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Gakkou Kaidan  
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Description
A collection of strange horror stories in the vein of authors such as R.L. Stine, from the master of absurdist horror, Takahashi Yousuke.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
学校怪談
Academy of Ghost Stories
Ghost Story School

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.27 by Habanero Scans (2d ago)
v.2 c.26 by Habanero Scans (43d ago)
v.2 c.25 by Habanero Scans (101d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (6 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 14th 2017, 11:47am PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Shounen Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #553 increased(+475)
Monthly Pos #1922 increased(+174)
3 Month Pos #2707 increased(+326)
6 Month Pos #3296 increased(+722)

List Stats
On 55 reading lists
On 67 wish lists
On 12 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 49 custom lists

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You'll only really enjoy this...   
Rating: 7.2 / 10.0
by calstine
March 16th, 2017, 1:55pm
...If you don't mind a healthy dose of absurdity in your horror fiction. Each chapter is only 10 pages long, and there's no rhyme or reason to most of them: just a bunch of random occurrences that somehow or other lead to creepiness, blood, gore and death (though not all of the stories end with the characters dying). This is not a complaint, at least on my part, because the situations are atypical and creative and the outcome is often unpredictable, though tragedy - or, at the very least, severe mental/physical discomfort - is always on the menu.

Another somewhat puzzling aspect is that characters are very obviously recycled between instalments, with people who were killed off in, say, chapter 2 showing up unscathed again in chapter 5 (not a true example), albeit in a different setting. This takes a bit of getting used to, but it's not really a big issue.

In the end, Gakkou Kaidan is a prime example of what I like to call "classical Eastern horror." As distinct from Western horror, which is required to have some form of credibility and be frightening at all times, horror as portrayed in manga/anime seems to focus more on being odd, gross and unique, to the detriment of being logical or truly frightening. It's a pretty refreshing change in formula, imo, but I can never see this type of story becoming well-liked; it's just too absurd.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2017, 2:10pm
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