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07-Ghost: Volume 14 manga review


By Leroy Douresseaux
January 25, 2015 - 08:11

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07-Ghost Volume 14 cover image is courtesy of barnesandnoble.com.


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Rated “T” for “Teen”

The Barsburg Empire, protected by the Eye of Raphael, destroyed the Raggs Kingdom, protected by the Eye of Mikael.  Teito Klein, a slave, is a cadet at the Barsburg Empire Military Academy when he discovers that his father was Weldeschtein Krom Raggs, the King of Raggs.  Teito escapes to the Barsburg Church of District 7, where three bishops and seven legendary ghosts attempt to guide his destiny.  Teito hopes to uncover the secrets of the murky past – his and the world’s.

Teito has been captured and brainwashed by Chief of Staff Ayanami, the man who has been hunting him since he escaped from the military academy.  Now, Teito is Ayanami's faithful servant.  As 07-Ghost, Vol. 14 (Chapters 79 to 84) opens, Teito finds his dreams haunted by someone he should know – a friend, perhaps?

Ayanami assigns Teito to be Princess Rosa-Manelle Ouka Barsburg's bodyguard and her chaperon for her 16th birthday event, which will include a masquerade ball.  It will be a big event, as Princess Ouka prepares to assume the throne of Barsburg as empress.  There are, however, several plots against her, and Teito's friends, led by Bishop Frau, also plan a rescue.  After the confusion, Teito learns the shocking secret of Ouka's past.

THE LOWDOWN:  The eleventh volume of the 07-Ghost manga was the last time I visited Teito and company.  Sometime between that and  07-Ghost Volume 14, Teito was finally captured by Ayanami.

Creators Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara use Teito's return to the bowels of Barsburg and its conspiracies to reveal conspiracies, initiate reunions, offer reappearances, and unveil history.  Fans of 07-Ghost will find that this volume offers all of the above as if they were dishes in a feast of overabundance.  As I have previously written, once the reader has bought into the world of 07-Ghost, he or she will only want to know more.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Readers looking for shonen military fantasy with action and intrigue will want to try 07-Ghost.






Rating: A /10


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