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Say Hello to Bookila!

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  • This is a mysterious comedy Manga, centered on troubles caused by a ghost haunting a TV station.
    Neoki Toroko is a TV personality who is a bit clumsy and not too sharp. She is actually a pest, causing problems every time she shows up on a program and messing things up.
    For some reason, Tozai TV station tries to take advantage of her by flattering her.
    While third-class magazine writer Sakuma Rokuro, known as Rock, probes into the problem, he finds the ghost Bookila haunting the No. 13 Studio of Tozai TV, and the ghost makes mischief on him. Mysterious phenomena have actually been observed for the past three years at the No. 13 Studio, with successive victim reports as evidence. But nothing happens when Toroko is on the show, and it turns out that this is because Toroko is Bookila's girl friend.
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  • April 26, 1985 to July 26, 1985
    Appeared serially in "Weekly Shonen Champion" (Akita Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.)

    This is a mysterious comedy Manga, centered on troubles caused by a ghost haunting a TV station.
    Neoki Toroko is a TV personality who is a bit clumsy and not too sharp. She is actually a pest, causing problems every time she shows up on a program and messing things up.
    For some reason, Tozai TV station tries to take advantage of her by flattering her.
    While third-class magazine writer Sakuma Rokuro, known as Rock, probes into the problem, he finds the ghost Bookila haunting the No. 13 Studio of Tozai TV, and the ghost makes mischief on him. Mysterious phenomena have actually been observed for the past three years at the No. 13 Studio, with successive victim reports as evidence. But nothing happens when Toroko is on the show, and it turns out that this is because Toroko is Bookila's girl friend.
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Episodes

  • 1, Why No. 13 Studio      April 26, 1985

    A producer named Nikomi at Tozai TV station uses a blundering TV personality, Toroko Neoki, every time going against the opinion of the others. Why is that? A third-class magazine writer, Rokuro Makube-known as Rock-contacts Toroko and finds out that someone named Bookila in No. 13 Studio seems to be behind this situation.
    Rock goes to the studio alone, and gets dumped over the head with dust and urine. It turns out that Bookila is a little goblin that haunts the studio.

    2, Date at Dawn      May 3, 1985

    Rock discovers that the mysterious accidents that occur frequently in Studio 13 do not happen when Toroko is there. So, Rock asks Toroko out for a drive at dawn to ask her about it. When he questions her on the beach, Bookila appears behind her! And then, ...

    3, Being a reporter is tough!      May 10, 1985

    The producer at Tozai TV station, Nikomi, has borrowed 5 million yen from Rock. To get the debt cancelled, he asks a yakuza to beat Rock up. But the boss of the yakuza family becomes interested in Toroko instead of Rock. He figures if he kidnaps Toroko, he will be able to get a huge amount of ransom money from Tozai TV. After finding that Toroko has been kidnapped, Rock calls Bookila and heads off to rescue her.

    4, The first attack      May 17, 1985

    A ghost that looks like a cushion comes down to the earth from the ghost world. It is Mr. Zazabuton, one of the teachers of the school Bookila goes to. Bookila has stopped going to school because he had been bullied in the ghost world. Then, following the teacher and Bookila, delinquent ghosts come down to this world. They easily beat Mr. Zazabuton, and now they are targeting Bookila!!

    5, Challenge the mysteries of Bookila      May 24, and June 7, 1985

    Toroko is finally fired by the Tozai TV station. Wanting to reveal the identity of Bookila by any means, Rock forces himself into Toroko's apartment. Taking advantage of Bookila's heat-sensitivity, Rock exposes him to the heat of a hair dryer until the ghost becomes immobile. Then, Rock cuts off one of Bookila's fingers with a knife. Rock hurries to the university laboratory with the finger, and has it analyzed. It is found to be a type of slime mold. Slime mold is a type of germ that grows in dark, moist places. Then, a poltergeist phenomenon occurs. The angry Bookila appears at the laboratory to retaliate, and the doctor in charge of the analysis comes up with a strategy to send Bookila into a dry room.

    6, Monkey's hand      June 14 and June 21, 1985

    A strange woman from Hong Kong comes to Toroko's apartment, and leaves a suitcase. When she opens it, she finds it contains a mummified monkey's hand. When Rock hears the story, he remembers a certain legend: a monkey's hand makes three of your dreams come true, but the hand will haunt you throughout your life. Toroko makes a vow to the monkey's hand to make her wish to appear on TV come true. Her wish is soon fulfilled. But the lady from Hong Kong, who had left Toroko the monkey's hand, is found dead with scars all over her body. The scars seem to be monkey scratches.

    7, House of Pianoid      June 28 and July 5, 1985

    After being expelled from her apartment because of the monkey hand incident, Toroko moves to a beautiful house in the forest. The house is fully furnished, and there is a big grand piano. It is available rent-free for the first six months, and for only 10,000 yen per month after that. Growing dubious, Rock investigates, and finds that many people who had lived there before have gone missing. He also discovers that the piano in the living room is the cause of the problem. The piano is haunted by a man-eating devil, and he is about to grab Toroko!!

    8, A haunted 100-yen coin      July 12, 1985

    Toroko is haunted by the "ghost of money." The ghost of money is the incarnation of the bitter feelings of a boy who dropped his 100-yen coin in a gutter, became ill with pneumonia and died. The ghost of money, which is clinging to Toroko's head, gives her enough 100-yen coins whenever Toroko tells it how much she wants. But every time she asks, the ghost of money becomes heavier. Desperate, Toroko asks for Bookila's help. Bookila tells her that she can be saved if she only throws away the 100-yen coin she got the first time. But jobless and poor Toroko frantically rejects the idea of throwing away any money.

    9, A prisoner on "Maigo Island"      July 19 and July 26,1985

    One day, Toroko is called to Maigo Island to shoot a TV commercial. She arrives with Rock to see a deserted island where Japanese Army gun batteries were once set up during the Pacific War. The island is occupied by the ghosts of warriors who died in the war. Toroko cannot contact Bookila because she has left the stuffed animal that she uses to call him at home, and the ghosts are now coming toward her!!

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