This series is basically a bunch of short ghost/mystery stories solved by Kazuya Shibuya (nicknamed Naru, short for 'narcissist') and his assistant, Mai. There isn't much of an overall storyline, and most stories span 1-2 episodes. The stories are primarily taken from traditional Japanese horror tales, which if you haven't had much experience with can be very different indeed. Even someone with exposure to the traditional stories will probably enjoy this series for the new twists on old favorites and the entertaining characters. Mai and Naru are fun to watch - Mai is a likable ordinary high school student in an extraordinary situation as the part-time assistant to a ghost hunter. Naru, while admittedly a bit narcissistic, isn't overly so and he certainly can keep his cool in intense situations. The other characters, a shinto priestess, a Buddhist monk, a TV psychic, and a Christian exorcist, while not very impressive on their own, make entertaining and interesting supporting characters. This series is drenched with Japanese culture and worth watching for that fact alone. Throw in the fun characters and pretty art, and this series becomes a must see. I watched it in Japanese, and I must say the the voice actors were all really good and fit their parts very well. I also liked the soundtrack for this series, nice and creepy.
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