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Entry #13: 07-Ghost

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Oct. 22nd, 2010 | 02:49 pm
Location: Nowell's Lounge
Mood: <3 <3
Music: Teito Klein [Melody of Michael]



The story takes place in a pseudo-German, gothic-fantasy world where it was ruled by two powerful countries: the Barsburg Empire which was led by their "Emperor" (from the Barsburg Imperial Family) and the Raggs Kingdom led by their "King" (Weldeschtein Krom Raggs).

~The Barsburg Church~
However, the Barsburg Empire has also a division in authority (much like government v.s. religion): their Pope and Emperor are equal in power; a long standing conflict. The Imperial Army vies with the Pope for power in the land. Caught in the middle is everyone else: the aristocracy, slaves, soldiers, and priests. Filled with gothic themes, skeletons and scythes, animal-machine hybrid airships, (and lots of handsome guys), the cathedral bears over them all.

Before the storyline of 07-Ghost, the royal family of the Kingdom of Raggs held the Eye of Mikhail, and the Barsburg Empire held the Eye of Raphael.


~The Holy Stones~

The Eye of Raphael is used to reincarnate Verloren's soul in human bodies...


...however, the Eye of Michael is used to seal Verloren's original body in Pandora's Box.

~The Aftermath: Raggs War~

{C}{C}A treaty was established between both countries never to seize the other Eye. However, the Barsburg Empire broke this contract ten years prior to the storyline.

{C}{C}{C}~The Barsburg Empire's Imperial Military Academy~

A decade later, the former Raggs war sklave Teito Klein who now attends as a student to join the elite troops: the Black Hawks of the Barsburg Imperial Army. One day he regain some of his lost memory, being the son of the King Raggs himself; Teito has deserted the army and fled off to a nearby district: the Barsburg Church.

~Teito Klein~

…granted a unique and incredible power, our young hero tries to survive: free, and seeking the truth.  All the while bearing the scars of his painful past, and trying to discover and remember what it means to have a family.

~The Barsburg Church's Bishops~

Three bishops: Frau, Labrador and Castor discover the injured Teito and take him to the 7th District church to recuperate. Because of the 7th District's law of sanctuary, as long as Teito stays in the church, the army cannot capture him.

~The Bishops in Mourning Robes~

The storyline is always interesting, a little perplexing in some places, but they always end up explaining the confusing bits later on. The characters have interesting pasts, quirks, and various other details that make you want to follow them, and not loose track of the storyline. The combination of character development, action, comedy, and magic makes it a must watch.

- The Anime -
07-Ghost (セブンゴースト) has been adapted into an anime by Studio DEEN. Directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto, the anime premiered on April 6, 2009. –Wikipedia

~The Barsburg Church's Central Square~

…to start off with, when I first saw the anime the graphics themselves amazed me. The character designs of Maki Fujii are detailed and attractive, the colors are astonishing, and I love the background images as well (especially the Barsburg Church).

~The Melody of Michael~

{C}{C}…the background music of Kotaro Nakagawa also impressed me. Original, sweet-sounding, and fits pretty well in the anime. I really love the upbeat opening “Aka no Kakera” by Suzuki Yuki because it sounds exciting and mysterious, but the calm and serene ending “Hitomi no Kotae” and "Raggs Requiem" by Noria really had me amazed.

{C}{C}- The Manga -
{C}{C}Of course, the 07-Ghost anime story was based on the manga written and illustrated by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara. It is currently serialized in the monthly magazine Monthly Comic Zero Sum published by Ichijinsha. As of September 2010, the book has been published up to 10 volumes and the series is still ongoing.

~The Eyes Before~

{C}{C}I noticed the change in Ichihara-sensei’s drawing style, especially their eyes.

~And After...~

{C}{C}I really like the author's character design. Their eyes and clothes style is "eye-catching" for me >:D

~Zaiphon~

I also find the concept of the “zaiphon” that they use as their weapons really unique and interesting.

~Kapitel 33: Barrier 5~

Teito discovers the deeper purpose of the Seven Ghosts existence... I feel sad realizing the bishops: Frau, Castor, Labrador, Lance and Fea Kreuz were dead in the first place.

Talk about a walking-talking dead man. (
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The story is charming, and as things progress I have to follow along curiously, never predicting what would happen next. Again… do I have to repeat myself? Since I love the anime, the MORE its manga is. If only I could see the mangakas in person, I would definitely thank them for making 07-Ghost.


~God's Blessing~

As Bishop Frau would always say: "May God be with you..."

Anyway, adieu~

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Tytiana

From: tytiana
Date: Oct. 19th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
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I was hoping for a 2nd season... but I don't think it'll happen T.T

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Tytiana

From: tytiana
Date: Dec. 10th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
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What song?

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