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Re-Kan 14 February 2016

2015 modern fantasy, manga adaptation, 13 episodes: AniDB. Hibiki, who can see and talk with ghosts, goes to high school.

Not much really happens in this series; it's more of the slice-of-life school, with little plot development and lots of niceness. Character design is a step above the generic, but just one, and the animation is passable, but mostly this is a character piece which starts with one-dimensional stereotypes (the spooky girl, the girl scared of ghosts, the tough girl, etc.) and develops them into something like actual people. (Though others remain stereotypes, like the guy who thinks he's in a harem anime because he's hanging around with the girls and mostly exists to say something inappropriate and then get comedically beaten up, or the spirit cat which tries to look up the girls' skirts and mostly exists ditto.) Hibiki is essentially the Weird Kid who Gets Accepted.

That's about all there is to it, really; Hibiki gradually becomes friends with several of her classmates, and learns more about her past, and then the show ends. Not worth making any effort to track down, but a distinctly agreeable change of pace from large-scale fighting or drama.

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