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''Ghost Talkers Daydream'' (original title 低俗霊 Daydream) is a {{Shonen}} horror manga with {{Ecchi}} overtones written by Saki Okuse and illustrated by Sankichi Meguro, of which 10 volumes were published between 2001 and 2006. It was adapted into an anime mini-series in 2004. The first six volumes have been released by Creator/DarkHorseComics with more still to come.

Misaki Saiki is a special young woman. Not because of her day jobs, though those are respectively as a columnist for a porn magazine and as a dominatrix for a BDSM club, but because [[ISeeDeadPeople she can see ghosts]]. As such she is covertly employed as an exorcist by a government organization, the Livelihood Preservation Group.

Her liaison with the organization is Souichirou Kadotake, a NonActionGuy type who, despite a surprising proficiency in martial arts, is clearly in the wrong line of work, since he's scared of ghosts. She is also assisted by Mitsuru Fujiwara, a teenager with stalkerish tendencies, and Ai Kunugi, a shy high school girl with budding necromantic abilities of her own.

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!!Contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Misaki is neither flattered, or amused, by Mitsuru's attention and has even [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v1/c1/9 threatened to call the police.]] Not that it's done any good, since he continues to stalk her anyway; including [[spoiler: bugging her apartment]], after [[spoiler: stealing all her panties.]]
* AccidentalPervert: Kadotake, with both Misaki and Ai.
* ActionGirl: Misaki would rather avoid direct physical confrontations but when she has to, she delivers a beatdown.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The anime paints Mitsuru in a better light by toning down his stalking so all he does is [[{{Paparazzi}} take photos of her]], while she's out in public. Plus, it's [[PlayedForLaughs it's made humorous]], since he usually catches her in various states on undress, thanks to [[AccidentalPervert Kadotake's clumsiness.]] Aside from that, he's cast as one of Misaki's contacts and even helps save Ai, near the climax of the second episode.
* AllMenArePerverts: Looking at you, Kadotake, Mitsuru, and Kobayashi.
** Kadotake has a one-sided crush on Misaki, but knows that [[StrictlyProfessionalRelationship nothing's ever gonna happen between them.]] Not that it stops him from perving on her every chance he gets.
** [[StalkerWithACrush Mitsuru's been stalking her]] ever since she turned him down as a client, because he was still in highschool. So he follows her around with his camera, looking for chances to snap candid photos of her.
** In chapter 16, Kobayashi [[ImagineSpot fantasizes]] about [[LipstickLesbian Shizue]], [[BiTheWay Kinako]], and Lisa all becoming his [[SexSlave sex slaves]], by [[BestHerToBedHer beating them at Mahjong.]] Naturally, [[Funny/GhostTalkersDaydream he loses.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted, for women AND men.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[Funny/GhostTalkersDaydream Hilariously averted]] by the Yakuza thug Misaki clocks near the end of chapter 2.
* BestHerToBedHer: PlayedForLaughs (and {{fanservice}}) in chapter 16, when Kobayashi [[ImagineSpot fantasizes about]] his co-worker, [[LipstickLesbian Shizue]], her girlfriend, [[BiTheWay Kinako]], and Lisa all throwing themselves at him, after beating them at a game of Mahjong. But it's hilariously subverted when he plays his final tile and sees [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/127 it's a losing hand.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Kadotake and Mitsuru are stalkers-in-arms.
* BiTheWay: Shizue's girlfriend, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/107 Morisawa Kinako.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: This is Misaki's [[IJustWantToBeNormal general attitude toward her abilities as a medium]], since all it's ever done is alienate the people around her. As a child, it made her an outcast. As an adult, the only ones who'll have anything to do with her, aside from her clients at the Roppongi S&M Club, are Kadotake, Ai, and Shizue. Still, if nothing else, [[OnlyInItForTheMoney at least it pays well.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: Implied by [[spoiler: Mitsuru's]] sister-in-law's spirit in chapter 9. See the [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "Reason you Suck" Speech]] entry down below.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Ghost]]: [[spoiler: Yujima Hijiri]] was so attached to [[spoiler: Mitsuru]] that, after her death, her spirit becomes frighteningly [[{{Yandere}} possessive of him.]] So much so, that she's [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/53 almost always]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/54 near him]], and Heaven help ''[[MurderTheHypotenuse anyone]]'' she perceives as trying to come between them; especially if they're trying to exorcise her.
* ClusterFBomb: [[spoiler: Haru]] delivers one, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/166 here]], when she senses Misaki's presence drawing near, causing her to go off on a tangent about how much [[FemaleMisogynist she hates women]], due to [[spoiler: her own sexual inadequacy, as a {{hermaphrodite}}.]]
* CowardlyLion: Kadotake is utterly terrified of spirits and spends much of his time on assignments trying not to have a heart attack. But, if it's just some hoods trying to pick a fight with him, or if they're trying to harm Misaki... [[LetsGetDangerous that's different.]] That's 'cuz he knows martial arts and can give as good as he gets.
* TheCutie: Ai's 2 year old niece, Miku. Seriously, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v1/c2/3-10 look at her.]]
** [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v2/c5/3-3 Ai counts as this, herself]], particularly after the events of the first case, involving the deaths of [[spoiler: her niece]] and her older sister.
** [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Done unintentionally to Miku, [[TearJerker though it doesn't make it any easier to watch.]] The flashback depicting it [[ViolenceDiscretionShot cuts away just before it happens.]]]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: It happens to Kadotake, while he's driving, due to trying to sneak peeks at Misaki, [[spoiler: who was stark naked in the backseat and changing into her S&M attire.]] She catches him in the act and calls him on it, but [[BadLiar he denies it.]] So she tests him, as seen in the FootFocus entry, causing him to sideswipe a parked truck.
* {{Dominatrix}}: It's Misaki's day job at the Roppongi S&M Club, [[OnlyInItForTheMoney though she doesn't enjoy it.]] Despite this, or perhaps ''because of'' her disdain for her profession, she's become very popular with the clientele and is one of their most frequently requested Doms.
* DramaticWind: When Misaki summons ghosts.
* DrivenToSuicide: There are numerous cases throughout the series:
** In chapter 3, one of Misaki's regulars hangs himself [[spoiler: because the manga artist that worked for their company's publishing office suddenly quit his job. In the month that followed, their ratings steadily declined, causing Shimamura to become depressed.]] Which was explained in the suicide note he left behind at his office.
** Chapter 6 has [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v3/c6/3-9 a double suicide]] between Arisa and Naori, who Shizue had met at a bar, in Ikebukuro, the night before. Leaving Shizue to [[ItsAllMyFault blame herself for ignoring the warning signs]] that [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v3/c6/3-7 Arisa was troubled]] about coming to terms with her sexual identity.
** In chapter 8, a cabbie named Shigeura hangs himself out of remorse, after [[spoiler: picking up a female passenger with the intent to rape her, but he couldn't go through with it. So he called his friend, Muraoka, for advice. Instead, Muraoka raped her himself, in the backseat of Shigeura's cab, and strangled her afterward.]] Shigeura fled the scene in panic and committed suicide, later that night.
** The 9th chapter begins with another double suicide. this time, with [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c9/30 the girls seen here.]] What's particularly notable about this instance is, one of them was [[spoiler: Mitsuru's mentally ill younger sister-in-law.]]
** Chapter 12 features multiple [[spoiler: Yuo]] suicide victims, beginning with [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/32 Isanami and her friends]], who're later [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/60 found dead]] in the lake.
*** Misaki sensed [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling the stench of death]] on [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/31 Koshigaya]], before he's also found dead along with Isanami's group.
*** A flashback shows that [[spoiler: Gada's]] older brother was also [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/182 a suicide victim.]]
** Near the end of chapter 17, Detective Gada arranges for [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/166 Haru to meet with Yuo, face-to-face]]]]. During which, she collapses in mental exhaustion. She recovers soon afterward, but says she feels ill and asks to go to the women's room.... where she [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/173 leaps]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/175 to her death.]]]]
* DudeMagnet: As seen in the AllMenArePerverts entries, Misaki has three guys crushing on her. Plus, she's one of the most frequently requested Doms at the Roppongi S&M Club; not that she cares for any of the attention.
* FanService: See the MsFanservice entries further down.
* FuroScene: Episodes 3 and 4 of the anime features Misaki visiting different onsens and hotsprings that're rumored to stimulate hair growth "down there". While the manga essentially covers the same story in chapter 11.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Invoked by Shizue, in chapter 5, when she arranges to do a photo shoot [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v2/c5/14 for a lesbian magazine]], featuring herself and Misaki doing S&M play. [[AllMenArePerverts The photographers]] were snapping so many shots that they were running out of film!
* HarmfulToMinors: This applies to Ai and [[spoiler: Mitsuru]]. For details regarding Ai, [[YMMV/GhostTalkersDaydream go here]] and see 'The Woobie'. [[spoiler: Mitsuru's]] is covered under the AbusiveParents and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "Reason You Suck"]] entries on this page.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/208 Haru]]]] is revealed to be one as part of her backstory. Which lead to being ridiculed [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/212 and bullied at school.]] This also caused problems in her relationship with [[spoiler: Gada]] and eventually caused [[spoiler: Haru]] to develop a deep seeded [[FemaleMisogynist hatred against other women.]]
* HeroicAlbino: Misaki.
* HiddenEyes: When Misaki channels Ichinose, a deceased murderer, her eyes aren't visible.
* ImmodestOrgasm: It was inevitable, considering her line of work, but Misaki experienced her first one on the job when [[SalaryMan Shimamura]] took her by surprise and [[spoiler: went down on her. Judging from the montage of images, including a close-up of [[HeadTiltinglyKinky Misaki's fingers entwined in the straps on the back of Shimamura's mask]], and another with [[LooksLikeShesEnjoyingIt her back arching while screaming to the heavens...]]]] it was a good one. She even thanked [[spoiler: his ghost]] for it, at the end of the chapter.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Misaki has seen spirits since childhood and eventually learned she was a medium[[note]]a spiritual conduit by which the deceased can communicate with the living[[/note]]. As such, spirits have always been drawn to her, when [[ReluctantHero all she wants is for them to leave her alone.]]
** Ai begins to see spirits after helping Misaki unravel the events that lead to the murder of Ai's older sister [[spoiler: and the accidental death of her niece]]. From then on, Ai begins to look up to Misaki and hopes to become just like her. But Misaki [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids believes Ai's better off ignoring spirits.]] [[spoiler: During the events of chapter 12, Misaki finally [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/200 accepts her as her backup.]]]]
* JailbaitWait: Seen, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/139 here]], when [[spoiler: Misaki]] promises to [[spoiler: [[{{dominatrix}} punish Mitsuru]]]], once he's turned 18.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Detective Gada]] does it to Ai, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c9/49 here]], by forcing her to conduct a necromancy session, despite telling him she didn't know how to do it. Just look at the panel where [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c9/50 she submits.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Haru]], shortly after meeting [[spoiler: Yuo]].
* KnightInSourArmor: It isn't that Misaki doesn't care about helping the departed move on, she's just tired of being bothered with it, but also realizes they're not gonna leave her alone until she does, [[MagneticMedium because they're naturally drawn to her.]] So the only way she can find a moment's peace, is to help them find ''theirs''.
* [[LipstickLesbian Lesbian]]: Shizue doesn't fit either extreme, making her [[StraightGay a straight]] example. Her [[BoyishShortHair hair's short]] and she tends to dress casually, but she's still feminine.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Misaki is this to Kadotake and Mitsuru. Ai also becomes this to Mitsuru.
* LonersAreFreaks: Misaki was shunned by her classmates as a child because her ability to see spirits frightened them, while others thought she was weird.
* MagneticMedium: Misaki isn't simply a medium, she's [[TheGift a gifted one]], due to having been trained since childhood by her grandmother. As such, spirits are [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v6/c0/16 naturally drawn to her.]]
** WillingChanneler: The only way for Misaki to communicate with the deceased, is to allow them to temporarily possess her body and speak through her. Ai also begins to develop this ability, in the latter part of the manga.
* MaleGaze: Both Misaki and Ai are subjected to this at different points, such as [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v1/c2/16 the top panel, here]], and in [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/195 these panels]] as well. While, on [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c11/2 this page]], the top-right panel focuses on Ai's legs and the main panel is centered squarely on her thighs and panties.
* ManipulativeBastard: Yuo all the way - he manipulated dozens of people into commiting suicide (often group suicide) and many of them before or even after their death were helping him with dragging others into this because they saw him as their Messiah.
* [[SilentConversation Meeting in the Mind]]: Takes place in chapter 17, when Misaki [[spoiler: finally meets with Yuo]].
** To Gada and the others, it appeared [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/110 they were sitting in silence]], when they were [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/118 conversing within their minds]], where [[spoiler: Yuo]] explains [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/119 the circumstances that lead to the eventual suicides]] of Satomi, Ryouji, [[spoiler: Hijiri]] and [[spoiler: Haru]]
* MissingMom: All Misaki knows is that her parents split up, though she neither knows what caused the split, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v2/c4/3-5 or what became of her mother afterwards.]]
* ModestyBedsheet[=/=][[ModestyTowel Towel]]: The anime version uses both tropes to censor certain scenes where Misaki's either sleeping in the nude, or bathing. It gets {{subverted}} in the final scene of the last episode, when her towel comes undone and falls off, exposing her breasts.
* MoodWhiplash: This applies mainly to the manga version, which can be lighthearted and humorous one moment, and downright creepy and unsettling the next, Along with copious amounts of {{fanservice}} and f[[FanDisservice an disservice]], depending on on how you feel about S&M, realistic depictions of rape, and [[spoiler: nude spirits]].
* MsFanservice: Misaki provides the vast majority of the T&A in the series, if not ''all'' of it.
** FootFocus: She's frequently barefoot, especially whe she's lounging around her apartment. So expect to see [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2008/09/ghost-talkers-daydream-saiki-misaki.html plenty of close-ups of them.]] At one point, she causes Kadotake [[DistractedByTheSexy to nearly swerve off the road]] by extending her barefoot past his face and flexing it.
** GoingCommando: Invoked when she had to honor her agreement to give her panties to a magazine editor as the first place prize for one of their contests. So she had to take 'em off and hand 'em over, leaving her in nothing but [[DangerouslyShortSkirt her jean skirt.]]
** HelloNurse: If the anime disc's cover art doesn't make it obvious enough, Misaki's got a smokin' bod. Which you'll see plenty of, since she routinely sleeps in the nude. Plus, she gets a ShowerScene and several [[FuroScene furo scenes.]]
** OfCorsetsSexy: Misaki almost always wears her S&M attire under her street clothes, which leads to public embarrassment in the first episode, when [[spoiler: Kadotake trips and pulls down her dress, exposing her lingerie for all to see!]] This is also the reason Mitsuru follows her around. See the StalkerWithACrush entry further down.
** ShesGotLegs: Which is the other reason Kadotake almost had that car accident, since [[AllMenArePerverts he couldn't help]] looking past her foot to admire the rest of her leg. [[MaleGaze So does the camera.]]
** StockingFiller: Considering [[{{Dominatrix}} her line of work]], this one's a given and, like her barefeet, you'll be seeing plenty of them; especially when she's pulling them on.
** ThighHighBoots: Same as the preceding entry. Suffice to say, Misaki is sex on legs.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Hijiri's]] ghost refuses to be parted from [[spoiler: Mitsuru]] and was responsible for the deaths of Toudou Satomi and [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v6/c0/95 housing department consultant, Futaba]], for examing her apartment in an attempt to exorcise her. She was also responsible for the death of [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v6/c0/99 Kubota Ryouji]], and nearly succeeds in [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v6/c0/101 killing Misaki]] and [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v6/c0/102 Mitsuru's father]], for also attempting to exorcise her spirit.]]
** She makes [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/58 makes another attempt]], in chapter 15, when Misaki revisits the apartment to excorcise the spirits of [[spoiler: Hijiri's]] other victims. And even goes so far as to [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/62 turn Kinui against her!]]]]
** A flashback in the following chapter reveals Lisa's boyfriend, Shibasaki, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/135 was murdered]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v7/c0/143 by her ex]] out of jealousy, after they broke up.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Yuo]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/93 tries to invoke this with Misaki]], believing they were the same as both grew up being expected to conform to the norms of society, despite feeling isolated from it (albeit for different reasons). Which [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/96 also leads him to believe]] she's the only one fit to judge him since, in ''his eyes'', [[AboveGoodAndEvil the morals of the world don't apply to her.]] [[YouKeepTellingYourselfThat Misaki disagreed.]]
* OccultDetective: Misaki is a freelance medium, who occasionally works with Kadotake, a liasons officer from the Livelihood Preservation Group[[note]]a government agency that investigates paranormal activity and performs exorcisms, in the interest of public safety[[/note]].
** ParanormalInvestigation: She and Kadotake investigate murder and suicide cases, to uncover the circumstances that lead to the victims' deaths. After which, Misaki exorcises them, by helping them find closure so they can move on to the afterlife.
* OhCrap: Mitsuru [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises damn near]] [[TearsOfFear shits himself]], when Misaki finally meets him again in chapter 12. Thankfully, Ai tells Misaki that Mitsuru is no longer stalking her and asks Misaki to forgive him. [[spoiler: Misaki agrees to let it drop and even promises Mitsuru that she'll service him, once he's legal age.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The reason she works both her jobs, even though she doesn't care for either profession, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v1/c1/17 as seen here.]] [[spoiler: Her attitude towards necromancy changes during chapter 12, see the: YouCantFightFate entry down below.]]
* OnsenEpisode: Misaki is worried about her lack of pubic hair and visits several onsens that are rumored to remedy the problem.
* ParentalAbandonment: Misaki's parents left her to the care of her grandparents so she could develop her paranormal abilities.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Mitsuru]] finds out his father used to sexually molest his younger sister-in-law, when she [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c9/65 lets him see for himself]], during the necromancy session in chapter 9.
** A later chapter reveals that she had a previous step-father, implying that [[spoiler: Mitsuru]]'s father wasn't the molester, but just gets dumped with the unhappiness of her spirit.
* PerpetualFrowner: This is Misaki's default expression for much of the manga. Instances where she's geniunely smiling, or happy, are rare.
* PhoneCallFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Inspector Gada]] overhears a literal phone conversation between [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/179 Isanami]]]] and Koshigaya, after their deaths, while he's in [[spoiler: the realm of the dead]].
* PoliceAreUseless: {{Averted}}, as the series shows the Livelihood Preservation Group and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police working toward solving various suicide and murder cases. Much of vol.8, in particular, is spent detailing what they've learned over the course of their [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/33 investigation concerning Yuo]] and the ''[[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/34 Rock 'n Roll Suicide BBS]]'' website and also uncover [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/47 Yuo's]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/48 true objective.]] While vol.9 shows various precincts canvassing each of the known BBS heavy prefectures to try determine the location of "The Flame of Lament"[[note]]the reinactment of a protest by a group of Shinto and Buddhist priests who committed suicide at an abandoned temple, by way of immolation[[/note]] to prevent it from taking place.
* ProductPlacement: It crops up here and there in the manga version.
** The first page of chapter 5 [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v2/c5/3-1 shows Misaki playing]] ''[[VideoGame/FZero F-Zero]]'' on a GameboyAdvance. She says she likes it and thinks about getting a link cable for it.
** The same chapter shows Ai [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v2/c5/33 eating an Egg McMuffin]] from McDonalds.
** Chapter 12 shows that Kadotake smokes [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/10 Malboro Lights]] brand cigarettes.
* RapeAsDrama: Invoked the first episode, when Ai is nearly raped, by Koga, while making a return visit her sister's abandoned apartment. Fortunately, Misaki had been lead there by her sister's spirit, which unnerves Koga, causing him to run off.
** Also the murder victim in chapter 4, who fell prey to a serial killer, who pretended to offer her a ride home. Instead, he took her to a deserted ally where he raped and beat her. What came after [[NightmareFuel/GhostTalkersDaydream can be seen here.]]
** During [[spoiler: Mitsuru's]] backstory, it's implied that he was raped by [[spoiler: Hijiri]], whom he met through the internet. One scene shows them in bed together, during the time he was living her, but makes it unclear whether it was consensual, as he appeared to be unresponsive.
* RapeAndRevenge: As a result of Muraoka raping and killing a female passenger, when his friend, Shigeura, got got cold feet and came to him for advice about what to do with her. Misaki eventually realizes what happened and uses herself as bait to lure Muraoka back to Inbanuma so [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v3/c8/3-19 their deceased spirits]] could exact [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v3/c8/3-21 karmic justice.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivered to [[spoiler: Mitsuru]] from his sister-in-law's ghost, when she taunts him about whether he [[spoiler: stole the panties off her corpse]] and what he [[ADateWithRosiePalms probably did with them]], then tells him that [[spoiler: their father was [[AManIsNotAVirgin getting the "real thing"]] [[ParentalIncest from her.]]]]
* [[ReluctantHero Reluctant Heroine]]: Truth be told, Misaki would really rather not be bothered with spirits, since all it's ever done is cause problems for her. As a kid, other children steered clear of her because her ability to see spirits alienated them, and her adulthood isn't much better in that regard.
* SalaryMan: Mr. Shimamura, who used to work at a manga magazine publishing company and was also one of Misaki's regulars, before [[spoiler: committing suicide.]]
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Done by Ai, when she [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/10 "yoinks" the cigarette]] from Kadotake's mouth, at the beginning of chapter 12.
* SceneryPorn: We could easily say the manga in its entirety, due to the painstaking attention to detail in each scene, but [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/37 these]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/96 two scenes]], from chapter 12, is where it really shows.
* ShrinkingViolet: Ai.
* StalkerWithACrush: PlayedStraight and [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] with Mitsuru.
** [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v2/c5/17 According to Shizue]], he became a fan of Misaki's back when she first started publishing her [[{{dominatrix}} "Mistress" column]] and frequently sent her love letters. At one point, he even showed up at the Roppongi Club as client, but Misaki , [[EveryoneHasStandards refused]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v2/c5/18 because he was only 17]].
** Mitsuru has even gone so far as to [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v1/c1/13 bug her apartment]]]] and stole a drawer full of her panties, but left [[spoiler: $1,000 so she could buy new ones.]]
** The guy even has [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c11/25 recordings of her using the bathroom]]]] and even lets Kadotake have one, as a sign of appreciation for taking him along to [[spoiler: find Misaki]]. [[TearsOfJoy Kadotake is]] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v4/c11/26 deeply moved.]]
* StrictlyProfessionalRelationship: As much as Kadotake might wish otherwise, that's the long and short of their partnership, as far as Misaki's concerned.
* {{Stripperific}}: Though she dislikes her job as a dominatrix, Misaki tends to dress as one when working as an exorcist (complete with CombatStilettos), even though such clothing is hardly sensible in dangerous situations.
** It's heavily implied she does it for atmosphere, since the more afraid a medium is, the worst an exorcism tends to go.
* SuicideByCop: How Koga chooses to die, because of he couldn't forgive himself for having killed [[spoiler: Miku]]. So he entices Misaki to kill him, by pretending to have no remorse for what he'd done. She sees through it, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v1/c2/3-44 but still grants him what he wants.]]
* TechnicalVirgin: At least, that how Misaki sees it, since she's never "done the deed" with anyone. Still, there was that one time Shimamura [[ImmodestOrgasm got her off pretty good]], by [[spoiler: eating her out.]]
* TemptingFate: The building superintendent asks Kadotake to check Ai's sister's apartment for ghosts. Which he agreed to ''only'' because the superintendent said he hadn't seen any around, leading Kadotake to believe it was safe to go in alone. [[Funny/GhostTalkersDaydream Boy, was he wrong.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: While Misaki is on vacation, Ai is press-ganged into helping with medium work. While she doesn't do as great a job as Misaki, she eventually reaches PluckyGirl status, enough to become a MoralityPet to [[{{Hikkikomori}} Mitsuru]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Ms. Kuraki's [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/221 guard dog, Meri.]] If anyone tries to harm her, he'll know... and he'll find you. Even if he has to do it [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v8/c0/169 from beyond the grave.]]
* WardrobeMalfunction: Kadotake trips and grabs Misaki's dress while falling down, causing it to rip off and reveal her sexy lingerie underwear.
* WhipItGood: [[{{Dominatrix}} Naturally,]] Misaki has one. Its name is "[[ICallItVera Kinui]]"[[note]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Demon]] [[BilingualBonus Thread"]][[/note]] and it's [[EmpathicWeapon alive]]. It also [[ImAHumanitarian feeds on flesh]], as seen at the end of the first book, when Misaki allows Kinui to eat Koga.
* YouCantFightFate: Misaki gets told this, while she's on vacation and meets Hiratsuka, who's a retired medium. She tells Misaki that even if she tried to quit being a necromancer, [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/vulgar-ghost-daydream/v5/c0/148 the spirits would still be drawn to her anyway]] because [[TheGift she's got the gift]] and she's their only hope of tying up any loose ends that're binding them to their world.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Most of the time Misaki looks, acts and is treated like someone way older than 19, it also overlaps with her being [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]]