RetroCrush is bringing more of another Discotek Media series to its clip channel with 07-Ghost. With a home video release out previously, the show is getting some clips to showcase the work that never had the option before since it was a series that came out long before online clips were a thing. With this one, we deal with a six-minute clip that makes it clear that Teito has a lot of work to do to move beyond practice dolls to the real thing.
Based on the manga by Yuki Amemiya (read our reviews here), it’s directed by Norihiro Takamoto based on the scripts by Natsuko Takahashi. It was animated at Studio DEEN.
The manga is currently being released by Viz Media.
Plot concept: Barsburg Empire’s Military Academy is known for training elites who bring victory to the empire. Students of the academy freely utilize an ability called “Zaiphon” to fight, while the types of Zaiphon usable depends on the nature of the soldier.
Teito Klein, a student at the academy, is one of the most promising soldiers produced. Although ridiculed by everyone for being a sklave (German for slave) with no memories of his past, he is befriended by a fellow student called Mikage. While preparing for the final exam, Teito uncovers a dark secret related to his past. When an attempt to assassinate Ayanami, a high-ranking official who killed his father, fails, Teito is locked away awaiting punishment.
Only wanting the best for Teito, Mikage helps him escape. Teito ends up at the 7th District Church where he is taken in by the bishops. It is here that Teito attempts to evade the grasp of Ayanami and the Military, so he can rediscover his memories and learn why he is the person that can change the fate of the world.