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.
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.
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.
My Score - 4/5