The appeal of the unknown is undeniable and freshman Mai Taniyama is hooked. This fact, coupled with her burgeoning psychic powers, leads Mai to join the ranks of the Shibuya Psychic Research team. Led by enigmatic Kazuya “Naru” Shibuya, she works alongside a spirit medium and a shrine maiden, an exorcist and a monk to uncover the darkest mysteries of the unseen. Using state-of-the-art technology and their respective spiritual gifts, evil is confronted and vanquished time and again.
Ghost Hunt: The Complete Series Box Set
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(Sep 15, 2009)
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Originally released in individual season sets by Funimation, this set represents the first time the company is getting a Complete Series release out to the public. Coming in at a total runtime of 600 minutes, Ghosthunt The Complete Series spans 4 discs and comes packaged as a pair of thin packs within a cardboard slipcase.
The show wears an appropriate TV MA (14+) rating, which is due to some disturbing imagery and horror-themes over bad language or nudity.
Language options are typical sub & dub meaning the option of original Japanese dialog trackor an English dub (either of which is in stereo) and English subtitles available under either language choice.
Extras are quite thorough and include scans of the original manga pages, character case files, ghost sightings, textless opening, and of course, a nice host of Funimation trailers.
To explain the show to someone who has never seen it would go something like this: Take the mystery solving elements of say, Case Closed only center them on supernatural occurrences (ranging from ghost possession to legions of zombies).Read more ›
I can't put this into words. This series is great! Not to mention that unlike other "supernatural" shows (some of which I could mention), it's extremely funny - sort of like the twisted brainchild of "Psych" and "Supernatural" converted into anime form. But enough banter, let's start the review!
Story: 9/10 - A paranormal entheusiast, Mai Taniyama, becomes indebted to the narcissistic Kazuya Shibuya ("Naru" for short) after breaking one of his expensive cameras. Sort of basic, but the separate cases each offer enough twists and turns to satisfy most anime fans.
Depth: 10/10 - The story starts off simply, but continues to grow in depth and, to an extent, emotion. How you get to learn about each character like you learn about people in real life - one step at a time - scores extra points, at least in my opinion. After all, big blow-out reveals are always long-winded.
Characters: 10/10 - Like I said, the characters don't show much depth at the beginning, but in time you get to know everything about them. Plus, unlike some other anime, the reveals aren't completely generic, either (Ayako's parents, doctors? Who would have thought?). The interactions between the characters also make for some great comic moments.
Entertainment: 10/10 - This anime is one of the most entertaining series that I've seen in a long time. It ranges from funny to serious to downright horrifying, and the changes are fluid enough that the audience is going to be glued to the edge of their seats throughout a whole file.
Overall: 39/40 - Almost perfect... but not quite. My only major gripe is that they never finished serializing the rest of the manga. After all, they completely forgot Volumes 10 and 11! Maybe they just didn't get released in time. Who knows? Either way, it's a good watch for anyone who's interested in the supernatural.
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This came to me in excellent condition and I love this series so much. The episodes will take you on quite the adventure, from very lighthearted and fun to serious and morbid (a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by nicole
very good condition^.^ I loved getting to have the whole series, especially with such a rare anime. couldn't have asked for more c:Published on September 24, 2013 by jessica
While I did not personally enjoy the english dub for this series, the translations of the Jap dub are very well done! Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Christian Matthew
Before I go into my review, let me first state that I have never read the manga so I do not know how closely this follows the original story. Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Kyria Akerlind
Didn't know what to think before I bought this, but now I like the show. I wonder if they'll come out with more at all and I know they have the manga, but I'd rather see more of... Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Stephanie Johnson
I like the main character and the works well but what it's about is why I'm uninterested. I'd say it's a great anime for anyone who may like this genre.Published on January 15, 2013 by V Guariglia
Its well driven, its dramatic, it tends to be comical, and this series makes you wish they made another season...... -Jult WarfellPublished on May 17, 2012 by The Red Corsair
Just try not watching this series in one go! If you like investigative ghost stories you will love this series. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by emsilay4
Ghost Hunt has an addictive storyline that touches on folklore. The interaction between characters is addictive; you want to know and see what happens to them next, despite some... Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by Traci Hill