Meet Mikami - the SEXY leader of one of Japan's most successful
independent ghost-busting agencies. Together with her eclectic
team of excorcists, she's prepared to do battle with any supernatural
adversary - but only for the right price.
When an ancient spirit enlists her aid to deal with a re-incarnated
foe, Mikami gets more than she bargained for. As the wicked
Nosferatu - a vampire lord able to absorve the very life essence
of his victims - begins to turn the city's inhabitants into
mindless zombies, Mikami's team must race against time to
save Tokyo from destruction.
Watch the Ultimate Vampire Slayer in this fast, fun and furious
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated
• Character bios & Photo gallery
SECRET(S): None that I know of
I first watched "Ghost
Sweeper Mikami" back in 1994 and the first episodes of
the TV series were humorous and I enjoyed it a lot.
The television series
introduced a a money loving ghost-demon-vamprie hunter named
Mikami and in each episode we get to know more about her and
each member of her team that joins her for each case.
This is what I enjoyed
about the television series is the fact that you got a chance
to grow with the characters and fully enjoy the series because
it is a humorous series and quite fun.
Almost a decade later,
the DVD of the series is finally released in the US but not
the release that I was expecting.
Mikami" features the final two episodes of the anime television
series and what I enjoyed the series for, the ability to grow
and enjoy the characters has been removed from this series.
What you see is a
group of people assisting Mikami going against Nosferatu. No
one knows about the other characters and why they act the way
they do and thus my feeling is that people who watch this are
not really going to get it.
Hopefully Manga Entertainment
will plan to release the series on DVD but with the final two
TV episodes combined to make like a movie, just doesn't seem
right without the proper background knowledge of the characters.
Without it, you can't really appreciate this anime.
As for the DVD, since
this was a TV series based in the early 90's, you can't expect
top notch anime compared to movies or OAV's but you get to watch
a series created by cels instead of the typical comptuer animation
used in anime today.
As for audio, the
digital 5.1 has an awesome track but since I'm a Japanese language
purists, I rather watch the series in that format via English
subtitles but I did switch time from time to hear the 5.1 track
which was really good.
As for special features,
there's a photo gallery and character bio information and of
course the typical Manga trailers they include on every DVD.
All in all "Ghost
Sweeper Mikami" is a great series that was intended for
people to watch the television series and enjoy each character
not by skipping to the end and then enjoying it. It just doesn't
seem right. The series is quite entertaining but to watch the
final two episodes, I'm not sure if the viewer who hasn't watched
the previous episodes can truly enjoy or appreciate this entertaining
THE DVD EXTRAS: C
THE DVD OVERALL: C