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    Ghost busting/monster hunting anime series?

    I'm compiling a list for submission as a theme in the ANN Encyclopedia—what anime series are focused* on ghost busting/monster hunting (dealing with and disposing of supernatural menaces, often with extreme prejudice)?

    * [A] theme should represent a core element of the story; for example Princess Nine has tennis in a few episodes but it is not an anime about tennis. Ask yourself if you would watch this title only for the X, where X is the theme you want to add.
    (Emphasis in the original.) Hentai is fine, but again the focus should be on the ghost busting/monster hunting, not being captured and turned into sex slaves (especially in the first episode of a multi-episode series >_<). Japan-only series are also fine.

    So far I have:

    "Normal":
    • 07-Ghost
    • Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales
    • Bakemonogatari
    • Black Blood Brothers
    • Black Butler
    • Blade
    • Bleach
    • Blood: The Last Vampire
    • Blood+
    • Blood-C
    • Blue Seed
    • Chrono Crusade
    • Claymore
    • Corpse Princess
    • D.Gray-man
    • Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, A
    • Demon City Shinjuku
    • Demon Fighter Kocho
    • Demon Hunter Makaryuudo
    • Demon Prince Enma
    • Devil Hunter Yohko
    • Devil Lady, The
    • Devilman
    • Dororon Enma-kun
    • Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
    • Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress
    • Gai Rei: Zero
    • Geobreeders
    • Ghost Hunt
    • Ghost Slayers Ayashi
    • Ghost Stories
    • Ghost Sweeper Mikami
    • Haunted Junction
    • Hellsing
    • Jigoku Sensei Nube
    • Kekkaishi
    • Kemonozume
    • Lunar Legend Tsukihime
    • Melody of Oblivion
    • Mirage of Blaze
    • Moeyo Ken
    • Mononoke
    • Nightwalker
    • Ogre Slayer
    • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
    • Phantom Quest Corp.
    • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    • Rental Magica
    • Saiyuki
    • Sakura Wars
    • Shounen Onmyouji
    • Silent Möbius
    • Sorcerer Hunters
    • Sorcerer on the Rocks
    • Spirit Warrior
    • Strait Jacket
    • Tactics
    • Tokko
    • Tokyo Babylon
    • Tokyo Maijin
    • Vampire Hunter D
    • Vampire Princess Miyu
    • Witch Hunter Robin
    • Yōkai Ningen Bem
    • Yu Yu Hakusho

    Possibly:
    • Boogiepop Phantom
    • Dark Cat
    • Descendants of Darkness
    • Kimera
    • Sailor Moon
    • Tokyo Mew Mew
    • Vampire Wars

    Hentai:
    • Jiburiru Second Coming
    • Jiburiru: The Devil Angel
    • Mahou Shoujo Ai San: The Anime
    • Makai Tenshi Jibril 3
    • Septem Charm Magical Kanan
    • Septem Charm Magical Kanan: Palpitating Summer Camp (AKA Septem Charm Magical Kanan Summer Special)
    • Sex Craft
    • Sexy Magical Girl
    • Sexy Sailor Soldiers
    • Twin Angels
    • Twin Dolls
    • Venus Five

    Possibly:
    • Demon Warrior Koji

    This list may not be definitive (though I hope to make it so with your help); what did I miss, and what needs correction?
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    #2
    Hell Teacher Nube and Blood+ will agree with the definition.

    Edit:
    I’ve recalled a few more. Vampire Hunter D and Blade.
    Last edited by Mits; September 7th, 2011, 04:54 AM.

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      #3
      Maybe Boogiepop Phantom. I can't even remember, that OVA was just funked up and awesome.

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        #4
        Blue Seed
        Tokyo Maijin
        Claymore
        Mushishi (tries to resolve things non-violently)
        Chrono Crusade
        Rental Magica
        Last edited by Ohiotaku; September 7th, 2011, 06:07 AM.
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          #5
          Would mushishi count? Im not sure on the extreme prejudice part :D

          Maybe natsume's book of friends, tho he doesn't destroy them, he returns their true name and sets them free or something. Might not be proactive enough for what you want tho (most of them find him).
          Last edited by DazarGaidin; September 7th, 2011, 05:54 AM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by DazarGaidin View Post
            Would mushishi count? Im not sure on the extreme prejudice part :D
            True, but I believe the same is true of Ghost Hunt.

            Some more suggestions:
            Tokko
            Straight Jacket
            D. Grayman
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              #7
              Yu Yu Hakusho- maybe
              Last edited by Tonyx35; September 7th, 2011, 07:09 AM.
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                #8
                Does Pokemon count
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                  #9
                  Hellsing
                  Chrono Trigger?
                  Dantalian (they seem to fight a lot of monsters because of phantom books)
                  Dark Rabbit has 7 lives
                  Bleach?
                  Devilman?
                  Vampire Princess Miyu
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                    #10
                    There's the anime/manga Ogre Slayer. I don't think there's any ghosts, but monster hunting definitely applies.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogre_Slayer
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                      #11
                      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/ency...me.php?id=2765
                      Ghosts hunting ghosts and not only ghosts.
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                        #12
                        I think I remember a hentai that was about hunting down a murderous demon or man possesed by some book that turned into a demon.. I don't know, i was working with fansubs lol.. I think the name was Diary of The Ominicorn or Legend Of The Ominicorn.. I could only find episode 1 (think theres 3 episodes) and while it didn't have any monster hunting directly it had a detective investigating a bunch of murders with people missing their faces and stuff and then it showed some demon being possed by a book or something.. So i'am 90% sure the next episode will be to hunt down said demon lol
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                          #13
                          Corpse Princess definitely qualifies. Also, Requiem from the Darkness, maybe....
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                            #14
                            I read something about 07 Ghost anime..don't know exactly about it..
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                              #15
                              Gai Rei: Zero.

                              Ghostbusting at the start, but leads to a sad ending.
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