Welcome back. Today we’re taking a look at the anime 07 Ghost. For those of you that are new I always watch the first three episodes of an anime and then make a decision to continue watching or drop it into no man’s land. I was on Twitter the other day and noticed some people talking about whether it’s okay to drop an anime or if you should finish it until the end. That’s such a weird debate to me! I will never understand why people force themselves to watch something allll the way to the end when they know they don’t like. Are they just anime masochists?
Y’all it’s simply beyond me. I have no regrets when I drop something!
So will 07 Ghosts make the list of anime shows I feel deserve my attention until the very end? Or will I kick it to the curb?
“Teased unmercifully for his past as an orphan and a slave, Teito has only his best friend Mikage and his mastery of the magical art of Zaiphon to ease his days at the elite Barsburg Academy.” -Crunchyroll
In the first three episodes we meet our protagonist Teito Klein and learn that he’s a bit of a mystery. Apparently he used to be a slave in a conquered territory but now he’s at a military school awaiting his graduation. The problem is Teito doesn’t actually remember life before he entered school. The only reason he knows he was a slave is because of his brand tattoo.
While life seems pretty grim we see a ray of sunshine in Teito’s best friend. Mikage doesn’t care about Teito’s past the way everyone else does he just wants to be there for him. I absolutely love a good bromance! When a show has a very positive foundation in friendship it really does raise it in my books.
After the graduation exam Teito meets someone who sparks his first memory and the rage of it all sends him into attack mode! With his best friends life on the line Mikage does everything he can to save Teito, but what will those consequences lead to for him? Now that Teito’s memory is coming back he’s not sure if he even believes the history he’s been told. Who is he really and what’s the true story about how the war was won.
You know what they say, history is written by the winners…
O7 Ghosts has my attention! Things are certainly getting interesting. I’ve never really heard anyone talk about this anime before so I don’t have any preconceived notions which is actually kind of nice. I’m able to just roll with things and see what happens. I think I’ll probably watch this until the end. The show feels like it has potential to really stand out. So far there aren’t any characters that drive me up the wall. In fact they all seem really interesting! I was surprised when within the first episode Teito leaves his school though. From the description I assumed this would really encapsulate his life there so that really threw me for a loop. In a good way! I’m excited to see what happens next.
I guess it’s only downfall is that so far it seems to be a very male driven show, which is fine but if I’m honest I do love a kickass female character! I’m only three episodes in though so only time will tell.
What about you Grimms? Ever heard of this anime before?
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