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'''''07-Ghost''''' (''Seven Ghost'') is a fantasy manga written and illustrated by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara. It is currently serialized in the monthly shōjo manga magazine ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monthly_Comic_Zero_Sum#Monthly_Comic_Zero_Sum Monthly Comic Zero Sum]]'' published by Ichijinsha. Thirteen bound volumes have been released as of March 2012.

''07-Ghost'' takes place in a [[{{Fantasy}} fantasy world]] where [[SupernaturalMartialArts Zaiphon]] is the primary form of magic. The ability is to use it is very rare and therefore highly prized. Each of seven districts has a House of God that is protected by one of the 7 Ghosts, a human with such extraordinary abilities in using Zaiphon that they are believed to be [[GodIsGood blessed by God]]. Teito Klein, a former [[ChildSoldiers combat]] [[MadeASlave slave]], is sent to attend the Barsburg Empire's MilitaryAcademy due to his ability to use Zaiphon. Teito is an amnesiac and doesn't remember anything of his origins; what he does learn of his past comes from his [[AmnesiacDissonance recurring]] and often [[FlashbackNightmare traumatizing dreams]].

While delivering one of his assignments to a teacher one day, he comes across the high-ranked official Ayanami and recalls that he killed his father. In a blind rage, he attacks Ayanami, only to wind up in jail. It is only thanks to Mikage, his best friend, that Teito escapes and comes across three priests of the District 7 Church, Frau, Labrador, and Castor.

The manga had its license rescued by Viz Media after Go! Comi went under. ''07-Ghost'' has been adapted into a few [[{{AudioAdaptation}} drama [=CDs=]]]. An anime adaptation of ''07-Ghost'' was produced by Studio DEEN and premiered in April 2009.
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!! ''07-Ghost'' provides examples of:

* TheAbridgedSeries: ''[[WebVideo/ZeroSevenGhostTheAbridgedSeries 07-Ghost Abridged]]''. You can check it out on this [[http://abridgedseries.wikia.com/wiki/07_Ghost_Abridged Abridged Series Wiki link]] and on this [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRedRubyDragon Youtube link]].
** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/MidnightReverie91 here]].
* AlienLunch: The Church has some interesting foodstuffs, most prominently the [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/warriorseadra/07ghosteyefish.jpg eyefish]].
** And we mustn't forget the delicious-looking ''[[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/warriorseadra/07ghostwinkhob.jpg winkhobs]]''.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Possibly one of the reasons why Frau and Ayanami are very popular with the series's predominantly female fanbase. Some fans also felt that Mikage was sexier when he was being controlled by Ayanami.
* AlphaBitch: Shuuri Oak.
* AmbiguousGender: Kuroyuri says "It's a secret <3" when his/her gender is questioned in an omake in the manga.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Teito recovers the memories of Ayanami killing Father in the first chapter.
* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The Eyes of Michael and Raphael.
* AnachronismStew: For example, we have a German-like soldier ''Hyuuga'' (who by the way is [[MeaningfulName named after]] a Japanese battleship of the early 1900's) going around with a [[KatanasAreJustBetter KATANA]], iconic of the Muromachi Period of Japan (~1400-1600's)...then again, this series ''does'' takes place in a [[{{Fantasy}} fantasy world]]
* AnimeCatholicism
* ArtEvolution: Compare the manga art from the 1st volume to the manga art of the 9th volume [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/warriorseadra/teitoevol-1.png here]]
* [[spoiler: ArrangedMarriage: A common practice among the royalty and nobility in the series. The marriage between Teito's father and stepmother is just one example.]]
* BadassAdorable: Teito, with his short stature and {{Tsundere}} attitude. Labrador also counts.
* BadassArmy
* BadHabits: When the Barsburg military people infiltrate the Church.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Konatsu, to Hyuuga's MeanBoss
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Castor can be as nice as can be, that is unless, he finds out that Frau [[spoiler: has been secretly stashing porn magazines around the Church]], and if anyone comes and threatens anyone in the Church. Teito is also attributed to this. As much as he can be a bit cold to others, he really cares for them, and he will really go into [[BerserkButton berserker rage]] if you hurt any of his friends. Little Teito is never happy if you get in his way, either.
** Let's not forget about Labrador either, what with his [[spoiler: Wars-eating flowers slowly weakening Haruse]].
* BigEater: Mikage's obsession with yakisoba.
* BishieSparkle: Hakuren and Shuuri Oak (it runs in the family). Also, Bishop Lance.
* {{Bishounen}}: Everywhere you look.
* BlackCloak: The default clothing of Verloren and the Seven Ghosts. Understandable, since they're death gods.
* BlankWhiteEyes
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The three sisters, kinda.
* BloodBrothers: Mikage and Teito. They even make a pact early on in the series.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Pretty much Teito's BackStory, the fall of Raggs Kingdom.
* BodySnatcher, of the PeoplePuppets variety: Ayanami.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Most of the bishops in the main cast. Frau is a pervert, Castor is a doll otaku, Labrador listens to plant life, and Lance is a superstitious narcissist. They're all still quite impressive when they [[LetsGetDangerous get working]].
* Brainwashed: [[spoiler: Teito's]] brainwashed into becoming one of [[spoiler: Ayanami's loyal subordinates]]
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: You can count the prominent women in this series on one hand. The bishies, on the other hand (no pun intended)... The only major female character appears in chapter 48 of the manga.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Subverted. In a show such as ''07'', one could expect Ayanami would be really angsty inside... He could care less about it, actually.
* ChainedHeat: Teito gets a slave collar put on him, which is accidentally activated by Frau. Now the collar has to hear Frau's voice at least once a day, or it will explode. [[spoiler: Until he gets caught by Ayanami, who places a new collar on him, binding Teito to him. Ayanami then ups himself by brainwashing Teito into becoming one of his [[UndyingLoyalty loyal]] [[BlindObedience subordinates]]. Fortunately Frau helps Teito [[ThePowerOfLove break free of the brainwashing]] ]]
* ChildSoldiers: Teito
* ChurchMilitant
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues: Ouka is the only successful clone of the real Ouka, who died several years ago.]]
** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope: Her soul is that of the real Ouka, so while it may not be her original body, it is her soul.]]]]
* CorruptChurch: There's one that appears in the manga.
* CrapsackWorld: TheEmpire is corrupt and approves of slavery, and human souls can be devoured by Wars and Kor. Nobles and Royalty are horrible people with few exceptions. Even if you're lucky to be born with the ability to use Zaiphon, you'll only be a bigger target for slavers or the military.
* CreepyChild: Kuroyuri
* CrystalDragonJesus: The local religion is almost identical to the Roman Catholic religion, except that in addition to God they worship seven 'ghosts' that are more like crosses between saints and angels.
* CuteMute: Kurena and Razette.
** ''But the last one is able to sing!''
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:All the characters who are Ghosts]]; also, Yukikaze, someone significant to Ayanami. Technically [[spoiler: Ouka's real body died years ago, but one of the Ghosts moved her soul to the clone's body]].
* DeusAngstMachina: Teito. [[spoiler: He lost his Father, his kingdom, his memories, his best friend, was turned into a slave, worked for the people who wronged him, was hated by everyone and their moms... not necessarily in order.]]
* DreamMelody: the Raggs Requiem.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: The Krat's family specialty... and ALL of their predictions come true...
* DistaffCounterpart: Ouka (intentionally). She has the Eye of Raphael to Teito's Mikhail, is a member of royalty, and also has a Fyulong dragon companion.
* DrillHair: Bishop Lance's side curl.
* EmpathicWeapon: Frau's ([[spoiler: Verloren's, really]]) scythe, the Eyes of Michael and Raphael.
* EnemyWithin: Teito is [[spoiler:Pandora's Box]]. Frau wields a practically sentient scythe, and he comes close to losing control of it on more than one occasion.
* EroticEating: Those candy things Castor gives Teito and Razette in episode 4... why must the animators emphasize it so, as in [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/warriorseadra/07ghostcandy.jpg this]] set of screenshots?
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Considering the amount of HoYay in the series, this trope applies to almost all the major male characters, but Ayanami and Teito are arguably the most prominent examples.
* EvilUncle: [[spoiler: Both played straight and subverted with Ayanami towards Teito. Ayanami has abused Teito a lot, but as manga chapter 98 revealed, he does genuinely care for Teito.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Pretty usual, since the creators are known for drawing yaoi doujinshi.
* FantasyWorldMap
* FlashbackNightmare: Constantly towards the beginning episodes.
* FunWithSubtitles: Dattebayo's troll episode 26.
* FreudianExcuse: Ayanami/Verloren and [[spoiler: Emperor Wolf]], read LoveMakesYouEvil below.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Kuroyuri [[ViewerGenderConfusion may or may not be a girl]]...but "she" certainly looks like one these tropes on [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/warriorseadra/07ghostkuroyuri.jpg this]] picture.
* GirlishPigtails: Ouka.
* GoodParents: [[spoiler: Krom and Millea, Teito's parents. Emperor Wolf turns out to be this when he breaks free of the "Shadow Man"'s influence. Capella's mother is also revealed to be this.]]
* GratuitousGerman: Lots, between character names (Frau, Verloren, Kreuz) and setting terms (Sklave, Begleiter).
* GreenThumb: Labrador, both friendly and not so friendly types.
* HairReboot: In episode 22 when Razette swims Teito and Hakuren from one place to another, you barely even recognize they were submerged under water for any period of time once they return to the land (Teito and Hakuren, I mean).
* HandsomeDevil: Ayanami
* HandsomeLech: Frau
* HarmfulToMinors: Pretty much most of Teito's BackStory.
* HeadPet: Mikage
* HeManWomanHater: Hakuren Oak makes clear that he does not like women. He makes exceptions with his mother (who is, well, his mother, so she doesn't count) and Razette (whom he considers a girl rather than a woman, to Castor's annoyance).
** Hakuren eventually explains why in chapter 63, admitting it's the result of childhood trauma from being constantly bombarded with albums filled with pictures of prospective brides on a daily basis.
* HeroSecretService: the trio of Bishops/Ghosts.
* [[{{HoYay/Anime}} Ho Yay (Anime)]]: [[HoYay/ZeroSevenGhost See the relevant page.]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Frau, Teito and Capella get warm hospitality from some sketchy establishments.
* HotGod: It's explicitly stated that the Chief of Heaven gave Verloren a [[PrettyBoy beautiful face]] on purpose, and the Seven Ghosts tend to be reincarnated as gorgeous young men.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Possibly Haruse and Kuroyuri
* IAmWho [[spoiler:Teito is the hidden prince of/current heir to Raggs Kingdom.]]
* {{Keet}}: Mikage; he's talkative, always cheerful and energetic. Contrasts quite a bit with [[GrumpyBear Teito]] at the start of the series.
* KidWithTheLeash: Teito and the Eye of Michael.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Mikage]]. It's a little easier to bear when they [[spoiler: bring him back in a cuter form]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Despite being goofy-looking and having a sense of humour, as the manga goes on and on the apperance of [[MasterSwordsman Hyuuga]] indicates that many people are going to die. See chapters 64 and 65 for the most recent examples.
* TheKlutz: Sister Rosalie in the anime.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Verloren. The inciting incident behind his fall into darkness was losing the woman that he loved.
** [[spoiler: Emperor Wolf, Ouka's father]] who sided with the "Shadow Man" to bring back the love of his life, [[spoiler: Millea, Teito's mother]]
* LoveTriangle: Two plot-important ones centering on the Raggs and Barsburg families. Funnily enough, both triangles only have a difference of one person.
** Millea (Teito's mother) <-> King Krom Raggs <- Vanessa
** [[spoiler: Emperor Wolf Barsburg -> Millea <-> King Krom Raggs]]
* MadeASlave: Teito. That circular brand mark on his back proves all, sadly.
* MagicallyBindingContract: Teito's collar, that binds him to Frau. [[spoiler: And now, Ayanami.]]
* MagnificentSeven
* MeaningfulName
** Teito's last name, Klein, means "small"; and Frau is German for "Mrs.", [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic although how that's meaningful is beyond most fans...]]
*** Frau also simply means "woman", [[ChivalrousPervert so...]]
** Ayanami, Hyuuga, Yukikaze, and Katsuragi are all names of Japanese battleships.
** For more, see the other wiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/07-Ghost#Terminology here]]. (warning: possible spoilers)
* MegaManning: Ayanami gains the ability of all the 07 Ghost he devours.
* MemoryGambit: Set up by [[spoiler:Fia Kreuz, on Teito.]] Once he leaves the church, his journey follows this setup.
* MineralMacGuffin
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Teito, on the final part of the bishop exam.
* TheNapoleon: Teito.
* NecessarilyEvil: [[spoiler:Bastian]], who murdered criminals because he couldn't live with the fact that they went unpunished.
* NiceGuy: Mikage.
* NiceHat: Ayanami's peaked cap, which he is almost never seen without.
* NobleFugitive: Teito.
* NunsAreFunny
* OlderThanTheyLook: Teito.
* OnlySaneMan: In Ayanami's crew, Konatsu is the only one who looks sane enough.
* OracularUrchin: Labrador.
* OrphansOrdeal: Teito. Explored in a {{Flashback}} chapter where he sees one of the house's maids as a mother figure.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: And fluffy!
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The noel mermaids. They can mimic the appearance of any face, and can sing despite their lack of speech.
* ParentalAbandonment: Most main characters, but especially Capella.[[spoiler: Capella does later reunite with his mother, though.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Frau to Teito, if you don't view their relationship with HoYay ShippingGoggles. [[spoiler: Frau himself had a parental substitute: Guido, the previous Zehel. Guido's relationship with Frau is implied to be similar to Frau's relationship with Teito.]]
* PeopleJars: [[spoiler: They contain clones of Ouka... the ''real, deceased'' one.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The hosts of the Eye of Michael and Eye of Raphael.
* PetBabyWildAnimal: Mikage. It is addressed later that Mikage's development is impaired for lack of interaction with other dragons.
*{{Psychotic smirk}}: Ayanami.
* PhysicalGod: Verloren, the Ghosts.
* PornStash: Frau keeps the porn he can't hide in his room in the Church library.
* PurpleEyes: Ayanami, Labrador, Hakuren...
* QuestForIdentity: Half of the plot is driven by Teito's quest to recover his memories.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The Black Hawks embody this trope. Their quirks drive [[OnlySaneMan Konatsu]] crazy, and his over-the-top reactions are a quirk themselves.
** Also, Carl and his band of slaver traders.
* RagsToRoyalty / SecretLegacy: [[spoiler:Teito]], the prince of Raggs. TheHeroesJourney that begins after the exam arc is about him exploring his past.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: It was the only way for [[spoiler:Bastian]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning / GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler:Teito using the Eye of Mikhail.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: Mikage reincarnates as a dragon to be able to be with Teito, [[spoiler:Bastian]] as a tree.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Mikage. Burupya!
* TheRival: Teito and Hakuren's first impression of each other. Hakuren ends up quite soon in Teito's TrueCompanions group, though.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Teito has [[spoiler:the Death God Verloren]] sealed inside him.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The last question on the bishop examination's written test.
* SexyPriest: If a character plays an important role in the series and is a bishop, he '''will''' be [[{{Bishounen}} beautiful]].
* SinisterScythe: The Ghosts' weapons, Frau's especially. It can outright cause him to attack someone without his accord.
* SinisterShades: Hyuuga's never seen without them.
* SmokingIsCool: Frau. Later on we learn that he's actually trying to emulate his past mentor.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Razette/Razet/Lazet/Lazette, Mikhail/Michael/Mikhael, etc.
* SplitPersonality: Teito and the Eye of Michael.
* SpoiledBrat: Shuri Oak, thanks to his doting father. Gets a harsh wake up call when he's thrown onto the battlefield.
* StepfordSmiler: Hyuuga. He's always smiling. It's pretty unsettling...
* StoicSpectacles: Castor, unless you get on his nerves too much. Also, Hakuren every once in a while.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Ayanami rarely shows emotion, but he [[AFatherToHisMen is kind to the Black Hawks]].[[spoiler: He also genuinely cares for Teito, and being Verloren's reincarnation, is deeply in love with Eve.]] The Ghosts can go from ruthless reapers to gentle and caring men within seconds.
* SupernaturalMartialArts: Zaiphon seems to work like martial arts and zaiphon combat is taught at the military academy. It comes in three different types, which depend on the nature of the user: offensive, healing, and manipulation.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The [[spoiler:Eye of Michael]], even though he's not exactly evil. Just overprotective.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ouka is the only female member of the main cast, unless you count [[AmbiguousGender Kuroyuri]]. [[spoiler: The Profe before Labrador was the only female member of her generation of Seven Ghosts, and the only female Ghost seen so far.]]
* TitleByNumber: There are 7 guardian angels identical to the Grim Reaper, [[spoiler: which includes Frau and the other Bishops]].
* TragicMonster: When Teito has to fight a possessed [[spoiler:Mikage]] who has had half his soul stolen.
* TroubledButCute: Frau, who lost almost all his friends in the war. Teito's also had a rough past but he gradually gets better.
* {{Tsundere}}: Teito (mostly around or because of Frau).
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Mikage, Yukikaze and Eve]].
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: It's implied that Emperor Wolffram Barsburg and [[spoiler: Millea]] knew each other from childhood.
* VillainEpisode: Konatsu's BackStory chapter.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Turns out one of the Ghosts was behind sealing Teito being turned into pandora's box in order to get Velorin's power and get rid of both love and hate for a world of peace...he also killed all the Ghosts of the previous generation (barring the ones Ayanami got) with the exception of his friend Ea, [[EyeScream whose eyes he took]] while trying to do so.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: Back in Teito's slave days.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Haruse.
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