Synonyms: 07 Ghost, Seven Ghost, 7 Ghosts, The Seven Ghosts
Apr 7, 2009 to Sep 22, 2009
23 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisBarsburg Empire's Military Academy is known for training elites who bring victory to the empire. Students of the academy freely utilize an ability called "Zaiphon" to fight, while the types of Zaiphon usable depends on the nature of the soldier.
Teito Klein, a student at the academy, is one of the most promising soldiers produced. Although ridiculed by everyone for being a sklave (German for slave) with no memories of his past, he is befriended by a fellow student called Mikage. While preparing for the final exam, Teito uncovers a dark secret related to his past. When an attempt to assassinate Ayanami, a high-ranking official who killed his father, fails, Teito is locked away awaiting punishment.
Only wanting the best for Teito, Mikage helps him escape. Teito ends up at the 7th District Church where he is taken in by the bishops. It is here that Teito attempts to evade the grasp of Ayanami and the Military, so he can rediscover his memories and learn why he is the person that can change the fate of the world.
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Opening Theme#01: "Aka no Kakera (緋色のカケラ)" by Suzuki Yuki
Ending Theme#01: "Hitomi no Kotae (瞳のこたえ)" by Noria
(A.N. Reviews are my personal opinions, these aren't coming from an objective perspective where I try to look at the anime critically. I just want to jot down my thoughts on somewhere where I physically can't lose it)
Okay, let me start by saying, this will be the most biased review on my page. Unless I write a review for SAO, which I'm not a huge fan of. But anyway, 09-Ghost is one of my favorite animes - not that I let people know, though. I immediately fell in love with all the characters, yes, even the antagonists, and the story line was one I had never seen nor read about before. The plot revolves around a boy named Teito Klein. I'm not really going to explain what he does and how he does it, because that's a huge developing point in the anime.
The story line is fairly simple and easy to follow, except sometimes it can feel too rushed or too slowed. There was one point in the anime where I was confused, but I didn't mind rewatching the episodes to try and figure out what the hell was going on.
The art, once again, isn't the absolute best. Compared to Guilty Crown or No Game, No Life, the art is actually pretty shabby (I'm referring to the frickin yaoi hands), but I personally loved the art and the character designs. The buildings and clothing design patterns and just - ughhhhhh.
The soundtrack is, by far, one that I listen to almost on a daily basis. The opening, and one of the other songs introduced later in the anime are absolutely beautiful to listen to, and very entertaining. I hum them to myself like all the time to the point where my peers know the tune.
Moving on, the characters are all my babies. Haha, that's just coming from a fangirl's point of view. Like I said earlier, I loved every single one. They were very unique, so to say, but still kind of followed a generic anime character chart. The Bad Boy, the protagonist, the best friend, etc.
Seriously though, overall, 07-Ghost is definitely a worthwhile watch, even though I probably over hyped it for the majority of you and now when you watch it, your expectations aren't met. If that is the case, I am so sorry (lol). But seriously, check this anime out because it definitely needs more love and more views. read more
It's been a long six months, and I must say that this anime was one of the shows I most looked forward to every week through spring and summer. I have a lot of good things to say about this anime so lets get started!
STORY 7/10- The best way to define the story is "not bad". It's a fairly interesting story about friendship and vengeance, and had it's fair share of comedy and touchy moments which are the kind of things I personally like in an anime. Even though I watched the show from the first day of broadcast (which I mentioned before was roughly six months ago) it didn't seem like that long ago that I started. I believe the sole reason to be the fact that 95% of the story took place in one geographical area. I wouldn't say this is good or bad, but definitely interesting.
ART 10/10- Amazing. State of the art animation, taken to it's full potential. The most notable example would be right when the opening credits start after the preview where there's a beautiful aerial shot of the church with a glaring sun in the background. Absolutely breathtaking.
SOUND 11/10- That's right... 11 (for the sake of the review since I can't actually select the number 11 for this category) I speak mostly for the music. Great songs for the OP/ED credits. What gives this category an 11 is the amazing orchestral background music throughout the anime and the beautiful insert in the end. The sound fx were great, very fitting with all the magic and the like going on.
CHARACTER 8/10- The characters were very like-able, though we never really find out too much about them save for the main character and one other character. Personally I thought they were all "cool", even the bad guy was pretty "cool" and their powers were "cool". One interesting thing to note was that there weren't any important female characters. Just a cute trio of nuns we see from time to time and a mermaid. As a guy I do enjoy having cute and attractive girl characters play a role in the main plot, but I will give this anime a plus for being enjoyable without me even actually noticing the lack of a strong female character. (I noticed only after finishing the anime, in which I read a few explicit comments from the other reviews)
ENJOYMENT 9/10- I truly truly enjoyed this anime. Very pleasing to the eyes and ears, touchy moments and a "not bad" story. As I said before I looked forward to it every week and I also look forward to a second season.
Overall I give it a 9, deducting 1 point for the lack of that masterpiece story-line. For those who haven't watched it and those who may have only watched 1 or 2 episodes, I will admit that it takes a little while to "get good". Hang in there and you won't regret it : ) read more
Church Daily Life really says it all. I’ve watched 9 episodes of this show and for all but about half of the first one Teito has been moping around in a church. There is a pretty obvious looking back-story lurking in the background but progress is extremely slow and the vast majority of time is spent on the aforementioned moping around part. The story also suffers a lot from the ineffective relationship between Teito and Mikage. Clearly 07-Ghost meant Mikage to be a great influence on Teito and shape him in to the force he will likely eventually be in the story, but ineffective scenes and lack of on screen development of their relationship make conversations between the two feel fake and forced. It doesn’t help that much of the dialog is just plain bad either.
The other major problem with the story a clear lack of a major enemy (more in characters section). Neither Ayanami nor the Kors are developed enough to really bring out any feelings of anger against them and they’re the most developed of any enemy in the series. One could argue the enemy is “The Military” but that angle just isn’t developed at all.
So we end up with Teito saying he has a purpose but not acting like he does (talk is cheap) and there being no pushing force to nudge him onward.
The art in general is pretty good, but sadly there are specific problems that bring it down quite a bit. For starters the fight scenes are extremely bad to such a degree that even few of the most ardent fans think they’re any good. It is hard to really explain without seeing it, but battles basically consist of people fighting with strings of letters. Rarely are the battle scenes at all impressive and generally they’re just dull.
Enemies look unremarkable. Kors are a good example of this as they are seemingly one of the main evil enemies in the series and yet they look bland. The characters also look extremely similar in structure, although I suppose this can be somewhat common in many animes. The fight scene issue combines with the enemies/characters issue to make things even worse. You end up having a bunch of bland characters jumping around shooting steams of letters at each other.
Sound is pretty good, but not great. Voice actors all do their job well enough (although I wouldn’t say any are epic in how they bring their character to life). Music is pretty decent if you like that type, but not remarkable.
For light to exist there must be the dark. What is this strange phrase you ask? Well, it is the reason I think the characters in Ghost suffer so badly. There is no real enemy or anything to compel our main character to wage war against them so in turn, our main character has nothing to do. Well, technically, Ayanami is our arch enemy and Kors are our evil soul corrupters, but sadly they’re developed so poorly that they might as well not even exist and just throw random enemies at our good guys instead.
Ayanami is the most generic anime bad guy ever. He has white hair, he is young and his screen time is entirely consumed of scenes of him brooding and laughing evilly in the shadows. Never once (in the episodes I’ve watched) does he do something to make you hate him or cheer for Teito. He almost comes close once, but then the anime merely hints at hinting at what he did so there is no real effect.
Kors are simply not developed at all. Ok so they’re basically demons/evil spirits possessing people in all but name, but their appearance is not impressive at all (dear god, that normal looking person now has some flimsy looking bone wings now, the horror!) and generally they’re dealt with easily with no friendly losses (mostly). The other major problem with Kors is that of the characters I’ve seen possessed by Kors, none of them have been developed enough to make the viewer feel sorry for them or terrified of the Kors. This is in sharp contrast to a show like Pandora Hearts which has sort of a similar aspect with illegal contractors losing their souls in effective scenes and most importantly after they’ve been developed a little so that you care about them a bit.
Teito and Mikage mainly suffer from their relationship not being developed nearly well enough. A lot of the story seems to stem from these two and how much they care about each other and yet this anime has decided to demonstrate that they were close not by showing effective scenes of the reasons they became friends and of them getting through various trials as friends, but by telling us that they’re friends (I.E. Teito:”Mikage is by best friend” Mikage:”Teito is my best friend”). Individually neither one is really a strong character though. Teito keeps on moping around and getting emo over Mikage and his situation, and yet he does nothing and spends his time frolicking around the church eating edible sweet flowers. Even after said situation is taken care of more or less, Teito never leaves his moping/emo/frolicking mode. Mikage is just not developed at all. We don’t really know anything about him other than Teito is the center of his world and he values his family a bit. In fact his sole reason for existing seems to be to move Teito along in the story.
I can’t say I really enjoyed this series. While I like action, battles are generally low on my scale for grading an anime, but 07-Ghost is one of those shows where even I think it suffers from the horrible battles. Dialog annoys me GREATLY because it is so bad at times and it is never good for the most part. Overall story progression is about as fast as watching paint dry when it is raining outside which also annoys me greatly because the thing that almost always affects my enjoyment of nearly any form of entertainment the most is the overall story. Teito also annoyed me to no end since he would constantly be complaining about wanting to do something and yet never do it. I also hated how Teito was supposed to be so powerful and yet every time it comes time to show off his power, it ends up just looking flashy but doing nothing, and then someone needs to rescue him. Most people don’t want to see a useless main character and I am no exception.
Serious problems cripple what could have been a really good show. It is a shame really because I liked the first episode, but after that it just gets worse and stays worse. The writers of the 07-Ghost seem to have ignored every other anime (or just form of entertainment) and have made mistakes that other authors have fixed years ago. It also isn’t like 07-Ghost has a lot of unique scenes either (I’m not slamming them for this as they aren’t unique because people generally enjoy these plot elements) as many plot elements are common ones that are done way better in a lot of other anime (not to mention books or movies). read more
It was the spring of 2009, and as I browsed through the upcoming anime, I stumbled across a show entitled "07-Ghost" which I thought then it had great promise, how wrong I was. For me, 07-Ghost is important for being the one who gave a start to other animes like it. You may ask, like what? First of all, the setting of the story in a "all boys church" sends shounen-ai alerts from a mile away. However,the staff being too afraid that straight male audience won't find it "appealing" covered the story with a pathetic "it is but a wonderful friendship between boys". Second of all, the way the story progresses, or rather regresses is stupefying.
The only episode that I really enjoyed watching was the first episode, after that, it went down hill. From being a student in a military academy to becoming a "church boy magic user" already says enough about the "development" of the characters. I must say, the show really had promise, even if the art itself gave "shonen-ai alerts" I didn't mind, thinking that the story will progress from there, sadly it didn't.
The art is too eye-candy, making the mostly bishonen boys characters stand out too much. However, for older characters or "unappealing" ones the show does them a disservice, since the art is suited only for the "young beautiful boys". The action scenes are dull, slow and uninteresting. I saw shows where the female character could have beaten them without breaking a sweat,which I must add, it's most embarrassing. Being a supernatural themed anime, I expected more from the visual effects, which left me totally unimpressed.
The only redeeming factor is the quality of the music, which is the only thing the staff actually put some effort into.
The main characters are the usual stereotype of an uke and seme, from physical appearance to personality and so on. Teito Klein is the usual "prettier than a girl uke", who many can easily imagine him dressed up as a girl. He doesn't have much of a character development, other than being forced by certain situations to "man up" a little, like the loss of his friend and coming to a different place. The Frau character is the cliche of a "badass", "cool" seme with a past. The lack of originality in the creation of the characters and the lack of commitment of the staff could have annoyed the hell out of me, if I weren't too busy to yawn.
Another minus is the lack of female characters all together, which often happens in shonen-ai and yaoi, since that way the straight male won't be tempted by "the seduction" of the opposite sex, his attention focusing only on the gourgeous looking boys. And what would be the perfect setting for gathering males without female intervention ? You guessed right, a "church" !
It is really awful how the creators used all type of clichees and mashed them up together to result in something of low quality, but enough to appeal to the gullible audience, the lack of respect for the viewers is revolting.
My enjoyment lasted only as the first episode, the rest was a bloody, unfocused mess. I recommend it only if you enjoy bishonen staring at each other, if you are a yaoi admirer, this is not the anime for you, it only degrades what a yaoi really is.
Overall: 4 read more
I agree that both are VERY similar, considering both the premise, tragic pasts, church plays an important role, the characters' mission, the slash fanservice, the character's personalities and everything. I was always reminded of 07-Ghost while watching Hakkenden even though it's been years.
These 2 anime share allot of similitaries.
First of all both revolve around the church, then in both anime are hot bishies which the stories are mainly involved with.
Both maincharacters (Teito and Shino) have both a very dreadfull and awfull past and both cary the strongest powers.
- A tragic event in the beginning that affected many lives and is related to the hero.
- Hero has a great power inside him (eye of Mickael/blade of Life) that manifests with an "eye" in his hand.
- Other main guy protects him. (Frau/Sousuke)
- Church and Organizations plus guys with military uniforms.
- There is a girl (Roseamanelle/Hamaji) that is a dear friend of the hero and has the same hairstyle (in the manga only).
-the main character is a young man accompanied by an older man
-they both are taken in by the church
-both main characters have trouble remembering parts of their past
-and both are on a quest for a group of items.
A group of bishonens and the main characters, in both, have a sad past and both are in a church and they have a mysterious power that is reflected in their hands with an eye, there are some fights and shonen ai background tones and someone is always protecting them. They are made for the same kind audience and of course if you like one, try the other.
Similar atmosphere with the BL thing going on, great art, and a memorable storyline for both that makes me want to see more seasons
They are similar because both themes have a "church" involved.
Both have church setting, main protagonist carries an important item in their arm. They also have a tragic past.
Both of these anime have good-looking guys. They have many similar features such as they both include magical creatures and special powers. They both also revolve around the Church I guess. Well I'm pretty sure if you liked one of these anime, you'd like the other one as well.
both includes demons and kinda same main character!
and both are epic! * you well like them both *
Both series involve main characters trying to find out more about their lost memories. Both have a sprinkle of comedy thrown in, but overall both of these series are very dark. Pandora Hearts is a little more creepy compared to 07-Ghost though.
They both have an equal amount of episodes, shinigami, and most important, scythes.
they both contain confusing and complex plots with twists here and there. if u like 07 ghost then u'll also like pandora hearts.
I don't really know which anime looks like 07 Ghost, but Pandora Hearts is Which I chose.
- They both have a male protagonist who gets lost sometimes.
- People who deeple care for them
- And if i remember, In Pandora Hearts some people where also after his death.
- Both HAVE GOOD stories and you might cry sometimes.
- Great characters
It's hard to see the similarities between these two series but there are quite a few:
- modern style art in both anime
- an average paced plot
- great characters with contrasting personalities
- both MC tries to help others and finding their place in the world
- both MC have family issues
- friendship one of the main themes
- dark atmosphere with a sense of outside humor
*main characters (Oz and Teito) - they both want to protect the ones they love and have tragic past
*the same genre: fantasy
*demons and magical creatures in both
*you can find bishounens in both
*similar music in background
*cute and funny shoujo moments
The main protagonists are teenage boys who tend to be their own worst enemy. They hate being a burden to others and feel the need to protect what's dear to them. Teito's and Oz's best friends are protective and have close bonds with them. Both series involve two organizations that are polar opposites of each other, concerning their goals. Although the stories contain dark elements, some humor is sprinkled throughout to lighten the mood at the appropriate moments. In terms of setting, both take place in a fantasy world with European influences.
Both have a church/god related plot and power system.
The main characters are kind of similiar, they both share a mysterious past and a mysterious power.
Both have exorcists who expel evil spirits.
The first anime what entered to my mind, when I watched 07-ghost was D.Gray-man. The main characters are very similar - both lost father and has knock from past. And also they have strange power bound with their eye...
Black order from D.Gray-man remind me little a Militery Academy from 07-ghost. I don't want write spoilers, but also the enemies from 07-ghost will be someway similar to akuma from D.Gray-man.
D.Gray-Man's protagonist is very much similar in everything. They are both emo and looms over all the time. They are both orphans and at the latter part, they are discovered to have an abnormal/superior/lost/muc-awaited power in them.
Teito and Allen have somewhat remaniscent personalitites and both have an important secret about who they are that they themselves don't know about. It almost seems that someone is pushing them toward a destiny that they have yet to understand. 07-Ghost is not as dark as D-Grayman and Teito is outwardly timid while carrying a very dark self inside. Allen has a dark side he fights with, but it is not actually HIM.
They just remind me of each other.. I mean they have the same kind of feeling, plus some similarities on the plot area..
Like Kor/Akuma and that Teito is an orphan and so is Allen..
They are similar because both themes have a "church" involved.
same miilitary genre..tragic past..flashbacks.. supernatural ability..Similiar uniforms and even music in the background.
Both series deal with supernatural abilities in a war setting. In each series, best friends become separated by events beyond their control (ie. war). The style of the art and animations is very similar and even the uniforms they wear are quite similar.
Two best friends - one a tactical genius with a tragic past, ripped apart by a war they're both swept up in. Characters have a supernatural ability. The art style and uniforms are extremely similar.
Both main characters were first in the empire ruling and then, after the killing of someone close to them, both turned against them and swore to avenge.
07-Ghost follows the almost exact same pattern as Code Geass. Even though they have nothing to do with each other production-wise, They are oddly alike in almost every aspect. Granted, Code Geass is generally a better series due to the fact that it was made by better producers. Everything is similar; from the "fantasy world", to the characters, the overall mood to the show, the style of the clothes and art, backround music, and even the voice actors!!! It's like another Code Geass . . . only completely different!!!! (if that makes sense ^ ^)
Both starts with a similar futuristic-fantasy setting with a military academy training students with special combat abilities.
The settings are similar as well as the whole military combat type characters.
Barsburg Empire and 7th District is similar to Chrome Shelled Regios' Grendan and Zuellni.
this anime is about military academic that only selected potential children to become the host Mikhail eyes that possessed GOD power whoever hold this power will rule over world.
Both involve an overly powerful boy who tries to hide his powers and past. They each are only 1 season and both end awfully with a lot of unanswered questions. They both leave a viewer with huge hopes for a season 2. Hope this doesn't steer anyone away from watching either though lol.
Both series features military in a more futuristic and has dystopian/utopia themes mixed in.
Both series has plenty of actions but also some mystery behind the scenes involving certain events.
Both series has plenty of action, drama, magic, military, and similar themes.
While both series are focused on different premises, they share the theme of fantasy and abnormality that are not often seen in the real world.
Both series' main male protagonist also have somewhat similar personality although Nai in Karneval tends to be more shy. Nonetheless they often tries to put others before themselves.
Both series involves different organizations with objectives.
They also have comedy, drama, action, and emotional moments in between some of the episodes.
Both anime are similar:
- The main character is a very young boy who tries to protect his dear friends
- Magical powers, each character has a special ability
- Different undercover organizations facing each others to protect humanity or to cause damage
- Strange animals, also Karneval and 07 Ghost have a little cute flying pet but in different colours
- Beautiful graphics with action, humour, etc etc
Basically these anime are nearly alike.
The key difference is in the two main characters(or in 07 Ghosts case, 3)....the lead character of 07 Ghost shares more of a similar personality to Garecki in 07 Ghost while the lead character of KArneval, Nai, shares a similar personality to the two best friends in 07-ghost.
There is an unbreakable bond between the lead characters and their best friends they are willing to do whatever it takes to protect....;
Different organizations that have plans that sort of make no sense.
A bit of a shounen-ai hint....though surprisingly 07-Ghost is the more subtle of the two.
Supernatural powers and abilities and has creatures that look similar to one another.
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