Kaze no Stigma
Ayano is the heir to the house of Kannagi, a house with ties to the spirit of fire, whose members are all fire users. All except for her cousin, Kazuma. After he was defeated by Ayano, his father banished him from the house in disgrace. Kazuma ran off and changed his surname to Yagami. He formed a contract with the spirit of wind and becomes a powerful wind user. Four years later, he returned.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Age Rating: Teenage and above (obviously)
No. of Episodes: 24 episodes
The story starts with random missions fighting bad guys, and don’t forget about the filler episodes, or I prefer calling them fan-service episodes, such as visiting amusement park or onsen (hot bath) and etc. Just like going thru 1 by 1 event, and they’re quite predictable…
So, basically they don’t really touch the *real main plot of the story, until the last 3/4 part of the story… It’s okay, lots anime out there works like that too… =.=
The story is actually not properly explained, leaving a lot of question marks behind… and personally, I think that the ending of the story *spoilers*…. My reaction is “OMG”…. still an entertaining story of elemental magic battles and romance…
I’ll have it rated: 29.5/40
Some said it was brilliant, some said bad… Well, the artwork is just decent. Not astonishing and not bad either.. The production team focuses mainly on the important aspects only, such as characters and special effects.
Thus, you could easily spot that other things around the main object are always not detailed enough… It seems that they just simply finish their job. This problem is the worst at the last part of the story.
Overall, for a 2007 anime, they just slightly above average… I could oversee the bad side of it, cause they’re not really appealing… =.-
I’ll have it rated: 21/30
- “blast of wind” by Kiuji Saori
- “Hitorikiri no Sora” by Kiuji Saori (eps 1-2, 4-5, 7, 10-11, 19-23)
- “Matataki no Kiwoku ” by Fujimura Ayumi, Inokuchi Yuka and Itō Shizuka (eps 3, 6, 8-9, 13-18, 24)
- “Tsuki Hana no Inori” by Kanako Sakai (ep 12)
The opening theme is just fairly normal and doesn’t really attractive. A typical shounen type OP. Whereas I like the idea of using different ending themes for different moods. There goes 3 types of endings…
I’ll have it rated: 13/20
I was hoping this series would turned out to be an easy understanding and good story anime. However the ending part just kinda ruined it a bit…
29.5 + 21 + 13 + 7.5 = 71points
71points, GREAT anime [01/04/2009]