IMDb > "Ghost Stories" (2000)

"Ghost Stories" (2000) More at IMDbPro »"Gakkô no kaidan" (original title), TV series 2000-

Photos (See all 21 | slideshow)


User Rating:
8.3/10   285 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Hiroshi Hashimoto (episode)
Masashi Sogo (episode)
View company contact information for Ghost Stories on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
22 October 2000 (Japan) See more »
A group of school kids and a cat who fight ghosts.
User Reviews:
A truly excellent series See more (3 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 23)
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)

Series Directed by
Noriyuki Abe (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akihiro Enomoto (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shigeki Hatakeyama (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Harume Kosaka (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroyuki Ishidô (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jôhei Matsuura (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shigenori Kageyama (2 episodes, 2000)
Jun'ya 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)
John Ledford .... executive producer / 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)
Harume Kosaka .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jun'ya 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)
Shin'ichirô Takagi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gakkô no kaidan" - Japan (original title)
"Ghosts in the School" - International (English title) (uncensored intended title)
See more »

Did You Know?

Ghosts at School (alternate title) was translated and dubbed into English by the anime television network, Animax, who, staying true to the original, retained all of the original Japanese plot, character and dialog details, broadcasting the series uncensored and unedited within its respective networks across the world, including Southeast Asia and the Indian SubcontinentSee more »
Satsuki Miyanoshita:Why on earth did we decide to hole up in the old Schoolhouse? why? WHY?
Hajime Aoyama:Cause the mall was closed? i don't know
Satsuki Miyanoshita:We passed up REI, we passed up Oshman's, we passed Neiman's for christ's sake! YOU'RE... AN... IDIOT!
See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 22 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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (3 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Ghost Stories" (2000)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
They used the wrong covers for the wrong volumes! petekrug17
Ghost Stories Drinking Game petekrug17
Banned Episode virginiagirl98
hit and run epsiode with strong adult themes yellowman_717
Online Episodes? Greene_Kid_15
OVA?? virginiagirl98
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"Fullmetal Alchemist" "Mushi-Shi" "Detective Conan" "Gungrave" "Blood+"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews IMDb TV section IMDb Animation section
IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button