The Darkness Called "Pain" Treads Ever Closer
Itami to Iu Na no Yami wa Hitahita to
|Opening theme||Aka no Kakera|
|Ending theme||Hitomi no Kotae|
|Manga counterpart||Kapitel 10|
|Original air date||June 22nd, 2009|
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12. The Darkness Called "Pain" Treads Ever Closer is the twelfth episode of the 07 Ghost anime series. The original date it was aired was June 22nd, 2009.
The episodes of 07 Ghost were created by Studio DEEN. Directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto, the anime premiered on Chiba TV on April 6, 2009. The series uses two pieces of theme music: 'Aka no Kakera' by Yuuki Suzuki is the opening theme, while 'Hitomi no Kotae' by Noria is the ending theme.
A man is stopped in the street by a fortune teller who grants him three wishes in exchange for his soul. The man leaves with his wishes, but when he has used them, the woman returns and takes his soul.
Meanwhile, Teito and Hakuren get off to a rough start, greeting each other with insults. While Teito pursues Burupya, who has climbed onto Hakuren's head, he stumbles across Bastien exorcising a Kor. Meanwhile, the man from before had become a Wars but he is destroyed by Frau. Teito discovers his roommate is Hakuren, much to both boys' annoyance.
Later, Teito and Hakuren go to the practice hall to practise for the exam, and at the practice hall, the receptionist suddenly collapses. After taking him to the infirmary, Teito and Hakuren return to the practice hall with Hakuren demonstrating his skill with a Baculus, and Teito struggling at first. However, when thinking of Mikage, Teito floods the device with power so that he breaks the Baculus and the barrier. The Baculus Teito used is revealed to be Frau's. Meanwhile, Aldo, the receptionist, is murdered by a mysterious figure.