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Release Date:
26 July 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »
A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very funny and ORIGINAL anime! See more (5 total) »


Don Brown ... Red Beard (voice: English version)
Jordan Chan ... Mountain Evil (Cantonese version) (voice)
Sylvia Chang ... Shine (Mandarin version) (voice)
Kelly Chen ... Madame Trunk (Cantonese version) (voice)
Ronald Cheng ... Fu (voice)
Michael Donovan ... Ning (voice: English version)

Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tanya Hancheroff ... Siu Seen (singing voice: English version)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Xiaoquan / Sushin (Japanese Version) (voice)

Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... White Cloud (Mandarin version) (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Ning / A-nin (Japanese Version) (voice)

Janyse Jaud ... Siu Lan (voice: English version)
Eric Kot ... Ten Miles (Cantonese version) (voice)
Vivian Lai ... Lan (Cantonese version) (voice)
Jan Lamb ... Ning (Cantonese version) (voice)
Li-Chun Lee ... Yan Chixia (Mandarin version) (voice) (as Lichun Lee)
Rene Liu ... Xiaodie (voice)
Ta-Yu Lo ... Mountain Evil (Mandarin version) (voice)
Scott McNeil ... Demon King, Solid Gold (voice: English version)
Shirley Millner ... Madame Trunk (voice: English version)
Richard Newman ... White Cloud (voice: English version)
Yukari Nozawa ... Madame Trunk / Rourou (Japanese Version) (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... White Cloud / Bakuwan (Japanese Version) (voice)

Nicole Oliver ... Siu Seen (voice: English version)
Matt Smith ... Ten Miles (voice: English version)
Alec Su ... Ten Miles (Mandarin version) (voice)
Yukari Tamura ... Xiaodie / Butterfly / Shiuti (Japanese Version) (voice)
Venus Terzo ... Siu Deep (voice: English version)

Hark Tsui ... Solid Gold (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Red Beard / Yan Chixia / Taoist In (Japanese Version) (voice)
Bak-Ming Wong ... White Cloud (voice: Cantonese version)

James Wong ... Red Beard (Cantonese version) (voice)
Linda Wong ... Lan (Mandarin version) (voice)
Nicky Wu ... Ning (Mandarin version) (voice)

Charlie Yeung ... Butterfly (Cantonese version) (voice)
Yonfan ... Madame Trunk (Mandarin version) (voice)
Anita Yuen ... Xiaoqian (Cantonese version) (voice)
Atsuko Yuya ... Lan / Shiuran (Japanese Version) (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Mountain Evil / Black Mountain Royo (Japanese Version) (voice)

Directed by
Andrew Chan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Songling Pu  novel (uncredited)
Hark Tsui 

Produced by
Meileen Choo .... executive producer
Charles Heung .... executive producer
Tsuneo Leo Sato .... executive producer
Nansun Shi .... executive producer
Hark Tsui .... producer
Original Music by
Ricky Ho 
Film Editing by
Marco Mak  (as Mak Chi Sin)
Hark Tsui 
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... foley recordist
Yuk-Ming Chan .... dialogue editor
Vic Kaspar .... sound effects editor
Gerard Long .... foley artist (as Geralrd Long)
Paul Pirola .... sound mixer
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Sheldon Chan .... compositor
Chi Wai Law .... compositor
Kila Ngan .... compositor
Animation Department
Justo D. Cascante III .... animator
Kenny Chan .... animator
Jacky Chung .... animator
Toby Hung .... ink and paint artist
Johnston Kong .... animator
Anson Lam .... animator
Yvonne Lam .... ink and paint artist
Chi Wai Law .... ink and paint artist
Ellis Lee .... animator
Yiu-Kuen Mak .... ink and paint artist
Leo Mercado .... ink and paint artist
John Ng .... animator
Caspar Schmidlin .... color modeling
Chi-Chung Wai .... ink and paint artist
Bart Wong .... animator
Bart Wong .... ink and paint artist
Wing-Ho Wong .... ink and paint artist
Joe Woo .... color checking
Jasmine Yip .... ink and paint artist
Editorial Department
Chi Wai Chan .... assistant editor
Manolo B. Mercado .... scanner
Wing Sang Wong .... film output
Other crew
Andrew Chen .... titles
Sai Hung Fung .... planner
Chi Keung Sze .... production accountant
Christina Tsang .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xiao Qian" - Hong Kong (original title)
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84 min | Japan:83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The production time lasted 4 years with computer CGI being used as graphical enhancements.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)See more »
It's Still YouSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very funny and ORIGINAL anime!, 21 August 2000
Author: Chibi Riza from Orilab

I finally got "A Chinese Ghost Story" on DVD and is well-worth it too!

It has everything I can hope for in animation:a strange,un-predictable storyline,bizarre characters,off-the-wall (and sometimes sick) humour,rock-opera-like music score(it is NOT Disney-like!)and interesting and successful combination of CG and Traditional Animation(which is a nice first in Anime).

If you want an Anime worth your time,please,get this classic now.But personally,I'd prefer the DVD version,since you can get Cantonese and Mandarin dialogue on it(personally,I prefer Cantonese) and you don't have to get stuck with the horrid English version(sorry,but the English "vocal-talents" need to take some singing lessons!).

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