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Writers:
Hiroshi Hashimoto (episode)
Masashi Sogo (episode)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
22 October 2000 (Japan) See more »
User Reviews:
A truly excellent series See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Takako Honda ... Hajime Aoyama (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kurumi Mamiya ... Keiichirou Miyanoshita (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tomoko Kawakami ... Satsuki Miyanoshita (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Makoto Tsumura ... Leo Kakinoki (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kumi Sakuma ... Momoko Koigakubo (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ryûsei Nakao ... Amanojaku; Kaaya / ... (17 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yutaka Aoyama ... Sakata-sensei / ... (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takehiro Murozono ... Reiichirou Miyanoshita (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
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Series Directed by
Noriyuki Abe (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akihiro Enomoto (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shigeki Hatakeyama (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yuki Hayashi (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroyuki Ishidô (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jôhei Matsuura (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shigenori Kageyama (2 episodes, 2000)
Junya Koshiba (2 episodes, 2001)
Akira Iwanaga (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Writing credits
Hiroshi Hashimoto (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masashi Sogo (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ryôta Yamaguchi (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akatsuki Yamatoya (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroko Naka (3 episodes, 2000-2001)

Series Produced by
Ken Hagino .... producer (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hideo Katsumata .... producer (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yuriko Nakamura .... producer (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yûji Nunokawa .... planner (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kenji Shimizu .... planner (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ryuzo Shirakawa .... planner (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Kaoru Wada (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Toshiyuki Fukushima (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Takeda Shigenori (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Koji Yamaguchi .... first assistant director (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Art Department
Hideo Kamiya .... color key (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shigenori Kageyama .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Noriyuki Abe .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akihiro Enomoto .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hidehito Ueda .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yuki Hayashi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Junya Koshiba .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Susumu Nishizawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Sound Department
Noriyuki Abe .... sound director (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jacob A. Gragard .... sound re-recording mixer (16 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Kentarô Takahashi .... technical director (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Animation Department
Mari Kitayama .... sub character designer (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masaya Ônishi .... character designer (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Manabu Fukazawa .... animation director (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hideyuki Motohashi .... animation director (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kôichi Usami .... animation director (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tatsuo Yanagino .... animation director (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akio Kawamura .... animation director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ryoji Nakamori .... animation director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shinichiro Takagi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gakkô no kaidan" - Japan (original title)
"Ghosts in the School" - International (English title) (uncensored intended title)
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Trivia:
The English language dub by ADV Films was entirely improvised.See more »
Quotes:
Keiichirou Miyanoshita:I'm gonns make a SnowMan and a SnowWoman, and maybe even a little Snow Keiichirou! but i guess i'll have to make the SnowWoman dead, because mom's dead*cries*See more »

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2 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A truly excellent series, 13 February 2010
Author: charleswright805 from United Kingdom

Gakkô no kaidan/Ghost Stories begins with Miyanoshita Satsuki and her brother Keiichirou moving to their late mother's hometown. They discover that their mother was an exorcist who sealed away many evil spirits. However due to urban developments the spirits are being released. Together with her brother and her new friends, Momoko, Hajime and Reo, Satsuki takes up the task of protecting the town and sealing the spirits away again.

The series is quite frankly, brilliant. The animation is superb, the characters are interesting and likable (besides Hajime's 'bad habit') and the story lines are thrilling. Every episode had me on the edge of my seat. One thing in particular is that the gang are 'just kids.' They have no super powers, no gadgets or weapons of any kind (other than the Ghost Diary belonging to Satsuki's mother than contains information on the ghosts). Despite that they repeatedly take on supernatural evil and prevail. The audience really cares about them, worries for them and is delighted when they finally save the day.

My favourite character personally is Satsuki's best friend Momoko. She is polite, sweet and kind-hearted, yet almost completely fearless when it comes to confronting evil forces.

The writing is also top-notch, with each episode managing to provide genuine chills without having to resort to gratuitous violence or blood-letting.

Why the English dubbers chose to make the dub a parody series is beyond me. Watch the real thing, in Japanese with subtitles. It is much better.

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