be daunting, so I watched it. I was amazed! I have never seen such a high quality, suspenseful anime involving ghosts. Now, I do have to point out that if you don't like blood at all then there are specific arcs that you simply shouldn't watch but if you are okay with some seriously creepy scenes involving blood then watch on and enjoy being creeped out. The animation, music, and storylines are all done with great care and feel crisp. This is one show that has obviously done its homework on different religious methods for exorcism and psychic research, both topics that they use in in-depth ways. Having the show work in arcs of 1-4 episodes was also really smart of the people who put this show together. Doing this makes it so that no episode was a filler and no episode ever felt like a waste of time. Each arc, dubbed File #1-8, was beautifully done. File #1 got me into the anime but the one that kept me watching, mainly because dolls have always scared me, was File #2. I simply had to finish watching it in one sitting so I would know how the case got solved and all my heebie-jeebies would go away. From there on up the anime just kept getting better. As the anime continues on from File #2 the sweet moments get sweeter, the scary moments scarier, and the funny moments funnier. This show really has a delightful balance to it, though the tone is obviously darker.

    I would love for them to do a second series of this as they still haven't given a full background on any of the main characters, though we do learn about the family situations of all of the characters. The sense of suspense is only increased by the wit and humour of the show and you come away liking all of the main characters. There was not a single character I was annoyed with at the end of the series, from Naru the Narcissist to the ditsy Mai to the ever elusive Lin. Throughout the show the band of seven misfits really feel like a family, something that is great since most of the characters either have little contact with their family or don't have any. I would love to know why Naru feels like he is searching for something to me, or why he can smile so sweetly in Mai's dreams and only did so once when she was awake, or even why we don't know his real name. I would love to know Lin's history as is is both taciturn and thoroughly devoted to Naru, and in the end to Mai as well. I want to know who will end up together since there are so many romantic possibilities in the show that it really makes me wonder. Now, I could always look this up on the internet or find the books but the anime is just so beautifully done that I really want to see more of it.moreless
  • Can I say WOW in REALLY big letters??

    10
    Oh My God.

    Wow.

    This show is unlike any Ghost series I have EVER seen before, where the ghost aren't all good or all bad and the intention isn't just to scare the heeby jeebies out of you, yet it still does (watch with lights off it you want to know what I mean).

    It involves Mai and her adventures (I'm not sure adventures is the right word though) with Shibuya Psychic Research (and would you look at that, I've spelled all three wrong), an organization that deals with troublesome spirits, ghost and all things that should be in a different place but aren't.

    I highly recommend Ghost Hunt to anyone and everyone.moreless
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unrequited love, dry humor, demonic resurrection, cool gadgets, children in adult situations