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07-Ghost, Volume 01 (07-Ghost #1)

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Thousands of years ago, two powerful countries existed in a delicate balance of power. Each received a magical Eye to watch over it. Each thought they were invincible... until one fell. The destinies of both now depend on only one thing... a boy named Teito.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 29th 2008 by Go Comi (first published November 25th 2005)
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Patty
Jun 16, 2009 Patty rated it really liked it
Actually, this has been a re-reading of this series...it occurred to me that when I recently bought volume 3, it had been so long since volume 1 came out that I couldn't remember much about it at all! This is another fantasy series with eternal combat between angels and demons...but the "angels" are more like grim reapers (seriously, with black robes and scythes) and the demons (Kor) have wings. Like a lot of manga, you're thrown into the story quickly...since the creators never really know if t ...more
Dana
Mar 15, 2013 Dana rated it really liked it
This review contains no spoilers.
The first volume will be really confusing and seem random. Later volumes still jump around a bit, but not nearly as much.
Plot: I liked it. There are a few really big events that are built up by lots of smaller events that help keep you engaged. The blend of science fiction and alternate-universe fiction is very well executed and unique! I think the religion in it (nuns, gods, the church, etc.) kind of sets up a background for the plot and are not extremely import
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AudryT
May 10, 2010 AudryT added it
Shelves: go-comi-manga
I spent two years pursuing this one license, I wanted it that much. When the publisher finally said yes, I almost passed out in the meeting. Shortly after we started production, we found out it was going to be an anime series, which only made licensing it all the sweeter for us. We went all the way for this series, from a fifty-foot banner at Anime Expo to a fancy .com flash site to show off the beautiful color art. And then the economy tanked. It was the little engine that could even while book ...more
Ariana
Jun 02, 2015 Ariana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was first introduced to this series online where I watched the anime before eventually getting into the manga (as such, this is my second read through). I already find myself wondering if I missed a bit of info earlier on while I'm reading or if I'm remembering something from the anime (or other volumes). While it isn't a long read, I won't go back again through this volume to see what it was (although I do want to pay closer attention this time as I read the series because I was confused abou ...more
Kate
Mar 03, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it
07-Ghost has the normal formula - kid has a special power/ability/artifact/what-have-you and the bad guys want him for whatever special thing he has. Throw in some death gods, some cool German influences (though the copies I read don't go into any explanations, which is a shame...thanks to my husband, who is fluent in German, I was able to get some good background about Verloren among other things), some gorgeous artwork (complete with bishonen bishops!), and you may find that you read thirteen ...more
Becky
May 05, 2014 Becky rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
In my experience, the first volume of any manga series is supposed to (1) introduce the protagonist and his goals, and (2) lay out the "rules" of the world, either as the protagonist already understands them or as he discovers them. The "mythology" of 07-Ghost is garbled, inconsistent, and counterintuitive, but at least Teito seems as confused about it as I am. (So, are "Kors" demons? Fallen angels? Shinigami? What about the zany bishops with scythe-arms? Why is one of the nuns an android? What ...more
Raven
Jan 26, 2016 Raven rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I wasn`t really expecting much, when I decided to read this book. I just thought this might be nice.

It was nice. Really nice. Confusing, but great.
The characters are really good, at least judging on the basis of the first book of seventeen. Teito is really pleasant and despite the fact that it is the first book, you already get many information about his mysterious past. The bishop that is reading porno magazines is just amusing, these two are really cute together. Not mentioning C
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Rimah
Dec 05, 2012 Rimah rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this story, it is incredible, imaginative, beautiful and just overly awesome! Teito is a great main character, his mysterious past and future, his great personality and strange! The love he three ghosts you meet in the beginning and love them all? Ayanami is freakng awesome, sexy and smart! Everything is awesome and I wait every month for a new chapter, no matter how short, to arrive so that I can enjoy every moment in his fantastic adventure manga experience. <3
Abraham
Jan 22, 2014 Abraham rated it did not like it
Shelves: way-better
The moment I started reading through this manga, I started foreshadowing every possibility and every angle. However, my mind started shutting down, because of all the brain work and it started to make me hate reading the manga. So I started reading it without over-analyzing too much of the details, haha. It was a great manga overall.

If anything, I was greatly displeased with the first volume (which I believe is chapter 1-5). When I first read it, I thought I was reading a one shot, because of th
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Mayank Agarwal
Feb 22, 2014 Mayank Agarwal rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
It's very enjoyable with its amazing plot's and super cool characters although the art and fast pace sometimes gets confusing and you don't know whats actually happening.

The Characters - Many super cool and bad ass characters. Could have done with more girls. The artist made most of its male characters cute, more roughness on them would have been better.

The Plot - Lots and lots of intrigue. Loved the ending with the many twist thrown in. The whole manga is very fast paced with very few pages wa
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Dorcas
Jan 14, 2009 Dorcas rated it really liked it
Very interesting. There's action and betrayal, tested friendships and an interesting mythology created here.
Teito Klein was a slave boy bought into the army and has been attending the academy for the imperial army. After he passes the final exams here overhears a conversation that awakens dark memories and startling realizations.
Aleece
Teito has just completed his final exam at the military academy when he overhears some information about the Ragg Kingdom. Since he has over heard this information he is taken into custody but he escapes with a little help from his friend (his only friend) Mikage. After he escapes he crashes and is saved by the members of the church.

Overall this was a good way to start a series. There is a lot of information given to readers but the information is not whole it comes in pieces so there will be a
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Clarissa Munoz
Apr 03, 2014 Clarissa Munoz rated it it was amazing
I love all kinds of manga and love going into all the different genre. This book was quite different than what I have read and watch over the years. It has some comedy in unusual places. Some action mixed in with silliness at some point. An interesting story plot that I haven't read through. Over all I really liked it. It about a boy who is being trained at a military solider. Lots of fights happen and he runs away while his best friend distracts them. He ends up at a church where his life story ...more
Jennifer Lavoie
Nov 13, 2014 Jennifer Lavoie rated it really liked it
Shelves: ghost, fantasy, manga, japan
So far I liked this manga, however the first volume is rather confusing. Things move quickly and sometimes I have to turn the pages different ways in order to interpret what is happening in a particular scene. I enjoy Teito's character (thought I'm not really sure what's happening to him) and Mikage. Frau, once he's introduced, is hilarious! There always has to be that one character... He reminds me a bit of Kakashi from Naruto.

I'll keep reading this series to see where it goes, though I hope i
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Kit Kat
Mar 24, 2015 Kit Kat rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anime
I started this book by accident. I had ordered a different series online and I was delivered this book instead. Strange huh?
Even so, I really enjoyed this book!
I didn't think I would but it seems like I gravitate towards Manga and Anime with religious undertones. Either way this story ensnared me. I am a writer and it is incredibly hard to make up a whole new world. You have to figure out the religions, whose enemies with who, what the land looks like, the languages, the culture. Its incredibl
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Rachel
Jul 21, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
On the eve of his military graduation, Teito Klein recalls a past long forgotten when his family's enemy appears. His flight leads him to the Barsburg church, home of the seven ghosts. There is much more to Teito than his hidden memories though, and now he must seek out the truth while fighting in the midst of a battle that will determine the fate of empires. In this world, the seven ghosts, grim reaper-like beings, are worshiped like deities because they protect mankind from Verloren and his so ...more
Cornerofmadness
May 12, 2009 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
The story centers on Teito Klein, a young man with a mysterious past that he can not remember. He has been sponsored to the elite military academy and is close to graduating. However, he doesn’t fit in, being a former slave in the Ragg Kingdom which was destroyed. He’s an excellent student and is fairly content, especially with his good friend Mikage at his side.

Unfortunately for Teito he overhears so devious military plans that he shouldn’t and it began chipping away at his mental blocks, offer
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Nicola Mansfield
Jan 05, 2013 Nicola Mansfield rated it liked it
Reason for Reading: Sounded like an interesting new series for me to start.

The first books in manga series are often hard for me to review. So much is going on, so many characters to meet and you have to figure out what is going on as you're dropped right into the situation. I got a fairly good handle on this manga and am certainly going to continue. I've been wanting to try a manga with a "priest" setting but, as a Catholic, wasn't too sure whether I'd be offended or not. So far, on the whole,
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Dahlia
Apr 20, 2012 Dahlia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
*This review is for all the volumes!*No spoilers.

Oh dear, oh dear... I think I have not been so emotionally compromised (lol) since... x/1999 manga (and those were my early teenage years so I was quite weak-hearted when it came to guys being hurt all the time!).

Anyway, first to write a word or two about the story:
(taken from Wiki because I am too lazy to write one)
"Teito Klein is a former slave who now attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy due to his ability to use Zaiphon, a type of s
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Melissa
Jul 09, 2013 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Mangaka: Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara

Series Status: Continuing

Classification: Shojo. It seems more like a shonen, but the magazine something runs in is the main determiner of a manga’s demographic target. This ran in Monthly Comic Zero Sum, which is directed towards female readers.

What it’s About: Apparently there’s this kid named Teito Klein who’s studying in this military academy for people who have a special ability called Zaiphon. He used to be a slave, and he doesn’t really remember any
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Sarah Ash
Dec 02, 2013 Sarah Ash rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while, a manga series comes along which stands out from the crowd. ‘07-Ghost’ by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara is one of those rare beasts that grabs the heart and mind from the very first pages and carries the reader along at breakneck speed.

‘07-Ghost’ tells the story of orphan Teito Klein who is a promising cadet at the elite Barsburg Empire Military Academy where the students are preparing for their final examination. Ostracized by his peers (he was a slave before he entere
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Camellia
Aug 05, 2014 Camellia rated it it was amazing
No words can describe just how fantastic this Manga is.

The plot is quite strange, in a good way, and charms you into wanting to read more of it.

The character development is astonishing. With each chapter the main character, Teito Klein, evolves and learns new things.

"Good" and "bad" are very vague because everyone in this story has their reasons for doing something. Some characters even take it too far and end up shifting to one of the sides, completely confusing the reader about which side th
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Kati
Mar 10, 2011 Kati rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Amanda
Feb 04, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Kinda got lost at times while trying to follow the story but having watched the anime, my memory filled in the rest. I'm still new to reading manga so once I've read more, things will make more sense. Loved how action packed it is compared to the others I've read. Got stuck straight into volume 2 once I'd finished.
705wendy
Feb 25, 2016 705wendy rated it it was amazing
07-Ghost tells the story of a young boy meeting new friends, and fighting off enemies at the same time. This boy bears the mark of a slave, yet works for the army. No one knows what happened to him, but we do know that he will mature, and become a fine man in the future.
Amber
Apr 01, 2014 Amber rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
Dialogue did no justice for moving the story along, in fact it was just confusion on top of horrible drawn and hard to follow action. The bad guys and the good guys, aside from the main character, looked the same visually. Probably won't continue with this series.
Piggie
Dec 15, 2015 Piggie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ghost
This manga is amazing. The art work is beautiful. The action and suspense are laced together with humor. The characters are believable for the most part, but there are times that they are exaggerated for the purpose of humor or to illustrate a point. Teito and Frau come together in a crazy whirl wind and circumstances are such that they stay together. Their adventure of trying to move from dislike into a working relationship built on trust. The boy Teito is the embodiment of fear when he begins ...more
Katie
Apr 16, 2016 Katie rated it it was ok
It's an interesting start to the series. I definitely feel like I will need to continue to read in order to understand better, and I'm definitely interested in doing so.
Ian Peck
Sep 29, 2015 Ian Peck rated it it was amazing
The main character Teito Klein was stranded in district seven of the 12 districts the church district takes him in and trains him to become a priest. Teito realizes that the power that he holds is not human, will Teito use his power for good or evil, find out in 07-Ghost V1
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Well this was a good start. The art was a little all over the place. But you can tell what's going on so that was nice. Good volume.
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Favorite food: Plums
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