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Kaze no Stigma is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series
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While on summer break me and my younger brothers would watch a lot of Netflix when we were at home, eventually it became a ritual for one of us to pick something that caught our eye and we would watch as much as possible. We found a few gems in the anime section like Kaze No Stigma, Hell Girl, and Soul Eater (even though it was ruined by the ending). Everything was going great until it was my turn to pick and I saw something I wish I hadn't an anime called Air Gear. Now don't get me wrong the anime was amazing so amazing that it made me curious about the manga.  
As soon as I finished the anime I promptly went online to check out the manga and boy was I in for a treat art and action was and it was well written. I was eager to read it just to find out how the manga filled the only plot hole the anime had, before I go any further let me explain this plot hole. The main character's older sister comes home from touring and is angry to find out he is a rollerblader, but isn't angry that his three sisters rollerblade one of which is like 8 and the main character is 15-16. She explains to him that the girls are "special" that's why they can rollerblade and he can't so she forbids him and that's it.  

 After he slips and almost kills himself she goes to her paralyzed ex boyfriend and confides in him about how much she worries about him. That is my first problem with the manga if she is that worried about his safety why would she let her sisters skate?  Later we see a flashback showing that her bf isnt human and neither are her sister so I guess that's what she meant by "special". Plot hole sealed right? Wrong her bf is "special" and he still got paralyzed so what's to stop it from happening to her sisters especially the eight year old? Is it a special paralysis that only targets rollerbladers with the Y chromosome? Nope it was just someone who knew he was evil and wanted to stop him but couldn't finish the job.  

Which brings me to my what happened to simple rollerblading and the skates allow certain users to almost fly with them and eight of the very best the are what is known as "Kings" can use them to easily move around in Anti-Gravity.  I t is later revealed that there is a ninth king the "Sky King" is the top dog so everyone wants that title and it turns out the person closest to that title is the main character, and the last person who was supposed to get the title was the boyfriend so that's why she doesn't want to skate but wait. The main character showed that he utterly sucks in Anti-Gravity so why are they so sure he is the next "Sky King"? And how did she know he was that good when she chose not to teach him to skate four years ago if she never saw him skate and her boyfriend wasn't in a wheelchair yet?  
The next examples are all the way at the end (or what I think is the end of the manga) its just a sentence after the older sister and the sister that is the same age as the main character gets into a fight she says that the power that she taught her hurts the user just as much as the oponent and some of the moves are lethal. So she willingly taught her sister moves that could cause her to kill her self but she didn't want to teach her brother to lace up a pair of skates that makes no sense just like this bloody manga! 
  
If you read this thanks a lot if you liked/disliked/didn't care about this post comment I was thinking about making this into a series if people actually read this and comment my next post will be about Freezing . 
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Kaze no Stigma 
Kaze no Stigma 
Kaze no Stigma is an anime adaptation of the light novel series of the same name.  The show was produced by Gonzo and directed by Junichi Sakata.  There are 24 episodes in the series.  Kaze no Stigma is a supernatural action show with some comedy and romance as well.
 

Brief Overview


Ayano Kannagi is the heir to the house of Kannagi who are all users of fire, except for her cousin, Kazuma Kannagi. Ayano and Kazuma had a battle with each other as children, and Ayano easily beat Kazuma.  After Kazuma was defeated by Ayano, Kazuma's father banished him from the Kannagi family in disgrace to losing to Ayano. Kazuma then ran off and changed his surname to Yagami, making him Kazuma Yagami.  After not being able to use fire magic, he formed a contract with the spirit of wind and becomes a powerful wind user.  After four long years, Kazuma has returned. 
 

My Thoughts 

 
Kaze no Stigma was a soild show.  The story wasn't terrible, but it was solid.  The action  was pretty good.  In some spots it seemed like the animation was a little iffy in terms of animation and some recycled parts ike when Ayano summons her sword.  The animation was used almost every time she summoned her sword.  Besides that, the comedy wasn't to bad either.    While the main emphasis of the show was action, when the comedy was used, I thought it was good. There is even some fanservice thrown in there from time to time, mainly showing Ayano's panties.
 Kazuma Yagami
 Kazuma Yagami


The characters were enjoyable.  Kazuma was a hard ass that no one could beat.  He did seem a little overpowered.  With all the fights he is in, he always wins easily without a sweat it seems like.  Ren Kannagi (Kazuma's little brother) was not to bad as well.  At first he starts out as a cry baby, but you see the badass in him as the show goes along.  Ayano is arrogant girl and does thing on her own, but she has a soft side as well.  The one character the was kinda annoying was Katherin McDonald.  Like all rich girls in anime, she has the stupid "HAHAHAHA" annoying high pitch laugh.
 
One thing is was kinda disappointed about was the dark tone of the light novels wasn't here.  Before I started watching the show I looked up some info about this series.  I was reading about the dark tone of the light novel series, which really isn't here in the anime till the last 6 episodes or so of the show. 
 
With some iffy spots in the animation, a story that wasn't the strongest but not terrible, and missing dark tone for the light novels, the show was good overall.  If you are looking for a new actoin show to watch, check this out, it's pretty good. 
 
 Ayano Kannagi
 Ayano Kannagi
My Score - 4/5 
 

Blog Thing

 
With Kaze no Stigma out of the way, I think I'm going to check out Azumanga Daioh next, unless I find another show that catches my eye.  I've heard great things about it being a fantastic comedy show and one of the best comedy anime shows around.  I really don't want to watch anything super long at the moment so I'm kinda going slow on my anime watching right now.  I still watch it ever night, but I haven't been doing mad marathons like I used to.  Mainly just bee watching 4 to 6 episodes a day.  I'm still reading Negima, which is awesome.  I'm on chapter 93 right now and I can't wait to read more.
 
On the video game front I've been slowing playing Zelda: Spirit Tracks while playing Street Fighter IV still.  I still haven't pick up No More Heroes 2 yet, but I still want to get it. 
 
I guess this is the end now.  See you guys on the forum! 

Jordan
 
 
 
P.S.  If this blog looks kinda goofy, please tell me.  I typed this in Google Chrome and I wont do that again.  FireFox FTW.
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