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Old 2008-12-18, 15:45   Link #521
Kirarakim
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I finally finished this today (after putting it on hold for a very long time) and I have to say I really liked it. It didn't end up being what I expected going in but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

I will admit it was a bit flawed perhaps there was one too many characters and one too many ideas but overall there was still a lot of interesting ideas and characters. And I especially loved how the anime focused on the human aspect of the story. And while I found Lain interesting this story appealed to me a lot more because of the characters and character interactions.

I did feel some things in the last episode were rushed but I didn't mind the "happy ending". We don't know what is to come for these characters but at the very least they have a "chance" to be happy. What the future brings will be up to them.

And personally I thought it was nice to see how far Taro, Miyako, Masakyuki, Makoto, and Michio came from the beginning of the series (okay Michio did not get the screentime the other characters did but it was nice to see how close him and Masayuki grew).

So overall I really liked this one
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Old 2008-12-18, 21:09   Link #522
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A very, very underrated series IMO - one of the most intellectually layered and disturbing series in many a year. Loved the character designs and the opaque plot, sound design off the charts and often superb animation.
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Old 2009-03-26, 12:35   Link #523
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I really miss this show. Wish it had a second season or something.
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Old 2009-05-10, 15:16   Link #524
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ghost hound is so underviewed!
theres a few unanswered questions that id still like to know
and the last few episodes seem rushed
but it doesnt detract from the overall show
the climax/build up got me really pumped
its #2 of my top 5!
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Old 2009-05-11, 19:01   Link #525
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Ah - another Ghost Hound post! I love this series and I wish more people appreciated it.
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Old 2009-05-12, 16:35   Link #526
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I like it a lot, even though I was expecting something completely different. Shirow Masamune and Production I.G. strike again.

I especially liked how the series ended, I can't really say why. If it was any other series, I'd want to throttle the director for that whole "everyone laughs" scene, but it somehow fit with the surreality of the entire plot.
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Old 2009-07-28, 16:57   Link #527
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Exclamation Ghost Hound is licensed

From ANN: Sentai Filmworks has informed retailers that the following shows will be released in the fall: Clannad ~After Story~, He Is My Master, Ghost Hound, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar and Popotan.

The first DVD set will ship in October and will be sub only.
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Old 2009-07-28, 17:03   Link #528
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Just heard, great news. Will buy because i wouldn't mind rewatching this great series again. Still a huge shame a soundtrack was never released.
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Old 2009-07-28, 17:53   Link #529
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Excellent news! Definitely on my 'to buy' list.
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Old 2009-07-29, 00:15   Link #530
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wowweee licensed!
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Old 2009-07-29, 10:27   Link #531
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Omg Wow I never would have expected this in a million years. In fact I would have missed that this series was licensed if I didn't see that the thread had moved.
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Old 2009-09-16, 00:00   Link #532
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Today, I hooked up my new HDMI capable laptop to my Panasonic plasma for the first time. Opened up an episode of Ghost Hound, in full glory with the big speakers - squeeeee! Massively powerful seeing it that way. Best sound design of any series ever, IMO.
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Old 2009-09-16, 03:33   Link #533
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Originally Posted by Guardian Enzo View Post
Today, I hooked up my new HDMI capable laptop to my Panasonic plasma for the first time. Opened up an episode of Ghost Hound, in full glory with the big speakers - squeeeee! Massively powerful seeing it that way. Best sound design of any series ever, IMO.
Nice, that would be interesting to experience.

& yeah i agree best sound design, easily. Just a shame there never was a soundtrack release for this series.
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Old 2009-10-02, 22:07   Link #534
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I just completed my second viewing of this series, and I must admit I loved it just as much the second time. Armed with knowledge of future events the plot feels much more coherent and less confusing. All of the elements that were stellar on first viewing - character design, animation, sound design, casting - hold up 100%. I stick to my guns on this one - this is a great series.

Really, though, the most amazing element to me is Production I.G. itself. To have released both GH and Seirei no Moribito in the same year... Wow. That's an incredible artistic achievement for a studio.
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Old 2010-02-07, 03:30   Link #535
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Just finished this series. WoW, it was amazing. I seriously enjoy it a lot. Good plot; seems the last episode was rush but still good. I was kind of laughing at the end when Michio took some of the small spirits to use them as bait. It was kind of funny, because they looked like headless chickens. It reminded me of this old email chain spam that used to said that KFC used to cultivate headless chickens :P.
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Old 2011-04-13, 00:13   Link #536
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Just finished Ghost Hound episode 17.

Posting because I did not expect to see the masterpiece, Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymous Bosch to appear in episode 17 at the end.

Wonder what that signify?
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Old 2014-07-15, 23:53   Link #537
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I just finished this one. Truly a one of a kind anime, don't think I've ever seen one quite like it before. It can be genuinely creepy, which is pretty hard to pull off in animation. The first few episodes took some getting used to, but by the midway point you're just sucked in completely. Pretty much every plot point they introduced eventually intersected and bore fruit by the end.

2007 sure was a banner year for anime.
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Old 2014-07-16, 00:22   Link #538
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IMHO the best anime year ever. And Ghost Hound is a criminally underrated gem.
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Old 2014-07-19, 03:33   Link #539
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Thanks, you two, for reminding me of this series. I realized I never finished it, despite being extremely impressed at the time for the first few intense, mysterious episodes. And yes, that includes the spectacularly oppressive sound design.

Time to put it back on the agenda.

From your reactions it seems that the series wrapped itself quite well: that ended my biggest possible concern about it. This kind of series is absolutely easy to screw up, horribly, and give either overly mundane explanations to the mysteries or none at all.
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