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A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)

Xiao Qian (original title)
A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other.

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Credited cast:
Don Brown ...
Red Beard (voice)
Jordan Chan ...
Mountain Evil (Cantonese version) (voice)
Sylvia Chang ...
Shine (Mandarin version) (voice)
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Ronald Cheng ...
Fu (voice)
Michael Donovan ...
Ning (voice)
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Tanya Hancheroff ...
Siu Seen (singing voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Xiaoquan / Sushin (Japanese Version) (voice)
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White Cloud (Mandarin version) (voice)
Akira Ishida ...
Ning / A-nin (Japanese Version) (voice)
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Siu Lan (voice)
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Lan (Cantonese version) (voice)
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A young man named Ning wanders through China as a debt collector. When his work takes him to a city full of ghosts, he falls in love with one. At the same time, two competing ghostbusters are after him in order to rid China of ghosts. Can Ning avoid them and still win his ghost girlfriend's love? Written by Rick Summon <rick_summon@yahoo.com>

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The production time lasted 4 years with computer CGI being used as graphical enhancements. See more »

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Spoofs Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Ai Hen Re Shi Fei
Music by Wai Lap Wu
Lyrics by Ho Chi-Hung
Performed by Ronald Cheng
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Rainbow hued HK Anime fun!
9 July 2002 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

"Xiao Qian" seems to be one-of-a-kind Asian anime films of the late 20th Century, a sucessful mixure of CGI and Hand Drawn animation.

The plot follows a young boy named Ng (pronounced Neeng) and his dog, Solid Gold, trying to recover from breaking up with Ng's ex-girlfriend, Ran. As the two converse, two ghost hunters appear at his village, wiping out living skeletons and flatuent, smelly spirits. Then, Ng is sent on a special derilvery course through China, stumbling into a city of ghosts and the living dead. Here, he falls in love with the title character (Xiao-Qian, meaning Sunshine in cantonese) and try to escape the ghosts hunters, Xiao-Qian's selfish boyfriend and cruel mistress whom eats the souls of male humans to become young again, as well as the repenting of the mistress' left hand girl, Zhiaodee (Butterfly Cantonese). I also love how the film pokes fun at Disney movies and satirizes mass-media sell outs.

Xiao-Qian gets five kisses. Pure classic and fun!


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