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.
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.
|Satsuki Miyanoshita||Tomoko Kawakami||Hilary Haag|
|Momoko Koigakubo||Kumi Sakuma||Monica Rial|
|Hajime Aoyama||Takako Honda||Chris Patton|
|Leo Kakinoki||Makoto Tsumura||Greg Ayres|
|Keiichirou Miyanoshita||Kurumi Mamiya||Christine Auten|
|Amanojaku / Kaya||Ryūsei Nakao||Rob Mungle|
|Reiichirou Miyanoshita||Takehiro Murozono||Illich Guardiola|
|Kayako Miyanoshita||Kotono Mitsuishi||Marcy Bannor|
|Mr. Sakata||Yutaka Aoyama||Tommy Drake|
|Ms. Matsushima||Yumi Fukamizu||Kira Vincent-Davis|
|Principal||Naomi Kusumi||John Swasey|
|Leo's Father||Toshihiko Nakajima||Adam Jones|
|Leo's Mother||Mami Horikoshi||Brittney Karbowski|
|Aya Eto||Kiyomi Asai||Melissa Davis|
|Misono Kiyohara||Tomoe Hanba||Luci Christian|
|Tomomi Takahashi||Fumiko Orikasa||Imani Harris|
|Hanako||Ayako Kawasumi||Lesley Tesh Pedersen|
|Man-Faced Dog||Andrew Love|
- 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
- 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.
|ADV Films||2005-2006||The Complete Series||1
|2008||The Complete Series|
|Discotek Media||2014||The Complete Series|