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  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Geneon [Pioneer]
  • DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009ESTAK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,147 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Ever since she could remember, Saiki Misaki has had the ability to 'talk' to ghosts. She works as a special consultant for the city's secret division that deals with supernatural cases. She also works as a dominatrix at a S&M club, where she has gained a cult following for her extraordinary ability to tame men's twisted desires. These special talents, however, forbid her to lead an ordinary life. Everyday she has to deal with overzealous fans/stalkers, and worse, lost spirits in desperate need of help...

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The japanese is very well done.
M. Hencke
There's no character development at all, and she even seems to enjoy her work since there are no tears over how she earns her money.
Aion
Not that I minded that or the large amount of nudity, but it didn't gel with the main plot and seemed oddly tacked on.
bonsai chicken

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By bonsai chicken on September 12, 2005
In this fancifully-titled anime miniseries, Misaki Saiki is a woman who is able to see and channel spirits, and acts as a medium investigating supernatural phenomena. She also happens to moonlight as a dominatrix at an S&M club (to put food on the table.) But it's really the first aspect of her lifestyle that is the focus of the show.

In episode one, Misaki investigates the site of a murder-suicide and finds the case is not as closed as the authorities had thought, and makes the acquaintance of a teenaged girl named Ai who was connected to the victims.

In the next episode, Ai wants to join Misaki's ghost busting crew, and falls prey to a vengeful spirit herself. We also get some insight into Misaki's childhood.

The third and fourth episodes comprise a two-part story. Misaki is hoping to get a vacation (and look into some, ah, restoration therapy) but instead gets involved in a twelve year-old murder case concerning several children whose ghosts are still haunting a construction site.

I didn't quite understand why they decided to throw the S&M angle into the story. It only turns up in one scene, and it's mainly an excuse for the heroine to show up for her spiritualist job in a sexy leather outfit. Not that I minded that or the large amount of nudity, but it didn't gel with the main plot and seemed oddly tacked on. Some people might be disappointed if they pick up this DVD for the cover art. Still, it is an enjoyable, interesting and funny show. I particularly liked the character design on Misaki. She has a unique look - attractive, but not too cute.

The complete four episodes are available in Japanese 5.1, English 5.1, or English 5.1 DTS.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Hencke on August 31, 2005
Like Elfen Lied this is a show (its really a complete four episode OVA to be exact) that strangely melds together comedy/fan service and hardcore violence. While not quite as gory as Elfen Lied the show has its moments. At first you probably won't be sure what to think of this show. The opening begins with its fare share of perversion and more or less unecessary nudity depending on your taste, but once it gets going and you've been introduced to the characters it becomes very involving and in some cases surprisingly touching. The main character of the story, Saiki Misaki, a spiritual medium/dominatrix is more interesting than she should be and the show in my mind was very reminiscent of something like Satoshi Kon's animated feature Perfect Blue. Word to the wise...Don't even bother with the english dub on this disc though. Absolutely horrid. The japanese is very well done. The animation is also pretty solid for what was clearly a low budget release by Geneon. I have to say I am kind of shocked they are not planning on doing more episodes/volumes of this series. They really could stretch it out even further. I appreciate the fact that it is a standalone disc though as far as the price tag is concerned. I wish there were more animes sold that way. And thats why I feel comfortable giving it the high 5 star rating.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TammyJo Eckhart VINE VOICE on October 11, 2005
I expected mostly a soft porno with the focus on the female body, lots of "SM" and "bondage". I got half of that, the first half. The focus of the three stories (the last is a two-parter) is really on the medium spirit not on the dominatrix. The characters seemed to develop a bit in the course of four episodes and that was good. I just wish it had more SM and bondage.....
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By Aion on November 6, 2008
Going into this, I wasn't sure what to expect. The series was always going to be one of two types: a supernatural thriller that delves into the dark side of human nature, using S&M as a way of highlighting the depraved minds of humans, or a silly ghost story that attempts to be dark but isn't able to do so thanks to an endless stream of perverse jokes and fan service. Disappointingly, Ghost Talker's Daydream turned out to be a series that matches up with the latter.

Right at the start you're greeted with the sight of Misaki, the main character and spiritual medium of the story, sitting naked in a bathhouse. The 'camera' moves around the room, showing another woman's breast, and the scene then finally ends. In the next scene, another main character is introduced, a male government worker (even after only just watching, I don't remember his name) who has to beg Misaki to help his organization solve crimes relating to spirits. But, of course, with this series seemingly needing to have more fan service and silliness than is good, it isn't long before the annoying government person slips, pulling down Misaki's dress in public. The two then have a very brief conversation about who the annoying government person works for and they go off to investigate a crime.

The 'plot' doesn't improve beyond that. Misaki helps the government, working at a S&M place to earn extra money, and she has to deal with the annoying government guy whenever there's work that needs doing - that's it. It's simplistic and won't hold the interest of anyone who goes into it expecting it to be deep, thrilling and/or scary.

As for character development, Misaki's past isn't really gone into at all.
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