Rumic Theater
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Japanese Title: Shokon
Originally Published In: Heibon Punch 1980 December

Summary: Ryoko is the spiritualist in charge of the 35 Gram Club. The club is named after the technique by which a body is weighed before and after death, usually with a 35 gram difference, which means a person's soul weighs approximately 35 grams. Ryoko sets out to summon the spirit of Yoshio, a young man who died during school exams.

Inadvertently, she summons a flock of other deceased students that feel like talking and fooling around rather than having anything important to discuss. Finally Yoshio arrives, and says that he was holding out until they charged more (he believes his appearance is worth more than 1,500).