The Haunted House (anime)

The Haunted House, also known as Shinbi Apartment (Korean: 신비아파트 Sinbiapateu), is a South Korean anime series created and produced by Tooniverse and CJ ENM. As of 2022, The Haunted House comprises four seasons.

The Haunted House
GenreAdventure
Comedy
Fantasy
Horror
Directed byLee Jong-hyuk
Voices ofJo Hyeon-jeong
Kim Young-eun
Kim Chae-ha
Shin-Woo Shin
Shim Kyu-hyuk
Yeo Min-jeong
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes97 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time22-24 minutes
Release
Original networkTooniverse
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseJuly 20, 2016 –
present
Other websites
Website

The pilot episode aired on December 31st, 2014 on Tooniverse titled <Shinbi Apartment Room 444>. 2 years later, season 1 aired from July 20th, 2016 to January 18th, 2017. The series is also streaming on Netflix and provides English, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish dub.

SynopsisEdit

102-year-old goblin Shinbi and Hari & Duri siblings work together to relieve the injustice of ghosts who died in an unjust accident.

PlotlineEdit

One day, Hari and Duri moves into the Shinbi Apartment which are famous for frequent ghost appearances, and they suddenly start to see petrifying ghosts after taking away the taffy used to be eaten by the infamous goblin, Shinbi that was created after the 100th anniversary of the apartment. Shinbi promises to grant Hari and Duri a wish each time they successfully ascend ghosts, creating a ghost ball that can face the power of ghosts.

CharactersEdit

HeroesEdit

  • Shinbi (신비) is a 102 year old goblin.
  • Hari Koo (구하리) is the protagonist of the series. She is the older sister to Doori. Hari has a crush on Kanglim.
  • Doori Koo (구두리) is the younger brother of Hari.
  • Hyun-woo Kim (김현우) he debuted in episode 2 he likes his puppy name Leo (Kerberos).
  • Kang-Lim Choi (최강림) is the protagonist of the series. He debuted on episode 2 in season 1. Kang Lim also likes Hari.
  • Gaeun Lee (이가은) is a female deuteragonist she debuted on episode 2. She is an intelligent girl and has love interest for Ian.
  • Ian (이안) is the deuteragonist of the series, a vampire hunter. He debuted in first season, his current love interest is Gaeun.
  • Leon Raymond (리온 레이몬드) is one of the character with Aegis uniform. He debuted in season 2 and he loves Sara or Heewon.
  • Geumbi (금비) is a yellow goblin of Shinbi, she debuted in the first film, and appeared in Season 2 Part 2.
  • Heewon (희원) is a Female Kumiho of the Nine Tails Fox. She debuted in Episode 7 of Season 2 Part 2. When she is spying and sneaking to steal the soul, she meets Leon and she loves him, she was leaving him because he knew her for collects all human's souls, and later Leon found her bracelet, and he might be she will come back in later. But she is rival Sara for loving Leon.[1]
  • Jubi (주비) is a bee character he first appeared in the second film, and later he will return in Season 4.
  • Sara (사라) is a Aegis uniform besides she loves Leon. She appeared in Episode 9 of Season 3. But she is rival Heewon for loving Leon.[2]
  • Guido-hyun (귀도현) a new character in Season 4, he is older brother Kang-Lim.

TV SeriesEdit

AnimationEdit

The Secret of the Ghost BallEdit

(고스트볼의 비밀) First season all 24 episodes premiere on Tooniverse between July 2016 to January 2017.

The Birth of Ghost Ball XEdit

(고스트볼 X의 탄생) Second season all in part 1 episodes 13 but in part 2 episodes is 10 Series premiere on Tooniverse between November 2017 to March 2018 and part 2 of October 2018 to January 2019.

Ghost Ball Double XEdit

(고스트볼 더블 X) Third season all in part 1 episodes 13 and part 2 is episode 13. Series premiere in Tooniverse in March 2020 to end January 2021.

Ghost Ball ZEdit

(고스트볼Z) Fourth season premiered in September 2021 on Tooniverse. A new mysterious character of Kang-Lim name Guido-Hyun. Part 2 premiered in April 2022 to July 2022.

DramaEdit

Remember, HariEdit

The Haunted House EX: The Haunted Memory (신비아파트 외전: 기억, 하리) The web drama aired on Tooniverse in 2018, and Season 2 on January 2019.

Hari and HeartsEdit

(연애공식 구하리) The drama are exclusive with Ghost Signal game, premiere on January to April 2020 on Tooniverse.

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
124July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20)January 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)
22313November 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08)
10November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)January 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
32613March 5, 2020 (2020-03-05)June 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)
13October 8, 2020 (2020-10-08)January 21, 2021 (2021-01-21)
SpecialDecember 24, 2020 (2020-12-24)
42412September 16, 2021 (2021-09-16)December 16, 2021 (2021-12-16)
12April 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)July 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)
SpecialDecember 23, 2021 (2021-12-23)

MoviesEdit

Title Director Release Date
The Haunted House: The Secret of the Cave TBA July 25, 2018
The Haunted House: The Sky Goblin vs Jormungandr TBA December 19, 2019

SpecialsEdit

  • Hari's day, aired on Tooniverse in August 2019.
  • The Vampire of Light and the Child of Darkness (특별판: 빛의 뱀파이어와 어둠의 아이), it was announced will be streaming this December 22, 2021 on TVING.[3]

AppsEdit

NOTE: Tooniverse announced having planed this video games will creating in other games, in case most first created video game called Getcha Ghost-The Haunted House.

Video gamesEdit

  • Getcha Ghost-The Haunted House (신비아파트 고스트헌터), released in October 31, 2018 on iOS and Android, and the game was released in worldwide on falls 2019.
  • Ghost Signal (고스트 시그널 - 기억,하리 그 후), released in December 2019 on Android, the game is removed and discontinued in December 31, 2020 due to the low ratings.
  • The Haunted House: Soul Fighters (신비아파트 소울파이터즈), released on April 2020 on Android.
  • Archer Kang-lim (궁수강림:6개의 예언), released in May 2020 on Ios and Android.
  • Ghost War (고스트워: 캐주얼 배틀 아레나), released in 2020 on Ios and Android.

LifestyleEdit

  • Shinbi Apartment Official App (신비아파트 공식앱), released in 2020 on Ios and Android.
  • ShinVatar: K-pop style mini-me (신바타 : 신비아파트 스타일 캐릭터 만들기), released in 2020, the app can be change avatar characters, background or creating self.

ComicsEdit

  • Shinbi Apartment Chinese Character Ghost (신비아파트 한자귀신) is a comic released on November 2018, it contains new chapters every 2 or 3 months.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tII_wrTSM9s&t=39s
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tII_wrTSM9s&t=39s
  3. "티빙 오리지널 '신비아파트 특별판: 빛의 뱀파이어와 어둠의 아이' 12월 독점 공개!" [TVING's original 'Shinbi Apartment Special Edition: Vampire of Light and Child of Darkness' exclusively released in December!]. CJ E&M (in Korean). October 13, 2021. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  4. "신비아파트 한자귀신" [Shinbi Apartment: Chinese Characters Ghost]. Namuwiki (in Korean). Retrieved December 6, 2021.

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