Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito’s sheltered by the church and it’s law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god, ‘The Eye of Mikhael’ made him the target of the empire more than ever. Fortunately the church is under the mythical 7 Ghost protection. But who are the Ghosts really. Will Teito be free from the military’s clutch, And what of his said mission to uncover the history. And who is the military’s Chief-of-Staff Ayanami exactly. Teito’s future seems to have spiraled into an unexpectedly perilous path.
07-Ghost can only be described with one word. S.L.O.W.
The overly dragging story pace overwhelmed me so bad that I can’t even think well enough to put the positive points about 07-Ghost into words right now. I pretty much forced myself to sit through the anime. But after 25 episodes, they still haven’t explained what the whole storyline is suppose to achieve.
Teito’s objective is uncertain, Ayanami’s intention is unknown, What relationship the Eye of Mikhail and the 7-Ghosts has, Heck! I don’t even know if they are gay!?
Allow me to elaborate,
“Apparently”, everything will become clear once Teito regains his memories. He will understand the mission he has been given.
*Ohz Noez, Another hero who lost his memories*
So every now and then, his mind throws a hissy fit and part of his memories comes back. Now comes the bad part. It takes him seemingly forever to remember but a short snip of his memories. By the end of the series, Teito has NOT remembered everything.
Having a mood-breaking slow story pace is one thing, but to couple it with an open ending. It absolutely sucked. Yes, that’s right, I’m spoiling it for you guys. It’s an open ending of NOTHINGNESS!
NOTHING HAPPENED! Sure there was a little invasion, some puny battles, among other things. But it is nowhere near justifying 8 hours of my time spent on this anime.
“God damn it! Forgot to ask about my chains again!”
Anyone noticed how it took 9 episodes before Teito’s chains were taken off. 9 freaking episodes. Only to be bound by a neck collar next. Lol! The irony.
Ok, ranting about the negative points helped lighten the rage a little. Maybe I’ll say some of the good points, which still doesn’t make up for 07-Ghost’s flaws. Just to let you know.
I actually did enjoy the first few episodes. The first story plot revolving Teito’s escape and Mikage’s burden was an interesting one. Couldn’t help but worry about Mikage’s dilemma and how it would turn out in the end. That was of course, before I notice things were starting to span out. It was pretty much a downfall of sky-diving proportions after that.
Overall, it’s a nice package. With good animation, good attempts on comedy (emphasis on good), short, swift and painless combat scenes, and below average music (Although I know another blogger who loves the ending theme.. Enough to make an AMV out of it. Unfortunately, her site seems to down after being inactive quite a while now, so I couldn’t link to her).
I actually have no issue with the story itself too. Again, it’s the way the story was told which was way too slow, that killed whatever 07-Ghost had going for it.