31 Days Of Anime Horror Part 31: ‘Ghost Stories’

October 31, 2020

Written by Capt McNeely

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It’s Halloween and it’s time to get into the spirit of the day and obviously nothing gets you into the Halloween mood better than horror. Unfortunately when it comes to most live-action horror films, there’s only so much that can be done and shown, but thankfully of all things, Anime can cross the line with story, gore, and intriguing storytelling. So for every day this month, I was featuring unique Animes that fit the horror genre that you can most likely find on any streaming service. It all came down to this special anime that gathered a cult following for the most surprising reasons; I’m talking about Ghost Stories.



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Ghost Stories (2000) is a show about a sister and her little brother who just moved into the town where their late mother grew up and started to attend the same school she did. They meet up with new friends and investigated the rumors of the old schoolhouse being haunted which results in them finding their mother’s old book of instructions of putting spirits at rest along with their cat being possessed by a demon.


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The original Japanese dialogue/subtitles depict a more serious and scary anime, but what made this one unique and grew a cult following was the ADV English dub in 2005 that turned the show into a side-splitting dark comedy where the voice actors mentioned some of the actual lines of the show and kept the plot elements in some places but other than that, they literally just ad-libbed the series. The dub caused some controversy as the subject manner tends to be more adult along with saying things that are no longer acceptable (Shows how far we come in just a few years) but at the same time anime fans liked it.



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If you want a ghostly anime adventure, watch it in Japanese with subtitles, but if you want to have friends over for a Halloween laugh, watch the English dub!

This is the legit dub, and trust me, this is the tip of the iceberg of the insane dialogue!



Don’t forget to check out past entries in the 31 Days of Anime Horror by clicking below!

Part 1: Ghost Hound


Part 3: Another

Part 4: Monster

Part 5: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Part 6: Requiem from the Darkness

Part 7: Paranoia Agent

Part 8: Blood-C

Part 9: xxxHOLIC

Part 10: Ghost Hunt

Part 11: Higurashi When They Cry

Part 12: Dorohedoro

Part 13: Occult Academy

Part 14: Junji Ito Collection

Part 15: Shiki

Part 16: Ajin: Demi-Human

Part 17: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Part 18: Hell Girl

Part 19: Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

Part 20: Red Garden

Part 21: Psychic Detective Yakumo

Part 22: King’s Game: The Animation

Part 23: Vampire Knight

Part 24: Sirius the Jaeger

Part 25: Neuro: Supernatural Detective

Part 26: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Part 27: Promised Neverland

Part 28: Trinity Blood

Part 29: Unico and the Island of Magic

Part 30: Hellsing Ultimate

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