Alright all my female otakus who have a penchant for the BL. The manga-turned-anime 07-Ghost unabashedly throws bromance with a large side of subtle romance at the swooning fangirls. If your tastes don’t lie that way, you should pass – but if you are guilty of the occasional glompage of an overabundance of male bonding that borderlines on boy love…well, 07-Ghost is for you.
For good measure the creators of this manga threw in, like, a plot – which is always a plus. Fantasy and adventure make you feel a little less guilty about reading a manga whose cover features a petite protagonist in chains being ‘protected’ by a (handsome) rebel with a scythe.
If you enjoyed Kyo Kara Maoh! you’re sure to get some delight out of 07-Ghost. There are plenty of Bishōnen with large sparkly eyes angsting out and declaring their undying devotion to each other (of course in a friend zone way…cough, cough) fairly regularly.
*Slight Spoilers Ahead*
Teito Klein is a former ‘sklave’ – or slave, who was taken in by the imperial army and trained for combat at a young age. He has no memory of his former life, and is a slightly surly and quiet boy who has only one friend – Mikage. They are fiercely protective of one another, and completely devoted to their friendship.