While at school, Taniyama Mai and her friends like to exchange ghost stories. Apparently, there is an abandoned school building on their campus that is the center of many ghost stories. During the story, they are interrupted by a mysterious male figure. The person turns out to be Shibuya Kazuya, a 17-year-old who is president of the Shibuya Psychic Research Company. He was called by the principal to investigate the stories surrounding the abandoned school building. The next day, on the way to school, Mai passes the school building in question. While examining a strange camera she spotted inside, she gets surprised by Kazuya’s assistant. Unknowingly interfering with the investigation, Mai breaks the camera and Kazuya’s assistant gets injured. Kazuya forcefully hires Mai in order to pay for the camera and replace his injured assistant. From that point on, Mai begins to learn about the paranormal world and the profession of ghost hunting. – My Anime List
Based on 15 review scores:
All in all, Ghost Hunt is a good anime for anyone who is a fan of the supernatural, and there is even some good information about the classifications of psychic abilities and ghost activity to boot, but it also slips in to the genres of comedy, friendship and even romance (can you say ‘love triangle’ anyone?) on occasion making it interesting to a wide variety of audiences, though it is probably not something to watch if you are easily scared. You have been warned!
An absolutely fantastic anime series that should have been longer and gone on for more seasons. Great characters, good writing and wonderful visuals. This show was funny, scary deep and relaxed all at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Otakuness Anime Reviews
It is entertaining, it can frighten you at times, it can make your giggle at times too. Not too shounen nor shoujo. If there was such a thing as a balanced anime I would list this as one of them.
In the end, Ghost Hunt has some creative individual story arcs, but it suffers from frustrating predictability, sub-par characters, and awkward comedy. As a result, this is a tough series to actively recommend.
Some more creativity in both the latter departments would have helped, but even so, the imagination shown in the characterization and story made this, on balance, a delightful series. If you get the chance, please take a look.
I was disappointed in one of the character’s lack of appearances. He is a main character in the manga and the manga did have romance. I was also disappointed to find that there is not nearly as much romance in the anime. This anime is very good and I love that it is available in English dub. It is so much easier to understand when professionals have recorded it in English. If you are an anime fan you should check out Ghost Hunt because there are not any other animes that I can think of that are too similar to it.
Overall I’d say this anime is a good mix of everything. It’s got good suspense, nice characters, and a fair story.
Not a contender for “favorite anime,” but I still recommend this one.
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I cannot recommend this series enough, and I’m attempting to get as many Ghost Hunt converts as I can!
I guarantee, anyone who likes anime, will like this one. Of course, that includes the horror anime-movie freak. You will definitely like it.
I highly recomend this anime for any one looking for a small horror or mystery anime
Ghost Hunt made it to my list of all-time fave despite the unsatisfactory ending. Yes, it was the ending in both that cost a huge heart. Even if the anime used an open-ending, there was no resolution to anything that the whole series felt like just a bunch of collected stories in the life of SPR. The manga did resolve a lot of questions employing the same open-ending. Although it was better, it was still rushed and after a relatively short “aww” moment from me, I started asking more questions about the arc. And I’m not even talking about the Naru-Mai relationship. The manga ending was really sweet and hopeful on that.
The Nihon Review
The character development aspect becomes most apparent in the conclusion of the anime, or more accurately, the lack of conclusion in the anime. While the final plot arc is the fiercest and most exciting one of the series, it ultimately exists as nothing but another plot arc, which leaves the series ending up feeling extremely unfinished and disappointing. However, the last episode did hint at another series; and if J.C. Staff decides to release another episode, I’ll be waiting, popcorn in hand.