Ghost Sweeper Mikami

Ghost Sweeper Mikami: The Great Paradise Battle!! (Japanese: GS美神 極楽大作戦!!, Hepburn: Gōsuto Suīpā Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takashi Shiina. It was published in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from May 1991 to September 1999, with its chapters collected in thirty-nine tankobon volumes. The series explores some folk religion themes such as possession, exorcism, shamanism, Yurei, and Yōkai.

Ghost Sweeper Mikami
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Manga volume 1 cover
GS美神 極楽大作戦!!
(Gōsuto Suīpā Mikami Gokuraku Daisakusen!!)
GenreAction, comedy, supernatural[1]
Manga
Written byTakashi Shiina
Published byShogakukan
ImprintShōnen Sunday Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
DemographicShōnen
Original runMay 8, 1991September 22, 1999
Volumes39 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byAtsutoshi Umezawa
Written byAya Matsui
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioToei Animation
Licensed by
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run April 11, 1993 March 6, 1994
Episodes45 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Directed byAtsutoshi Umezawa
StudioToei Animation
Licensed by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1994
Runtime60 minutes

The series was adapted as a 45-episode anime television series by Toei Animation called Ghost Sweeper Mikami which ran on TV Asahi and the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation from 1993–1994, covering most parts of the first nine volumes of the Manga (total 39 volumes). The anime lead to the release of a movie, which had been the only existence of Mikami in the United States (released by Manga Video). The TV series has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.[1] In November 2013, Toei Animation released all of the episodes with English subtitles to YouTube.[2]

In 1993, Ghost Sweeper Mikami won the 38th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.

PlotEdit

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 cutthroat corporate world. Among this, the Mikami GS Company, led by 25-year-old Reiko Mikami and her two assistants, the 17-year-old boy Tadao Yokoshima and the ghost girl Okinu, is said to be the best.

The manga setup is scenario-to-scenario, with many plots intertwining classic Japanese culture and modern day realities, with occasional references to Western influences. In between these plot points, there are longer story arcs where new characters are introduced and the existing characters are further developed. While the overarching storyline focuses on Reiko's contention with her arch-nemesis, Astaroth, the series is mostly character-driven and serves to gradually develop characters, especially the main protagonists.

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

Ghost Sweeper Mikami, written and illustrated by Takashi Shiina, debuted as a one-shot in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday on May 8, 1991.[3][4] The manga was then serialized in the same magazine from July 17, 1991,[5] to September 22, 1999.[6] Shogakukan collected its chapters in thirty-nine tankōbon volumes, released from March 18, 1992,[7] to November 18, 1999.[8] Shogakukan re-released the series in a twenty-volume wideban edition, published from December 16, 2002,[9] to July 15, 2004;[10] a twenty-volume shinsōban edition from June 16, 2006,[11] to March 16, 2007;[12] and a twenty-three volume bunkoban edition from August 18, 2016,[13] to June 15, 2018.[14]

Volume listEdit

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 March 18, 1992[7]4-09-123031-8
2 May 18, 1992[15]4-09-123032-6
3 July 17, 1992[16]4-09-123033-4
4 September 18, 1992[17]4-09-123034-2
5 December 12, 1992[18]4-09-123035-0
6 March 18, 1993[19]4-09-123036-9
7 May 18, 1993[20]4-09-123037-7
8 July 17, 1993[21]4-09-123038-5
9 October 18, 1993[22]4-09-123039-3
10 December 11, 1993[23]4-09-123040-7
11 March 18, 1994[24]4-09-123321-X
12 May 18, 1994[25]4-09-123322-8
13 July 18, 1994[26]4-09-123323-6
14 November 18, 1994[27]4-09-123324-4
15 January 18, 1995[28]4-09-123325-2
16 March 18, 1995[29]4-09-123326-0
17 May 18, 1995[30]4-09-123327-9
18 July 18, 1995[31]4-09-123328-7
19 October 18, 1995[32]4-09-123329-5
20 January 18, 1996[33]4-09-123330-9
21 April 18, 1996[34]4-09-125001-7
22 July 18, 1996[35]4-09-125002-5
23 September 18, 1996[36]4-09-125003-3
24 November 18, 1996[37]4-09-125004-1
25 January 18, 1997[38]4-09-125005-X
26 April 18, 1997[39]4-09-125006-8
27 July 18, 1997[40]4-09-125007-6
28 October 18, 1997[41]4-09-125008-4
29 January 17, 1998[42]4-09-125009-2
30 March 18, 1998[43]4-09-125010-6
31 June 18, 1998[44]4-09-125431-4
32 August 8, 1998[45]4-09-125432-2
33 October 17, 1998[46]4-09-125433-0
34 January 18, 1999[47]4-09-125434-9
35 March 18, 1999[48]4-09-125435-7
36 May 18, 1999[49]4-09-125436-5
37 July 17, 1999[50]4-09-125437-3
38 September 18, 1999[51]4-09-125438-1
39 November 18, 1999[8]4-09-125439-X

AnimeEdit

Episode listEdit

There are 45 episodes which aired on TV from April 11, 1993 to March 6, 1994.

No.Title [2]Written byOriginal air date [52]
1"Here Comes the Super Sexy Exorcist!"
Transcription: "Bodikon Joreishi Tōjō!" (Japanese: ボディコン除霊師登場!)
Aya MatsuiApril 11, 1993 (1993-04-11)
Reiko Mikami is hired to rid a mountain hotel of a ghost which is haunting its outdoor baths and she takes along Tadao Yokoshima to carry her baggage. She encounters the ghost, a jibakurei whose body is lost in the mountains which is keeping him tied to the human world. Meanwhile, Yokoshima encounters the ghost of Kinu Himuro who was sacrificed 300 years earlier to calm the volcanic mountain's anger. She has also became a jibakurei and is seeking to kill someone who would take her place. Mikami, with the help of Yokoshima and Kinu, manages to absorb the evil mountain spirit with a talisman which finally brings it peace. Later, she installs the hotel's ghost in its place to guard the mountain.
2"Armed Robbers Have No Tomorrow!"
Transcription: "Gōtō ni Ashita Hanai!" (Japanese: 強盗に明日はない!)
Aya MatsuiApril 18, 1993 (1993-04-18)
Two would-be bank robbers crash their car and die before they can carry out the job. They are now haunting the bank and the bank manager calls in Reiko Mikami to get rid of them but cannot agree on a price. Mikami strikes a bargain where she and the bank robbing ghosts can keep anything they can steal while the bank manager's security force tries to stop them. Mikami and Yokoshima successfully rob the bank with the aid of the ghosts who can then pass on to the afterlife. The bank's security forces catch up with Mikami and retrieve the money, however Okinu has entered the bank during the commotion and transfers a billion Yen to Mikami's account.
3"The Empire of Haunted Dolls!!"
Transcription: "Noroi no Ningyō Teikoku!!" (Japanese: 呪いの人形帝国!!)
Nobuaki KishimaApril 25, 1993 (1993-04-25)
A little girl called Aya asks Mikami to find her dress-up Moga doll which was stolen by a ghost, and Mikami cannot refuse because of a prediction that she must accept the next job. In Aya's room Mikami finds a portal leading to another dimension, and enters with Yokoshima and Okina, but Aya follows them. They are confronted by a hoard of Moga dolls controlled by an evil spirit, but Aya convinces her own doll to rebel and Mikami neurtalises the spirit with a Talisman, returning the dolls to their owners.
4"Ghost Sweeper in Space!!"
Transcription: "Uchū Gosuto Taiji!!" (Japanese: 宇宙ゴースト退治!!)
Masashi NoroMay 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)
A Gremlin is causing problems at a TV satellite space station and Reiko Mikami is hired to solve the problem. Mikami sends Tadao Yokoshima's soul into space to take care of the Gremlin accompanied by Okinu. The gremlin attacks Yokoshima, but he is saved by the singing of Okina which chases it away. However, the gremlin leaves an egg and Yokoshima ends up caring for a baby gremlin when it hatches.
5"The Howling of the Haunted Mansion!"
Transcription: "Yūrei Yashiki no Tooboe e!" (Japanese: 幽霊屋敷の遠吠え!)
Masaharu AmiyaMay 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)
A wealthy man is trying to demolish an old house to create a multi-story building in its place, but a ghost dog is causing trouble. He asks Reiko Mikami to take care of it, and also leaves his little dog with her for a while. The dog spirit is very strong and is a challenge to Mikami, however in subduing it, she discovers that it was the man's dog Kojirou which protected the house he lived in as a child, even after its death.
6"The Princess Exorcist!"
Transcription: "O Jō Sama Joreishi!" (Japanese: お嬢さま除霊師!)
Aya MatsuiMay 16, 1993 (1993-05-16)
Reiko Mikami is hired to rid a new housing complex of a horde of ghosts, but she has to work with fellow ghost sweeper, Meiko Rokudou. Mikami tries to seal the building with talismen while Meiko uses her Shikigami to clear the interior of ghosts. However, when a ghost scratches Meiko she become upset, causing her Shikigami to completely destroy the complex.
7"Dr. Chaos' Challenge!"
Transcription: "Dr. Kaosu no Chōsen!" (Japanese: Dr.カオスの挑戦!)
Nobuaki KishimaMay 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)
Doctor Chaos and Maria capture Tadao Yokoshima and Dr. Chaos switch his body with Yokoshima, taking his place to capture Reiko Mikami and obtain her body as it possess great spiritual powers.
8"Love Overcomes the Test of Time! (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Ai ha Jikan wo Koe te!" (Japanese: 愛は時間を越えて!)
Aya MatsuiMay 30, 1993 (1993-05-30)
Doctor Chaos creates a time-space potion which will completely erase a person's existence from the world. He adds some to a cake and has Maria deliver it to Reiko Mikami's office. Mikami notices something is suspicious with the cake, but Yokoshima eats some before she can stop him. Mikami works out the potion's purpose, and tells Yokoshima to recall something important from the last 24 hours, and he recalls when she accidentally kissed him while fighting a ghost. Yokoshima slowly disappears and finds himself at the mountain with Mikami when they first met Okinu. He tries to convince Mikami that he is from the future and to kiss him, but instead he is blasted further back into his past to when he was at high school. Outside the house which will eventually become her office, the schoolgirl Mikami passes by a crying Yokoshima and she just thinks he is annoying.
9"Please Kiss Me!! (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "O Negai Chu Shite!!" (Japanese: お願いチューして!!)
Aya MatsuiJune 6, 1993 (1993-06-06)
Schoolboy Yokoshima follows the schoolgirl Mikami to her Ghost Sweeper training with Father Karasu. Yokoshima pretends to be possessed and requests that Mikami kiss him on the cheek, however Mikami suspects that he is faking. Suddenly Mikami's schoolmate, Chicho, arrives at the church. She is possessed by an evil spirit which was trapped in antique earrings she bought recently. Mikami does not know what to do, but Yokoshima hands her an energy sword and she dispels the spirit. Yokoshima requests a kiss in return, but while they argue about it, he disappears again. This time, Yokoshima wakes up as a baby, crying that he will never return. However, a very young Mikami comes up and kisses him on the cheek, returning him to the present.
10"Find the Shikigami!!"
Transcription: "Shikigami wo Sagase!" (Japanese: 式神を捜せ!)
Masashi NoroJune 13, 1993 (1993-06-13)
Meiko asks Mikami to help find her monkey-like Shikigami called Makola which has gone missing. It has the ability to transform and take the shape of living things, including humans. Mikami and Okinu agree to help in order to prevent Meiko becoming upset and releasing all her Shikigami. Yokoshima also offers to help, hoping to earn Meiko's eternal gratitude. Each of them become entangled in difficult situations during their separate searches, only to find out later that Makola found its own way home.
11"Let's Take the Ghost Train!!"
Transcription: "Rei Ressha de Iko u!!" (Japanese: 霊列車で行こう!!)
Masaharu AmiyaJune 20, 1993 (1993-06-20)
Mikami is hired by JR Tokai to investigate a ghostly Shinkansen which has begun appearing at night. She receives a mysterious ticket for the 2am Shinkansen and when she boards the ghostly train with Yokoshima and Okinu, they find the carriages crammed with the ghosts of people unable to pass into the afterlife. Makami fashions a mystical rope barrier with zigzag-shaped paper streamers and uses her energy sword to force their way through the ghosts towards the front of the train. The rope barrier breaks just as they reach the Green Car which stops the ghosts. They are then confronted by the evil spirit controlling the train, but Mikami manages to defeat it. A uniformed conductress appears who is the "heart of the train" and explains that she sent the ticket to Makimi. With the evil spirit removed, she and all the train's passengers can now be released and go to heaven.
12"Beware of Yakuchin-do!?"
Transcription: "Yakuchin-dō Nigo Yōjin!?" (Japanese: 厄珍堂にご用心!?)
Nobuaki KishimaJune 27, 1993 (1993-06-27)
Mikami is in bed with a cold, so she sends Okinu and Yokoshima to Yakuchin's store to pick up her order of magical items. Yakuchin convinces Yokoshima to try Catastrph-A, a tablet granting Psychic powers for 300 seconds and it seems to work. Back at Mikami's office, a beautiful woman seeks help to exorcise ghosts wearing samurai armor which have been haunting her store. Yokoshima takes the job and uses the tablets to defeat the samurai, however the real demon resides within the woman and she prepares to devour Yokoshima. Fortunately, Mikami has a vison of the events and arrives at the store in time to destroy the demon, but overusing the tablets causes Yokoshima's head to explode and he blacks out for three days. Yakuchin notes that the tablets appear to have unfortunate side effects.
13"Rival Emi Ogasawara!"
Transcription: "Shukuteki [Raibaru]! Ogasawara Emi!" (Japanese: 宿敵[ライバル]!小笠原エミ!)
Aya MatsuiJuly 4, 1993 (1993-07-04)
Mikami's rival, Emi Ogasawara, arrives at her office headhunts Yokoshima to join her military-style team of Arnold, Schwarze and Negger. They must physically protect her while she dances to create her spirit-crushing wave, leaving them battered and bruised. Meanwhile Mikami is hired by the Jigoku Mafia Group to get rid of ghosts which they suspect are the work of the rival Gokuaku Group. Mikami suspects that the real cause is a curse created by Emi in conjunction with the police. Emi places a curse on Yokoshima turning him into a mud monster to defeat Mikami, but Mikami's hold over Yokoshima is too strong and she turns the curse against Emi, forcing her to run away while the monster pursues her.
14"Summer! Pool! Monsters!"
Transcription: "Natsu da Puru da Yōkai da" (Japanese: 夏だプールだ妖怪だ)
Masashi NoroJuly 11, 1993 (1993-07-11)
Mikami's GS Agency is hired to remove spirits from a resort's water park. After three days waiting, a monstrous woman appears wearing a scanty swimsuit scaring away the vacationers. Mikami easily dispatches her and others spirits that appear, grateful that she sends them to the afterlife. An ugly monster emerges from the water, calling itself Complex, born from the grudges and hatred of holiday makers that have over others who they perceive as being better looking or more popular. Complex grows stronger by feeding off the energy of the romantically challenged Yokoshima and Mikami cannot defeat the monster until she knocks her hapless assistant unconscious.
15"Assemble at the Mediterranean Sea! (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Chichūkai ni Zen'inshūgō!" (Japanese: 地中海に全員集合!)
Aya MatsuiJuly 18, 1993 (1993-07-18)
Master Karasu sends his trainee Pietro (Pete) to ask Mikami provide assistance for him on the island of Brando in the Mediterranean and he offers her the golden Condor of Malta statue as an inducement. He also invites Mikami's rivals, Emi Ogasawara, Dr. Chaos and Meiko Rokudou. On their way, their charter plane to the island is attacked by bats and a huge bat-like monster and the plane crashes into the sea. Pete explains that the moster was controlled by Duke Brando, a powerful vampire, who appears to be breaching a barrier set up by Karasu. After they finally arrive on the island, it appears that Pete is a vampire.
16"Put The Vampire To Sleep! (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "Kyūketsuki wo Nemura Sero!" (Japanese: 吸血鬼を眠らせろ!)
Aya MatsuiJuly 25, 1993 (1993-07-25)
The vampire Duke Brando bites Emi Ogasawara turning her into a vampire, but he is driven off by Pete who looks identical to him. Later, Emi attacks and bites Yokoshima also turning him into a vampire. Together they attack the others, and then all the villagers who have been turned into vampires attack as well. Mikami and the others take refuge in the basement where Pete leads them to safety and explains that Duke Brando is his father. They are caught by Brando and his vampire followers, but Pete attacks his father and as they bit each other, Brando loses power over those he has bitten. Once he is defeated, they return to normal, or at least they are no longer vampires.
17"Temptations on the Summer Beach"
Transcription: "Natsu no Umi ha Yūwaku Darake" (Japanese: 夏の海は誘惑だらけ)
Nobuaki KishimaAugust 1, 1993 (1993-08-01)
18"Shrinking Mikami!!"
Transcription: "Chidimi Yuku Bishin!!" (Japanese: 縮みゆく美神!!)
Masaharu AmiyaAugust 15, 1993 (1993-08-15)
19"Chase the Ghost Submarine!"
Transcription: "Yūrei Sensuikan wo Oe!" (Japanese: 幽霊潜水艦を追え!)
Masashi NoroAugust 22, 1993 (1993-08-22)
20"Heavenly Smash!"
Transcription: "Gokuraku Sumasshu!!" (Japanese: 極楽スマッシュ!!)
Aya MatsuiAugust 29, 1993 (1993-08-29)
21"Everyone, Turn Into A Kid!! (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Minna Kodomo Ninare!!" (Japanese: みんな子供になれ!!)
Aya MatsuiSeptember 5, 1993 (1993-09-05)
22"Devil Piper's Revenge (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "Akuma Paipa no Gyakushū" (Japanese: 悪魔パイパーの逆襲)
Aya MatsuiSeptember 12, 1993 (1993-09-12)
23"The Path to the Dragon!! (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Doragon Heno Michi!!" (Japanese: ドラゴンへの道!!)
Aya MatsuiSeptember 19, 1993 (1993-09-19)
24"Runaway Dragon in a Rage (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "Doragon Ikari no Bōsō" (Japanese: ドラゴン怒りの暴走)
Aya MatsuiSeptember 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)
25"Himiko of the Yamatai Kingdom"
Transcription: "Yamatai Kuni no Himiko" (Japanese: ヤマタイ国のヒミコ)
Nobuaki KishimaOctober 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)
26"The Adventure of Heroine Mikami"
Transcription: "Yūsha Bishin no Bōken!" (Japanese: 勇者・美神の冒険!)
Aya MatsuiOctober 10, 1993 (1993-10-10)
27"Pure-Hearted Maria in Love!"
Transcription: "Maria Junjō Icchokusen!" (Japanese: マリア純情一直線!)
Masashi NoroOctober 17, 1993 (1993-10-17)
28"Dragon Prince!! (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Doragon no Ōji!!" (Japanese: ドラゴンの王子!!)
Nobuaki KishimaOctober 24, 1993 (1993-10-24)
29"Dragon in Imminent Danger!! (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "Doragon Kikiippatsu!!" (Japanese: ドラゴン危機一髪!!)
Nobuaki KishimaOctober 31, 1993 (1993-10-31)
The dragon god, Shoryuki battles Medusa.
30"Here Comes the Devilish Sword Shimesaba-Maru!"
Transcription: "Yō Katana Shimesaba Marumi-san" (Japanese: 妖刀シメサバ丸見参)
Masaharu AmiyaNovember 14, 1993 (1993-11-14)
31"Flying Magic Broom"
Transcription: "Sora Tobu Mahō no Hōki" (Japanese: 空とぶ魔法のホウキ)
Aya MatsuiNovember 21, 1993 (1993-11-21)
32"I, Reiko, Will Marry You!?"
Transcription: "Reiko Kekkon Shimasu!?" (Japanese: 令子・結婚します!?)
Masashi NoroNovember 28, 1993 (1993-11-28)
33"Mannequins Are Calling You"
Transcription: "Manekin Ningyō ga Maneku" (Japanese: マネキン人形が招く)
Nobuaki KishimaDecember 5, 1993 (1993-12-05)
34"Ghostly High School"
Transcription: "Yōkai Haisukuru" (Japanese: 妖怪ハイスクール)
Masashi NoroDecember 12, 1993 (1993-12-12)
Yokoshima returns to high school to discover that ghosts have taken over.
35"The Santa Claus's Gift!"
Transcription: "Santa no Okuri Mono!" (Japanese: サンタの贈りもの!)
Nobuaki KishimaDecember 19, 1993 (1993-12-19)
36"Okinu's Christmas"
Transcription: "Okinu no Kurisumasu" (Japanese: おキヌのクリスマス)
Aya MatsuiDecember 26, 1993 (1993-12-26)
37"The Battle of the New Year!!"
Transcription: "Batoru Kinga Shinnen!!" (Japanese: バトル謹賀新年!!)
Nobuaki KishimaJanuary 9, 1994 (1994-01-09)
38"The College Examinee's Blues"
Transcription: "Jukensei Burusu" (Japanese: 受験生ブルース)
Masaharu AmiyaJanuary 16, 1994 (1994-01-16)
39"Maria's Sister (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Maria no Imōto" (Japanese: マリアの妹)
Masashi NoroJanuary 23, 1994 (1994-01-23)
40"Maria and Teresa (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "Maria to Teresa" (Japanese: マリアとテレサ)
Masashi NoroJanuary 30, 1994 (1994-01-30)
41"The Fierce Battle with The Snow Queen!"
Transcription: "Nettō! Yuki no Joō" (Japanese: 熱闘!雪の女王)
Nobuaki KishimaFebruary 6, 1994 (1994-02-06)
42"Here's My Chocolate!!"
Transcription: "Choko Agemasu!!" (Japanese: チョコあげます!!)
Juttoku YoshidaFebruary 13, 1994 (1994-02-13)
43"Into The Dream! (Part 1 of 2)"
Transcription: "Yume no Naka he!" (Japanese: 夢の中へ!)
Nobuaki KishimaFebruary 20, 1994 (1994-02-20)
44"The Hellish Nightmare (Part 2 of 2)"
Transcription: "Jigoku no Naitomea" (Japanese: 地獄のナイトメア)
Nobuaki KishimaFebruary 27, 1994 (1994-02-27)
45"With Love From Ghost Sweepers"
Transcription: "GS [Gōsuto Suīpā] Yori Ai Wokomete" (Japanese: GS[ゴーストスイーパー]より愛をこめて)
Masashi NoroMarch 6, 1994 (1994-03-06)

FilmEdit

A 1994 anime film was produced by Toei. Its story is original and acts as a sequel to the TV series.

Ghost Sweeper, Reiko Mikami, is called on by the ghost of the long dead samurai Mitsuhide Akechi to stop the demon Nobunaga who has been possessed by a vampire called Nosferatu. Mitsuhide provides Mikami with a spear tipped with a Seirei Seki (精霊石, "Spirit Stone") with which to kill Nosferatu who is protected by his loyal servant Ranmaru Mori - a demon who can take the shape of a white spider. Nosferatu captures Mikami's associates, Emi Ogasawara, Doctor Chaos and Maria and begins to drain their blood. However, Mikami with the assistance of her friend, Yokoshima, manages to destroy Nosferatu with Mitsuhide's spear although Nosferatu says he will return in the future.

Video gamesEdit

Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body
 
Cover art of Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body
Developer(s)Natsume
Publisher(s)Banalex
Composer(s)Kinuyo Yamashita[54]
Hiroyuki Iwatsuki[54]
Platform(s)Super Famicom
Release
Genre(s)Platformer
Mode(s)Single-player
 
Image of gameplay

The manga and anime spawned two video games, one for the Super Famicom and another for the PC Engine. Released in 1993 for the Super Famicom, Natsume's Ghost Sweeper Mikami: Joreishi wa Nice Body (ゴーストスイーパー GS美神 〜除霊師はナイスバディ〜, Gōsuto Suīpā GS Mikami 〜Joreishi wa Naisu Badi〜) is a side-scrolling platform game where the player controls Reiko through multiple stages.[55] Reiko is armed with a magic baton that can be used to perform several types of melee attacks. The baton can be powered up to shoot various types of projectiles, though these powerups are lost if Reiko takes any damage. It can also be used as a type of grappling hook to access certain platforms. There are also limited uses of magic attacks that hit all enemies on the screen.

Banpresto released another game based on the franchise in 1994 for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM², an adventure game featuring card battles.

ReceptionEdit

In 1993, Ghost Sweeper Mikami, along Yaiba, received the 38th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.[56]

ReferencesEdit

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