(or You-Gen-Kai-Sha, aka, Phantom Quest Corp.
) is a four episode comedy/horror/mystery OVA
, which was licensed for release by Geneon
in mid 1994. The english dub was released early the following year in two VHS volumes. In December of '98, it was given a re-release on DVD, in Japan, while the english version arrived in November of 2000.
The series follows the exploits of Phantom Quest, an organization lead by Ayaka Kisaragi.
They specialize in tracking down and taking out the supernatural - from ghosts, vampires, and every other manner of evil spirit across Tokyo. Their cases are often commissioned to them by U Division's Detective Karino
, both to lighten his workload and as a personal favor to Ayaka.
Rather than an overarching narrative, it's more of a sitcom
with each episode being its own self-contained adventure which follows a case-by-case format.
Though some of the spooks they meet aren't bad, such as an anemic vampire who runs a tea shop
, or a ghost who helps out with his girlfriend's museum exhibit.
But the baddies best beware: Phantom Quest is certainly capable and will readily accept any job offer
so long as it pays well. In fact, the only opposition that the company faces is the constant onset of debt
, thanks to their president.
The series has often been compared to Ghost Sweeper Mikami
, due to the similarities in its premise and having been released at roughly the same time (for the record, Ghost Sweeper Mikami
debuted a year earlier in April of '93). So if you've seen either one and enjoyed it, you may wanna give the other a try.
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