Monday, December 10, 2012

Manga Review: 07-GHOST, Vol. 1 [Paperback]

I've finished "07-Ghost Vol. 1" by Yuki Amemiya.

Product Description

One evil god, two rival empires, three unlikely bishops, and seven brave ghosts make for one fantastic adventure!

All Teito Klein wants is to forget his murky past as an orphan and slave and to graduate from Barsburg’s military academy with his best friend Mikage. But when an overheard state secret triggers treasonous memories, he’s forced to flee from the very empire he once sought to defend!

Deliberately leaving Mikage behind, Teito escapes to the Barsburg Church. There, with the help of its three bishops, he begins to unravel his role in the story of an evil god, seven ghosts, two rival empires, and his own mysterious past.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

About the Author

Yuki Amemiya was born in Miyagi, Japan on March 25. Yukino Ichihara was born in Fukushima, Japan on November 24. Together they write and illustrate 07-Ghost, the duo’s first series. Since its debut in 2005, 07-Ghost has been translated into a dozen languages, and in 2009 it was adapted into a TV anime series.

Product Details
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (November 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421549948
ISBN-13: 978-1421549941

My Review:

Teito Klein is the teacher's pet at the military academy and he gets picked on a lot.  All he wants to do with forget his past as an orphan and graduate Barsburg’s military academy with his best friend Mikage.  When he overhears some state secrets it triggers painful memories and forces him to flee Barsburg military academy.

He leaves Mikage behind and escapes to Barsburg's Church and with the help of the three bishops he regains his memories which reveal his role in the story of an evil god, seven ghosts, two rival empires, and his own mysterious past.

This manga was a kind of hard to follow because at first the setting was at the military academy and then it was at the Church.  I was kind of confused why everyone was after Teito and what he did to cause the problem in the first place.  I'm going to stick with the manga because all the characters are interesting, intriguing and it's very fast paced once the action starts.

I'm going to watch the anime to help me understand what is going on!


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

Manga in series:

1.  07-Ghost Vol. 1
2.  07-Ghost Vol. 2 - January 8, 2013
3.  07-Ghost Vol. 3 - March 12, 2013
4.  07-Ghost Vol. 4 - May 14, 2013
5.  07-Ghost Vol. 5 - July 16, 2013
6.  07-Ghost Vol. 6 - September 10, 2013

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