Title: Ghost Hound
Company: Production I.G.
Air Dates: 18 Oct 2007 – 3 Apr 2008
Synopsis: Taro Komori has had the same dream every night. It starts with him flying around until the scene transitions to a dark room abuzz with flies. The room is mostly empty save for a girl’s corpse on a bed and a boy, presumably Taro himself. This dream comes every night because Taro and his sister had been victims of a child kidnapping ten years ago and while the victims were quickly murdered, Taro was spared, but his sister was not. Something deep within his mind has caused Taro to repress that memory and it falls upon Dr. Hirata, a psychiatrist, to draw forth that memory. In the meantime, other strange events have been occurring in the small town of Suiten including sightings of spirits and monsters. Only with the help of his two classmates, Masayuki Nakajima and Makoto Ogami, will Taro finally be able to unravel the mystery and how this relates to Miyako, a mysterious girl capable of channeling spirits.
- Atmosphere is absorbing and enthralling
- Characters are fairly well-developed
- Solid pacing throughout the series
- Ending was a massive disappointment
Review: So have you ever watched a series that had an excellent buildup but then completely derailed towards the end? Yeah… Ghost Hound pretty much fits the bill. To see more, you can check out my review on the Nihon Review.