History Anime / GhostStories

18th May '16 3:30:59 AM JustKnown
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* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Hajime subjects Satsuki to some skirt flipping in the early episodes

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* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Hajime subjects Satsuki to some skirt flipping in the early episodesepisodes; Amanojaku does it again with a gust of wind in the last episode by way of saying goodbye.
14th Mar '16 6:51:37 PM Aslandus
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** Also happens with [[spoiler:Amanojaku]] in the last episode. [[spoiler:[[ItGotBetter He gets better]] though.]]

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** Also happens with [[spoiler:Amanojaku]] in the last episode. [[spoiler:[[ItGotBetter [[spoiler:[[UnexplainedRecovery He gets better]] though.]]
14th Jan '16 7:26:00 PM Mizerous
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The show was picked up by Creator/DiscotekMedia for a rerelease in 2014, specifically mentioning that ADV's English dub would be included – though, sadly, their {{gag sub}}s (which contained additional jokes) were not.

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The show was picked up by Creator/DiscotekMedia for a rerelease in 2014, specifically mentioning that ADV's English dub would be included – though, sadly, their {{gag sub}}s (which contained additional jokes) were not.
not. The dub is now on [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/ghost-stories Crunchyroll]].



* CharacterDerailment: Exploited by Amanojaku in the GagDub, when he complains that his sudden [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn in the last episode]] isn't faithful to his character arc, but then goes along with it in the hope of winning a Golden Globe.
9th Jan '16 7:30:50 AM ASTOL01
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** In Episode 14, Momoko (who does ''not'' suffer from this trope) writes off chest pains caused by a curse as just needing a bigger bra. She starts to ask Satsuki if she has one before answering her own question, [[StealthInsult "Oh, what am I saying?"]]
9th Jan '16 7:26:59 AM ASTOL01
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** "Your father's been in an accident and I'm about to have one!"
2nd Jan '16 11:02:37 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheUnintelligible: Keiichiro is capable of talking normally, but get him emotional and he reverts to unintelligible babbling.
-->'''Keichiro''': AH...ABADABADA-\\
'''Amanojaku''': Please! SPEAK!
** ADV's DVD release invokes this with the "Dubtitles" subtitles track, where Keiichiro's dialogue is often listed as either [[[FunWithSubtitles Gibberish]]] or [[[InelegantBlubbering Keichiro Sob]]] and after about episode 4, [Keichiro Sob [[TradeSnark ™]]].


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* TheUnintelligible: Keiichiro is capable of talking normally, but get him emotional and he reverts to unintelligible babbling.
-->'''Keichiro''': AH...ABADABADA-\\
'''Amanojaku''': Please! SPEAK!
** ADV's DVD release invokes this with the "Dubtitles" subtitles track, where Keiichiro's dialogue is often listed as either [[[FunWithSubtitles Gibberish]]] or [[[InelegantBlubbering Keichiro Sob]]] and after about episode 4, [Keichiro Sob [[TradeSnark ™]]].
2nd Jan '16 12:05:15 AM Soufriere
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Despite being based on a popular series of light novels, the anime's bland script and below-average production values caused the show to completely bomb, and it ended after only twenty episodes. Facing bankruptcy and desperate for money, the animation company sold the rights to Creator/ADVFilms for dubbing in 2005.

When asked what restrictions they had, the dubbing team was told to do whatever they wanted with it, as long as they bought the license. As such, director Steven Foster opted to rework the show into a pure GagDub, throwing out nearly all of the original script and keeping only the names and how the ghosts were defeated - nearly everything else was improvised to fit with the flaps and needed things. When the actors were called in to record scenes, whoever got there first got to set the tone and subject for the scene, and the rest of them had to follow in those set footsteps. This produced a dub that is full of random characterization, fourth-wall-breaking jokes, as much silliness as the [=VAs=] could manage, and is ''utterly hilarious''.

Naturally, this was an ''extremely'' polarizing move, and when it was released, the dub was not very well received by much of the anime community, despite the original quality of the show. Time and changing standards in anime dubbing have led to a shift in opinion, with many finding the gag dub to be the best part of the series. The odds of something like this happening again are extremely low, and so ''Ghost Stories'' is seen as a unique product of a strange time.

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Despite being based on a popular series of light novels, novels and having a fairly high-quality vocal cast, the anime's bland script and below-average production values caused the show to completely bomb, and it ended after only twenty episodes. Facing bankruptcy and desperate for money, the animation company sold the rights to Creator/ADVFilms for dubbing in 2005.

When asked what restrictions they had, the dubbing team was told to do whatever they wanted with it, as long as they bought the license. license and could make it sell. As such, director Steven Foster opted to rework the show into a pure GagDub, throwing out nearly all of the original script and keeping only the names of major characters and how ghosts, as well as the ghosts were defeated - nearly most basic of plot – everything else was improvised to fit with the flaps and needed things.lip flaps. When the actors were called in to record scenes, whoever got there first got to set the tone and subject for the scene, and the rest of them had to follow in those set footsteps. This produced a dub that is full of random characterization, fourth-wall-breaking jokes, as much silliness as the [=VAs=] could manage, and is ''utterly hilarious''.

Naturally, this was an ''extremely'' polarizing move, and when it was released, the dub was not very well received by much of the anime community, despite the original (nonexistent) quality of the original show. Time and changing standards in anime dubbing have led to a shift in opinion, with many finding the gag dub to be the best part of the series. The odds of something like this officially happening again are extremely low, and so ''Ghost Stories'' is seen as a unique product of a strange time.



* TheAbridgedSeries: The dub is [[UrExample the first anime example]] [[TropeMaker to ever exist]].
* AbsenteeActor: Momoko doesn't appear in episode 15 for any apparent reason (which is especially ironic, since a demonic possession story would have been perfect for Miss Born-Again Betty).
* AdultsAreUseless: No kidding. The only adult characters that ever helped the protagonists were a bumbling teacher in episode 18, and a night watchman in episode 16, [[spoiler: who turned to be another ghost]].

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* TheAbridgedSeries: The dub is arguably [[UrExample the first anime example]] [[TropeMaker to ever exist]].
exist]], predating ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' by a year. Except that it's not ''abridged'' in any way.
* AbsenteeActor: Momoko doesn't appear in is absent from episode 15 for any no apparent reason (which is especially ironic, since a demonic possession story would have been perfect for Miss Born-Again Betty).
* AdultsAreUseless: No kidding. The only adult characters that ever helped the protagonists were a bumbling teacher in episode 18, and a night watchman in episode 16, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who turned to be another ghost]].



* AlienGeometries: The haunted apartment complex of episode 16 could change both its internal and external structure. Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] when [[spoiler: the group thought they were in a residential neighborhood, when they were actually ''still inside the building''.]]

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* AlienGeometries: The haunted apartment complex of episode 16 could change both its internal and external structure. Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] UpToEleven when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the group thought they were in a residential neighborhood, when they were actually ''still inside the building''.]]



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Shinobu, after she reveals to Satsuki her (more or less) true form.]]
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In one episode, Amanojaku stops Satsuki from erasing herself from existence under the impression that the ritual would free her from a curse. After hearing that someone put her up to it, Amanojaku suspects that whoever did "Is either a ghost or a bitch." Later on when the ghost, Yumime, shows her true form, Amanojaku finally decides "She's a ghost AND a bitch!"

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Shinobu, [[spoiler:Shinobu, after she reveals to Satsuki her (more or less) true form.]]
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In one episode, Amanojaku stops Satsuki from erasing herself from existence under the impression that the ritual would free her from a curse. After hearing that someone put her up to it, Amanojaku suspects that whoever did "Is either a ghost or a bitch." Later on when the ghost, Yumime, Yamime, shows her true form, Amanojaku finally decides "She's a ghost AND a bitch!"



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Momoko in both versions. Some of the things she says could not have come from a sane person, she sometimes seems too oblivious to realize what is going on and in one episode she states that the sole reason she has a cell phone is [[NoSenseOfDirection she gets lost easily]].

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: CloudCuckoolander: Momoko in both versions. Some of the things she says could not have come from a sane person, she sometimes seems too oblivious to realize what is going on and in one episode she states that the sole reason she has a cell phone is [[NoSenseOfDirection she gets lost easily]].



* FourIsDeath: Some of the earlier episodes use this idea on curses. Also was used as a solution to a problem in [[spoiler:Episode 18.]]

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* FourIsDeath: Some of the earlier episodes use this idea on curses. Also was used as a solution to a problem in [[spoiler:Episode Episode 18.]]



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Kayako is made a lesbian/bisexual in the GagDub. This is made even weirder in episode 13 when after Satsuki goes back in time and meets her, she writes in her ghost diary that [[ParentalIncest found her attractive.]]

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Kayako is made a lesbian/bisexual in the GagDub. This is made even weirder in episode 13 when when, after Satsuki goes back in time and meets her, she writes in her ghost diary that [[ParentalIncest she found her attractive.]]attractive]]… which [[{{Squick}} really creeps Satsuki out]].



* ImplacableMan: Some of the ghosts qualify. Special mention to Babasare and Mary the Doll, who only stopped chasing the protagonists due to sheer luck.
* InsideShoes: Unintentionally funny in episode 8: The kids are shown wearing theirs in the final scene in the computer lab, meaning they stopped to change their shoes even in a life-or-death emergency.

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* ImplacableMan: Some of the ghosts qualify. Special mention to Babasare and Merry Mary the Doll, who only stopped chasing the protagonists due to sheer luck.
* InsideShoes: Unintentionally funny in episode 8: 8. The kids are shown wearing theirs in the final scene in the computer lab, meaning they stopped to change their shoes even in a life-or-death emergency.



** Poked fun of in the GagDub whenever it's done ''un''intentionally.
---> And your father thinks it's always cute to cross his eyes in pictures—SEE!? Se-look, he did it there!\\
Oh, damn anime! Look what's happened to my eyes!

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** Poked fun of in the GagDub whenever it's done ''un''intentionally.
---> And
''un''-intentionally.
--->'''Satsuki:''' ''"Oh wow convulsion that was weird. Okay…"''\\
'''Satsuki:''' ''"What's going on? What happened to my leg?"''\\
'''Kayako:''''' "And
your father thinks it's always cute to cross his eyes in pictures—SEE!? Se-look, he did it there!\\
Oh,
there!"''\\
'''Satsuki:''' ''"Oh,
damn anime! Look what's happened to my eyes!eyes!"''



* PottyEmergency: The whole school goes through it on episode 2, partly due to the sewage system breaking down, partly due to being afraid of Hanako-san in the Toilet. Sakata, though, just casually strolls out of the class and walks to the old school's toilets. He still doesn't get his dump. [[spoiler: He gets forced into the toilet by the episode's ghost]].

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* PottyEmergency: The whole school goes through it on episode 2, partly due to the sewage system breaking down, partly due to being afraid of Hanako-san in the Toilet. Sakata, though, just casually strolls out of the class and walks to the old school's toilets. He still doesn't get his dump. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He gets forced into the toilet by the episode's ghost]].



** Satsuki's accidental {{Panty Shot}}s in the anime proper. The dub makes a few more out of commenting on the [[BreakingTheFourthWall quality of the script]] [[MediumAwareness and animation]], invoking [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny Engrish]] and anime trends.

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** ** Satsuki's accidental {{Panty Shot}}s in the anime proper. The dub makes a few more out of commenting on the [[BreakingTheFourthWall quality of the script]] [[MediumAwareness and animation]], invoking [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny Engrish]] and anime trends.



* HongKongDub: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Not accounting for mouth shape, ADV's dub matches the characters' mouths perfectly. The original Japanese version, on the other hand, often had lips moving long after a character finished speaking.

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* HongKongDub: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Not accounting for mouth shape, ADV's dub matches the characters' mouths lip flaps perfectly. The original Japanese version, on the other hand, often had lips moving long after a character finished speaking.



-->'''Leo:''' ''{running at the camera in a panic}'' Oh-my-god-oh-my-god-what-the-hell-is-happening-here-these-are-the-fastest-lip-flaps-I've-ever-had-to-sync!!!

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-->'''Leo:''' ''{running ''[-{running at the camera in a panic}'' panic}-]'' Oh-my-god-oh-my-god-what-the-hell-is-happening-here-these-are-the-fastest-lip-flaps-I've-ever-had-to-sync!!!
25th Dec '15 4:07:11 PM LentilSandEater
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* LostInTranslation: Both {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and {{averted|Trope}} when it explained the xylophone; [[spoiler:its keys play the musical notes often used to end broadcasts in Japan]]. ''Not'' averted with FourIsDeath.

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* LostInTranslation: Both {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and {{averted|Trope}} Inverted when it explained the xylophone; [[spoiler:its keys play the musical notes often used to end broadcasts in Japan]]. ''Not'' averted with FourIsDeath.Japan]].
25th Dec '15 3:59:48 PM LentilSandEater
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* CharacterDerailment: Lampshaded and then Invoked. Amanojaku in the GagDub complains that his sudden [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn in the last episode]] isn't faithful to his character arc, but then goes along with it in the hope of winning a Golden Globe.

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* CharacterDerailment: Lampshaded and then Invoked. Exploited by Amanojaku in the GagDub GagDub, when he complains that his sudden [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn in the last episode]] isn't faithful to his character arc, but then goes along with it in the hope of winning a Golden Globe.
25th Dec '15 3:57:22 PM LentilSandEater
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* TheAbridgedSeries: Arguably, the dub is [[UrExample the first anime example]] [[TropeMaker to ever exist]].

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* TheAbridgedSeries: Arguably, the The dub is [[UrExample the first anime example]] [[TropeMaker to ever exist]].
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