History Anime / GhostSweeperMikami

18th Jul '16 3:14:31 AM Shugo
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->''"I, Ghost Sweeper Reiko Mikami, will send you all to paradise!!"''
-->-- '''Reiko Mikami, in pretty much every chapter/episode'''
18th Jul '16 3:08:16 AM Shugo
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The 1991 manga was adapted into an anime in 1993 by Creator/ToeiAnimation, and aired on Creator/TVAsahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.

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The 1991 manga was adapted into an anime in 1993 by Creator/ToeiAnimation, and aired on Creator/TVAsahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings [[note]]Its time slot is currently occupied by ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' and [[LongRunner has been since 2004]][[/note]] (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An A [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] movie]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.
18th Jul '16 3:05:13 AM Shugo
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[[caption-width-right:350:Not your average trio of Ghostbusters]]



The 1991 manga was adapted into an anime in 1993 by Creator/ToeiAnimation, and aired on TV Asahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.

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The 1991 manga was adapted into an anime in 1993 by Creator/ToeiAnimation, and aired on TV Asahi Creator/TVAsahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.
15th May '16 9:23:51 PM TDK
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* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: This seems to be Shiina's preferred understanding of time travel for this series. Spoilered examples from various points in the manga: [[spoiler: Mikami saving Yokoshima from getting skewered by Nuru; present Mikami interfering with Ashtaroth recapturing his super-demon's power core from her past life Mephistopheles; and present Mikami using forgetfulness monju to make herself and Yokoshima forget about the arrival of future Yokoshima, complete with his revelation that ''Yokoshima and Mikami will marry in the future''. The point about this last bit is that present Mikami did that to efface the horror of the thought of marrying Yokoshima...which just ups the chances of that marriage happening, epsecially given the events that happen later on.]] One thing to keep in mind, though, is that small changes to the past ''can'' occur, but will inevitably be reversed almost at once. So not so much as a single, unchanging, infinite, strand of thread as a single, unchanging, infinite thread with a few knots here and there. Multiple lines at a point, but still the same single chain of causality.

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* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: This seems to be Shiina's preferred understanding of time travel for this series. Spoilered examples from various points in the manga: [[spoiler: Mikami saving Yokoshima from getting skewered by Nuru; present Mikami interfering with Ashtaroth recapturing his super-demon's power core from her past life Mephistopheles; and present Mikami using forgetfulness monju to make herself and Yokoshima forget about the arrival of future Yokoshima, complete with his revelation that ''Yokoshima and Mikami will marry in the future''. The point about this last bit is that present Mikami did that to efface the horror of the thought of marrying Yokoshima...which just ups the chances of that prevent herself from deliberately sabotaging her eventual marriage happening, epsecially given to Yokoshima because Future Mikami had written a letter to her past self impressing upon her how happy she was with the events wedding; not to mention that happen later on.]] she didn't seem to cure herself of the poisoning that necessitated her husband to time travel back into the past to save her in the first place (and the memory erasure prevented her from knowing about it until they discover it in the future), and Future Yokoshima is the only person who can time travel of his own volition.]] One thing to keep in mind, though, is that small changes to the past ''can'' occur, but will inevitably be reversed almost at once. So not so much as a single, unchanging, infinite, strand of thread as a single, unchanging, infinite thread with a few knots here and there. Multiple lines at a point, but still the same single chain of causality.
23rd Mar '16 9:51:40 AM Willbyr
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The 1991 manga was adapted into an anime in 1993 by ToeiAnimation, and aired on TV Asahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.

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The 1991 manga was adapted into an anime in 1993 by ToeiAnimation, Creator/ToeiAnimation, and aired on TV Asahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.
15th Jun '15 4:37:54 PM justanid
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Subverted with Erito Kanenaruki, who's in actually in denial about the existence of ghosts thanks to his grandmother telling him scary stories as a child.
1st Apr '15 9:10:19 PM NonperformingAuthor
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* BlackEyesOfEvil: Yumi. In her case, they're constantly sparkling, which makes for an unsettling experience of their own.

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* BlackEyesOfEvil: Yumi. In her case, they're constantly sparkling, which makes for an unsettling experience of their own. It's actually a dig of the [[Bishojo]] style of the era. Yokoshima even sports them when he came to the school and try to pick up girls.



* LethalChef: The binboukami has a pretty good sense of nutrition. Unfortunately, he forgets that "nutritious" and "delectable" or even ''"edible"'' aren't always the same thing. To give an idea, the "nutritious" burger he made are later used to perform soul-body seperation, simply by biting it once.

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* LethalChef: The binboukami has a pretty good sense of nutrition. Unfortunately, he forgets that "nutritious" and "delectable" or even ''"edible"'' aren't always the same thing. To give an idea, the "nutritious" burger he made are later used to perform soul-body seperation, simply by biting it once. To the uninitiated, this means that the burger has the ability to make you ''lose consciousness'' in one bite. They had to use metal bats prior to that...



** And there's a story where a popular movie star shows up and Yokoshima very much threats him like this because in school he was always super popular while he kept being harassed by the girls over his friendship with him, and as a final twist of the knife, the day before Yokoshima was left the school they went to together, he had been planning to ask out the girl he had a crush on, but saw his pal making the love confession to her already. Of course at the end came the twist where the Movie Star recalled that when he made said confession, the girl had told him she actually liked Yokoshima better.

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** And there's a story where a popular movie star shows up and Yokoshima very much threats him like this because in school he was always super popular while he kept being harassed by the girls over his friendship with him, and as a final twist of the knife, the day before Yokoshima was left the school they went to together, he had been planning to ask out the girl he had a crush on, but saw his pal making the love confession to her already. Of course at the end came the twist where the Movie Star recalled that when he made said confession, the girl had told him she actually liked Yokoshima better.better, and there was ''fierce competition''.



* PerpetualPoverty: Dr. Chaos is ''the'' epitome of this. No matter what he does to try to get his rent money, it backfires on him. Kobato and her mother were also caught in this, until Yokoshima lifted the curse attached to the binboukami. It's taking some time to properly wane, though. Yokoshiuma also suffers from this, due the absurdly low salary Reiko pays him.

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* PerpetualPoverty: Dr. Chaos is ''the'' epitome of this. No matter what he does to try to get his rent money, it backfires on him. Kobato and her mother were also caught in this, until Yokoshima lifted the curse attached to the binboukami. It's taking some time to properly wane, though. Yokoshiuma Yokoshima also suffers from this, due the absurdly low salary Reiko pays him.him, though that seems to be changing after he developed his own spiritual powers.
1st Apr '15 8:38:18 PM NonperformingAuthor
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* BattleCouple: Yumi and [[spoiler:Yukinojou]] seem to be being set up as this.

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* BattleCouple: Yumi and [[spoiler:Yukinojou]] seem to be being set up as this. [[spoiler: Future Mikami and Yokoshima probably has this dynamic as well.]]
7th Feb '15 4:24:41 PM justanid
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From Takashi Shiina, the creator of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', comes a supernatural horror comedy.

Overdevelopment and crowding in Japan has forced many of its indigenous spirits and ghosts to lose their homes. Due to problems caused by the homeless spirits, a new profession was created, the Ghost Sweepers (GS). Private exorcists for hire, they serve only the highest bidder to survive in the cut-throat corporate world. Among this, the Mikami GS Company, led by Reiko Mikami and her two assistants, OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Tadao Yokoshima and the CuteGhostGirl Okinu, is said to be the best.

The manga and anime setup is scenario-to-scenario, with many plots intertwining classic Japanese culture and modern day realities (by 1990's standards), with occasional references to Western influences. In between these plots are some longer story arcs where new characters are introduced and the existing ones are developed further. There isn't one ongoing storyline; the plots are character-driven, serving to gradually develop characters, especially the main protagonists.

The series was later adapted into an anime in 1993 by ToeiAnimation, and aired on TV Asahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters.

The series has a small fanbase in North America, and Manga Entertainment released the movie related to this show, but it received a [[BlindIdiotTranslation terrible]] English dub, and strangely in the UK, Manga Entertainment decided to license the final episodes of the series. The [[LatAm Latin American dub]], on the other hand, was fairly respectful and had good cast choices, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff helping the series reach cult status amongst anime fans]]. ([[VindicatedByReruns reruns probably helped]])

Now the unthinkable has happened: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2010-08-04/sentai-filmworks-ghost-sweeper-mikami-tv-license the anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks]].

There is a [[Characters/GhostSweeperMikami Character Sheet]] newly minted, so please post character tropes there.

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From Takashi Shiina, the creator of ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', comes a supernatural horror comedy.

Overdevelopment and crowding in Japan has forced many of its indigenous spirits and ghosts to lose their homes. Due to problems caused by the homeless spirits, a new profession was created, the Ghost Sweepers (GS). Private exorcists for hire, they serve only the highest bidder to survive in the cut-throat corporate world. Among this, the The Mikami GS Company, led run by Reiko Mikami and with her two assistants, OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Tadao Yokoshima and the CuteGhostGirl Okinu, is said to be the best.

The manga and anime setup is scenario-to-scenario, with many plots intertwining classic Japanese culture and modern day realities (by 1990's standards), standards) Japanese culture, with occasional references to Western influences. In between these plots are some longer story arcs where new characters are introduced and the existing ones are developed further. There isn't one ongoing storyline; the plots are character-driven, serving to gradually develop characters, especially the main protagonists.

The series 1991 manga was later adapted into an anime in 1993 by ToeiAnimation, and aired on TV Asahi from April 11, 1993 to March 9, 1994 on Sunday mornings (strangely enough Takashi Shiina's most recent series ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' also aired on Sunday mornings). An [[TheFilmOfTheSeries OVA]] was released in 1994, which features some great swordfighting choreography, as well as some face time for most of the main characters.

characters. There was even a [[NoExportForYou Japan exclusive]] platformer videogame that came out in 1993 on the {{SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.

The anime series has a small fanbase in North America, and leading Manga Entertainment released to release the movie related to this show, OVA, but it received a [[BlindIdiotTranslation terrible]] English dub, dub; and strangely in the UK, Manga Entertainment decided to license the final episodes of the series. The [[LatAm Latin American dub]], on the other hand, was fairly respectful and had good cast choices, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff helping the series reach cult status amongst anime fans]]. fans]] ([[VindicatedByReruns reruns probably helped]])

helped]]). Now the unthinkable has happened: [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2010-08-04/sentai-filmworks-ghost-sweeper-mikami-tv-license the anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks]].

There ''There is a [[Characters/GhostSweeperMikami Character Sheet]] newly minted, character page]], so please post character tropes there.
there.''
7th Feb '15 3:54:11 PM justanid
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* ShoutOut: Early on, part of Pietro's training is shown as performing a [[StreetFighter "vampire Sho Ryu Ken" inside a waterfall]]. Also, Daishuu is shown repelling a wraith with his bare fists while [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure yelling "ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!!"]].
** In chapter 56, on page 5, there's a certain [[UshioAndTora spear-wielding boy...]]
** At one point, Dr. Chaos claims that [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac Asimov]] owes him money.
** And then there's Meiko unwittingly emulating the opening of IronChef.
** The "Survival Mansion" arc in the manga is pretty much one big shoutout to Resident Evil.
** Chapter 284. Mikami pretty much copies the end to the movie ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' with a great white shark.
** When Gyakutengou is starting its attack on Myoushinzan, Papilio calls out [[Anime/{{Yatterman}} "This week's surprise mecha!"]].
** The Tanabata arc is, in part, one big shout-out to {{Terminator}} 2, with milk instead of liquid nitrogen.
** Chapter 371 takes place in 1978 and contains an authorized cameo of [[spoiler: [[RumikoTakahashi a certain mangaka]], and how Reiko's mom inspired her to create [[UruseiYatsura Lum.]]]]

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* ShoutOut: Early on, part of Pietro's training is shown as performing a [[StreetFighter "vampire Sho Ryu Ken" inside a waterfall]]. Also, Daishuu is shown repelling a wraith with his bare fists while [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure yelling "ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!!"]].
** In chapter 56, on page 5, there's a certain [[UshioAndTora spear-wielding boy...]]
** At one point, Dr. Chaos claims that [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac Asimov]] owes him money.
** And then there's Meiko unwittingly emulating
([[ShoutOut/GhostSweeperMikami see the opening of IronChef.
** The "Survival Mansion" arc in the manga is pretty much one big shoutout to Resident Evil.
** Chapter 284. Mikami pretty much copies the end to the movie ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' with a great white shark.
** When Gyakutengou is starting its attack on Myoushinzan, Papilio calls out [[Anime/{{Yatterman}} "This week's surprise mecha!"]].
** The Tanabata arc is, in part, one big shout-out to {{Terminator}} 2, with milk instead of liquid nitrogen.
** Chapter 371 takes place in 1978 and contains an authorized cameo of [[spoiler: [[RumikoTakahashi a certain mangaka]], and how Reiko's mom inspired her to create [[UruseiYatsura Lum.]]]]
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