Manga Opinion: 07-Ghost Volume #1

Finally I get to sit down and read 07-Ghost
It’s been on my “to read” list for quite a while
I’m a big fan of Zero-Sum comics (like Dazzle (Hatenkou Yuugi), Magical x Miracle, etc) so naturally I’d want to check out 07-Ghost
(but the cheapsake I am, I was waiting for a sale to come around on rightstuf haha)

Title: 07-Ghost
Story: Yukino Ichihara
Art: Yuki Amemiya

Summary on the back:

Teito Klein is a top-grade military academy student with unsurpassed skill in the magic of Zaiphon. But when word reaches him that the officials at his school were behind the murder or his father and the fall of his birth kingdom, he flees to find a way to make things right again… and finds help in the most unlikely place: the Church. The mysterious bishops there may be the answer he needs to learning secrets about himself he never knew, and the truth behind the legendary protectors of the state: the Seven Ghosts.

07-Ghost starts out with us meeting a young cadet named Teito. He is on his way to take a final exam to be chosen as a Begleiter (Assistant Executive Officer). Teito isn’t too popular with the other cadets due to his background (ex-slave) and his “teacher’s pet” standing.  However, he’s not alone: he has a good friend in the form of Mikage (who rocks BTW).

Everything seems to be following the straight path when something Teito overhears changes his life forever. Circumstances work against him and he is forced to flee for his life.

During his escape he meets 3 priests who not only have secrets of their own, but may be a key to helping Teito remember his clouded past…

First thing I’d like to say is DAMN this artwork is FINE!

I’m also loving the fact Go Comi included the color inserts :3 (and here I thought only Yen Press)

While the artwork was impressive, I felt things were kind of crammed. There was so much action or information being conveyed on one page, it got sort of overwhelming. But that might just be me.

Of the characters I love Mikage and Teito the best. However, the porn-bishop Frau comes in at a close third. Everyone is unique and interesting, plus a lot of fun. The three holy men who help Teito out are definitely hiding some secrets (especially when one pulls a scythe out of his forearm!) which I look forward to finding out what they are >:3

This volume of 07-Ghost ends on a major cliffhanger which makes me glad I have #2 right here :3

(the only bad thing I can think of is that I have no idea when the next volume of  07-Ghost is going to be released. As of this date, there should have been 7 volumes out but I think there are only 3 that I know of. Can only hope that Gocomi will release the rest in the future. If not…gotta hope my Japanese skills have improved by then)

Satisfied or Unsatisfied: Satisfied
Feelings: Rushing to read the second volume to see what happens

[Random: This is something only Stray Love Hearts fans will recognize but lol to Ayanami looking like a Cain twin xD They even have the same expressions and everything!]

[Random #2: In one of Frau’s porn mags, you see a girl wearing the same attire as Sanae did in Sumomo Momomomo (see, told you her outfit was porn material!)]

12 thoughts on “Manga Opinion: 07-Ghost Volume #1

  1. First off. YOU’VE FINALLY GOT TO READING IT!!! *does a happy dance*

    “While the artwork was impressive, I felt things were kind of crammed. There was so much action or information being conveyed on one page, it got sort of overwhelming. But that might just be me.”
    I kinda agree with this. It was a bit hard for me to understand at first, but once I kept on reading, it was easier. It also helps to re-read.

    “The three holy men who help Teito out are definitely hiding some secrets (especially when one pulls a scythe out of his forearm!) which I look forward to finding out what they are >:3”
    This makes me want to spoil so much for you.

    “[Random: This is something only Stray Love Hearts fans will recognize but lol to Ayanami looking like a Cain twin xD They even have the same expressions and everything!]”
    I TOLD YOU!!!

    READ MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sorry for being so slow ^^
      I was waiting for a good sale on rightstuf before ordering

      Re-reading is my friend
      Because I would read and suddenly something major happened and I’d be all, dur? What?
      Then I went back and released ohhhhh! It happened over here!
      Oops xD

      Hey, the name of my site is “Spoils”
      I loves me the spoils so go ahead if you want >:3
      Plus the ENG release only goes to Volume 3
      Noes D8
      So unless someone else picks this up, it’ll be scanalations for me

      Love how Cain’s face is in 07-Ghost
      It just made my day haha

      Yes ma’am! *salutes*

  2. “he has a good friend in the form of Mikage (who rocks BTW)”

    oh yes~ Mikage is awesome! :D

    “First thing I’d like to say is DAMN this artwork is FINE!”
    I love, love, love the art! And it transfered so well to the anime. :3 But I agree, things are definitely cluttered. :[

    I think Frau is my favorite, followed by Teito and Mikage. Frau is just so ridiculous for a bishop, I mean really, how in the world is he a member of the clergy? xD

    (I wish GoComi! hadn’t basically died! D: I only have the first volume, so I’m going to try and get the second and third asap before they’re impossible to find anymore. And since I know no Japanese, I’m going to try and get the Chuang Yi versions if I have to.)

    • Mikage <3
      Volume #2 destroyed me though D8 (reading)
      *tears up remembering*

      I need to see the anime now
      I'm loving 07-Ghost 8D
      And to see it all pretty and animated would be awesome

      Frau gets bonus points for being a porn reading, violent, and crazy bishop xD

      (I second that thought! I grabbed 2 & 3 from rightstuf and it's making me sad that there isn't anymore D8 This is an awesome title so hopefully it'll get rescued! If not…Japanese Translation Skills…ACTIVATE!)

      • I could really see Yen rescuing it…it just seems like the kind of title they usually pick up, plus they have the same nice production quality as GoComi! did (if not better). *crosses fingers*

      • Yen Press, how I love you so <3
        With your color pages, great quality, and not fugly company logo (I'm prob the only one but I think TP's red logo is an eyesore. Looks like a sticker someone slapped on and I so desperately want to peel off Dx.)
        Please pick up 07-Ghost ~
        You know you want to Yen Press ;3

    • I know my favorite dies
      It’s only natural
      >_< it's mah curse

      OMG they're gay D8
      SHIT!
      I just thought there was just going to be lots of bromance going around…
      O_O
      Wow…I figured the back would have warned me…
      Maybe it's like Black Butler
      Where it hints at it but it's up to the viewer/reader to make the call…
      Yeah….

      • I’m pretty sure it’s all just fanservice and none of them are actually gay. ;] (I think I heard that Teito actually gets a female counterpart, though it might not be romantically.)

      • Ah, it’s one of those “read the signs however you like” kind of deal?
        Phew ~
        As long as the pants stay on and the only contact is via punching or man hugging, I’m good
        (no hate to yaoi – just not my thing)
        Thanks for the clarification :3

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