Ghost Talker's Daydream
, known in Japan
as Vulgar Ghost Daydream
, Teizokurei Daydream?
), is a shōnen manga
written by Saki Okuse
and illustrated by Sankichi Meguro
, set in modern Japan
. There are 10 volumes in total, and the series was also adapted as a four episode OVA
. The English version released by Geneon
changed the title to Ghost Talker's Daydream
, which is not a direct translation of the formal manga title.
The protagonist is the virgin albino woman Saiki Misaki holding down two jobs, neither of which she finds herself particularly happy with, one as a dominatrix
in a BDSM
club and writer of a column for a porno magazine and the other as a civil servant in the employ of The Livelihood Preservation Group
as a necromancer
able to perceive and to communicate with ghosts, sometimes allowing them to speak through her with the living. Her government job usually entails exorcism
. Misaki considers her shamanic civil service position even more tawdry and less respectable than her sex work.
Subplots, often of one or two chapters in length, include such as introduce important characters, and others to help develop motivations of leading characters.
There are three major characters, at least one of whom appears in every chapter with the exception of chapter 16 "Dead Man's Hand". In order of introduction they are: Saiki Misaki, Mitsuru and Souichirou. Various recurring and often important characters also populate the series. Fan service