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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 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 combat slave, 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.

Tropes used in 07-Ghost include: