07-GHOST – THE FINALE
Hey all! How’s every one in the 07-G fandom doing? As you are all aware, the manga by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara has officially ended its run of publication in the Oct 2013 issue of Comic ZeroSum. I’m sure quite a few people who had followed the manga still can’t believe that it’s ending. But yes, it is the end as some of you who have seen earlier spoilers of the final chapter at another site can confirmed. Thus, peeps of the fandom, this closure also means that it will be the last time I’ll post or share anything 07-Ghost. It has been a fun ride sharing the snippets with you all. I will miss the time of the month when I usually bring out the 07-G teasers.
After 07-Ghost, what next …
Just in case some peeps out there think I’m stopping when 07-G ended; I’ll be moving on to other manga titles and one which I’ll be regularly focusing on is ‘UraBoku’. That also means I’ll be back to introduce more manga teasers from ASUKA and Comic ZeroSum. So, it’s definitely not the end of the road for me. ^_^
But before this post comes to a close, do check out the chapter teasers and my thoughts on it.
I can be certain that not many people expected the ending to be what it is. Before this, many in the fandom speculated on different scenarios of how the story would end. But one thing for sure, I personally expected a kind of sacrifice to be made because there’s still Teito’s goal of entering the land of Seele (which is one of the main reasons why his journey happens in the 1st place). If it didn’t even touch on that, then the whole business of Teito collecting the seals would have been for nought. So, I’m glad the relevance of the Seele equation is not forgotten. What wasn’t shown was what goes on after he entered Seele but we know for sure he made some kind of bargain with the Chief of Heaven and it resulted in the “2 years” later epilogue, one of which he was no longer a part of as the boy we know from the beginning of the story but as a child reborn into the new world. Whether or not fans are happy with that, well…it’s really up to the readers point of view on how they took the story from the beginning right through the end.
Aside from that, it was a pleasant surprise to see Teito reunited with Vertrag of all people. I wonder how many of you figured that Fea Kreuz (Vertrag) or ‘Father’ as he is known to Teito, came back into the picture that wasn’t some kind of flashback. He is actually released from Verloren’s body along with Lance (Relikt) and reunited with the remaining Ghosts. I guess one of the most hilarious scene is Frau who, in his half scythe form tried to break up the touchy feely reunion between Fea and Teito. Jealous much, Frau?! LoL. Frau’s soul is saved too and I reckon it is one of the reasons why he became the next Death God. Teito held true to his promise to save his soul and possibly got the best bargain for Frau that is most suited to him. I can’t imagine anyone in Verloren’s former position than Frau either. Best Ghost for the job indeed. Of course, those who are dead remained dead and those who are alive, continue to live their lives in a world engulf in peace rather than hatred and darkness, through the change brought about by a young boy’s sacrifice and promises.
Overall, I think that I can be satisfied with the ending because at the end of the day, Teito accomplished what he sets out to do. This is HIS story after all. The departing scene is also one of my favourite panels. Burupya (Mikage) was so adorable when it bit Teito on the cheek. ｡：ﾟ(｡ﾉω＼｡)ﾟ･｡
Ok, for those curious about the next volume release, Vol.17 will be out on 25-Sept. It will be the final volume for 07-Ghost.
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