“Which is better—sub or dub?” has been a running debate in the anime community.
However, in the case of Ghost Stories, which came out in 2000 and was released in 2000, the English version made a complete 180-degree change to the eerie vibe of this animation and became a cult favourite.
Ghost Stories, sometimes referred to in the form of Gakko no Kaidan, is an anime-based series based on a novel with the same name as Toru Tsunemitsu.
It follows the adventures of a pair of elementary school students—Satsuki Hajime, Leo, Momoko, and Keiichiro, Satsuki’s younger brother—in the supernatural encounters that occur in their hometown.
They are joined by Amanojaku, a demon hidden within the cat of Satsuki’s.
The series was a failure in Japan. In 2005, Animax reached out to ADV Films about the possibility of a North American release. Based on Greg Ayres (the voice of Leo) in the Q & A video of 2007, the company was only given three guidelines:
1. They weren’t able to change the names of the characters’ appearances.
2. They were unable to alter the names of ghosts since they’re based on authentic Asian myths.
3. They could not change how the ghost died.
The studio was inevitably given an abundance of freedom. With the freedom they had, the entire script was rewritten.
The children were cursing, hurling f-bombs, making references to pop culture (a popular gag was about Christian Slater’s professional career), and also employing crude, humorous, and offensive language.
The voice actors could break the fourth wall to ridicule anime tropes like “the standard anime elbows up pose”.
Ghost Stories has one season, which consists of 20 shows. What is the best place to watch this seemingly non-official but completely legitimate English dub that has inappropriate humour?
Ghost Stories on Crunchyroll?
Ghost Stories is available on Crunchyroll.
The cost for a premium subscription is $7.99 per month.
A 14-day trial for free can be arranged.
Is Ghost Stories on Netflix?
Unfortunately, no. Ghost Stories is not on Netflix.
However, there are a variety of anime shows, titles, and films available to browse through on this streaming service.
The basic plan begins at $8.99 per month.
Is Ghost Stories on Funimation?
Ghost Stories is not available on Funimation either.
But, it’s one of the most well-known streaming platforms for anime.
A monthly subscription costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 for the year.
Is Ghost Stories available on Hulu?
Unfortunately, “Ghost Stories” isn’t available on Hulu.
But the streaming service has an array of films and shows to pick from.
The plan starts at $5.99 each month, or $59.99 annually.
As for other streaming platforms, “Ghost Stories” is available on VRV. The premium subscription begins at $9.99 per month.
Ghost Stories is also available through Amazon Prime. The membership cost begins at $12.99 per month. A membership to Amazon Prime Video costs $8.99 per month.