Not so Secret Santa: Ghost Hound

Not so Secret Santa: Ghost Hound

Finally we have come to the best anime I watched during my Not so Secret Santa Project! Losty recommended 2 shows when I asked "What show should I watch that I haven't already asap?" Those were Ghost Hound and Sola. Choosing between these 2 shows boiled down to which one I had access to right away. Ghost Hound won. Boy oh boy am I ever glad it did!

The therapist

Ghost Hound is about 3 boys in a small town. At first they don't really have anything in common but something is pulling them together. All three have had very traumatic experiences in their childhood they discover. This link between them makes it so they can travel through the "Unseen World".

This shot interested me a lot. (as pervy as that sounds)

I did things like that with my sister all the time when we were young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have no idea how to review this show because I loved it SO much. It's from the same guys that did Lain (which I love and is in my top 15 anime of all time) so it should be no surprise that Ghost Hound found it's way into my heart too. Like Lain it is a little hard to pin point the #1 reason why I was attracted to it but if I had to guess I'd say tone. Dark and mysterious without being too down to earth. There are wonderful sounds throughout the show that fits the moments 100%. These detailed noises were one of my favourite things about the show. When it wanted something to be creepy and strange did it ever work.  The look of the show is amazing to me. When the boys were traveling through the "Unseen World" it was quite something to see animated. When they first discovered this world I was honestly quite shocked but very interested in it's existence.

This is their "Unseen World" selves at first.

Dinosaur dog is awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the characters were amazing. Right down to minor ones. But with a show like this minor characters are always very important so it should be no surprise that they were wonderfully done. Minor character wise I'd have to say I enjoyed the therapist very much. No one in this show is what they seem and all end up coming together in the end quite well.

See why it's very Lain like?

If I could explain this I would... @[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall: Holy shit it's been a while since I went into an anime expecting absolutely nothing and got AMAZING!

* Story 10/10
* Animation 10/10
* Sound 10/10
* Characters 10/10
* Overall 10/10

Comments

5 Responses to “Not so Secret Santa: Ghost Hound”
  1. animekritik says:

    I found the sounds really got inside of me. I was disturbed sometimes watching the show. I think I even had strange dreams while watching it! But I somehow finished it and liked it. It’s very, very deep 🙂

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  2. chii says:

    omg the day I watched this show I watched like 3 episodes then took a nap. I had the most fucked up dreams and woke up in a cold sweat 3 hours later or something. I’m positive it was this shows fault!

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  3. Blackholeheart says:

    I think this was the second anime I watched week to week in HD and has the creepiest moment ever for me when the therapist sees the child(?) thing. Still freaks me out.

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  4. Sam says:

    I loved watching Ghost Hound as well! I can understand this series might not be to everyones tastes, but it is one I would highly recommend to anyone :-).

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