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 Monthly Comic Zero Sum published by Ichijinsha. Thirteen bound volumes have been released as of March 2012.07-Ghost takes place in a fantasy world where 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 blessed by God. Teito Klein, a former combatslave, is sent to attend the Barsburg Empire's Military Academy 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 recurring and often 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. From there, Teito discovers that he is the long lost heir to the Raggs Kingdom, which was destroyed years ago and the possessor of the legendary Eye of Mikhail, one of two mystical orbs that led to the destruction of Raggs. Determined to find out more about his lineage and the truth about history, Teito decides to become a priest and travel the world. Unfortunately, the Barsburg Military is determined to stop him at all costs. And in the midst of this battle between good and evil is the legend of the seven ghosts and the Shinigami Verloren, who killed the daughter of the Chief of Heaven and was banished.The manga had its license rescued by Viz Media after Go! Comi went under. 07-Ghost has been adapted into a few drama CDs. An anime adaptation of 07-Ghost was produced by Studio DEEN and premiered in April 2009.
Anachronism Stew: For example, we have a German-like soldier Hyuuga (who by the way is named after a Japanese battleship of the early 1900's) going around with a KATANA, iconic of the Muromachi Period of Japan (~1400-1600's)...then again, this series does takes place in a fantasy world
Beware the Nice Ones: Castor can be as nice as can be, that is unless, he finds out that Frau 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 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 Wars-eating flowers slowly weakening Haruse.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: 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 get working.
Brainwashed: Teito's brainwashed into becoming one of Ayanami's loyal subordinates
Cast Full of Pretty Boys: 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.
The Chains of Commanding: Subverted. In a show such as 07, one could expect Ayanami would be really angsty inside... He could care less about it, actually.
Chained Heat: 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. 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 loyalsubordinates. Fortunately Frau helps Teito break free of the brainwashing
Crapsack World: The Empire 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.
Crystal Dragon Jesus: 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.
Dead All Along: All the characters who are Ghosts; also, Yukikaze, someone significant to Ayanami. Technically Ouka's real body died years ago, but one of the Ghosts moved her soul to the clone's body.
Deus Angst Machina: Teito. 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.
Gratuitous German: Lots, between character names (Frau, Verloren, Kreuz) and setting terms (Sklave, Begleiter).
Green Thumb: Labrador, both friendly and not so friendly types.
Hair Reboot: 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).
He-Man Woman Hater: 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.
Kill the Cutie: Mikage. It's a little easier to bear when they bring him back in a cuter form.
Knight of Cerebus: Despite being goofy-looking and having a sense of humour, as the manga goes on and on the apperance of Hyuuga indicates that many people are going to die. See chapters 64 and 65 for the most recent examples.
Sexy Priest: So Bishop Frau acts like a perve, flirts with the sisters, reads porn, smokes like a badasschimney...but he's not exactly corrupt. (Unless you count that his (Verloren's) scythe is taking over his stability around Teito.)
Sinister Scythe: The Ghosts' weapons, Frau's especially. It can outright cause him to attack someone without his accord.
Stoic Spectacles: Castor, unless you get on his nerves too much. Also, Hakuren every once in a while.
Supernatural Martial Arts: 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.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: 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, whose eyes he took while trying to do so.