The sexy and money-hungry Reiko Mikami is a ghost sweeper - a person who defeats monsters and evil spirits that cause harm to people. Along with her loyal assistant Tadao Yokoshima and the human-sacrifice-turned-spirit Okinu, Reiko will take whatever job necessary to gain a few yen. From putting a stop to psychotic dolls to foiling bank robberies, there's nothing the poltergeist-thwarting gang can't handle!
Heian University has been plagued with a rash of ghost-related attacks, and only the school's Astrology club can put a stop to the madness! Along with her nubile young sister Koran, bumbling classmate Kosaku and the club's lecherous president, the beautiful Kocho must bust out all her moves to defeat the angry spirits that haunt the school -- without losing her clothes too many times in the process!
I didn't care much for either Demon Fighter Kocho or Ghost Sweeper Mikami; regardless, I think fans of one may enjoy the other. DFK is considerably more ecchi, but both series involve ghost hunting and have a campy feel. Try it on for size.
Satsuki and Keichiro are new students of the haunted Amanogawa Elementary School - a school where their late mother attended as a child. Soon they meet the perverted Hajima Aoyama and #1 spirit researcher Leo Kakinoki, and thus their ghost hunting group is formed! WIth the help of Satsuki's mother's ghost diary and the crafty wiles of Kaaya, a cat that has been possessed by the demon Lord Amanojaku, the gang will seal away ghosts in order to rid Kaaya's body of Amanojaku and save the day. Can the four friends manage to seal away toilet ghosts, deadly nurses, creepy dolls and a variety of supernatural phenomena, all while passing their classes?
Admittedly, I didn't care much for either Ghost Stories or Ghost Sweeper Mikami; nevertheless, I'm fairly certain fans of one would enjoy the other. Both have plenty of ghost hunting goodness, though GSM has a fairly campy element that Ghost Stories is missing. If you liked one, try out the other.
Haruto Hojo is the son of a priest, which might sound normal. However, his school is the ground zero gathering point for everything ghost, spirit, and likewise, thanks to the obsessed (and also a ghost) headmaster of the school! In order to make sure everything runs normally, Hojo (who just wants to live a normal life), along with Mutsuki (prodigal Japanese priestess), and Kazumi (a frequently possessed monk), complete tasks that only seem to make the school more strange and hectic!
Haunted Junction is everything that Ghost Sweeper Mikami is not: actually funny, more interesting ghosts, and in general an overall better viewing experience. If you liked the ghost hunting wacky elements in GSM, check out the far superior Haunted Junction.
Demons and monsters roam the halls of Domori Elementary, causing mayhem, mischief, and trouble for the students. To their rescue comes Nueno Meisuke, also known as Hell Teacher Nube! When he was a child he sealed a demon in his left hand, giving him the extraordinary powers to defeat evil where it lies. Armed with his spirit-slaying abilities, Nube will protect his precious students at all costs! But more importantly, can he ever manage to get a date with the lovely Ritsuko-sensei?
Hell Teacher Nube is everything Ghost Sweeper Mikami is not: actually funny, and has better characters and a better story. If you liked the ghost hunting shenanigans in GSM, try out Hell Teacher Nube.
Ayaka Kisaragi is the best at her profession -- hunting down vampires, spooks, and evil spirits who haunt the citizens of Tokyo! Ghostbusters, beware! The crew of the Phantom Quest Corporation is on the job. From vampires to the undead, there's nothing her hip and paranormal team can't handle... EXCEPT their debt, of course!
I think there's no possible way that Yuugen Kaisha and Ghost Sweeper Mikami can't be compared to each other. The stories and characters are so similar that it's shocking: each involves a leading lady who is a penny pincher, and a ragtag crew of cohorts alongside her. Together, they take jobs involving the supernatural, either helping thwart it or help it to another reality. Each is a blend of comedy and action, though Yuugen Kaisha is far superior on every level to Ghost Sweeper Mikami.