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Ghost Stories (学校の怪談 Gakkō no Kaidan, lit. "School Ghost Stories") is a 20-episode anime series created in 2000 by animation studio Pierrot and Aniplex for Fuji Television, based on a book series by Tōru Tsunemitsu.

Synopsis

The story focuses on a group of friends: Satsuki, Momoko, Hajime, Leo and Keiichirou, who, accompanied by a mysterious spirit inside a cat named Kaya, will seek to exorcise all the ghosts that had been locked inside a tree by the deceased mother of Satsuki and Keiichirou, which are now haunting the old school.


Dubbing History

Ghost Stories was picked up for dubbing by ADV Studios in 2005. According to voice actor Greg Ayres, they were told to "do whatever it took to sell the show." The only condition was that the basic story and names of major characters and ghosts had to remain intact, but everything else was fair game. To that end, director Steven Foster reworked the show into a pure Gag Dub by throwing out nearly all of the original script. When the voice actors were called in to record scenes, whoever got there first would set the tone and subject for the scene, which meant the other cast members had to follow in those footsteps. This approach produced a dub full of random characterization, fourth-wall-breaking jokes, political and cultural references.

An alternative dub would later be produced by the anime television network Animax, which stayed true to the original, retaining 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 Subcontinent.

Cast

ADV Dub

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
GSSatsukiMiyanoshita.png Satsuki Miyanoshita Tomoko Kawakami Hilary Haag
GSSatsukiMiyanoshitaYoung.png
GSMomokoKoigakubo.png Momoko Koigakubo Kumi Sakuma Monica Rial
GSMomokoKoigakuboYoung.png
GSHajimeAoyama.png Hajime Aoyama Takako Honda Chris Patton
GSLeoKakinoki.png Leo Kakinoki Makoto Tsumura Greg Ayres
GSKeiichirouMiyanoshita.png Keiichirou Miyanoshita Kurumi Mamiya Christine Auten
GSKeiichirouMiyanoshitaYoung.png
GSKaya.png Amanojaku / Kaya Ryūsei Nakao Rob Mungle
GSAmonajaku1.png
GSAmonajaku.png
Secondary Characters
GSReiichirouMiyanoshita.png Reiichirou Miyanoshita Takehiro Murozono Illich Guardiola
GSReiichirouMiyanoshitaYoung.png Daisuke Sakaguchi
(child)
GSKayakoMiyanoshita1.png Kayako Miyanoshita Kotono Mitsuishi Marcy Bannor
GSKayakoMiyanoshitaYoung.png
GSMrSakata.png Mr. Sakata Yutaka Aoyama Tommy Drake
GSMsMatsushima.png Ms. Matsushima

(Bobbi Matsushima)

Yumi Fukamizu Kira Vincent-Davis
GS2Principal.png Principal Naomi Kusumi John Swasey
GSLeosFather.png Leo's Father Toshihiko Nakajima Adam Jones
GSLeosMother.png Leo's Mother Mami Horikoshi Brittney Karbowski
GS15Aya.png Aya Eto Kiyomi Asai Melissa Davis
GS15Misono.png Misono Kiyohara Tomoe Hanba Luci Christian
GS15Tomomi.png Tomomi Takahashi Fumiko Orikasa Imani Harris
GS2Hanako.png Hanako Ayako Kawasumi Lesley Tesh Pedersen
GS1ManFaceDog.png Man-Faced Dog Andrew Love

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
GS1SatsukisGrandpa.png Genta Miyanoshita Masaaki Tsukada John Swasey 1
GS1Manager.png Manager Yutaka Aoyama Andy McAvin
GS2Worker.png Worker #1
(Numatsu)
Andrew Love 2
GS2Worker1.png Worker #2
(Asai)
George Manley
GS2AkagamiAogami.png Akagami Aogami Masashi Hirose Dallas Reese
GS2Student1.png Student #1 Jun Fukuyama Blake Shepard
GS2Student2.png Student #2 Kiyomi Asai Shelley Calene-Black
GS2Student3.png Student #3 Yuki Miyata ¿?
GS2Student4.png Student #4 ¿?
GS3Keita.png Keita Mayumi Asano Blake Shepard 3
GS3Driver.png Driver Takehiro Murozono ¿?
GS3Girl.png Student Ema Kogure ¿?
GS3Girl1.png Student #2 ¿?
GS4PianoGhost.png Piano Ghost Jūrōta Kosugi Andy McAvin 4
GS4MsOkabe.png Ms. Okabe Mitsuki Saiga Kelly Manison
GS5Datto.png Datto Akiko Yajima Logan Keslar 5
GS5DattoGhost1.png
GS5Coach.png Coach Takehiro Murozono Jacob A. Gragard
GS5Student1.png Student #1 Yoshinori Fujita ¿?
GS5Student2.png Student #2 Kiyomi Asai ¿?
GS6LittleGirl.png Little Girl Satsuki Yukino Lesley Tesh Pedersen 6
GS6LittleBoy.png Little Boy Yū Sugimoto Darrel Isaaks
GS7Janitor.png Janitor Yasuhiko Kawazu George Manley 7
GS7Policeman.png Policeman
GS8Datsueba.png Datsueba Shiho Kikuchi Brittney Karbowski 8
GS8Datsueba1.png Tomomichi Nishimura George Manley
GS9Mio.png Mio Imai Sara Nakayama Brittney Karbowski 9
GS9ClassPresident.png Class President Kaho Kōda Ernie Manouse
GS9DrunkGuy.png Drunk Paul Oddo
GS10TaxiDriver.png Taxi Driver’s Ghost Nachi Nozawa John Gremillion 10
GS10TaxiGhost1.png
GS10TaxiDriverDaughter.png Kasumi Naoko Takano Kira Vincent-Davis
GS10Foreman.png Foreman Naoki Kuzumi Skijjy Fishmarket
GS10Worker1.png Worker #1 Takehiro Murozono Adam Jones
GS10Worker2.png Worker #2 Kentarō Itō Andrew Love
GS10Worker3.png Worker #3 Paul Oddo
GS11Mary.png Mary Etsuko Kozakura Tamara Levine 11
GS11TemplePriest.png Priest Yuzuru Fujimoto Ernie Manouse
GS12HajimesMom.png Hajime's Mother Kumiko Takizawa Barbara Cummings Smith 12
GS12Doctor.png Doctor Yuko Sasamoto Alice Fulks
GS13GhostDaVinci.png Da Vinci Shō Hayami Vic Mignogna 13
GS13Teacher.png Art Teacher Yutaka Aoyama George Manley
GS13Teacher1.png Teacher #1 ¿?
GS13Teacher2.png Teacher #2 ¿?
GS13Teacher3.png Teacher #3 ¿?
GS14Shizuko.png Shizuko Yukana Nogami Luci Christian 14
GS14ShizukosMom.png Shizuko's Mother Yoko Yano Donna Hannah
GS14MomokosDad.png Momoko's Father Junpei Morita ¿?
GS14MomokosMom.png Momoko's Mother Misa Watanabe ¿?
GS14Doctor.png Doctor Naomi Kusumi ¿?
GS14RacistCabbie.png Takisawa Fumihiko Tachiki David Matranga
GS14MurdererCabbie.png Taxi Driver Jose Diaz
GS14Nurse.png Nurse ¿?
GS15Shinobu.png Shinobu Matsuda Maria Kawamura Taylor Hannah 15
GS15Shinobu1.png
GS15TomomisMom.png Tomomi's Mother Imani Harris
GS16Koudou.png Koudou Shōzō Iizuka Gruff Vandersant 16
GS16OldMan.png Old Man Masaaki Tsukada ¿?
GS16Worker1.png Worker #1 Isshin Chiba ¿?
GS16Worker2.png Worker #2 Kōichi Kuriyama ¿?
GS17YukiShirogame.png Yuki Shirogane Taeko Kawata Lesley Tesh Pedersen 17
GS17YukiShirogame1.png
GS17MiyukiWatanabe.png Miyuki Watanabe Maaya Sakamoto Shelley Calene-Black
GS17Innkeeper.png Innkeeper Yoshiko Okamoto Christine Auten
GS17BusDriver.png Bus Driver Mitsuru Ogata Reeves Gentry
GS18Akane.png Akane Megumi Ogata Alice Fulks 18
GS18Girl.png Girl #1
(Saeko)
Imani Harris
GS18Girl1.png Girl #2
(Yayoi)
Masayo Kurata Shelly Thomas
GS19Maki.png Maki Rio Natsuki Josh Wright 19
GS19Driver.png Car Driver Tomokazu Seki Jacob A. Gragard
GS20Ouma.png Ouma Akio Ōtsuka Paul Oddo 20

Additional Voices

  • Charlie Ashley
  • Marcy Bannor
  • Alexandra Bentlif
  • Michelle Boyd
  • Jonathan Brands
  • April Brem
  • Shelley Calene-Black
  • Luci Christian
  • Jon Corb
  • Matt Crawford
  • Melissa Davis
  • Isidro Gallegos
  • Reeves Gentry
  • Ida Gilbert
  • Jacob A. Gragard
  • Michelle Guevara
  • Brandon Hearnsberger

Animax Dub

  • Andrea Kwan as Satsuki Miyanoshita / Datto / Datsueba
  • Claudia Thompson as Momoko Koigakubo / Mio Imai
  • Candice Moore as Hajime Aoyama
  • Sarah Hauser as Leo Kakinoki / Keiichirou Miyanoshita
  • Russell Wait as Amanojaku
  • Rik Thomas as Principal

Notes

  • Greg Ayres expressed regret that the Mel Gibson Jew rant had happened just a few weeks after production wrapped, as he would have loved to have incorporated it into the final episode.

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
ADV Films 2005-2006 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
United States United States
5 Volumes
2008 The Complete Series
5 Discs
Discotek Media 2014 The Complete Series
3 Discs

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