Things that go bump in the night

Payday! I went into my teenage mode and ran to the anime store where I plunked down cold hard cash to get the latest volume of “D.Grayman”, return tapes then borrow more tapes and DVDs. Lunch? What’s lunch?

I borrowed episodes 7 to 9 of “Death Note” again because I didn’t have enough time last night to watch it. So sorry fellow geeks. The tape is staying with me until Tuesday. Muwahahaha! Muwaha – (coughs and laughs some more)

Anyway, I found a new series and more importantly, it is the supernatural kind. I just love those. In “Ghost Hunt”, high school student Mai Taniyama meets ghost hunter Kazuya Shibuya when he is hired by the principal to investigate an old campus building that has spawned its share of ghostly tales. The principal also hired a shrine maiden, a monk, a famous TV medium and an exorcist from Australia. The school must have some budget.

Shibuya owns Shibuya Psychic Research and uses cameras, heat sensors and other gadgets in his work. He knows he is handsome and smart plus he doesn’t hesitate to point out other people’s shortcomings. Mai nicknames him “Naru” or “Naru-chan” because she thinks he’s a narcissist. Yeah, but our gal has a major crush on Mr. Egotistical Ghost Hunter.

By the end of episode three, Shibuya solves the mystery and shows the viewer he’s not really that unfeeling. Mai also ends up working for him part-time.

The creepy-sounding opening music sets the tone for the show. I’ve only seen three episodes and I think I’ll stick around to see the rest of the series. “Ghost Hunt” isn’t a scary show and Shibuya is about as friendly as an iceberg but I like Mai and I’ve always been a sucker for shows about things that go bump in the night.

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