YMMV: Ghost Talkers Daydream

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Fujiwara, bka "Mitsuru".
  • Bile Fascination: Kadotake's interests in Misaki's career as a dominatrix can be interpreted this way. On one hand, he considers it a dodgy line of work and he's even snarked about it. Yet, he's always eager to hear about the details of the type of S&M play she does with her clients and has a morbid fixation about her piss and whether they drink it.
  • Come for the X, Stay for the Y: Many will undoubtedly be drawn in by the cover art and the fanservice, but may be intrigued by it's unusual premise of a dominatrix who acts as a medium to help spirits of the deceased to move on.
  • Fetish Fuel Station Attendant: An in-universe example, given Misaki's a dominatrix, in addition to all of the reasons covered in the Ms. Fanservice entries on the main page.
  • Jerkass Woobie: One possible interpretation of Fujiwara's character.
  • Les Yay: Shizue and her girlfriend as of chapter 16, Kinako:
  • Moral Event Horizon: Koga's attempt to rape Ai, in the first episode, was already heinous to begin with. But a flashback eventually reveals he broke into her sister's home and tried to rape her as well, but was interrupted by Miku, her sister's 2 year old daughter, who was playing with her teddy bear. So he took it from her, causing her to tug on his hand to try to get it back. Koga tried to yank his hand away, but Miku's grip tightened on his fingers, which sent her flying across the room and through the window to her death. Which caused Ai's sister to blame herself and take her own life.
    • The manga version plays this out differently. As in the anime, Miku's death was unintentional but, instead of dying at the scene, she dies at the hospital, due head trauma and internal hemorrhaging. However, Ai's sister wasn't home at the time that it happened. Instead, she flees the hospital and commits suicide out of grief for her daughter.
  • No Dub for You/No Export for You: To date, Darkhorse Comics has translated only the first six volumes of the manga, though all ten have been available in Japan, for years. Fans have asked if there are any plans to translate the remaining volumes and release them for purchase, but there's been no response.
  • The Woobie: The emotional turmoil Ai goes through while trying cope with the deaths of her 2 year old niece and her older sister, is bad enough. Then Koga makes it worse by attempting to rape her, when he finds her alone at her sister's abandoned apartment. Her only solice is "Po", the stuffed bear she'd given her niece as a present.
    • Even after the truth surrounding their deaths is resolved, she adopts "Po Po" as a coping mechanism. And just when you think life couldn't screw her over, any more that it already had, she gets attacked by a vengeful spirit that had possessed a stranger she was trying to help. It's no wonder she brought out Misaki's 'big sister' instinct.