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* Dubtitle: The now out of print DVD release of Manga Entertainment's awful dub of the movie has this rather than a proper subtitle translation. This is ''thankfully'' averted with [[Creator/SentaiFilmworks Sentai]]'s release of the TV series, granted those DVD releases were sub-only to begin with.


* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The inukami, of a sort. They're also [[spoiler: descendants of Fenrir]]. The main traits they keep in human form are the tail and the fangs. There's also Tamamo, a kyuube no kitsune whose hair in human form resembles the nine tails of her fox form.



* PettingZooPeople: The inukami. Partly justified in that they're a kind of werewolf [[spoiler: and descendants of Fenrir]]. The main traits they keep in human form are the tail and the fangs. There's also Tamamo, a kyuube no kitsune whose hair in human form resembles the nine tails of her fox form.

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* ThePowerOfLust: Tadao Yokoshima has always been [[AllMenArePerverts driven for girls]] and that's the main reason why he works for [[{{Stripperiffic}} Reiko Mikami]] despite her abuse and the low payments. But later it's discovered that he has spiritual abilities that are powered by lust. They're seen for first time early on in the manga, and in one episode of the anime series, in which he serves as "spirit battery" for [[TheRival Emi Ogasawara]]. He eventually develops this power and becomes a proper ghost sweeper, even rivalizing in power with Mikami herself.


* TournamentArc: Shortly after the point the anime stopped, we get this. Yokoshima and Mikami are just there to fish out Medusa's infiltrators. [[spoiler: This is where Yokoshima also gets a little bonus: ''spiritual powers of his own''.]]

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* TournamentArc: Shortly We get one of these just a bit after the point the anime stopped, we get this. cuts off. Yokoshima and Mikami are just there just to fish flush out Medusa's infiltrators. [[spoiler: This is where Yokoshima also gets a little bonus: ''spiritual ends up ''gaining spiritual powers of his own''.]]


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). A [[TheFilmOfTheSeries 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.

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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). A [[TheFilmOfTheSeries 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}}.{{UsefulNotes/SNES}}. Meanwhile the manga continued on into 1999 with 39 volumes.


The anime series has a small fanbase in North America, leading Manga Entertainment to release the OVA, 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]].

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The anime series has a small fanbase in North America, leading Manga Entertainment to release the OVA, 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 [[UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica 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]].


* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Yokoshima, in the literal sense at least? That is, he heralds from Osaka, and his mentality is at best inconsistent.
** Not to mention Yokoshima's seiyuu, Creator/RyoHorikawa also hails from Osaka.


* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Zig-zagged, the 2003 Italian dub of the TV series initially used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yE7gbHFgVg completely different song]] performed by Cristina D'Avena, but from episode 22 onwards they reverted to the original Japanese opening and ending



* 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.

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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.at 60's & 70's shoujo comics which feature such eyes prominently. Yokoshima even sports them when he came to the school and try to pick up girls.


* TheFilmOfTheSeries: Features Mikami and the gang going up against feudal BigBad OdaNobunaga and his loyal henchman Ranmaru.

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* TheFilmOfTheSeries: Features Mikami and the gang going up against feudal BigBad OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga and his loyal henchman Ranmaru.

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->''"I, Ghost Sweeper Reiko Mikami, will send you all to paradise!!"''
-->-- '''Reiko Mikami, in pretty much every chapter/episode'''


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.


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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.


* 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.


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.

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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.

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