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)
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!)]